Monthly Archives: November 2009

Vision Harvest 2009 a Resounding Success! 20 Free Cataract Surgeries Performed

Wednesday, November 25 was the inaugural Vision Harvest free cataract surgery day at River Drive Surgery Center.  Twenty patients without insurance, or the means to pay, were provided free cataract surgery.

These patients had some of the largest cataracts I have ever seen, something one might expect in a third world country!  Their stories were heartbreaking.  […]

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By |November 30th, 2009|Cataract surgery, Community, Vision Harvest|0 Comments

Great Response to Our Vision Harvest Program

SInce Fox New York's coverage last week of our Vision Harvest program we have heard from many in need of cataract surgery.  These patients are without health insurance and have no means to pay for this vision restoring procedure.  Many of their stories are heart breaking.  I am so looking forward to November 25, when […]

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Olympic Pole Vaulter Melinda Owen Thrilled With Her New Eyes!

Melinda Owen presents me with a signed pair of track cleats she used in last year's pole vault competition.  Check out our new LASIK for the Gold hats!Melinda Owen did wonderfully following her LASIK surgery this week at EyeCare 20/20.  She was kind enough to drop us an e-mail:
So I want you to know that […]

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Visian ICL Vision: Still Awesome After All These Years!

Frank Gallina is one of EyeCare 20/20 go to guys.  Whenever a patient is considering having an ICL implant to improve their vision, Frank is the person who we recommend they speak with.  Frank was a -12 myope who came in for a LASIK screening, he was not a candidate.  The ICL option was offered […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |November 19th, 2009|Patient Experiences, Refractive Lens Surgery, Video Testimonials|0 Comments

Pole Vaulter Melinda Owen Joins LASIK for the Gold

Olympic hopeful pole vaulter, Melinda Owen, traveled to New Jersey this week from the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California to get LASIK.  Hailing from Montana, one wouldn't expect Melinda to be such a proficient pole vaulter.  She was a 2007 NCAA All- American while attending Idaho.  Melinda placed 10th at the Olympic Trials […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |November 18th, 2009|LASIK, LASIK for the Gold!, Team EyeCare 20/20, Video Testimonials|0 Comments

Vision Harvest Featured on Fox’s ‘Good Day New York’

Dr. Sapna Parikh featured our Vision Harvest 2009 program this morning on Fox’ “Good Day New York”.  On November 25, 2009, doctors at the River Drive Surgery and Laser Center of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, will perform FREE cataract surgery during Vision Harvest 2009, for those that are uninsured and can’t afford to pay for […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

Avastin vs Lucentis: Genentech Co-Pay Card Program Not Nearly Enough!

I received an e-mail this week from Genentech BioOncology, introducing their new Co-Pay Card Program.  Genentech is the maker of the two drugs I have blogged about involved in the current macular degeneration treatment controversy, Lucentis and Acastin.

According to the e-mail:
“We are committed to ensuring that all eligible patients have access to the therapies they […]

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By |November 14th, 2009|Current Affairs, Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Ochocinco Fined: Save the Dollar, Save the Fine, Support LASIK the Refs!

Chad Ochocinco was fined by the NFL AGAIN today for $20,000!  The infraction?  According to the Huffington Post:
During the third quarter of Cincinnati’s 17-7 win over the Baltimore
Ravens, officials initially ruled that Ochocinco got both feet down at
the sideline for a 15-yard catch. The Ravens challenged, and the call
was overturned when replays showed the receiver’s […]

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By |November 13th, 2009|Free LASIK, LASIK, LASIK the Refs!|0 Comments

Low Fat Diet: See Better and Look Better

Here is another reason to watch the fat intake.  We have known for years that a low fat diet can aid in weight reduction.  A new study reported in this month’s Archives of Ophthalmology, Association
Between Dietary Fat Intake and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the
Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS)An Ancillary Study of the Women’s […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |November 12th, 2009|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

“Colbert Nation” To Sponsor U.S. Speedskating Team In Vancouver Olympics (VIDEO)

Bravo to Steven Colbert for coming to the aid of US Speedskating! LASIK for the Gold is also committed to supporting not only our US Speedskating athletes, but all US Olympic athletes. Speedskaters Chad Hedrick and Katherine Reutter are already on our team! For more info, check out:
http://www.lasikforthegold.com/

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By |November 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments