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May is Better Hearing Month: Discover Your Hearing!

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May is Better Hearing Month: Discover Your Hearing!

It Is National Better Hearing Month!

Among the five senses we rely on, hearing allows us to not only enjoy life but also to perform the necessary things we need to live safely.  It is essential to most work and recreational activities and permits us to communicate more fully.  The ability to hear is a fundamental part of life that many people take for granted.

More than 2.5 million cases of hearing impairment are reported annually in the United States.  However, most hearing loss goes undiagnosed and untreated.  Permanent hearing loss can result from repeated exposure to noise at hazardous levels such as noise from firearms, rock music, portable MP3 players with headphones, jet airplanes, lawn mowers, power tools and many others. Approximately 30% of the people over age 65 and 70-80% over 75 years of age have significant hearing impairment.  Baby boomers (49-66 years of age) are showing increased hearing loss at earlier ages.

Many people are aware that their hearing has deteriorated but are reluctant to seek help. There are many reasons why they choose to wait.  Maybe they are embarrassed to admit that they have a problem.  Maybe they feel like they can get by without it and wait years, even decades to get help.

There are considerable negative social, psychological, cognitive, and health issues associated with untreated hearing loss.  Hearing loss can affect quality of life. Elderly people with a hearing impairment experience reduced mobility, reduced involvement in social activities, and loneliness.

Call Gene Smith, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, to schedule your FREE HEARING SCREENING in celebration of National Better Hearing Month. Eye Center South, Dothan, AL 334-793-2211.


Are You a Candidate for LASIK?

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Are You a Candidate for LASIK?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that is very effective in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In order to be a candidate for LASIK, a patient must have an adequately thick cornea with proper shape and healthy eyes. The best method of determining these factors is with a LASIK evaluation. Once a patient becomes a qualified candidate for LASIK the procedure may be scheduled. During the procedure, the patient and equipment are put into position and a laser is used to reshape the cornea. This laser greatly improves one’s vision in only a matter of seconds. After LASIK antibiotic eye drops are applied and the procedure is complete. The entire procedure often takes less than 30 minutes!

At Eye Center South we have Board-Certified Ophthalmologists who are highly qualified to help with your vision correction needs. If you would like to schedule a FREE LASIK evaluation with Dr. Bansagi, Dr. Marnix Heersink or Dr. Sebastian Heersink to see if you are a candidate for surgery,  please call our office today at 334-793-2211.


What is Astigmatism?

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What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea and impairs one’s ability to focus on images either close up or far away. In individuals with astigmatism, the cornea, or surface of the eye, is steeper in one direction than the other. Ways to treat astigmatism include corrective glass lenses, hard or soft contact lenses, or LASIK surgery.

If you have astigmatism and have considered having LASIK surgery for correction, please call Eye Center South to schedule your FREE LASIK evaluation with Dr. M. Heersink, Dr. Sebastian Heersink or Dr. Zsolt Bansagi, to see if you are a candidate for surgery.   Call 1- 800-NEW-EYES or 800-467-1393.


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