Cindy’s birthday treat!
August is Birthday Month at Moran Eye Associates, with four birthdays to celebrate!
When you come into our office in August, say “Happy Birthday!”. You will be sure to make someone’s day even more special, since it’s a month-long birthday celebration!
- Beth kicks off the month on August 1st.
- Dr. Tang follows on August 8th.
- Cindy celebrates on August 12th.
- Mandy ends the month-long celebration on August 21st.
Wishing everyone a happy birthday and a year filled with good health and happiness to follow.
Your child’s vision is very important to his or her success in school…
which is why Moran Eye Associates is offering:
FREE Vision Screenings
for School-Aged Children
Saturday, Aug 4th from 8 am-12 noon
1204 Delaware Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015
No Appointment is Necessary!
Vision screenings will be conducted by Dr. Mark Moran and Dr. Bianca Tang. Our expert doctors and staff will evaluate your child’s vision to see if he or she may have any issues that should be addressed BEFORE school starts.
No appointment is necessary, this is a walk-in event. Parking is available in our lot on Bergen Street.
Mark E. Moran, D.O., M.S.H.I., F.A.O.C.O is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology. He has been practicing in the Lehigh Valley for 25 years. Dr. Moran specializes in LASIK vision correction, cataract surgery, medical eye care, and comprehensive eye examinations.
Bianca Tang, O.D. Dr. Tang is a Summa cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She earned her undergraduate degree, also Summa cum laude, in Biological Sciences and Health Professions at Penn State University. She specializes in comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings as well as low-vision solutions for children and adults.
We are excited to announce a new addition to the Moran Eye Associates family…
Mandy’s family welcomed a new baby, Sawyer Lee Bolton on Saturday, June 22nd. He weighed in at 8lbs, 10 oz, 21 1/4″ long.
Mandy & John Bolton are the proud grandparents. Sawyer’s mom and dad are Nicole and Tyler Bolton.
Four-year old twin sisters, Harper & Aubrey are excited to have a new baby brother! Pictured here is Harper with her pal “Buddy” and Aubrey holding the new baby.
Join us in congratulating the whole Bolton crew on the addition of this little guy. Wishing much love (and some sleep) to everyone!
Dr. Tang Teaches About Eye Care
Students at Paxinosa Elementary School in Easton are all eyes!
On Tuesday, June 5th, Dr. Bianca Tang brought eye education to 1st grade classrooms at Harry S. Truman Elementary School in the Salisbury School District, and Paxinosa Elementary School in the Easton Area School District. Her visits were part of Moran Eye Associates commitment to community outreach.
Dr. Tang contacted local school nurses and offered to teach the children about eye care, to help the children feel more comfortable about visiting the eye doctor. She explained the importance of taking care of your eyes and wearing eye protection. She talked to them about what to expect at an eye exam, and showed them the tools that the eye doctor uses to check their vision. They talked about how important it is to visit the eye doctor even if you don’t need glasses.
Not surprisingly, all of the 1st graders knew what pink eye was!
The children were excited to learn about how the eyes work. Dr. Tang explained that your eyes can play tricks on you, and played some games with optical illusions. The students did a great job identifying the eyes of different animals…
fish, birds, horses, goats and reptiles…and seeing the differences between each one.
Then it was time to get out the glue sticks! Each student made a craft which helped them to identify the parts of the eye. They quickly learned that the color part of the eye is IRIS, and the black center part is the PUPIL. They finished off their project with beautiful eyelashes!
At the end of the 30-minute presentation, the children enthusiastically answered questions about what they learned. We aren’t sure who had more fun, the children or our staff!
Next stop on the education tour is Lincoln Elementary in Emmaus, and Jaindl Elementary in the Parkland School District, next week.
If your child’s school would be interested in an eye care program for any grade, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 610-628-2022.
DROPS, DROPS, when does it stop?
Ocular medication for dilating and glaucoma, assorted types
Patients often ask when they come in to see Dr. Moran for a complete exam, diabetic exam or cataract recheck, “Why all these drops?” Here is the simple explanation.
The eye doctor is easier than the dentist!
Getting a comprehensive eye exam without dilation, is like going to the dentist and not opening your mouth. Sure, he can see your lips and the shape of your jaw but he’s unable to see the health of your teeth.
Dr. Moran can examine the lids, lashes, and cornea (outermost layer of your eye), but to see beyond the surface, you need the drops, drops and more drops.
Depending on your age, diagnosis and health history you may receive more drops than another. Let’s discuss someone in their 60’s with diabetes or cataracts.
First, you will receive the “yellow drop”- No your eyes will not stay that color. This drop will allow us to check the intraocular pressure of your eye (glaucoma screen). It also acts as a mild numbing agent.
Next, you will receive a Phenylephrine drop. This is the drop which will dilate your pupil and allow Dr. Moran to see into the depths of the eye and examine the retina.
Lastly, comes the Mydriatic drop which paralyzes the iris muscle to keep the eye dilated for the duration of the examination.
That’s the answer to why all the drops. Now when will it STOP?
Usually, dilation lasts from 4-6 hours. It will affect your ability to work close-up and you will be sensitive to light. Blue eyes tend to stay dilated longer. It is not unusual for some patients to remain dilated for more than 6 hours, but dilation is not harmful to the eye.
You can drive if you are comfortable doing so. We recommend dark sunglasses and will provide you with them if you forget to bring yours.
Although being dilated can be an inconvenience, the benefit significantly outweighs the hassle.
Schedule your DILATED eye examination by calling or texting our office at 610-628-2022, we look forward to seeing you.
Contributed by Mandy Bolton, COA
Ask the expert!
…or as we like to call it, ask our expert, “ASK DR. MORAN”!
Dr. Mark Moran will be featured on 100.7 WLEV’s Morning Show with Selena & Crockett each Thursday on 100.7 WLEV. He is the medical expert on the panel of Lehigh Valley professionals.
Dr. Moran was selected to be a part of “Ask the Experts,” a drive-time feature aired between 8-8:15 am weekdays. Dr. Moran will provide medical expertise on the Thursday edition of this program. He will answer questions about keeping your eyes healthy and getting the most from your vision. The Morning Show’s Kevin Crockett will ask Dr. Moran questions sent in by morning show listeners.
Our expert will answer questions about:
- LASIK Surgery
- Dry Eyes
- Screen Time Solutions
- Your Risk factors for Eye Diseases
- Your Eyes as You Get Older – Cataracts
Patient education has always been a priority at Moran Eye Associates because Dr. Moran knows that an informed patient makes the best healthcare decisions. We invite you to listen in every Thursday for great advice on eye care.
Have a question?
If you have a question for Dr. Moran, you can send a message to the Morning Show, or email us directly with your question. Of course, we will reply to the emails sent to [email protected]. We will also pass along your inquiry to WLEV, where Crockett might read it on the air!
Mark your calendars, and be sure to listen in to Ask the Experts with Dr. Mark Moran Thursdays at 8 am!