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Friday, October 30 2015
Introducing Aspire Eyewear

INTRODUCING ASPIRE EYEWEAR

By Lisa Smith, ABOC, Optical Manager

 

As an Optician, one of the most common request I receive from my patients from day to day has been this: “I want a lighter frame, but it needs to have the latest look.”

ASPIRE EYEWEAR is colorful and attractive, but it comes in a lighter weight line for both men and women.

When wearing ASPIRE EYEWEAR it actually feels like nothing is there. You almost forget you have glasses on! These frames are created with an extremely light weight, hypoallergenic, nylon material. They are strong and durable and even offer shape memory. They are heat resistant and will not fade when exposed to UV. ASPIRE EYEWEAR is 50% lighter and thinner than your typical plastic frames. ASPIRE EYEWEAR is 22% lighter than a typical titanium frame.

Personally, I love the colors and shapes ASPIRE offers. Taking into account such a large selection along with the lighter weight and feel, ASPIRE EYEWEAR is already a Big Hit in our office.

 

You Have To Come Try It Out!

Ask for one of our Opticians Today!

 

Lisa Smith, ABOC

Optical Manager, Optician

Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center

www.WilliamsonAllemond.com

 

Call Or Come By Our Optical Shop Today!

2421 Church Street, Zachary, LA 70791

Call:  225.570.2817

Optical Email: Info@The-Optical-Shop.com

Clinic Email: Info@RegionalEyeDocs.com

 

 

 

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Wednesday, October 28 2015
NerdWax Is Here! (As seen on Shark Tank)

NERDWAX IS HERE!

(As Seen on Shark Tank)

By Stephen A. Hebert, Practice Administrator

 

It’s my Friday evening “settle down for the weekend” mode. TGIF! What a great feeling it is most weeks. I get home from work, slip into something more comfortable, grab some supper and a drink, say “Hey” to the family and rush over to the living room to grab a spot on the couch for some 8pm Shark Tank!

A few weeks ago, while watching Shark Tank, I saw a product for the first time – NerdWax.

It was a small, classy, family oriented business which operated out of the family's home with the garage as the base. This family of four (mom, dad, son and daughter) had an interesting product that resembled chapstick, but it actually helps your glasses stick to the bridge of your nose! Keeping your glasses in place in Southern Louisiana is a common problem most of us have! With our interesting weather patterns, plus the heat and humidity, sometimes it is difficult to keep your glasses on your face at all!

NerdWax – A Beeswax based blend of all natural and certified organic ingredients specially formulated to keep your glasses in place.

I placed a company order for The-Optical-Shop at the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center and I was very excited to say the least. I spoke with Don myself, and he was very courteous and helpful with my questions and our order. I eagerly waited for my package, like a kid waiting to open his gifts on Christmas day, and once we got it, it was truly exciting! I couldn’t wait to try it! I put on the NerdWax and problem solved!

Although they didn't make a deal in the Shark Tank, they definitely made a deal with us!

Thanks Don & Family!

 

Stephen A. Hebert, Practice Administrator

Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center

www.WilliamsonAllemond.com

 

 

CALL OR COME BY, WE’LL BE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU!

 

Place Your Order Online: http://www.williamsonallemond.com/contact_us

 

Phone: 225.570.2817   Email: Info@The-Optical-Shop.com

 

*Ships On Business Days Only

 

 

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Wednesday, October 28 2015
Glasses, New Technology - Crizal Lenses

GLASSES, NEW TECHNOLOGY – CRIZAL LENSES

By Lisa Smith, ABOC, Optical Manager

 

Do you work at a computer all day? Do your eyes begin to feel tired as the day goes on? When you are driving at night, do you have a problem with glare? Do the brighter lights make it hard for you to see? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, we have a solution for you!

Crizal Lenses resist glare making your eyes feel more relaxed all day long while working on a computer. They also help put those blinding car and street lights into focus when you are driving at night. These lenses resist scratches, smudges, dust and water which makes them much easier to clean as well.

Even better, when others see you in the Crizal lens they take notice! When they look at you, it appears as if you have no lenses in your frame at all. It’s amazing to be able to see a person’s eyes and not the reflections of the lenses.  

One of the best benefits of the Crizal Lens, it comes with 25 times more UV protection than going without any eyewear at all. We should all protect our eyes from harmful UV rays when going outdoors. Most of us don’t think about it much, but our eyes need UV protection just as much as our skin does, if not more! This goes for people of ALL ages too, children included.

The Crizal Lens is one the most durable, easy to clean, out-of-the-box protective lenses on the market, and it has an amazing warranty to top it off! Come visit us at The-Optical-Shop at the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center today, and let us fit you for this new technology! You will be satisfied.  

The Crizal Lens. Live Life In The Clear!

 

Lisa Smith, ABOC

Optical Manager, Optician

Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center

www.WilliamsonAllemond.com

 

 

Call Or Come By Our Optical Shop Today!

2421 Church Street, Zachary, LA 70791

225.570.2817

 

 

 

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Friday, October 23 2015
Look Your Best For The Holidays!

BOTOX HOLIDAY SPECIAL

ONLY $12 PER UNIT!

*CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE*

*Offer Last For A Limited Time Only

 

New Survey Reveals What Women in the U.S. Really Want to Know About BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA)


The Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center Provides Answers to Top Questions Women Surveyed Have About the Treatment
Zachary, Louisiana, October 21, 2015 

Many women are familiar with the brand name BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), but a new study from SheSpeaks™, an online community of women, reveals what they really want to know about it.1 The Doctors at the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center in Zachary, Louisiana, address the most common questions women have – and there are nearly 10 million women who are considering treatment in the U.S.2


BOTOX® Cosmetic is the number one selling product of its kind in the world3 and the only prescription treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for temporarily improving the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.4 BOTOX® Cosmetic is a relatively quick procedure that takes about 10 minutes to administer in a physician’s office, and there is minimal downtime.


According to the survey of more than 2,200 women, 54 percent want to learn how much BOTOX® Cosmetic costs.1 Additionally, women are concerned their face will not look natural after treatment (18 percent of women) and want to know more about the safety of the product (36 percent of women).1 The safety and efficacy is established in Allergan-sponsored clinical trials as well as described in more than 415 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.5 BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment and it is important that you see a licensed and trained physician who has expertise in facial anatomy. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered correctly, patients will be able to maintain their facial expressions.


Based on data from 15 years of published clinical studies6, physicians have come to rely on the precise, predictable results BOTOX® Cosmetic provides. Because there are certain risks and side effects that can be associated with the treatment, it is important to go to someone that is properly trained and who you have thoroughly researched and trust.


As part of this initiative to further educate consumers, a new BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment visualizer app is also available for the iPad®. The Allergan iVisualizer app lets you take a photo of your vertical frown lines – or a video of your crow’s feet lines – and visualize what your frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet would look like after a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. The Allergan iVisualizer app can be downloaded for the iPad® via iTunes®.


For more information visit www.Botoxcosmetic.com or talk to your doctor to determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information Approved Uses BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months
  • Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities

The dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow's feet lines or both at the same time.

Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.

Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.

Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.

For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor. 

To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION

PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

 

About the Doctors at the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center. Listed as follows: Baron J. Williamson, MD; Jason P. Allemond, OD; Michael R. Oswald, MD; Michael W. Worley, MD; Katrina A. Mears, MD. For more information, please visit: www.WilliamsonAllemond.com 


Contact Us By Calling: 225.654.1061 or Via Email: Info@RegionalEyeDocs.com  © 2015 Allergan, Inc. Irvine, CA 92612 ® marks owned by Allergan, Inc. SheSpeaks™ is a registered trademark of SheSpeaks Incorporated. Dysport® is a registered trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Limited. Myobloc® is a registered trademark of Solstice Neurosciences, Inc. Xeomin® is a registered trademark of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co, KGaA.


References
1 SheSpeaks BOTOX® Cosmetic Survey 2014
2 Allergan Data on File Facial Injectable Patient Funnel
3 Allergan Data on File, Market Overview Worldwide, 2013
4Allergan Data on File, Perscribing Information, 2013
5 Allergan Data on File, Peer-Reviewed Articles
6 Allergan Data on File, Facial Aesthetics Studies
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Tuesday, October 06 2015
Spice Up Your Halloween Costume With Creepy Contacts!

HAVE FUN THIS HALLOWEEN!

 

Have you ever wanted to have Scary Eyes

to go with your Halloween Costume?

You’ll have to check out our

New Selection of Creepy Contacts!

 

At the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center,

We have a Large Variety to choose from!

 

Each Pair Is Only $99.00!

 

These Contacts are available by Prescription

or Non-Prescription, and they are yearly lenses.

 

You May Call Your Order In At:

225.570.2816

 

Or Email Your Order To:

TheOpticalShop@RegionalEyeDocs.com

 

If you haven’t ordered with us before

and you would like to order a Prescription Pair,

Please Fax your Prescription to:

225.654.0791

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU!

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

http://www.williamsonallemond.com/creepy_contacts

 

 

 

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Monday, October 05 2015
THE TRUTH ABOUT POLARIZED

THE TRUTH ABOUT POLARIZED

By Jason P. Allemond, O.D.

 

On a daily basis, I hear complaints from patients about their difficulty and discomfort with their vision while in the sun. We often discuss the advantages of quality sunglasses with UV protection. Is this all that we can do to decrease glare and visual discomfort while in bright sunlight? This depends on a few factors. Most people have heard of polarized lenses; very few however, understand what a polarized lens is, and what it can do for them. Very simply put, a polarized lens blocks horizontal light rays that enter the eye. So if someone spends a lot of time in situations where they are looking at flat surfaces, a polarized lens may be good for them. Situations where this is advantageous would be for watersports such as fishing, boating, driving and sports enthusiasts. Polarized lenses don't work well for pilots and for those who need to look at LCD screens. These are situations in which light may enter the eye at angles other than a flat surface, and therefore they would be disadvatageous to one's vision. So for the right person, polarized lenses do indeed decrease glare, improve contrast, allow for truer perception of color and improve visual comfort.

 

Jason P. Allemond, O.D.

Optometrist, Partner

Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center

www.WilliamsonAllemond.com

 

 

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Saturday, October 03 2015
EYE WELLNESS SCREENING

 

We are really excited to be offering our FALL 2015, EYE WELLNESS SCREENING this coming Sunday from 12:30p to 3:00p at the Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Scotlandville, Louisiana! It is completely FREE to all who come, and we welcome people of all ages whether you have risk factors or not.

Here is our plan for the afternoon:

 

1) Check In begins at 12:30pm, and it will be on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a simple process of registering each person for the screening, and it should only take a few minutes. 

 

2) We will be performing a few diagnostic tests for the participants and recording the results on the registration forms.

 

3) After the testing is completed, each participant will discuss the findings of the tests with a Board Certified Optometrist or Ophthalmologist who will be on site during the screening.

 

We are expecting a good turnout, and we look forward to meeting and visiting with all of you who come.

Be Blessed & We Will See You Sunday at 12:30pm!

Sincerely,

The Doctors & Staff of the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center

 

*For More Information About Our Doctors, Please Visit: www.WilliamsonAllemond.com

 

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Saturday, October 03 2015
Glaucoma Surgery

GLAUCOMA SURGERY

By Michael R. Oswald, M.D., Glaucoma Specialist

 

In cases in which the eye pressure remains too high despite drops or laser treatment, there are other surgical options which are available. These are procedures which also help improve fluid drainage from the eye but require an operating room setting to be performed. Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure in which a new drainage pathway is created for intraocular fluid to leave the eye. This opening is created in the sclera or white of the eye and is usually very effective at lowering the eye pressure. This procedure is performed in the operating room but as an outpatient. Risks associated with this procedure can include infection, too much of a decrease in eye pressure (hypotony) or inadequate lowering of pressure.

 

Michael R. Oswald, M.D.

Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Specialist

Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center

www.WilliamsonAllemond.com

 

EARLY DIAGNOSIS MEANS EARLY INTERVENTION, 

THIS LEADS TO IMPROVED OUTCOMES FOR THE PATIENT 

BEFORE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IS DONE

 

YOUR ABILITY TO SEE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!

 

DON’T LET TREATABLE EYE DISEASE CAUSE

IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE. WE CAN HELP!

 

 

GET SCREENED TODAY!

CALL TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT!

225.654.1061, Option 2

 

 

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Thursday, October 01 2015
Glaucoma Treatment, Part II

GLAUCOMA TREATMENT

By Michael R. Oswald, M.D., Glaucoma Specialist

 

Treatment of glaucoma can prevent or lessen the chances of vision damage. Treatments are aimed at lowering the eye pressure to a level where there is no longer nerve damage occurring. One of the most effective treatment options is a laser procedure known as SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty).  SLT is a painless outpatient procedure which helps to reduce eye pressure by improving the drainage of fluid within the eye. During the treatment a laser light is aimed at the region of the eye where intraocular fluid drains out. The laser is able to open up the drain and provide better outflow of fluid which in turn helps to reduce the intraocular pressure.  This procedure is as effective as eye drops at lowering eye pressure and has no major side effects. SLT is not a laser to improve vision but is used to prevent the worsening of vision associated with uncontrolled glaucoma.

 

Michael R. Oswald, M.D.

Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Specialist

Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center

www.WilliamsonAllemond.com

 

4 MAIN RISK FACTORS FOR GLAUCOMA:

Age

Family History

Race

High Eye Pressure

 

GET SCREENED TODAY!

CALL TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT!

225.654.1061, Option 2

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