Nursing Home FAQ


How often will Ageless Eye Care visit a facility?

Visits to facilities are typically arranged monthly. Should the need arise for more frequent visits, this can always be arranged.

What is the facility responsible for paying?

Ageless Eye Care offers services at no charge to the facility.

What is the patient responsible for paying?

Ageless Eye Care bills the appropriate insurance on behalf of the patient. The patient will only be responsible for any co-insurance due. If the deductible on the insurance is not met or if we do not accept the particular insurance, the patient will be billed for the cost of the exam. Currently we accept assignment from Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

How long do the glasses take to come?

Glasses ordered through Public Aid generally take 6-12 weeks to process. Glasses bought privately will be delivered to the patient within 10 days. All glasses will be fitted and adjusted to the patient upon delivery.

Do I have to buy the glasses from Ageless Eye Care?

No. If desired, the doctor will provide a prescription that can be used to order glasses wherever you desire.

How do I schedule a visit?

To schedule a visit, please call us at 312-929-3340 or email us at eyecare@agelesseyecare.com








PHONE:
(312) 929-3340

 
FAX:  
(312) 929-3341

 
EMAIL:  
eyecare@agelesseyecare.com

 
OFFICE ADDRESS:  
329 W 18th St. #311
Chicago, IL 60616



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Common Eye Diseases


Simple explanations to common eye diseases:

Composition change to the lens inside the eye

Symptoms:

  • Clouding or fogging of vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night (halos)
  • Distorted colors
Common causes include:

  • Age (over 55)
  • Medications (e.g. Steroids, Seroquel)
  • UV exposure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Trauma
Treatment:

  • Monitor every 6months to a year until “ripe”
  • Prescription change
  • Anti-reflective lenses
  • Cataract surgery

Leading cause of blindness in America (10 million people) that damages the macula – the part of the retina responsible for clear vision.
There are two forms:

  • Dry – most common (90%) (gradual vision loss)
  • Wet – bleeding involved (10%) (rapid vision loss)
Symptoms:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty identifying faces
  • Loss of central vision
Common causes include:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • UV
Treatment:

  • Monitor with dilation every 6months to 1 year
  • Preventative
    • Diet high in green leafy vegetables
    • “Eye” Vitamins (Ocuvite, I-caps, Preservision)
  • Enhance remaining vision with magnifiers, telescopes, CCTV, good light source, large-print books
  • Laser or Injections (Wet form)

Damage to the optic nerve in the eye. The optic nerve is the “cable” of the eye that sends all the signals from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma usually results from high eye pressure inside the eye, but not always.

Symptoms:

  • No symptoms initially
  • Results in loss of peripheral or side vision
  • Eventual tunnel vision
Common causes include:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Diabetes
  • Medications
  • Trauma
Treatment:

  • Goal is to lower eye pressure and save remaining vision
  • Drops
  • Laser
  • Surgery
  • Eye pressure should be checked every 3 months and dilated yearly
  • Side vision checked yearly

Not enough tears to lubricate the eye or poor quality tears.

Symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Eyes water
  • Feel like something in eye
  • Eyes burn
Common causes include:

  • Female
  • Age
  • Medical conditions (Arthritis, Diabetes, Thyroid, Lid Disease)
  • Medications (blood pressure, antihistamines, antidepressants)
  • Environment (wind, fans)
  • LASIK
  • Working on a computer
Treatment:

  • OTC Artificial Tears
  • Nighttime ointment
  • Prescription drops
  • Eye lid scrubs
  • Nutritional supplements (omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Punctal plugs