Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Retina Program opens at Atlantis Eyecare

Atlantis Eyecare has introduced Retina as one of their key services. Dr. Hani Salehi-Had is the Directory of Retina Services for Atlantis Eyecare. Dr. Salehi completed his fellowship at Doheney Eye Institute at the University of Southern California and completed his Residency at Harvard University.

Dr. Hani Salehi-Had is a Vitreo Retinal Surgeon that specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina, macula, and vitreous. He is fellowship trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the eye including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular disease and retinal detachment.

Atlantis Eyecare expects care to improve significantly by increasing communication and better coordination of care. Retina services are provided at the newly expanded facility located at the Bella Terra Mall in Huntington Beach. The office offers new exam lanes, electronic medical records and the latest in eye care technology.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Optical Experience and Training

It is important to know when being serviced for your medical needs that the staff is properly trained. Your optician is not  any different. In fact, in addition to the Optometrist, the optician plays a critical role in the accuracy, quality and style of your glasses. Luckily for consumers there is the American Board of Opticianry (ABO).

The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) are national, non-profit organizations which administer voluntary certification examinations for dispensing opticians and contact lens technicians. Our purposes are to identify qualified eyewear providers by examination, urge growth of optical skills with continuing education, and approve continuing education programs.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Choosing the Right Cataract Surgeon

Cataract surgery is a common procedure performed by most Opthalmologist. As a consequence, it is viewed as simple procedure. It can be for most cataract surgeons. However, there are several variables that may require extra skill and expertise. Some variables include other eye conditions such as glaucoma. Another variable is your lifestyle needs and desire to have all options available. These variables require extra skill, expertise and experience.

One major variable that requires expertise is the implantation of a refractive IOL, also known as a premium IOL. Traditional IOLs have given patients excellent distance vision while usally requiring reading glasses for near vision. The latest refractive IOLs may allow cataract patients to achieve high quality vision at all distances. If you choose a refractive IOL make sure your eye care center has the experience and qualifications to perform the procedure.

Below are a few questions to ask when choosing the right surgeon.
  • Is the staff knowledgeable about cataracts and its options?
  • Did the doctor answer all my questions to my satisfaction?
  • How many procedures have you performed using refractive IOLs?
  • You are advised of enhancement procedures along with possible cost.
  • Does the surgeon have a Excimer Laser (LASIK) to perform any ehnachements if needed?
The combination of the right surgeon and latest refractive IOLs has helped thousands of patients achieve youthful vision. It is important to note the decision to elect a refractive IOL is yours and many patients elect a standard or monofocal IOL.

All cataract surgeons who insert refractive IOLs are skilled with monofocal IOLs. The reverse is not true, not all Ophthalmologist who insert monofocal IOLs will use a refractive IOL. If you do not feel your eye care center gives you all the options you may ask for a second opinion from surgeon who uses all the technologies.

Lastly, make sure you feel comfortable with your surgeon. This is a critical decision and finding a surgeon that fits your medical and lifestyle needs is important.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cataracts and Life Independence

After experinecing cloudy vision due to cataracts Art Gilfford decided it was time to do something about it. He visited Atlantis Eyecare where he was presented his options. Art decided to make the most of the opportunity and elected to have the Tecnis Multifocal IOL to eliminate his dependance on glasses. Art now has more control over his activities and has improved his car detailing business.

Electronic Health Records Is Here

Atlantis Eyecare just celebrated its sixth month Anniversary on electronic medical records. The feedback from patients and staff has been overwhelmingly positive although the transition and work presented many challenges. The motivation behind the change is improved patient care and efficiency. “Staff was more focused on finding and building charts, now we spend more time being attentive to our patients needs”, stated Alex Lopez, Chief Operating Officer for Atlantis Eyecare.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Presbyopia meaning "old person" describes the state where the eye exhibits an increasingly diminished capability to focus on near objects with age.

Symptoms of Presbyopia –

Most people start having trouble reading fine print, above all in low light conditions, eyestrain when reading for long periods, blur at near or temporarily blurred vision when transitioning between viewing distances. Many advanced presbyopes complain that their arms have become "too short" to hold reading material at a comfortable distance.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Why wear sunglasses?

Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight has been associated with the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Quality sunglasses protect your eyes by blocking 100 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays. Sunglasses also protect the delicate skin around the eyes from UV rays that cause wrinkles and premature aging.