Complete Eye Care

A patient asked the other day, “Do you do regular eye exams?” 

Of course we do!  At Moran Eye Associates we offer Complete Eye Care, which includes Vision, Medical and Surgical services.

VISION:  We accept VSP & NVA 

  • Routine Eye Exams
  • Contact Lenses: Traditional & Specialty Lenses

MEDICAL: We accept most medical insurances

  • Diabetic Eye Care: Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma Care: Medical and Surgical Treatment Options
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eye Treatment: Diagnostic Services & Thermal Therapy
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Infection/Inflammation
  • Low Vision Services

SURGICAL: Dr. Moran does surgery at the Surgery Center of Allentown, Sightpath LASIK Center in Bethlehem, as well as some procedures in our Delaware Avenue office

  • Cataracts
  • LASIK
  • PRK
  • Laser Floater Removal
  • Glaucoma Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Eye Lid Surgery

Please contact our office if you need an appointment for your eye care. Call or text us at 610-628-2022, or send us an email by filling out the form on the right!

 

 

Low Vision Solutions at Moran Eye Associates

Moran Eye Associates is expanding our services to bring technology to patients with low vision.

Moran Eye Associates new doctor,  Bianca Tang, O.D., is now scheduling Low Vision Evaluations.  She offers patients solutions to make the most of the vision that they have.

People with low vision have difficulty seeing even if they are wearing glasses.  These patients may have only partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision.  The cause of these vision loss issues may be macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

Although low vision can impact people of all ages, it is primarily associated with older adults.

With the right technology, we can help patients regain the ability to enjoy improved sight both near and far.

Low Vision Devices

Near Vision: Reading/Writing, Home Repairs, Needlework, Crafting, Using the Computer

Distance Vision: Watching TV, Movies, Shopping, Viewing Sporting Events and Plays.

Our goal is to help patients live more independently by making everyday tasks easier.

Dr. Tang will help patients develop strategies that lead to a more independent and active lifestyle.  By pairing patients with the right low-vision aids, she can maximize their remaining sight.  

These devices enhance contrast, control glare, and magnify objects.  Some of these vision aids are lightweight and portable, so you can once again enjoy reading a menu, watching a ball game or working on projects around the house.

Make the most of your vision!  Schedule your evaluation appointment today.  Financial assistance is available for patients who qualify. 

 

To schedule your Low Vision Evaluation, call or text 610-628-2022, or click for an appointment request.

Making it Clear – Patient Education is Our Priority!

At Moran Eye Associates, patient education is a priority.  Our goal is to make sure that you see clearly AND that you understand clearly as well!

Have you ever left a doctor’s office and not been completely sure about your diagnosis or treatment plan?  We never want that to happen to you at our office!  Dr. Moran is an expert at making complex medical information easy to understand by using analogies.  We’ve compiled a “Best of” collection here. Our patients appreciate how he explains the sometimes confusing issues of eye care!

Our patients appreciate how Dr. Moran explains the sometimes confusing issues of eye care!

A peep hole in a fence

If you want to see what’s on the other side of a fence, the bigger the fence hole, the more you can see. When patients ask why they have to be dilated, this answer helps make it easier to understand.  If Dr. Moran is looking through your normal pupil he/she will only see a small portion of the back of the eye.  If he is looking through a dilated pupil, the hole is much bigger, and he can see much more to better evaluate the health of your eye.

Your eye is like a camera.  The retina is like the film of the camera, and the eye’s lens is like the lens of the camera.  In order to have good photos (clear vision), both the lens and the retina must be working well. You won’t have a good photo is there is a problem with the film…just like you won’t have a good photo if the lens is damaged.

Windshield in rainTear film is like rain on a windshield.  If it is only drizzling and there is very little rain (poor tear film), your windshield will be streaky, the wipers won’t work effectively, and your vision will be blurry.  If it is raining steadily (good tear film), the wipers will clear away the water effectively and your vision will be clearer.  Your eye works the same way…good tear film is needed for clear vision.

You don’t need a bazooka to swat a mosquito.  When Dr. Moran prescribes medicine, he chooses the right medicine for your needs. There are many options available, so it’s important to have the right dosage of the right medicine, more is not always better!

cruise ship

Changing treatment plans is like turning a cruise ship, turn gradually and you will get you where you need to go smoothly.  If you are moving from one treatment plan to another, we don’t want to make abrupt changes. Making gradual changes can help to achieve the best results.

embers of a fire

When you put out a fire, make sure it is out completely. If you leave embers burning, it may reignite!   It’s a good way to understand why you need to continue taking all of your medicine.  If you stop taking it before the pain is gone, or before the infection is completely gone, your problem could start up again.  Think of it like a fire that reduced to embers, it can burst into flames again!

 

Dr. Moran is always coming up with new and different analogies to make vision care less confusing.  We’ll continue to update our “best of lists” on Facebook and Twitter!  “Like” & “Follow” Moran Eye Associates us to stay informed!

 

 

 

 

Why You Shouldn’t Look at a Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017 the United States will see its first solar eclipse since 1979.

This eclipse will be visible to all of the continental United States, unlike the 1979 event which was seen by residents in only five northwestern states.  The visible path of the 2017 eclipse will span the country.

A solar eclipse is when the new moon comes between the earth and the sun. Where you are on earth determines how much of the sun is blocked by the moon. The 2017 eclipse will have almost 3 minutes of totality (when the sun is completely blocked by the moon) and the best location to see this, is Hopkinsville, KY. At totality, the only thing that will be visible is the sun’s corona and it will be dark enough to see stars during the day. Only a small strip of the United States will experience totality as the eclipse passes overhead.

You’ve probably heard you that shouldn’t look at the sun during an eclipse. This information is true, except only at totality. If you’re in a region with 100% coverage and the moon has fully covered the sun, it is ok to look ONLY at that time. Misjudging the timing could be blinding. Since most of the United States will not be able to view the eclipse at totality, as a general rule, it is best to not look directly at the eclipse.

Most of have inadvertently glanced at the sun. We quickly close our eyes, turn away or shield our eyes. That’s your body’s natural defense to the BRIGHTNESS. But the brightness is only part of the harmful effect. The sun is essentially a thermonuclear explosion, or atom bomb, constantly exploding. This reaction is emitting harmful ultraviolet light (UV).

If you were to look at the sun at any time, your cornea will unwittingly do its job and focus that UV light right in the center of your macula. While the sun is partially blocked by the moon the brightness will be decreased, and your natural reaction to look away will be diminished.  Although the sun will be less bright, the UV rays will still be as strong.  These UV rays will seriously damage your macula.  At totality, both the brightness and the UV rays are blocked by the moon.  That is why ONLY AT TOTALITY, for those few minutes, it is OK to look at the sun when it is fully hidden behind the moon and only the corona is visible.

To safely view the eclipse, you need a special filter. The filter should have ISO certification and should be free of any pinholes or damage. Old filters should be discarded as they can lose effectiveness. Proper planning and proper viewing will ensure your eyesight and preserve it for the next United States viewable eclipse in 2024.

Solar Eclipse Illustration

Eclipse fun facts:

  • How does the moon which is 400 times smaller than the sun cover all of the sun? The Moon is currently conveniently located about 400 times closer than the sun.
  • The Moon is slowly moving away from the Earth and it’s estimated in 1.4 billion years there will be no such thing as a solar eclipse on earth.

Photo: NASA