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Your Pharmacist – A Great Resource

Pharmacist and prescription medications

Talk to your pharmacist…you’ll be glad you did!

Have you spoken to your pharmacist lately?  We know that prescription medications can be expensive. Your pharmacist can help you manage your medications, and may be able to help you find savings on your prescriptions.

Make friends with your pharmacist.

Your pharmacist is an essential part of your healthcare team.  They may be aware of resources that can save you money, all you have to do is ask!  Ask if you can speak with your pharmacist, they are happy to take a few minutes to review your medications.  Most pharmacies have a private place for patient consultations.

Discount PROGRAMS.

Your pharmacist might be aware of discount programs that can save you money.  They have a complete list of your medications, so they can can review the list with you.  Talk to the pharmacy staff to see if there are any discount plans or strategies that might help you save some money.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR.

Ask your doctor if you there is a generic version of the medication.  Generics are less expensive, and have the same active ingredients as the brand-name medications.

We want you to stay on track with the medications that are prescribed for you.  The first step toward that goal is making sure that you get the medications that you need to stay healthy.

We know that an informed patient makes the best healthcare decisions, so make sure ask questions!  You can benefit from relationships with every member of your healthcare team.

 

 

 

 

 

Your LASIK Experience

Patients often ask…what happens the day of your LASIK procedure?

Dr. Moran with the Sightpath LASIK team.

Our LASIK surgery center is now  located right in our office!

When you arrive for your surgery,  you will be taken back to an exam room.  Your family member or friend can stay with you while we review your paperwork, medications and post-op instructions – it’s always good to have an extra pair of ears listening while we go over details! The total time is usually under 1 hour.

Next, we get you ready for surgery.  We apply a series of eye drops and review what happens in the laser suite.  During the procedure, Dr. Moran explains each step of the way, so you know what to expect.

In the LASIK Suite
  1. The team makes you comfortable on the surgery bed. Your head rests on a horseshoe shaped pillow.
  2. We place a patch on your left eye.
  3. Then, your right eye is held open with a lid holder (no need to worry about blinking during the procedure!)sisipisi.ccsisipisi.ccsisipisi.ccsisipisi.ccsisipisi.cc.
  4. Dr. Moran creates a flap using the Intralase laser.  You will feel some pressure as he applies a ring on your eye, before the laser is applied.  Your vision will go dark for a few seconds as he creates the flap.   In just a few seconds, the flap is done! Your vision comes right back after the ring is removed.
  5. Next, he lifts the flap and centers your eye under the Visx laser.
  6. The laser treatment is applied.  It is painless…all you need to do is look at a yellow light while the laser is working.
  7. Then, he smoothes the flap back into place and the lid holder is removed.  The right eye is done!
  8. Dr. Moran repeats the procedure in the left eye.

When you enter the LASIK room, Dr. Moran, his surgical assistant, and the laser engineer are waiting for you. They give you a LASIK buddy to hold…he’s a little bit of comfort that goes a long way to making you feel secure!

LASIK Buddy offers some comfort

Your LASIK Buddy

After about 15-20 minutes, Dr. Moran walks you out of the LASIK room, and checks your eyes in the exam chair.  We put drops in your eyes before you head home, and review the post-op instructions again.  Once you put on your sunglasses, you are good to go.

WHEN YOU GO HOME:

The day of your surgery, it is important to keep both eyes closed as much as possible.  We give you sunglasses to wear home, so you can open your eyes to walk to the car.  Close your eyes for the ride home, but you can open them again to walk into your house.

Put on your eye shield as soon as you arrive at home. Then it is time to rest with your eyes closed.  Listen to music, an audiobook, or podcast…or just go to sleep. The eye shields should be worn for sleeping for the next 7 days, so that you don’t accidentally touch or rub your eyes.

If you have questions once you are home, call us!  We always have someone on call to answer our patients concerns.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

Overwhelmingly, our patients comment about how fast the procedure was…and how easy!  We most commonly hear, “That was so much easier than I expected, why did I wait so long!?!”

Interested in LASIK?  Come in for a free consultation to find out if LASIK is right for you.  Click to find out what happens at your LASIK Consult

Patient Reviews…Up in Lights!

Have you seen our patient reviews?

This billboard says it all, thanks Michelle!

This summer, Moran Eye Associates will be featured on electronic billboards around the Lehigh Valley.  Choosing the content of the billboards was easy…our patient reviews speak volumes about our practice!  We are proud of our reputation for excellence.

Look for our colorful billboards throughout the Lehigh Valley!

Our staff is committed to patient education.

Dr. Tang is terrific and very thorough!

Our doctors and staff are proud to be called “awesome”!

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Dr. Moran and Dr. Tang are now accepting new patients.  We offer medical, surgical and vision care to people of all ages. If you would like to make an appointment, just fill out the information to the right.  You can also call or text us at 610-628-2022.

 We are happy to offer your family the kind of quality eye care that our patients are talking about!  Click here for more Patient Reviews

 

 

 

Solving Severe Dryness with Custom-Made Tears

Dr. Tang recently saw a 47-year-old woman who suffered from severe, chronic dry eyes. She had a great deal of discomfort, gritty sensation, and blurred vision for 6 months. She had a long history of dry eye due to an autoimmune disease and chronic allergies.

Therapy Options

The patient continued to have dry eyes despite multiple treatments: artificial tears every hour during the day and several times during the night; thermal therapy; punctal plugs; and several different prescription drops. The dryness caused irregularities on the surface of her cornea that were contributing to her blurry vision.

When all of the traditional treatments failed, we discussed Autologous Serum Eye Drops (ASED) and Prokera. The patient decided to try the serum tears first.

The Initial Results…relief from dry eye!

“I felt an immediate change in my eyes after the first day of serum tears use. This is the first time in as long as I can remember that my eyelids actually glide over my eye without discomfort!

Dr. Tang has gone above and beyond to help me find the right treatment for my dry eyes. I would absolutely recommend her.” Lori

How it Works

ASED treatment is effective because the drops contain antibodies and growth factor that come from the patient’s own blood.  These drops repair the surface of the cornea, helping the patient to see better, feel better, and enjoy an improved quality of life.   In a recent study, the visual acuity improved in 100% of patients*.

Made in a Specialized Pharmacy

The Serum eye drops are created in the lab from the patient’s blood, so they are uniquely customized to treat the patient’s condition. The drops are made by a specialized compounding pharmacy.

To make the serum eye drops, the patient has blood drawn, then the blood is spun through a centrifuge to extract the clear serum. The serum in placed in a dropper bottle and mixed with a sterile saline solution.

A three-month supply of drops is made from each blood draw. These drops can be used with the same frequency as artificial tears. Patients may continue to use the serum drops as long as needed.

Find our if serum tears are right for you

If you would like to explore this treatment to help alleviate dry eye, call us to make an appointment today. For more information on ASED treatment, click on the articles below.

Thicker than Water

*National Institute of Health

 

 

It’s Our 2nd Anniversary!

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Two years have passed since the start of Moran Eye Associates in Fountain Hill! We are so happy to have welcomed Dr. Moran’s former patients and many new patients too!

Although our practice is young, we’ve all been together for a long time. Here is a look at Moran Eye Associates by the numbers.

  • Dr. Moran has been practicing in the Lehigh Valley since 1990. He started Moran Eye Associates in April of 2017, where he continues to provide quality, compassionate medical and surgical care for his patients.
(again!) Dr. Moran’s first employee was Beth Handwerk, who was a member of the team at Trachtenberg-Moran. After almost 30 years, Beth & Dr. Moran are still working together. Beth is the office manager here at Moran Eye Associates.
Mandy Bolton & Cindy Male both started working with Dr. Moran at the turn of the century! They have been part of Dr. Moran’s team for 19 years.
Bobbi has worked with Dr. Moran’s surgical patients since 2011. Starting first as his LASIK coordinator, she now works with cataract patients too.
Dr. Tang joined our growing practice one year ago. She quickly became an essential part of our team. Dr. Tang has expertise in all aspects of medical eye care, contact lenses and low vision devices.

The numbers add up to an experienced team of eye care professionals that continue to work together to give our patients quality eye care. You can benefit from our commitment to our patients by making an appointment for yourself and your family!

 

Treating Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

 

Irritated, runny eyes…it is Pink Eye?

If you or your children have an inflammation in the eye, it could be pink eye. The medical term for pink eye is Conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the thin, clear covering of the outermost layer of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.

Red, irritated eyes could be pink eye.

There are three different types of conjunctivitis: Viral, Bacterial and Allergic.

The treatment for each condition varies, so if you have an inflamed eye, make an appointment so our doctors can prescribe the specific treatment that will give you relief.  Conjunctivitis is very common and easily treated, so don’t suffer, call for an appointment when symptoms begin.

VIRAL CONJUNCTIVITIS: If it’s viral conjunctivitis, it usually affects one eye.  Because it is a virus, it is contagious, and can easily spread to your other eye.  You may experience a light discharge, excessive watering, itching and crusting on the eyelids.  Viral conjunctivitis cannot be treated with antibiotics.

BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS: If your inflamed eye has a heavy yellow or green discharge with crusting on the lids, you may have bacterial conjunctivitis.   This type of conjunctivitis easily spreads to both eyes. It is important to start antibiotic eye drops as soon as you start to have symptoms. Be careful wiping your eyes, use a clean tissue or gauze for each eye.

ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS: Itching, redness, tearing and eyelid swelling are all signs of allergic conjunctivitis. This condition is often accompanied by other signs of allergies, like a stuffy, itchy and runny nose.  It’s not contagious since it is caused by dust or allergens. Artificial tears, antihistamine eye drops, and medication can help relieve the symptoms.

For ALL types of eye inflammations, practice good hygiene. Assume that the condition is contagious until told otherwise.

  • WASH your hands frequently
  • STOP wearing contacts
  • THROW AWAY your old contact case
  • WASH your pillowcase
  • DISCARD old eye makeup

Warm compresses will give you relief from Viral, Bacterial and Allergic conjunctivitis.  Good hygiene practices are essential!

If you have questions about pink eye or any other eye condition, don’t hesitate to contact our office at 610-628-2022.