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July 14, 2009

This blog has been moved to http://www.ParkSlopeEye.wordpress.com Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook. Advertisements

Dr. Bazan Joins the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry!

July 9, 2009

OSSO is a non-profit, independent organization founded in 2008. The mission of this organization is to increase the awareness and advance the understanding and management of dry eye and ocular surface disease among optometric practitioners, industry, and researchers. Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of […]

The Slope is talking!

May 21, 2009

Have you heard what people have been saying about PSEye? Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook. Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact […]

Park Slope Parents reccomends Park Slope Eye

May 17, 2009

Park Slope Parents is a great resource for raising children in Park Slope. Guess who is on their list of recommended optometrists? 🙂 Here is what a recent PSParent had to say about PSEye: Author: Review from Yahoo Group Date: 2009-05-15 09:20:07 I have been wearing contact lenses for many years and recently began to […]

Thank You for Following Park Slope Eye on FaceBook and Twitter

May 1, 2009

Park Slope Eye is lucky to have such tech savy people as our patients and clients.  Social networking is a great way to stay up on what we are doing and it allows you to take advantage of exclusive offers.  Thank You for you continued support both in and out of PSEye. Park Slope Eye […]

How contagious is my pink eye? When can I go back to work? school?

April 30, 2009

Most contagious pink eyes are viral or bacterial in nature.  If it is bacterial in nature, we treat it with strong antibiotics and in a day or so, you are no longer contagious and the eye is well on its way to making a full recovery.  If its viral in nature, it is likely from […]

Dr. Bazan to Serve as Board Examiner

March 10, 2009

Dr. Bazan is delighted to accept his assignment as an Examiner for the National Board Clinical Skills Examination.  Examiners make a major contribution to the assessment of competence for the practice of optometry.  Please excuse my absence from Park Slope Eye on 4/25 and 4/26. Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info […]

Contact Lens Recycling Program

February 20, 2009

Park Slope Eye is proud to announce that we will now be recycling used contact lens blister packs (see above).   Blister packs are made of polypropylene as denoted by the #5 recycle symbol.  Unfortunately, you can not currently place these with your other plastic recyclables because there is no NYC Dept. of Sanitation program to […]

Doc, Why Can’t I See 3-D!

January 31, 2009

3-d, really impressive 3-d is almost upon us in a big way.  Hopefully all of us will be able to enjoy the amazing images without issue.  Some of us, may be wondering what the heck is just so impressive and find ourselves not really noticing much difference.  But why?  In order for you to appreciate […]

Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warfords Second Annual Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2009

Dr. Bonilla-Warford of Bright Eyes did another great job of generating a Top Ten New Year’s Resolution list.  Below is the article which can also be found at his outstanding blog, http://brighteyesnews.com/ .  Great Job! The Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Children Vision By brighteyesnews It is that time of year again. Time for finishing […]

Use It or Lose It! Insurance and Flex Spending

December 26, 2008

Both medical and vision insurance coverage often reset come January 1st.  Now that recession has hit, why not take advantage of those benefits before they are lost?!?!?! Do you have an FSA, flexible spending account, which requires you to use up the allocated funds by the years end?  If you don’t spend it, consider it […]

Improve Your Life in 2009

December 23, 2008

Get Your Eyes Checked Failing vision can be a symptom of other health problems By Kenneth Terrell Posted December 18, 2008 If the last time you had your eyes checked was when you renewed your driver’s license years ago, you could be cruising for trouble. The American Optometric Association recommends that adults get their eyes […]

Brain Fitness 2: Sight & Sound | PBS

December 1, 2008

Brain Fitness 2: Sight & Sound | PBS This should be a very interesting program to watch…not to mention Park Slope Eye got a few seconds of screen time! Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, […]

Justin Bazan, OD Receives 2008 Best of Brooklyn Award

September 29, 2008

Don’t get too excited folks.  It appeas to be a “vanity scam”.  Just for kicks, take a look at the press release and the award plaque (for purchase)!  Justin Bazan, OD is the best optometrist in Brooklyn 🙂 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Justin Bazan, OD Receives 2008 Best of Brooklyn Award U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque […]

AOA recommends resting eyes periodically to avoid computer vision syndrome.

September 29, 2008

In continuing coverage from previous editions of First Look, WLEX-TV Lexington (9/26), an NBC affiliate, reported that hours spent “peering at computer screens, televisions, hand-held devices, cell phones,” and GPS monitors may lead to “dry eyes, irritation, blurred vision, double vision, headache, and tiredness.” To help avoid “this group of symptoms,” referred to as “computer […]

Avaira

September 21, 2008

If you have to wear a reusable contact, you may find your doctor prescribing a new contact called Avaira.  For my patients in which a daily disposable is not the best option, the Avaira often is.  Check out the infomercial about this exciting new product.  http://www.coopervision.tv/avaira.shtml Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, […]

VSP Partners with Justin Bazan, OD of Park Slope Eye

September 5, 2008

Justin Bazan, OD, the eye doctor of Park Slope Eye in Brooklyn, NY is now accepting VSP. Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook.

-=Computer Care=-

September 2, 2008

How many of you spend hours upon hours working at the computer? Tired, sore, dry eyes? Headaches? Achey muscles? WorkRave is a free program that will help you. It will force you take an essential break from your computer. Feel the RELIEF! Here are my personal settings: First, open preferences. Then select: Micro break – […]

Park Slope Eye in a PBS Documentary

August 15, 2008

A production crew was filming on location today.  The footage will be used in a new documentary on the brain and visual processing which is scheduled to air on PBS.  It is the follow up to the critically acclaimed documentary, “The Brain Fitness Program”. Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact […]

Park Slope Eye on Modern Venus

August 14, 2008

Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook.

What Do You Want To Say To The World? – Finding the Right Style of Glasses for You

August 10, 2008

Mary McRae, ABO of Park Slope Eye has been featured on Hip Slope Mama . Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook.

Major Cause of Vision Loss in Children Can Go Undetected

August 7, 2008

Major Cause of Vision Loss in Children Can Go Undetected Sophie wearing her eye patch CHICAGO (July 24, 2008) – When Kari Haegele realized that her 6-year-old daughter, Sophie, was having trouble seeing out of her right eye, she made an appointment with her eye doctor. The diagnosis was amblyopia, the most common cause of […]

Call now to urge support of the Vision Care for Kids Act

July 28, 2008

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has just combined several stalled bills into the Advancing America’s Priorities Act of 2008 (S. 3297), and he’s pledged to do everything possible to bring this legislation directly to the Senate floor for a vote as quickly as possible. At the urging of the AOA, the Vision Care for […]

Thank You!

July 26, 2008

The support of our friends, family and the community has been amazing.  We are gracious and honored to be intertwined with such special individuals.  If were are to succeed it will no doubt be due to your support.  Please share in the sense of accomplishment that we have, as it is as much yours as […]

Re-Used Contacts Are Dirty?

July 26, 2008

New evidence suggests that contacts change with wear.  Some of the changes occur to the surface of the contact, making them an easy place for harmfull bacteria to thrive.  In my opinion, no matter what you do to clean them, there is nothing better than a fresh clean new contact. Bacterial Adhesion to Worn Silicone […]

-=Park Slope Eye Grand Opening=-

July 9, 2008

7/12 11 – 4pm 682 Union St. Park Slope, Brooklyn The public is cordially invited to a fun filled day at the Grand Opening of Park Slope Eye. Highlights include: – Complimentary Eyeglass tune ups and adjustments. – Wine and Cheese Tasting along with eats for the kids – Give aways and Raffles for both […]

Park Slope Eye Press Release

July 9, 2008

PRESS RELEASE July 8, 2008 For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Martin Tom Martin Media, LLC 203-297-2137 TomBMartin@aol.com http://www.tommartinmedia.com With an Eye on What’s Best in Eye Care for Children (and the Rest of Us) New Optometric Practice Opens in Park Slope Brooklyn Mary McRae & Dr. Justin Bazan Envision a New Approach to Optical Care […]

Park Slope Eye Featured in CNN Article

June 20, 2008

The expert eyecare and eyewear team at Park Slope Eye was recently asked to contribute to the article by Elizabeth Landau of CNN entitled Glasses, eye patches look more friendly to kids.  Read the full story here: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/06/10/childrens.vision/ Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of […]

Can I swim in my contacts?

June 13, 2008

Can I swim in my contacts? With summer upon us, everyone is thinking about fun in the sun. Although it is ideal not to swim in contacts, I know that it is impractical not to do so. The risk of bad things happening are real. Listen to the facts and decide for yourself if the […]

Medicine’s Next Big Thing: Eye Scans Of The Future

June 2, 2008

During an eye exam, patients often learn a lot more about their health than they ever would have thought.  Systemic conditions are often noted during a thourough eye exam.  Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Multiple Sclerosis, and even Cancer are a few of the many conditions that can be noted during the exam. Get ready to […]

May is UV awarness month!

May 1, 2008

UV radiation is the harmful component of sunlight. We are most familiar with its effects when we tan, get sunburned, and develop skin Cancer. We know that blocking this UV radiation is the only way to prevent the irreversible damage that it can cause. What many of us do not realize is that our eyes […]

Putting Out the Fire: 10 Foods to Fight Inflammation

February 22, 2008

We all should pay a little bit more attention as to what we are putting into our bodies. You are what you eat right? Inflammation is a natural component to our body’s immune system but can often times become abnormally regulated. Many studies have shown that controlling your diet, may unlock the key to better […]

Frequent Fleyer Meyels

February 11, 2008

If your a frequent flyer, you probably are no stranger to the symptoms of Dry Eye. The environment of the cabin is less than ideal for keeping your eyes comfortable, and many of you will have eyes that experience symptoms of irritation and discomfort. A recent study proves this to be the case. Want to […]

-=Free EyeCare=-

February 1, 2008

Ok, its free, but its not from me! Take your chances?!? Seriously, if you are at a point where you can qualify for this, take advantage of it. I shouldn’t have to remind people how important your eyes are, but for a variety of reasons (excuses?), people neglect eyecare. Do you know what it feels […]

A Red Eye (Apologize rmx)

January 29, 2008

Courtesy of Bowx I’m looking at your globe, Got the redness all around and I’m hearin what you say but im taking the history now You tell me that its itchy and its redness all around, today you tell me that there’s discharge and this is what I found, it is… A red eye and […]

EyeCare Blogs

January 15, 2008

Thanks to all of my regular readers. A few of you have asked me why am I the only eye doctor who has a blog. Well I am delighted to find out that I am not the only one. I welcome the company of the following two esteemed Optometrists. Dr. Bonilla-Warford an optometrist practicing in […]

Dr. Bonilla-Warford’s Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eye Heath

January 9, 2008

Dr. Bonilla-Warford’s Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eye Heath Happy New Year! Now that the cookies have been eaten and the champagne has been toasted, many of us now turn our attention on how to improve our health. Some people will make resolutions to lose weight, others will think about exercising more and, others […]

Buy Contacts Online, Face Greater Risk?!?!

January 4, 2008

New Research Shows Consumers Who Purchase Contact Lenses Online Face Greater Eye Health Risks Due to Not Following FDA Safety Recommendations Research Indicates That Internet Lens Purchasers Typically Don’t Follow Their Eye Doctor’s Recommendations, Placing Them at Greater Risk for Harmful Eye Care Practices and Eye Health Complications Read the full story here: http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=807225 Park […]

InfantSEE-Eyes-To-The-World

November 28, 2007

InfantSEE® is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, American Optometric Association (AOA) member optometrists will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no cost […]

Get Free Drugs! – Partnership for Prescription Assistance

November 17, 2007

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is […]

Doctors on the Frontline of Eye and Vision Care

November 16, 2007

Optometry Today Optometrists provide a wide range of care, including: Detect and diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, lid disorders, and infections such as conjunctivitis. Prescribe medication to treat eye diseases. Evaluate and treat vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Perform minor surgical procedures such as removing foreign objects […]

Have You Had Your Eyes Checked Lately?

November 11, 2007

Have You Had Your Eyes Checked Lately? By Walter Taylor Do you believe you are healthy? In many cases, most of us think that we are doing ok with our health. I used to always be the one that said I had perfect health and I still do say this, especially when it comes to […]

Who cares about EyeCare?

October 21, 2007

Survey Shows Few Americans Taking Care of Their Eyesight According to the American Optometric Association’s 2007 American Eye-Q survey, almost half of respondents indicated eyesight as the sense they most worry about losing, yet admitted to knowingly engaging in behaviors that could be harmful to their eyes and vision, including poor contact-lens hygiene and avoiding […]

Where does our money go! Is it worth it?

October 20, 2007

10 little expenses that add up fast Do you wonder where your money goes, especially if you’re not a big spender? It’s surprisingly easy to blow thousands, a few dollars at a time. By Bankrate.com It’s easy to fritter away money on little daily expenses. If you fall into these money traps, learn to avoid […]

New Law Requiring Eye Exams For Illinois Children

October 11, 2007

New Law Requiring Eye Exams For Illinois Children 11 Oct 2007 With the support of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Optometric Association, the General Assembly passed SB 641 into law today, requiring comprehensive eye examinations for children entering kindergarten or enrolling for the first time in public, private, or parochial elementary schools […]

Halloween Contacts!!!!!

October 11, 2007

Halloween is just around the corner and many of you are out shopping for the perfect costume. Many of you are also considering going all out, with extreme hair and make up, intricate outfits, and even special effect contact lenses. Non-Prescription Halloween Contacts are still considered medical devices and should be treated as such. Take […]

New “Pink Eye” Treatment

October 5, 2007

“Pink Eye”, especially in children, is what your eye care provider might call a bacterial conjunctivitis. Since bacteria is eliminated by antibiotics, treatment most often consists of using an antibiotic drop four times a day for a week! The more often and the longer a person has to remember to use the drop, the more […]

Clear Vision Changes Lives

August 26, 2007

Teachers Believe Clear Vision as Important as Nutrition to Academic Success A new survey reveals 93% of teachers believe poor vision impacts a student’s academic performance and 74% of those surveyed have personally observed children falling behind in school due to vision problems. The survey involved 509 kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and was conducted […]

AOA Warns Children at Risk for CVS

August 19, 2007

AOA Warns Children at Risk for CVS According to VSP Vision Care, nearly half of U.S. children spend four or more hours a day using a computer or similar device. The American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2007 American Eye-Q survey showed that only 16% of respondents are “very” or “extremely” worried about their children damaging their […]

New Contact Lens Update – Biofinity by CooperVision

August 2, 2007

          Does the thought of wearing contact lenses late into the day or even overnight make you uncomfortable? Then relax, now there’s a soft, flexible, breathable lens like no other – Biofinity. Biofinity is made from the breakthrough Aquaform material that allows greater levels of oxygen to freely flow through the […]

Opti-Free RepleniSH

July 14, 2007

To all those who have a rain check for a starter kit of optifree replenish; I have them.  For more coupons goto http://www.opti-free.com/

Complete Recall

June 28, 2007

Here is the official link to the FDA’s report on the voluntary recall of AMO’s very popular Complete Contact Lens No Rub Multi-Purpose Solution. (- Click Here -) Here is my official solution to the solution problem. Daily Disposable Contact’s. Contact me so I can re-contact you! To summarize: All contact lens users should closely […]