Winter 2013  
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Kay, Tabas, & Niknam's First Annual Chinatown Eye Screening

The doctors and technicians had a wonderful opportunity to take part in the first annual Wills on Wheels Chinatown Eye Screening. The event took place on November 10 at the Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church. Approximately sixty people were screened that day from age three to ninety. Drs. Michael Kay, Jennifer Kim, and William Sun saw patients on the Wills on Wheels, Wills Eye Institute’s state-of-the-art, 40 foot mobile eye clinic. This amazing bus travels throughout communities to provide eye care for residents of Philadelphia and the tri-state area. We were able to screen for problems such as amblyopia, glaucoma, and cataract. We were especially appreciative for the Wills eye nurses who gave up their Saturday morning to help out with the event: Susan Roberts, Betty DiRucco, Joe DiRucco, and Liz Clark, as well as our very own technicians Derrick and Roselle, and office manager Carmen.

from left to right:
Office Manager Carmen Brown, Dr. Michael Kay,
Wills OR Nurse Betty Chin, Dr. Jennifer Kim
from left to right:
Dr. Michael Kay, Wills Eye staff Joe Dirucco,
Susan Roberts, and Lorin Szczepanski
Will's Eye nurse Liz Clark

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On-Line Videos Sent to your Email

Now, introducing an easy way to learn more about the eye conditions discussed at your appointment in the comfort of your home! After your eye exam at Kay, Tabas & Niknam Ophthalmology Associates we now have the ability to email you a selection of educational videos customized to your particular needs. There is also access to our complete video collection to learn about other eye issues. You can even forward these videos on to a interested friend or family member.

We are excited to offer this new technology to our patients. Please ask us about it at your next visit!

EyeDrops App for your Smartphone!

Just search for "EyeDROPS", and download the app for free. It will help you keep track of your drops and remind you when to take them. You can even take a photo of your eyedrop bottle (s), which will show up on your reminder screen when the dose is due to eliminate multi-bottle confusion.


Patients Corner

Below are some submissions from our patients.

Patient Testimonial

Last month I had cataract surgery on both eyes by Dr. Janine Tabas at Wills Eye Hospital. I had been concerned about whether there would be pain or discomfort during or after the procedure, and I am pleased to be able to say that there was none at all at any time. However, it turns out that there is an even more important aspect to the surgery.

I have been wearing glasses for over 65 years for extreme near sightedness, and this got progressively worse as the cataracts developed. I expected that when the cataracts were removed, I would see somewhat better. However, I was not prepared for a result that could be said to be life-changing. A few hours after the surgery on the first eye, I looked out the window of my apartment at some building several hundred feet away. I was caught completely off guard because what I saw was in shocking clarity and focus, without glasses. For the first time in my life, I could see perfectly at a distance without any glasses at all. That was a real jolt. And now, I find that I can go driving without glasses, and playing raquetball with protective eyewear without corrective lenses. What a pleasure.

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FLOATERS by Esther Greenleaf Murer
(published in Curio Poetry, issue 3)

I inhabit a realm of points and polka dots.
I clean my glasses, yet every fish
remains a trout, each cat an ocelot.
Here's a blessing: the measles that rampage
over the skin of the universe
scare me not at all.

My viscous humor maculates the world
Thus do my friends (escapees from Seurat)
take comfort in the knowledge
that their every blemish
is safely lodged in the eye of the beholder.

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Are you fed up with your aging eyes...

So is everyone else. Please click on the link below to view an amusing video.