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Local Student Sierra McCloud Shadows MEA Doctors

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 Local Student Sierra McCloud

Shadows MEA Doctors

Doylestown, PA – Biomedical sciences student of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Sierra McCloud, recently shadowed multiple doctors at Matossian Eye Associates (MEA) for the month of March to learn about the field of ophthalmology.

Pictured: Sierra (Left), Jennifer Viscusi, OD (Right)

Originally, Sierra didn’t have an interest in ophthalmology, but after spending time at MEAthat changed. Sierra stated, "I had not considered ophthalmology until my experience with Matossian Eye Associates. In an attempt to get a perspective of the medicine field, I took the opportunity to shadow physicians who specialize in the eye.”

 

While shadowing in our office, Sierra observed how comprehensive eye exams are performed, how technicians interacted with patients, how to test patients for symptoms, how best to answer patients’ questions, and to use some of the advanced technological equipment at Matossian Eye Associates. Regarding her visit, Sierra stated, “Little did I know I would add that specialty (Ophthalmology) to my accumulating list of "Match Day" residencies. Needless to say, I had a one of a kind experience with MEA. The physicians and staff were welcoming and I learned a great bit about the eye and some of the diseases associated with it. I find myself paying closer attention to peoples' eyes. Thank you, MEA, for the unique shadowing opportunity!"


Matossian Eye Associates gladly welcomes interested students to observe our doctors.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetic lid surgery, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

Local Student Sekela Mwantembe Shadows MEA Doctors

Friday, April 28, 2017

Local Student Sekela Mwantembe Shadows MEA Doctors

Pictured: Janine Disanti, OD (Left), Sekela Mwantembe (Right)

Hopewell, NJ – Biomedical sciences student of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Sekela Mwantembe, recently shadowed multiple doctors at Matossian Eye Associates for the month of March to learn about the field of optometry.


His interest in optometry stems from a curiosity on how the eye works. Additionally, learning that the cornea is one of the fastest healing parts of the human body reinforced Sekela’s interest in going into the field of optometry.

Pictured: Janine Disanti, OD (Left), Sekela Mwantembe (Right)

While shadowing at Matossian Eye, Sekela observed how comprehensive eye exams are performed, how technicians interact with patients, how to test patients for symptoms, how to best answer patients’ questions, and how to use some of the advanced technological equipment at Matossian Eye Associates (MEA). Regarding his visit, Sekela stated, “I didn't realize how much goes into taking care of the human eye. Having the chance to shadow multiple doctors in each sub-specialty at MEA was a great experience, and, perhaps, something more important that I care about greatly, is how much the doctors and technicians truly cared for their patients’ wellbeing. That's one thing I will always remember about my experience at MEA. I believe that people may not remember exactly what was done for them, but they will always remember how you made them feel. Matossian Eye Associates is a great representation of that.”

 

Matossian Eye Associates gladly welcomes interested students to observe our doctors.

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com

People's Choice Award Winter-Spring 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

 

People's Choice Award Winter-Spring 2017

                                     

Salsify (Oyster Plant) by Chris Ochadlick                                     Golden Day by Vicki Margulies

Matossian Eye Associates’ Local Artist Program exhibited two artists for Winter 2017.  Vicki Margulies’ works were presented in our Doylestown, PA office while Chris Ochadlick’s works decorated the walls in our Hopewell, NJ office.  Local artists sign up to display their artwork in our reception areas for a three-month period.  This offers visual interest for our patients and exposure for local artists.

As part of our Local Artist Program, a People’s Choice Award selection takes place to engage our patients with the artwork.  Ballots are placed in the reception areas and patients are asked to vote for their favorite piece.  After counting the votes, our patients declared “Salsify” to be the favorite of Chris Ochadlick’s’ artwork and “Golden Day” the winning choice of Vicki Margulies’ pieces.   Choosing was not easy for our patients as the talent demonstrated in each of the pieces was varied and eclectic!

Our newest exhibits will extend through the end of June. James Feehan is featured in our Hopewell, NJ office and Mary Luz Robinson is featured in our Doylestown, PA office.

James Feehan is an artist that is mostly self-taught, motivated by his wonderful teachers growing up who exposed him to wonderful types of art that grew his curiosity and eventually lead him to paint. James’ work derives from his subconscious impulses that “produce paintings… and distil a bit of the universal.”

Mary Luz Robinson describes her work as a “spontaneous impression of color and movement” with color being her theme. Mary draws her inspiration from such famous artists as Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo– Picasso for his bold abstract images of women, and Frida for her vibrant colors and the way she captures so much about herself in her self-portraits.

Matossian Eye Associates (MEA) is proud to host the Local Artist Program at our Hopewell and Doylestown offices.  MEA invites everyone to visit our offices to view and vote on the artwork.  MEA is a center of excellence for cataracts including advanced technology implants, medical, surgical, and laser treatments of glaucoma, medical, surgical, and laser treatments of cornea, medical, surgical, and laser treatments of retina, dry eyes, oculoplastics, contacts, and comprehensive eye exams. MEA features outstanding services provided by board-certified doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

MEA Welcomes Two Doctors ��" Now Offering Convenient Appointments

Friday, December 02, 2016

MEA Welcomes Two Doctors - Now Offering Convenient Appointments  

Doylestown, PA/Hopewell, NJ – Matossian Eye Associates is proud to welcome two new doctors, Paul Johnson, MD and Errol Rummel, OD, FAAO, who will be offering new convenientappointment times. 

 

Dr. Johnson is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in cosmetic and oculoplastic surgery. Furhermore, Dr. Johnson performs facial rejuvenation procedures including upper and lower eyelid blepharopasty  (eyelid lift/contouring), brow lifts, Botox injections,  soft tissue fillers (Radiesse/Juvederm/Restylane), and chemical peels with meticulous attention to detail.

Dr. Johnson attended Johns Hopkins University and Jefferson Medical College. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and his oculoplastics fellowship at the top-rated Wills Eye Institute. He has authored multiple publications and has been involved in teaching.

Dr. Rummel is an optometric physician specializing in neuro-optometric rehabilitation and low vision.  He is the Director of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and Visual Perception Clinic at the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation in Ponoma, NJ. He is also one of only a few eye doctors in the United States to have achieved Clinical Skills Certification Level 3 in neuro-optometric rehabilitation, which includes the care of people with visual/ocular problems due to neurological issues such as head injury, stroke, brain tumor and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Rummel was awarded Fellowship in the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists and treats vision impairment not being helped by regular glasses, medicine, or surgery.


Matossian Eye Associates’ ophthalmologists see patients ages 18 and up, and their optometrists see children ages 5 and up. Please call their toll free number, 1-800-708-8800 to schedule a consultation with one of their specialists.  


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  Please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at 
www.matossianeye.com. 

 

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Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Wins Inside Out Award

Friday, December 02, 2016

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Wins Inside Out Award

 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS received the Inside Out award in recognition of bringing meibomian gland imaging and Meibomian gland dysfunction treatment to the forefront of ocular surface health management at the TearScience booth during the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

During the event, TearScience celebrated the unique inner-lid heating, of Lipiflow®, now offered at Matossian Eye Associates, as the only form of automated expression proven effective in removing MGD related obstructions to relieve dry eye symptoms like stinging/burning eyes, a gritty or scratchy sensation, discomfort in contact lenses, fluctuating vision, light sensitivity, redness, excessive tearing, and a reliance on artificial tears to get through the day.


Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS is the owner, founder, and Chief Medical Officer of Matossian Eye Associates with multiple offices in PA and NJ. She specializes in refractive cataract surgery and dry eye disease.   She was named one of Ocular Surgery News' Premier Surgeon 300 - an elite group of 300 premium refractive cataract surgeons in the US. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Adjunct) at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Matossian has been published extensively, is active as a speaker both nationally and internationally, and is involved in extensive clinical trials.

Matossian Eye Associates is a Certified Center of Excellence for Dry Eye, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, dry eye, Comprehensive eye exams, Oculoplastics and Aesthetics, Neuro-Optometry, and Clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contacts Without a Prescription

Contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. We would like to urge anyone celebrating Halloween to beware of over-the-counter contact lenses.


Here are five frightening possible consequences:


Scratches to the eye – If contacts are not professionally fitted to your eye, they can scratch the cornea, the clear front window of the eye.


 Infection – Research shows wearing non-prescription contacts increases the risk of an infection called keratitis by 16 times.


Pink eye – Never share contacts because doing so can spread germs, causing conditions such as pink eye.


Decreased vision – Whether from a corneal scratch or infection, wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to decreased vision.


Blindness – It’s no scare tactic: wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to permanent vision loss.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com. 

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Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS First Using Symfony IOLs at Doylestown ASC

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS First Using
Symfony IOLs at Doylestown ASC


Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was one of the first surgeons in the region to use Symfony® and Symfony® Toric lenses during cataract surgery at the Doylestown Hospital Surgery Center.  Dr. Matossian said, "I am very excited to have the availability of this implant to correct distance, intermediate, and some near vision with less glare and halo side effects."

Matossian Eye Associates is proud to offer the Symfony® and Symfony® Toric advanced technology lenses for cataract surgery.  These Abbott Medical Optics (AMO)-manufactured intraocular lens implants (IOLs) are new to the market as FDA-approved lenses.  Unlike a multifocal, the Symfony® and Symfony® Toric lenses offer extended range of vision including distance, intermediate, and adequate near, mimicking the natural lens more closely.  Colors are vivid due to chromatic aberration correction technology in these IOLs.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Matossian Eye Associates with multiple offices in PA and NJ. She specializes in refractive cataract surgery and dry eye disease.   She was named one of Ocular Surgery News' Premier Surgeon 300 - an elite group of 300 premium refractive cataract surgeons in the US. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Adjunct) at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Matossian has been published extensively, is active as a speaker both nationally and internationally, and is involved in extensive clinical trials. 

Matossian Eye Associates
is a center of excellence for cataract surgery with advanced technology implants, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, and Retina, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.
 

 

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Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Named A Top Doctor of New Jersey

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Named A Top Doctor of New Jersey

 

Castle Connolly Medical, a national consumer research firm for three decades, selected Dr. Cynthia Matossian as a Top Doctor based on an intensive process of peer nomination, research, and review by the physician-led team.

The positive feedback received from Dr. Matossian's patients and her specialization in cataract surgery using the most advanced technology implant options and cutting edge equipment and techniques were considered in the review process.   The Castle Connolly team also evaluated Dr. Matossian's education, her hospital affiliations, and her involvement with academic institutions, as well as her national and international lecturing schedules and the numerous clinical trials which she conducts.

Dr. Matossian's listing will be published in the October issue of Inside Jersey magazine.  To see this listing when it is published, please visit
www.nj.com.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, is the, owner, founder, and Chief Medical Officer of Matossian Eye Associates with multiple offices in PA and NJ. She specializes in refractive cataract surgery and dry eye disease.   She was named one of Ocular Surgery News' Premier Surgeon 300 - an elite group of 300 premium refractive cataract surgeons in the US. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Adjunct) at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Matossian has been published extensively, is active as a speaker both nationally and internationally, and is involved in diverse clinical trials.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, and Retina, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

 

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Link Between Learning Disabilities and Eye Health

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Link Between Learning Disabilities and Eye Health


Did you know that there is no strong connection between learning disabilities and eye problems?  Learning disabilities are defined as difficulties with reading, mathematics, or other learning problems. There is no strong evidence that vision problems cause learning disabilities or that eye exercises can cure learning disabilities.

Children with learning difficulties often need help from teachers and other professionals with special training. If a child has a learning disability it is also important for parents to know how vision does — and does not — play a role for children with learning disabilities. Learning disabilities result from the brain’s misinterpretation of images received and relayed by the eyes, rather than from structural or functional eye problems. If learning disabilities are suspected, students may need testing, neurological exams, and treatment.

Whether or not learning disabilities are suspected, all students need a vision screening to check eye health and visual acuity. Often, correctable vision issues are misdiagnosed as learning disabilities.


Matossian Eye Associates’ optometrists see children ages 5 and up, and their ophthalmologists see patients ages 18 and up. Please call their toll free number to schedule a comprehensive eye examination. 


Matossian Eye Associates’ Travis Gabriel, OD and Janine Disanti, OD will now be offering expanded morning, evening, and weekend hours in all three of their offices.  These new hours will be a benefit for those interested in preparing for the upcoming school year.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

 

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Make Sure Eye Care is on Your Back to School To-Do List!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

 

Make Sure Eye Care is on Your
Back to School To-Do List!

As summer comes to an end and the school year approaches, Matossian Eye Associates wants to remind all students and their families proper eye care. Specifically, contact lens care since very often during high school or teenage years, many students forgo a traditional pair of glasses for contact lenses.

Proper care for contact lenses is vital to avoid serious eye infections that can cause permanent visual impairment. Research shows that poor contact lens care practices raises the risk of eye infections including corneal ulcers significantly.

To help prevent contact lens-related eye infections in young people, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Matossian Eye Associates recommend the following guidelines:
 

New semester, new case – Replace your contact lens case about every three months to reduce germs.


Just say "no" to H20 – You should not swim or shower with contact lenses in. Also, do not use tap water to rinse or soak contact lenses.


You snooze, you lose – Never sleep in your contact lenses. Even occasionally sleeping or napping in contact lenses increases the risk of eye infection by 6.5 times.


It’s too late if you wait – Symptoms of eye infections include redness, pain, and light sensitivity. These symptoms should be examined by an ophthalmologist immediately. Waiting to get examined or treated could lead to vision impairment or loss.


Travis Gabriel, OD and Janine Disanti, OD will be offering early morning, evening, and weekend hours for patients.  If your child needs an eye exam, these two doctors will be glad to offer their services for an eye exam.  Please call our toll free number 1-800-708-8800 to check their availability in your preferred office. 

The CDC will be having a Contact Lens Health Week that will run from Aug. 24 to 28. The Academy, CDC and other eye health experts will take part in the CDC Contact Lens Twitter Chat Aug. 24 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The Academy will be participating using the EyeSmart handle @geteyesmart and Matossian Eye Associates will be participating as
@MatossianEye.  Join the discussion by using hashtag #HealthyContactsChat.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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MEA Welcomes Two Optometrists" Now Offering Convenient Appointments

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

 

 Matossian Eye Associates Welcomes Two Two Optometrists - Now Offering Convenient Appointment Times

 

Doylestown, PA/Hopewell, NJ – Matossian Eye Associates is proud to welcome two optometrists, Travis Gabriel, OD and Janine Disanti, OD, who will be offering new appointment times.  Matossian Eye Associates will now be offering morning, evening, and weekend hours in all three of their offices.  These new hours will be a benefit for those interested in starting the coming school year off right with a comprehensive eye exam! 

Dr. Gabriel specializes in providing comprehensive eye examinations and fitting all types of contact lenses including toric, tinted, and multifocal. Dr. Gabriel graduated from Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Disanti specializes in providing comprehensive eye examinations and fitting all types of contact lenses including toric, tinted, and multifocal. She is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she focused on primary care and ocular disease.

Matossian Eye Associates’ ophthalmologists see patients ages 18 and up, and their optometrists see children ages 5 and up. Please call their toll free number to schedule a comprehensive eye evaluation.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

 

 


 

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Matossian Eye Associates Wins the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Award

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Matossian Eye Associates Wins the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Award

Matossian Eye Associates is being honored as a winner of the 2016 Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards in both “Best Multi-Speciality Ophthalmology Practice – Pennsylvania” and also “Best Multi-Specialty Ophthalmology Practice - New York Metropolitan Area.”

The 2016 Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Awards seek to recognize the individuals, departments, and organizations, both corporate and public, that are actively working throughout the medical industry. These awards are not focused on profits or sales; rather, they seek to showcase the people behind the success stories.

From the opinion leaders and organizations developing new and innovative ideas to save lives and change the way healthcare is delivered to those working behind the scenes to provide exceptional care on a daily basis, the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards turn the spotlight on everyone working to support healthcare systems around the globe.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com

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People's Choice Award April - July 2016

Thursday, July 07, 2016

People's Choice Award April - July 2016

 

                                         

 

              San Marcos, Venice by Elizabeth Zack                          A Walk in the Woods by Vicki Margulies

 

Matossian Eye Associates’ Local Artist Program exhibited two artists from April through June of 2016.  Elizabeth Zack’s paintings were presented in our Doylestown, PA office while Vicki Margulies’ photographs decorated the walls in our Hopewell, NJ office.  Local artists sign up to display their artwork in our reception areas for a three-month period.  This offers visual interest for our patients and exposure for local artists.

As part of our Local Artist Program, a People’s Choice Award selection takes place to engage our patients with the artwork.  Ballots are placed in the reception areas and patients are asked to vote for their favorite piece.  After counting the votes, our patients declared “San Marcos-Venice” to be the favorite of Elizabeth Zacks’ artwork and “A Walk in the Woods” the winning choice of Vicki Margulies’ pieces.   Choosing was not easy for our patients as the talent demonstrated in each of the pieces was varied and eclectic!


Our newest exhibits will extend through the end of June.  N.J. DeVico is featured in our Hopewell, NJ office and Tom Gass is featured in our Doylestown, PA office.


Tom Gass studied Fine Art at the College of Art and Design, Detroit and graduated from Parsons School of Design, NY, He has lectured at Parsons and was a critic at Fashion Institute of Technology NY. Previous to turning his main focus on oil painting, his vast scope of award-winning work in interior design was featured internationally for more than forty years.


N.J. Devico secretly wanted to be an abstract artist for decades.  After she survived a bone marrow transplant she figured what was a little division compared to almost dying so she started creating abstract artwork after she returned from the hospital.  NJ Paints, photographs, or does a pastel wherever she goes. 


Matossian Eye Associates (MEA) is proud to host the Local Artist Program at our Hopewell and Doylestown offices.  MEA invites everyone to visit our offices to view and vote on the artwork.  MEA is a center of excellence for cataracts including advanced technology implants, medical, surgical, and laser treaments of glaucoma, medical, surgical, and laser treatments of cornea, medical, surgical, and laser treaments of retina, dry eyes, oculoplastics, contacts, and comprehensive eye exams. MEA features outstanding services provided by board-certified doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

 

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Dr. Matossian Receives Scientific Paper Award

Thursday, June 23, 2016

 

Dr. Matossian Receives Scientific Paper Award

 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS was recently awarded the 2016 ASCRS Scientific Paper award by Bausch + Lomb for her paper Clinical Outcomes for Low-Diopter TRULIGN® Accommodating Toric IOLs. Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS presented on "Clinical Outcomes for Low-Diopter Accommodating Toric IOL" to a group of ophthalmologists as part of the paper session at the ASCRS Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Matossian Eye Associates with multiple offices in PA and NJ. She specializes in refractive cataract surgery and dry eye disease.   She was named one of Ocular Surgery News' Premier Surgeon 300 - an elite group of 300 premium refractive cataract surgeons in the US. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Adjunct) at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Matossian has been published extensively, is active as a speaker both nationally and internationally, and is involved in extensive clinical trials. 

Matossian Eye Associates
is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
 www.matossianeye.com.

 

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Matossian Eye Associates Now Offering LASIK and PRK

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Matossian Eye Associates Now Offering LASIK and PRK

Matossian Eye Associates is proud to offer LASIK and PRK treatments as part of our cornea center of excellence, provided by our board-certified, Wills Eye fellowship trained cornea specialist, Sebastian Lesniak, MD.

LASIK is a form of laser vision correction surgery which reduces the need for glasses and contact lenses in most patients, including patients with astigmatism. During LASIK, a femtosecond laser creates a precise flap in the cornea and then an excimer laser reshapes the surface of the cornea. 


PRK is another form of laser vision correction surgery.  This procedure is very similar to LASIK, but a corneal flap is not created. Instead, an Excimer laser is used to reshape the corneal surface after removal of the epithelium.


LASIK and PRK have been performed for over 20 years across the US and the rest of the world, and numerous clinical studies and surveys demonstrate a high rate of patient satisfaction.  Both procedures are well-tolerated and feature very little discomfort and fast recovery.  Most patients can get back to work the day after the LASIK procedure.


Dr. Lesniak performs these procedures on the latest Alcon refractive platform - Wavelight FS200 Femto and EX500 excimer which offers precise results.

To qualify for LASIK or PRK, patients must be at least 18 years old and have stable prescription in their glasses or contact lenses for at least one year.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Keep an Eye on Your Vision

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Keep an Eye on Your Vision 

 

Americans agree that eyesight has a huge impact on day-to-day living and is one of the senses they fear losing most. Unfortunately, people often do not pay attention to their eye health unless they notice a problem. Many common eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), often have no early warning signs or symptoms. Having regular eye exams to make sure the eyes are healthy and seeing their best is important for everyone. However, the risk of vision loss and blindness is higher for some people based on race, ethnicity, and other demographic and socioeconomic factors.

You might be at higher risk for eye disease if you have a family history of eye disease; have diabetes; are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native; or are older than 50. Some diseases affect certain populations disproportionately.

 

  1. Glaucoma, which affects your side or peripheral vision first, is three times more common in African Americans than in Whites. It is a leading cause of blindness in African Americans.
  2. Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness caused by uncontrolled diabetes, occurs more often in Hispanics/Latinos than in Whites.
  3. American Indians and Alaska Natives are 35 percent more likely to have diabetes than the average adult in the United States, putting them at increased risk of diabetic eye disease.
  4. Older adults are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions such as AMD, glaucoma, or cataract. AMD is a leading cause of blindness in Whites.

 

In addition to having regular eye exams, eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and wearing protective eyewear are just a few other things you can do to protect your sight. For more information on eye exams, common eye diseases and conditions, and finding financial assistance for eye care, visit http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes. Remember, when you take good care of your eyes, you take good care of yourself.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at 
www.matossianeye.com. 

 

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Matossian Eye Associates Utilizing New Technology for More Precise Cataract Surgery Outcomes

Thursday, May 05, 2016

 

Matossian Eye Associates Utilizing New Technology for More Precise Cataract Surgery Outcomes 


The surgeons of Matossian Eye Associates are proud to offer the new enhanced technology of the Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA™) System with VerifEye+™ by Alcon to improve cataract surgery outcomes.  

ORA™ is a state of the art guidance system used by the surgeon during cataract surgery. The ORA™ System provides the surgeon instant data to ensure the implant replacing your natural lens is the most accurate power match and is perfectly aligned to achieve the best visual outcome for the patient.  ORA™-guided cataract surgery helps provide the most tailored results available to date. 

Especially for patients with astigmatism, those who have had prior corneal refractive surgery such as LASIK or PRK, those who are having a multifocal, accommodative, or toric implants, or patients with very strong minus or plus eyeglass prescriptions, ORA™ can improve the accuracy and quality of the visual outcomes.

“The ORA™ helps me achieve more accurate refractive outcomes in cataract surgery patients, especially in those who are post-LASIK,” said owner and founder of Matossian Eye Associates, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS. “It also helps me with axis positioning for my Toric IOLs.”


These improved surgical outcomes may help patients be less dependent on glasses.


This on-demand analysis of the eye – something not possible with traditional cataract surgery – is currently not covered by insurance.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataract surgery with advanced technology implants, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

 

 

 

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Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS One of OSN's Premier Surgeon 300

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
One of OSN's Premier Surgeon 300  

 

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS has been awarded the distinction to be named one of Ocular Surgery News’ Premier Surgeon 300 - an elite group of 300 premium refractive cataract surgeons in the US. The editors and publisher have identified Dr. Matossian as a leading innovator in the field.

 

These surgeons work to educate their colleagues, innovate by developing novel technologies and techniques to advance the premium practice, and focus on performing premium refractive cataract surgery.

 

The Premier Surgeon 300 is intended to be a tool for kick-starting conversations and evolving the field of premium refractive cataract surgery. As a member of OSN's Premier Surgeon 300, Dr. Matossian is a valuable resource for the publication. OSN's Premier Surgeon 300 list is published in the April 25 issue of OSN.

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.


Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

 

Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year.  Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players showed that traumatic eye injuries fell 67% after eye protection became mandatory.  90% of eye injuries can be prevented with the use of protective eyewear. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month, Matossian Eye Associates offers athletes of all ages guidance on how to best protect their eyes. 

Save your vision while playing sports by following these tips: 

Wear the right eye protection: For basketball, racquet sports, soccer and field hockey, wear protection with shatterproof polycarbonate lenses.
Put your helmet on: For baseball, ice hockey and lacrosse, wear a helmet with a polycarbonate face mask or wire shield.
Know the standards: Choose eye protection that meets American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. See the Academy’s protective eyewear
webpage for more details.
Throw out old gear: Eye protection should be replaced when damaged or yellowed with age.
Glasses won’t cut it: Regular prescription glasses may shatter when hit by flying objects. Try sports goggles on top to protect your eyes and your frames.

 

Anyone who experiences a sports eye injury should immediately visit an ophthalmologist.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors with emergency appointments available.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, and Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, and Oculoplastics, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

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People's Choice Award January 2016 - April 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

People's Choice Award January 2016 - April 2016

 

                                                                    

Vicki Margulies - A Walk in the Woods                        R. Louisa Wismer - Blue Vase-Yellow Flowers


Matossian Eye Associates’ Local Artist Program exhibited two artists from January through April of 2016.  Vicki Margulies’ photographs decorated the walls in our Hopewell, NJ office while R. Louisa Wismer’s paintings were presented in our Doylestown, PA office.  Local artists sign up to display their artwork in our reception areas for a three-month period.  This offers visual interest for our patients and exposure for local artists.

As part of our Local Artist Program, a People’s Choice Award selection takes place to engage our patients with the artwork.  Ballots are placed in the reception areas and patients are asked to vote for their favorite piece.  After counting the votes, our patients declared “Blue Vase – Yellow Flowers” to be the favorite of R. Louisa Wismer’s artwork and “A Walk in the Woods” the winning choice of Vicki Margulies’ pieces.   Choosing was not easy for our patients as the talent demonstrated in each of the pieces was varied and eclectic!

Our newest exhibits will extend through the end of June.  Vicki Margulies is continuing to be featured in our Hopewell, NJ office and Elizabeth Zack is featured in our Doylestown, PA office.

Elizabeth Zack is a Bucks County impressionistic artist interplaying a full spectrum of color and light, creating an ethereal effect. Her art is less about the subject and more about the emotions the subject evokes. Her paintings reflect that she draws her inspiration from nature. What she feels she puts on canvas.  Elizabeth’s work has been featured in juried shows, exhibitions, and Bucks County designer homes throughout the region.

Vicki Margulies grew up with a deep appreciation for the arts and now through her photography, she merges her love of nature and her spirituality with the beauty she sees every day.  She started taking photographs just two years ago during long walks.  After strong encouragement from friends, she decided to exhibit her work.  Vicki is grateful that her photographs bring joy to others and that they too can now appreciate the beauty she sees daily.


Matossian Eye Associates (MEA) is proud to host the Local Artist Program at our Hopewell and Doylestown offices.  MEA invites everyone to visit our offices to view and vote on the artwork.  MEA is a center of excellence for cataracts including advanced technology implants, medical, surgical, and laser treaments of glaucoma, medical, surgical, and laser treatments of cornea, medical, surgical, and laser treaments of retina, dry eyes, oculoplastics, contacts, and comprehensive eye exams. MEA features outstanding services provided by board-certified doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Matossian Eye Associates Screening Vision

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

 Matossian Eye Associates Screening Vision

 

Each year, the employees at Matossian Eye Associates in Hopewell, NJ administer free vision screenings at health fairs throughout Mercer and Bucks Counties.  The spring and late summer are the busiest times of the year for these fairs and festivals.

Matossian Eye Associates sets up portable Snellen Eye Charts, occluders, and alcohol pads at local shopping malls, schools, office lobbies, and senior centers to take part in employee health fairs, senior expos, and community festivals.  Matossian Eye Associates offer free vision screenings to assist the public in determining whether vision correction is necessary to help them drive, perform daily duties, read, etc.  In addition to administering vision screenings, Matossian Eye Associates’ employees hand out educational information concerning different eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, and more.

Recently, Marketing Coordinator Daniel Rue of Matossian Eye Associates screened attendees for vision at the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicle Commission to promote eye health and awareness.  While at this event, Daniel screened the Deputy Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Jeanne Ashmore. 

 “These events are a great way to give back to the community and promote eye health!” said Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, Owner, Founder, and Chief Medical Officer of Matossian Eye Associates.  “Our patients who attend these events are often excited to see us and are proud to have an eye doctor who is involved in their local area.”

Matossian Eye Associates gladly administers free vision screenings at events in the community.  If you would like MEA to provide free vision screenings at your next event, please call the Marketing Coordinator at Matossian Eye Associates, Daniel Rue, who can be reached at 609-323-1560 option 6.

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

  

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Local Student Neha Ahmed Shadows Dr. Posner

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Local Student Neha Ahmed Shadows Dr. Posner

 

Undergraduate biology student Neha Ahmed of West Windsor, New Jersey recently shadowed Rebecca Posner, OD of Matossian Eye Associates for the month of January to learn about the field of optometry.

Interested in attending Salus Optometry Pennsylvania College of Optometry Neha has observed one other optometry practice prior to spending time at MEA.  Her interest in optometry developed after her father needed cataract surgery last July.  For this operation, he needed to follow a strict prescription regimen for pre-and post-operation.  Neha enjoyed helping him through this process, making sure he was taking the right medications at the right time.

While shadowing in our office, Neha appreciated learning how comprehensive eye exams are performed, interacting with patients, how to test patients for symptoms, to answer patients’ questions, and to use some of the advanced technological equipment at Matossian Eye Associates. Regarding her visit, Neha stated, “Dr. Posner’s use of the Optomap, which takes images of the retina without needing dilating drops, was one my favorite parts of this experience.  She was very insightful and demonstrative with this device.  Learning about the amazing new technology in the office was fascinating!”

Matossian Eye Associates gladly welcomes interested students to observe our doctors.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

 

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.
Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or 
drue@matossaineye.com


People's Choice Award October 2015 - January 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

People's Choice Award October 2015 - January 2016

                                                                   

John Wherry - Double Dahlia                 Gail Bracegirdle - Speckled Egg

Matossian Eye Associates’ Local Artist Program exhibited two artists from October through December of 2015.  John Wherry’s photographs decorated the walls in our Hopewell, NJ office while Gail Bracegirdle’s paintings were presented in our Doylestown, PA office.  Local artists sign up to display their artwork in our reception areas for a three month period.  This offers visual interest for our patients and exposure for local artists.

As part of our Local Artist Program, a People’s Choice Award selection takes place to engage our patients with the artwork.  Ballots are placed in the reception areas and patients are asked to vote for their favorite painting.  After counting the votes, our patients declared “Speckled Egg” to be the favorite of Gail Bracegirdle’s artwork and “Double Dahlia” the winning choice of John Wherry’s pieces.   Choosing was not easy for our patients, as the talent demonstrated in each of the pieces of artwork displayed was varied and eclectic!

Our newest exhibits will extend through the end of March.  Vicki Margulies is featured in our Hopewell, NJ office and R. Louisa Wismer is featured in our Doylestown, PA office.

R. Louisa Wismer is a Bucks County artist and art teacher, born and raised in North East Philly. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design. An art teacher for almost 40 years, Louisa teaches in her own studio, night schools, and at various centers. She teaches all media and enjoys seeing students explore and experiment with color and different mediums to discover their hidden talents.

Vicki Margulies grew up with a deep appreciation for the arts and now through her photography, she merges her love of nature and her connectedness with spirituality to the beauty she sees every day.  She started taking photographs just two years ago during long walks.  After strong encouragement from friends, she decided to exhibit her work.  Vicki is grateful that her photographs bring joy to others and that they too can now appreciate the beauty she sees every day.


Matossian Eye Associates (MEA) is proud to host the Local Artist Program at our Hopewell and Doylestown offices.  MEA invites everyone to visit our offices to view and vote on the artwork.  MEA is a center of excellence for cataracts including advanced technology, implants, medical, surgical, and larger treatments of cornea, glaucoma, retina, dry eyes, oculoplastics, offering contacts and comprehensive eye exams. MEA features outstanding services provided by board-certified doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS is available for interviews.
Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or 
drue@matossaineye.com

Half of Those with Glaucoma Don't Know It; Are You at Risk?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Half of Those with Glaucoma Don't Know It; Are You at Risk?

 

Approximately 2.7 million Americans have the potentially blinding eye disease glaucoma, but only half are aware of it. Meanwhile, glaucoma incidence is on the rise. Researchers predict that glaucoma will affect as many as 6.3 million Americas by 2050. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month at Matossian Eye Associates.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, which links the eyes to the brain. It is most commonly associated with elevated pressure inside the eye, known as intraocular pressure, or IOP. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause irreversible vision loss in a person’s side vision, then in his or her central vision. With early diagnosis and treatment, sight can be preserved. However, glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, so it is imperative that people know the risk factors.


Certain factors can increase an individual’s risk of developing glaucoma, including: family history, older age, African, Hispanic, or Asian Heritage, nearsightedness, and type 2 diabetes. Another risk factor associated with glaucoma is a history of eye trauma.


Our Fellowship-trained Glaucoma specialists offer the latest in treatment, from medical and laser interventions and micro-surgical techniques.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.
Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or 
drue@matossaineye.com

 

 

December is Toy Safety Awareness Month

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December is Toy Safety Awareness Month


With the holiday toy-shopping frenzy in full swing, Matossian Eye Associates urges parents to avoid buying toys that can cause serious eye injuries and even blindness in children.


Overall, 251,800 children under the age of 12 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries last year. Research from Stanford University shows that eye injuries caused by toy shooters are on the rise.  We encourage parents to keep in mind the following when purchasing toys this holiday season: 


  • Avoid purchasing toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts such as airsoft guns, BB guns and paintball guns.
  • Provide children with the appropriate protective eyewear.
  • Check labels for age recommendations.
  • Provide appropriate adult supervision while such toys are being used.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or drue@matossaineye.com


Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month


Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss among adults ages 20 - 64 in the US, yet 90% of diabetes-related vision loss is preventable. Unfortunately, Americans at higher risk for diabetes have the lowest awareness of diabetic eye disease. During National Diabetes Month this November, Matossian Eye Associates is reminding people about the importance of getting an annual dilated eye exam, especially persons with diabetes.


Diabetic Retinopathy affects 28.5 percent of people age 40 and older living with diabetes. It occurs when the small blood vessels in the eye change by swelling, leaking fluid, or closing off completely, blocking blood flow from reaching the retina. In its earliest stages, diabetic retinopathy does not have noticeable symptoms.


Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, causing vision to become blurry or dim. While this happens in many people as they age, those with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts than their peers without diabetes.


Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and peripheral vision. The damage to the optic nerve is usually caused by elevated pressure in the eye. People with diabetes are more likely to develop glaucoma, which rarely has any noticeable symptoms in its early stages.


Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or 
drue@matossaineye.com


Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Named One of New Jersey's Top Doctors

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Named One of New Jersey's Top Doctors

 

Castle Connolly, a national consumer research firm for three decades, selected Dr. Cynthia Matossian as a Top Doctor based on an intensive process of peer nomination, research, and review by the physician-led team.  


The positive feedback received from Dr. Matossian's patients and her specialization in cataract surgery using the most advanced technology implant options were considered in the review process.   The Castle Connolly team also evaluated Dr. Matossian's education, her hospital affiliations, and her involvement with academic institutions, as well as her national and international lecturing schedules in addition to the numerous clinical trials which she conducts.  

 

To see Dr. Matossian's listing, please visit www.nj.com.

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or drue@matossaineye.com

 

Costume Contact Lenses Can Ruin Your Vision

Friday, October 23, 2015

Costume Contact Lenses Can Ruin Your Vision

 

Doylestown, PA – Tiger eyes, checkered pupils, milky lenses, evil eyes… non-prescription decorative lenses (also called cosmetic, costume, or plano contact lenses) come in many different patterns and colors. After reports of these lenses causing eye injuries and infections, the FDA classified all contact lenses as medical devices and restricted their distribution to licensed eye care professionals only, effectively banning sales of non-prescription contact lenses in 2005. Despite that, these items remain available from difficult to regulate sources, such as on the internet, in convenience stores, and at flea markets.  These illegally-sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun Halloween night into a real nightmare. To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story, Matossian Eye Associates warns against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription.

Below are four frightening ways that non-prescription decorative lenses can hurt your eyes:

 

  • Scratches – Because over-the-counter lenses are not fitted and sized for the person wearing the contacts, they can easily scrape the outer layer of the eye. The resulting corneal abrasions can cause redness, light sensitivity, discharge, pain, plus the feeling that something is stuck under the eyelid.
  • Sores – Costume contact lenses can create a literal eye sore called a corneal ulcer, with symptoms similar to corneal abrasions. The ulcers sometimes appear as a white dot on the iris (the colored part of the eye.) When the ulcers heal, they can scar over and can in some cases permanently affect vision.
  • Infections – Both corneal abrasions and ulcers create openings in the eye, making them more vulnerable to harmful bacteria, viruses, and amoebas. All of these organisms can cause serious eye infections known as keratitis. One study found that wearing cosmetic contact lenses increased the risk of keratitis by more than 16 times. Some infections, such as herpes simplex, can be recurring and difficult to eradicate, while a number of bacteria have become resistant to common antibiotics, making them difficult to effectively treat.
  • Blindness – In the most extreme cases, complications from wearing costume contact lenses may require surgery or end in blindness. For instance, extensive scarring from an infection can distort the cornea or make it opaque, requiring a corneal transplant to restore vision.


So this Halloween, leave the non-prescription contacts out of your costume.  Come and see the contact lens specialist at Matossian Eye Associates to see our safe lines of colored and enhancing contact lenses.  Your eyes will thank you!

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics, dry eye, retina, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

 

 

Presidential Award Given to Public Service Program Thanks to Efforts by Local Ophthalmologists

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Presidential Award Given to Public Service Program Thanks to Efforts by Local Ophthalmologists


Ophthalmologists Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, Ilya Rozenbaum, MD, and Priya Desai, MD, MBA, who have practiced eye care in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Hopewell, New Jersey for many years volunteer with EyeCare America to restore vision for seniors.  Thanks to their and other ophthalmolgists’ sight-saving contributions, the national public service program has just received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

EyeCare America, a program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is one of the largest public service programs in American medicine.  Over the last 30 years, it has helped more than 1.8 million people obtain access to eye care and medical resources.  It does this through a corps of more than 6,000 volunteer ophthalmologists around the country who help seniors and the medically underserved.

The program was recognized this summer by the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) which is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.

“Thank you for helping to address the most pressing needs in your community and our country,” wrote President Obama in a letter that accompanied the award.  “Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise.”

“Losing vision can be devastating, but some seniors may think it is an inevitable part of the aging process and suffer in silence rather than seeking help,” said Dr. Matossian.  “Today, we are fortunate to have several treatments to help stop and even restore vision loss for older Americans.  It’s an honor to be part of a national program that helps make it so much easier for seniors to access these treatments, and I’m pleased that our work has helped gain recognition of EyeCare America from the President.”

Those interested in the program can see if they qualify for a sight-saving eye exam and care at no out-of-pocket cost by visiting EyeCare America’s online referral center at www.eyecareamerica.org.  This online referral center also allows friends and family members to find out if their loved ones are eligible to be matched with an EyeCare America volunteer ophthalmologist.

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, cornea oculoplastics, dry eye, retina, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.


 

People's Choice Award July 2015 - October 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

People's Choice Award July 2015 - October 2015

                                         

Dave Byrne - Mary's Bridge                 Lisa Raezer - Winter Morning Beauty 

 

Matossian Eye Associates’ Local Artist Program exhibited two artists from July through September of 2015.  Dave Byrnes’s artwork decorated the walls in our Hopewell, NJ office while Lisa Raezer’s paintings were presented in our Doylestown, PA office.  Local artists sign up to display their artwork in our reception areas for a three month period.  This offers visual interest for our patients and exposure for local artists.

 

As part of our Local Artist Program, a People’s Choice Award selection takes place to engage our patients with the artwork.  Ballots are placed in the reception areas and patients are asked to vote for their favorite painting.  After counting the votes, our patients declared “Winter Morning Beauty” to be the favorite of Lisa Raezer’s artwork and “Mary’s Bridge” the winning choice of Dave Byrne’s pieces.   Choosing was not easy for our patients, as the talent demonstrated in each of the pieces of artwork displayed was varied and eclectic!

 

Our newest exhibits will extend through the end of December.  John Wherry is featured in our Hopewell, NJ office and Gail Bracegirdle is featured in our Doylestown, PA office.

 

John Wherry searched for beauty in nature with his photographs of flowers. He grew up in a small Ohio city called Elyria and attended Hiram College, graduating with a degree in psychology.  It was then that he started taking photographs of the world around him, including people, buildings, sunsets, and many other subjects. After he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease he continued working until about 15 years ago when he was forced to retire due to his symptoms becoming too severe.  This was a blessing in disguise, as it gave him more time to improve his photography skills and travel to places such as Longwood Gardens with their fantastic orchid room and Sayen Gardens in Hamilton Square.

 

Gail Bracegirdle is a representational artist whose watercolors are filled with light and color. She prefers to work from life or from sketches made on location in order to observe and capture the effects of direct and reflected light and shadow on her subject. Her goal is to share her experience of the subject - be it sensual, poignant, whimsical, puzzling or otherwise. Gail B. (as her work is signed) studied textile design at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia and had a career in that industry until 1990. Wanting to explore new challenges, she began to dedicate all her time and energy to painting in watercolor. In 1993, she added teaching to her list of accomplishments and finds this to be a “wonderfully enjoyable and rewarding experience.”

 

Matossian Eye Associates (MEA) is proud to host the Local Artist Program at our Hopewell and Doylestown offices.  MEA invites everyone to visit our offices to view and vote on the artwork.  MEA is a center of excellence for cataracts including advanced technology, implants, medical, surgical, and larger treatments of cornea, glaucoma, retina, dry eyes, oculoplastics, offering contacts and comprehensive eye exams. MEA features outstanding services provided by board-certified doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or drue@matossaineye.com

 

Matossian Eye Associates Receives BEST Award

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Matossian Eye Associates Receives BEST Award

 

Matossian Eye Associates was awarded the 2015 BEST OF Bucks and Montgomery Counties by The Intelligencer for the category of One of The Best Ophthalmologists.

Matossian Eye Associates also won the 2015 BEST Optometrist of Bucks and Montgomery Counties by The Intelligencer.  Almost 50,000 votes were cast!  All the results will be published in print and at www.TheIntell.com/BESTOf.  The honorees selected for this award are comprised of high achieving professionals in every industry in America. Honorees must have been continuously recognized for professional excellence throughout the last five years.  Each honoree is carefully considered by a group of researchers who specialize in award evaluation.  This award is an accomplishment recognized by the Top Five Percent of American Professionals.



Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.


About Matossian Eye Associates
Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at
www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.
Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or 
drue@matossaineye.com


Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Receives Award

Thursday, September 17, 2015

 Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS Receives Award

 

American Registry has selected Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS as one of America's Most Honored Professionals.  The honorees selected for this award are comprised of high achieving professionals in every industry in America. Honorees must have been continuously recognized for professional excellence throughout the last five years.  Each honoree is carefully considered by a group of researchers who specialize in award evaluation.  This award is an accomplishment recognized by the Top Five Percent of American Professionals.

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics and aesthetics, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com. 

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or drue@matossaineye.com

 

 

Are Your Eyes Changing Becasue You're Getting Older?

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Are Your Eyes Changing Because You're Getting Older?

 

In support of Healthy Aging Month this September, Matossian Eye Associates, along with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, encourages all adults to know what vision changes to expect and when to seek treatment for signs of a disease or condition that could cause irreversible vision loss. To aid in this understanding, the Academy is providing explanations for the following common visual changes adults may experience as they get older.

 

Reading a menu or sewing has become increasingly difficult – As the eye ages its lens becomes less flexible, making it harder to read at close range or do “near work.” This condition is called presbyopia, which comes from the Greek meaning “aging eye.” Nearly all adults experience presbyopia starting around age 40.


Eyes suddenly burn or sting and water excessively While seemingly opposite symptoms, these can be a sign of dry eye. Dry eye is very common as people age, especially in women undergoing hormonal changes that can alter the quality of tears the eye produces. For most people, treatment for dry eye is as simple as using over-the-counter eye drops. If these do not provide relief, an ophthalmologist – a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions – may prescribe medication or suggest surgical options.


Seeing clouds float in front of vision or occasional flashes of light – The clouds are actually tiny clumps of cells floating in the vitreous gel, the clear gel-like fluid inside the eye, and are also called “floaters.” The flashes of light are caused by vitreous gel pulling at the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye, as it moves. Floaters and flashes become more common as one ages, but a sudden increase could be a sign of a torn retina and an ophthalmologist should be seen immediately as surgery is often a required treatment.


Colors are muted, lights appear to have halos These can be a sign of cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens that nearly everyone develops as they age.


Central vision seems hazy, making it difficult to recognize faces – This is a common symptom of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Because symptoms usually aren’t noticeable until vision loss has already occurred, routine eye exams are essential to help diagnose AMD early to prevent vision loss.


Trouble seeing at intersections while driving – Deteriorating peripheral vision may be a sign of glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness. Vision loss is so gradual that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has already been compromised. Fortunately, most vision loss from glaucoma can be prevented with early detection and medical intervention.


To ensure healthy eyes throughout life, all adults should get a baseline eye exam by age 40. In addition, adults age 65 and older should have an eye exam every one to two years, or as recommended by their ophthalmologist. Seniors who have not had a recent eye exam or for whom cost is a concern may qualify for EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology that offers eye exams and care at no out-of-pocket cost for eligible seniors age 65 and older. Visit www.eyecareamerica.org to see if you are eligible.

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or drue@matossaineye.com

 

 

Back to School - Don't Forget About Your Vision

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back to School - Don't Forget About Your Vision 


Hopewell, NJ – Many kids trade their glasses in for contact lenses during the high school years. However, proper care for contact lenses is vital to avoid serious eye infections that can cause permanent visual impairment.

 

Contact lenses have been implicated in nearly 25% of children’s emergency room visits related to medical devices. Research has shown that poor contact lens care practices by teens and young people raise their risk of eye infections including corneal ulcers. To help prevent contact lens related eye infections in young people, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Matossian Eye Associates recommend the following guidelines:

 

  • New Quarter, New Case – Replace your contact lens case every three months will help keep germs at bay.
  • Just say "no" to H20 – You should not swim, shower, or enjoy a hot tub with contact lenses in. Tap water should never be used to rinse or soak contact lenses.
  • You snooze, you lose – Never sleep in your contact lenses. Even occasionally sleeping in contact lenses increases the risk of eye infection by 6.5 times. Unfortunately, a recent poll of nearly 100,000 people by BuzzFeed found that about 70% of respondents occasionally or regularly sleep in their contact lenses.
  • It’s too late if you wait – Symptoms of eye infections include redness, pain, and light sensitivity, and should be examined by an ophthalmologist immediately. Waiting to get examined or treated could lead to vision loss. 

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or drue@matossaineye.com

 

 

Princeton University Medical Student Hanley Ong Shadows Dr. Matossian

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Princeton University Medical Student

Hanley Ong Shadows Dr. Matossian

 

Princeton University undergraduate student Hanley Ong recently shadowed Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS for the day. Interested in medical school but not in a specific field of medicine as yet, Hanley hopes to observe many medical practices before refining his focus. Of his visit, Hanley stated, “Daniel [intern Daniel Jaramillo] gave me a tour of the office and of some of the machines. Dr. Posner went into greater detail, showing me what each machine was for and how it worked. Having the opportunity to view eyes through these advanced technologies really impressed me – I had no idea how intricate the human eye is! Working with Dr. Matossian was especially inspiring, as she deftly and sensitively conveys complex medical information in a way that any patient can understand. This was a really enriching opportunity, and it really expanded my mind with regards to ophthalmology.”

 

Matossian Eye Associates is a center of excellence for comprehensive eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, oculoplastics, dry eye, retina, cornea, contact lenses, and clinical trials, featuring outstanding services offered by nationally recognized doctors.  For a consultation, please call our toll free number at 1-800-708-8800 or visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

 

About Matossian Eye Associates

Matossian Eye Associates is a multi-specialty integrated ophthalmology and optometry private practice with three conveniently located offices in Doylestown, PA, Hopewell and Hamilton, NJ. All of our physicians are board-certified. We offer a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care, detection and treatment of eye diseases, and eye surgery using the most advanced technology available, including the latest microsurgical techniques and advanced technology implants.  From the "best fitting" contact lenses to board certified, fellowship trained specialists in Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology, our philosophy is to provide outstanding medical and surgical outcomes and uncompromising patient care.  To learn more about Matossian Eye Associates, please visit us at www.matossianeye.com.

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Note to the editor:  Cynthia Matossian, MD is available for interviews.

Contact: Daniel Rue – 609-323-1560, option 6 or drue@matossaineye.com