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Did you know January is Glaucoma awareness month?

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Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases! It has affected nearly 3 million people of ages 40 and older, according to the Prevent Blindness report. “Additionally, the numbers are estimated to increase by nearly 50 percent to 4.3 million by 2032”.

Someone who gets glaucoma can have good central vision as it is known to affect your peripheral vision first.

January has been given Glaucoma awareness month to help educate the public on this disease including treatments and precautions.

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “sneak thief of sight” . Vision changes can occur gradually without pain and can develop in one or both eyes.

With our help and on track eye appointments, glaucoma can be slowed with early diagnosis and treatment. Talk with us today to find out if you are more likely at risk, have been diagnosed and or what the right treatment options are for you!

As your eye care provider and friend, I hope that you and your family have been safe and healthy during this unprecedented and challenging time of COVID-19.

I am pleased to announce that we have reopened our office on Monday, June 8, 2020, and hope that you will return soon as our patient.

To assure your safety, and that of our staff, we have put in place the following procedures in accordance with state and federal COVID-19 re-opening guidelines:

  1. All patients will be seen by appointment only. This includes exams, eyeglass dispensing, and contact lens dispensing.
  1. All patients and staff must wear face masks and use hand sanitizer upon entering the office. Your remote temperature and pulse ox will also be taken upon arrival.
  1. The staff area has been reconfigured with plexiglass barriers to enhance social distancing.
  1. Only 1 person will be allowed in the office at a time.
  1. Upon arrival, call us at 617-387-1904 from your cell phone and we will open the door.
  1. We will ask questions about signs/symptoms of any illness, as well as recent overseas travel, and contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. Please do not be offended; this is for everyone’s safety.
  1. All equipment and the reception area will be sanitized between appointments.

Thank you for your support and cooperation as we go through this challenging reopening process together to respect and protect each other’s safety and health. Let me know if you have any additional concerns that we can address to assure your next visit is one you can feel confident about.

Please contact the office at 617-387-1904 to schedule your appointment.

We have recently updated our office!

I look forward to seeing you again soon, and until then, be well and stay healthy.

Dr. Shwon & Mindy Shwom