Justin Bazan, OD Park Slope Eye
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Archive for the ‘Q & A’ Category

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 […]

Doc, I’m happy with my contacts, why do you want me to try a new type?

January 11, 2009

“Doc why are you changing my brand of contacts? I’ve worn them with no issues for 10+ yrs and I’m pretty happy with them.” Good question.  The bottom line is probably because your eye doctor cares about your personal eye health and wants you to continue on for another 10 years without issue.  Often times […]

I just need a routine check up and I don’t have a vision plan, why are you asking for my medical insurance?

January 11, 2009

Your medical insurance may often cover routine eyecare.  If you are coming in with healthy and normal eyes,  you are coming in for a routine eyecare.  Routine eyecare may be covered by your medical insurance like BCBS, and can also be covered by a stand alone vision plan, like VSP.  It is all pretty confusing, […]

Driving at night is difficult, what can I do?

December 19, 2008

Driving at night is just about the hardest thing we do with our eyes.  Since moving out of Manhattan and into an area where people actually drive their own cars, I have heard the difficulties of night driving commonly vocalized.  Let’s do something to make it easier. What can one do?  In order to add […]

What do you see when you look into my eye?

November 29, 2007

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. from http://www.ophthalmixonline posted with vodpod

Ask the Doc…

November 3, 2007

We are starting a thread to answer any and all ?’s that you need answers to. Fire Away!!!

But if it says “No Rub” why do I have to rub?

October 22, 2007

We all want fresh and clean contacts so our eyes stay comfortable and healthy right? Well, the no rub solutions where you are only rinsing off the contacts are not good at getting them clean. If you take a shower and don’t do any scrubbing do you get clean? Not really right? Well contacts need […]

Why don’t you take my insurance?

October 4, 2007

Your insurance provider may be an entity who your doctor is refusing to partner with. If so, the insurance company might be doing a poor job of allowing the patients (the insurance company’s CUSTOMERS) to get the care that they deserve. As an eye doctor, I care way too much about you and your eyes […]

What’s up with LASIK?

July 31, 2007

What You Should Know About LASIK: How LASIK Works: What happens before, during, and after surgery. LASIK Risks and Complications — and how to avoid them. LASIK Eye Surgery Results: What are the odds you’ll see 20/20? Which Laser Is Best? A review of all current LASIK lasers. What Does LASIK Surgery Cost? Average LASIK […]

POLARIZED lenses, why is everyone talking about them???

July 24, 2007

STOP THE GLARE! The summer is quickly approaching and many of you are in the market for sunware. The new buzz word in sunglasses is Polarized. We all know glare is annoying, and in some cases (for example, when driving directly into low sun) dangerous, but did you know it also compromises your ability to […]