Summer 2012  
Newsletter Sections  

Dr. Niknam and LensX Laser

We are proud to announce that our own Dr. Rachel Niknam, MD was the first woman ophthalmologist in the state of Pennsylvania to use the LenSx laser for cataract surgery! She is still the only woman in Philadelphia to have used this cutting edge technology!

The LenSx® Laser is a fully-integrated, image-guided femtosecond laser designed specifically for refractive cataract surgery. Using a customizable 3-D surgical platform, it allows the surgeon to visualize, customize and perform many of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery with the laser itself, rather than with blades or needles. This allows for more predictable, and accurate results for the patient.

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EMR is Up and Running !!!

For those of you who have been to our offices since Feb, 2012, you have seen our state-of-the-art EMR (electronic medical records) in action.

Every day our staff and physicians are becoming more experienced with the new computer system. This will ultimately lead to better and more efficient patient care. We thank you for your patience during this time of transition.

Summer Special on Lasik

Enjoy the rest of the summer less dependent on your prescription glasses and contact lenses!

$350.00 off Lasik with our refractive/corneal
specialist Dr. Jennifer Kim


A pair of your choice of non-prescription sunglasses from
On-Site Optical, our full service optical shop (value up to $300)

Summer is Here!

Please protect your eyes from harmful, and bothersome UV rays. Ultraviolet damage can predispose and accelerate ocular disease, lead to increased incidence of skin cancers of the eyelids, and increase wrinkles of the delicate skin around the eyes.

Look for sunglasses that protect you from 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light. This includes those labeled as "UV 400," which blocks all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers. (This covers all of UVA and UVB rays.)

What kind of sunglass is best for me?

Gray tint - Gray lenses are the most color - neutral. They transmit colors evenly and are comfortable in bright, medium, and intermittent light

Brown tint - Brown lenses enhance color contrast and preserve depth perception for activities such as driving, and sports

Mirror - Mirrored coated lenses offer increased light absorption in the bright sun, and as well as a fashion forward appearance.

Polarized - Glare is due to the reflection of light on smooth surfaces, such as water, snow, certain roads, and buildings. Polarized lenses are useful for blocking glare, thus minimizing eye fatigue and headaches.

Blue-blockers - These lenses block blue light and are usually amber. Some evidence indicates blue light is harmful, and could increase risk of eye damage from diseases such as macular degeneration. These lenses are popular among skiers, hunters, boaters and pilots who use them to heighten contrast.

Photochromic lenses (Transitions, Photo-Gray) - These lenses adjust their level of darkness based on the amount of UV light they're exposed to. They range from clear indoors, to dark sunglasses in bright sun. They are handy for people who need corrective lenses most of the time, but do not want to carry two pairs of glasses.

Gradient Lenses - Gradient lenses are tinted from the top down, so that the top of the lens is darkest. These lenses are good for driving, because they shield your eyes from overhead sunlight and allow more light through the bottom half of the lens so you can see your dashboard clearly.

Double Gradient Lenses - these lenses refer to glasses that are also tinted from the top down, and the bottom up: The top and bottom are darkest and the middle has a lighter tint. Double gradient lenses are a great choice if you want sunglasses that aren't too dark, but shield your eyes well against bright overhead sunlight and light reflecting off sand, water and other reflective surfaces at your feet.

Special Offers

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Please contact our office for more information or call our Philadelphia location at (215) 925-6402 or our Bala Cynwyd location at
(610) 667-6760

A Special Gift

Artist Thomas M. presents Dr. Tabas an original oil painting in appreciation of his improved vision after cataract surgery.

Thank you for choosing Kay & Tabas Ophthalmology as your eye care providers.