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Expert Education – OCT Lecture

 

Continuing Education Lecture – Dr. Moran Presents

Dr. Moran recently gave a presentation to local optometrists at our office in Fountain Hill.  This lecture was part of a professional continuing education program approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry. The doctors that attended earned two continuing education credits, and learned valuable diagnostic skills.

OCT lecture certificate

The topic was History and Mechanism of Retinal Coherence Tomography (OCT).  The OCT is a device that scans the retina using light waves.

Dr. Moran illustrated each of the retina’s distinctive layers, which are seen clearly on the test. The scan allows the doctor to check on the health of the eye, measuring and tracking changes to the retina.  This information is important to  diagnose retinal disease such as macular degeneration.  In addition to retinal scans, the OCT is also used to take pictures of the optic nerve, which helps to monitor glaucoma.

Since the lecture was done at our office, the doctors were able to get hands-on experience with our OCT equipment. During the lecture, Dr. Moran presented case studies, which offered the doctors a chance to make their own diagnoses based on the scans and some basic patient information – gender, date of birth, date.

Case Study

In one such case study, the date of the scan was an important diagnostic clue!  Remember the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017?  And do you remember the warnings not to look directly at the eclipse without special lenses.  The scan was taken on August 22nd, the day after the eclipse.  As The test showed that he had retinal damage because he looked directly at the eclipse…he didn’t listen to the warningsLecture shows eclipse damage

In addition to the presentation,  everyone who attended the lecture was treated to a homemade dinner featuring Beth’s turkey barbeque, with all the fixings.  We celebrated the season of thanksgiving with pumpkin and apple pies!  Education is always easier on a full stomach!

UP NEXT

In 2020, Dr. Moran will be taking this presentation on the road.  He will be giving a similar seminar on interpretation of OCT tests at an upcoming ophthalmology conference.  Education has always been an important part of his professional life, and is a vital part of our practice.  Whether it is educating doctors, staff or patients, Dr. Moran provides excellent instruction!

Along with his medical practice, Dr. Moran is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  He graduated from PCOM in 1986. In 2017, he earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Informatics from Drexel University.

Want to know more about your vision and the health of your eyes?  We are happy to take the time to help you understand, just ask!

 

Recycle with Us!

If you care enough to recycle, we can help!

Bring your recyclable vision items into our office, and we’ll take care of the rest!

EYEGLASSES:

Recycle for Sight - Lions Club

We have a donation box in our office!

Bring your used glasses to the office. We have a collection box for the Lions Club “Recycle Your Sight” program.  The donated glasses are measured and then distributed to people who match the prescription.  Your donation can help a child to be successful in school, allow an adult to get a job, or a keep a senior citizen living independently.

We accept any type of glasses:  distance, reading and sunglasses too!  Safety glasses are also welcome.  If you have a glasses case, we can accept those too.  But don’t worry if you no longer have the case, we will wrap them so they arrive at their destination safely.

 

 

CONTACT LENS PACKAGING: 

While you may be aware that the contact lens boxes can be recycled through your municipal recycling program, did you know that the blister packs can be recycled too?

Save contact lens packaging

Recycle your contact lens packaging!

Our office takes part in a recycling program that accepts specialty packaging…including the foil and plastic of blister packs.  If you wear daily contacts, you are throwing out two containers each day.  Multiply that  times 30 days/month, 365 days/year…it adds up!  Especially when you consider how many patients wear contacts,

Don’t put them in the trash!  Collect your discarded containers and bring them into the office.  We will send them to our recycling program, and eliminate all of that waste.  Recycling small things can make a big difference.

PLUS…for every qualifying shipment a donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight.  This nonprofit organization works to prevent blindness and impaired vision for those who do not have access to eye exams and glasses/contacts. For more info, visit: http://www.givingsight.org

 

Partner with Moran Eye Associates in recycling. 
Working together, we can make a difference!

 

 

 

 

Solve Your Glare Problems!

 

Cocoons Fit-Over Eyewear

Cocoons Fit Over Your Glasses

Moran Eye Associates now offers Cocoons Eyewear, our doctors’ choice for professional-grade fitover sunglasses.  Designed specifically to fit over your prescription glasses, these lightweight sunglasses come in a variety of tints, styles and sizes to fit your vision needs. Stop in our office to see for yourself!

The unique design of Cocoons isolates your eyes from the elements, keeping you free from glare, harmful UV rays, and fluctuating light conditions.  These lenses and the frames work together to keep your eyes protected.

Eliminates glare for people with normal vision and low vision.

Frames come in multiple colors

These polarized glasses offer UV400 protection, scratch resistant technology, and a one-year warranty. If glare is a problem, polarized lenses provide a significant reduction in glare compared to regular tinted sunglasses. Most sunglasses sold at the store are not polarized unless specifically indicated.

Cocoons are designed to reduce glare and to enhance vision. The specialized color options were developed to  target different issues. We recommend that you try on the different lens types to see what works best for you.

  • Gray: for natural color definition and general daily use. Reduces light sensitivity while eliminating reflected surface glare.
  • Amber: filters scattered blue light to increase contrast and provide improved depth perception in varying lights conditions. Amber is the preferred color for driving.
  • Copper: filters scattered blue light and minimizes color distortion to deliver enhanced contrast and color definition
  • Yellow: ideal for low light conditions.  Maximizes contrast for improved definition and depth perception while eliminating glare. Best in dusk and dawn light, but not the best option for general daily use.
  • Blue Mirror: maximizes glare elimination and filters additional blue light for improved contrast while delivering true color definition.
Recommended for Nighttime Driving – Twilight Lenses

Nighttime driving has unique vision issues, due to glare from headlights and reduced available light. Cocoons have developed a special Twilight lens that we recommend. These specialty Twilight lenses help to solve night driving issues because of their anti-reflective coating.

Dr. Moran explains the benefits of the Twilight lenses, “The key to better nighttime vision is anti-reflective coating.  Although yellow and amber lenses help with contrast and clarity, they reduce the available light, which can make it hard to see well when you are driving. You have to balance the benefit of increased contrast with the reduction in brightness. Polarized lenses work well in the natural daylight, but don’t help with artificial lights from headlights and streetlights at night. Additionally, polarized lenses cut out 50% of light, which is counterproductive in the dark.”

The Twilight lens system blocks 100% of harmful UV light and 60% or more of harmful High Energy Visible (HEV) blue light while providing 93% overall visible light transmission. The unique filtering properties of these HEV filters effectively reduce scattered blue light and improve contrast without compromising overall light transmission. The lens system is protected by a one-year scratch resistance warranty and includes an anti-reflective coating to minimize glare and halos created by artificial light sources.

Help for patients who have heightened photophobia (light sensitivity).

Low-vision patients may benefit from a different colored tints to give them the best acuity.  Sometimes, the tint correlates with specific medical conditions, but most of the time, it is a matter of personal preference. All of these lenses reduce glare and heighten contrast, which is important for low-vision patients. Additional color options include.

Cocoons Offer Color Options for Best Vision

  • Boysenberry (pink): reduces glare and heightens contrast. Blocks 90% of blue light.
  • Hazelnut (brown:) reduces glare and heightens contrast. Blocks 98% of blue light.
  • Orange: enhances contrast by intensifying the background to improve object definition and clarity. Blocks 100% of blue light.
  • Lemon (yellow): enhances contrast and visual acuity in low light conditions. Blocks 40% of blue light.

Whatever your vision needs, we can help you to see your best.  We offer the latest technology to help keep your eyes healthy and to protect your vision for years to come.

Call or text us at 610-628-2022 for more information on enhancing your vision. If you’d like to schedule a visit, just click to request an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

Ready for Some SUN!


Have some safe summer fun in the sun!

Dr. Moran makes sure that every member of his team is well-taken care of!  To help insure a safe & happy 4th of July holiday, he gave us a special Independence Day gift…wide-brimmed hats to keep the sun off of our faces and out of our eyes!

When we hit the beach and the pool, we’ll be sure to complete the look by adding sunscreen and sunglasses with UV Protection to keep our skin and eyes safe from the damaging rays of the sun!

 

Dr. M always takes the time to show that he cares for his patients and his staff too!  So we weren’t surprised that he took an extra step to make sure that we will return from the holiday well-rested. The hats have a special “Do Not Disturb”  message on the brim!

Please note!  Our office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th and Thursday, 5th of July. We will re-open on Monday, July 9th. 

Enjoy the holiday!   From Dr. Moran and the rest of the team at Moran Eye Associates, from right to left:

Fun in the sun!

Dr. Bianca Tang, Cindy Male, Mandy Bolton, Beth Handwerk & Bobbi Spain