Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Jackson, MI-TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Person, M.D., to their Jackson, MI practice. A graduate of St. Louis University, Dr. Person served her internship at Forest Park Hospital.
With the addition of Dr. Person, the Jackson, MI practice expands their staff of experienced surgeons. Dr. Person specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, cataract, dry eyes, and various other eye diseases.
“We are excited to add another accomplished physician to our team. Dr. Person is patient driven, and has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her patients,” states Sue DeMott, CEO of TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers and Blake Woods Medical Park.
Founded in 1979, TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services, including treatments for diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, Blepharoplasty, and laser vision correction. Our medical professionals specialize in a wide array of surgical eye procedures and deliver their services in the finest facilities in the area.
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers in Michigan include: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Chelsea, Jackson, Portage, Lansing, Saline, Southfield & West Bloomfield. Ohio locations: Bellevue, Bryan, Sandusky and Toledo. For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Person, please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit our website: www.tlceyecare.com.
- How a cataract affects vision
- The difference between LenSx® and traditional cataract surgery
- The benefits of LenSx® laser
- Choosing the lens option for customized vision
- General insurance goverage and out-of-pocket costs
Monday, July 2, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A cataract can cause sharp images to become blurred and bright images to become dull. It can also contribute to difficulty with night driving. When sight is compromised – your quality of life is compromised. Each year, nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts and seek some form of treatment.
The best option for correcting cataracts is surgery. But not just any cataract surgery – The LenSx® laser is the first FDA-approved laser for use inside the eye. This sophisticated piece of equipment, which makes cataract surgery safer, is the most precise and the most effective for the majority of patients. TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is the first in Michigan to offer their patients this advanced treatment. The precision of the laser allows patients to have customized vision with multifocal lenses. Patients can now choose to have vision for distance, intermediate, and near without glasses.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sue DeMott, formerly Executive Vice President of TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, has been promoted to CEO of both TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers and Blake Woods Medical Park in Jackson.
Named by the TLC Board of Directors, the transition was a sensible one for DeMott, who was already taking Blake Woods under her wing since the TLC corporate office moved back to Jackson in March. “This venture is an exciting one, and I look forward to developing Blake Woods and my role,” adds DeMott.
Blake Woods Medical Park is located on Blake Road, and is the site for many local surgeons to perform various surgical services, including: Ophthalmology, podiatry, orthopedics, and general surgery. To learn more about Blake Woods Medical Park, please visit their web site at: http://www.blakewoods.com.
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services in 14 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. Treatments include diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, Blepharoplasty, and laser vision correction. For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit www.tlceyecare.com.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Also located in Jackson, is TLC’s medical office at 1116 West Ganson. This location has the highest volume of patients in the company, seeing as many as 30,000 patients a year. “We are excited to have a strong presence in the Jackson community. Much of our staff calls Jackson home, so it greatly contributes to our corporate culture,” adds DeMott.
For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit www.tlceyecare.com.
Friday, February 24, 2012
When asked why she became an Ophthalmologist, Gordon replied, “I chose ophthalmology as I think the gift of sight is one of the most precious gifts that we have.” Sue DeMott, TLC’s Vice President adds, “Dr. Gordon is a great asset to our team. We are grateful to her for providing such excellent care to our patients.”
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The actual patient experience was a collaborative effort between Ward’s Optometrist, Dr. Patrick Holser, and TLC’s Ophthalmologist, Dr. Paul Ernest, to provide seamless care. Dr. Holser determined Ward’s candidacy for the surgery, while the actual procedure was performed by Dr. Ernest. Post-surgical follow-ups were provided by both physicians.
Just one day after surgery, Ward was ecstatic about her results, posting on TLC’s Facebook page, “Thank you TLC for showing me a whole new world! When I woke up the day after my LASIK and was actually able to read the numbers on the clock instead of seeing a big red blur it made me cry! Everyone at the Portage location was great and I will be recommending you to all of my friends!” After her one-week follow-up, Ward reported that her eyes were healing well and she was thrilled to realize her dream of 20/20 vision without glasses.
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services in Michigan and Ohio. Treatments include diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care and laser vision correction. Michigan locations: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Chelsea, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saline, Southfield & West Bloomfield. Ohio locations: Bellevue, Bryan, Sandusky and Toledo.
View more patient testimonials on TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers’ Facebook page. To learn more about TLC, please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit http://www.tlceyecare.com/.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
February is AMD Awareness Month (age-related macular degeneration) - Facts you should know about AMD
Patients experiencing any of the following symptoms should see an ophthalmologist immediately:
- Straight lines appear wavy
- The center of vision appears distorted but the other areas of vision remain clear
- The center of vision appears dark, white or blurry
- The ability to perceive colors changes or diminishes
Common eye ailments that are not thought to be linked to macular degeneration include cataracts and cataract surgery, dry eye syndrome, and floaters (moving spots in the field of vision).
Although there is no cure for macular degeneration, early detection is important. Once the disease is identified, treatments are available. Further, there is extensive research being done in this field and advanced treatments are being developed. The sooner patients with macular degeneration are diagnosed, the earlier they can receive these advanced treatments.
Monday, January 30, 2012
|Dr. Gago with Kyle after surgery|
For most people, Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. For most people, that is, except ROTC cadet, Kyle Kausch of
On Thursday, January 12, he called TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers in
Founded in 1979, TLC has grown tremendously over the years. Today, TLC has 14 locations between
Friday, January 20, 2012
What is dry eye syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a lack of lubrication and moisture in the eye. Ironically, patients who have dry eyes often have excessive tearing.
What are the symptoms of dry eye?
- Burning eyes
- Scratchy, gritty eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Dry eyes
- Excessive tears or watery eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Red eyes
- Contact lens discomfort
What are the causes of dry eye?
- Natural aging process - As we age, the production of tears diminishes. At age 65, we produce about 60% fewer tears than we did at age 18. Almost all people tend to get drier eyes as they get older.
- Contact lenses - Wearing contact lenses is one of the leading causes of dry eye, due to the increase in tear evaporation resulting in irritation.
- Disruption of blinking - Since blinking helps lubricate the eye by spreading tears, any disruption of blinking, which can occur with reading and computer work, may result in dry eye.
- Medications - Antihistamines, decongestants, heart medication, birth control pills, certain blood pressure medicines and antidepressants can also cause dry eye.
- Environmental Factors - Sun, wind, smoke and air conditioners can also cause dry eye.
Although there is no known cure for dry eye, here are some simple steps you can take to keep your eyes lubricated this winter season:
- Over-the-counter artificial tears and ointments can be helpful to provide moisture and lubrication for the surface of your eye (available at your local pharmacy).
- Use a humidifier
- Avoid excessive air movement by decreasing the speed of ceiling and oscillating fans.
- Remember to blink when reading, watching TV or working on the computer
- When driving point the air vents away from your eyes
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Are There Symptoms for Glaucoma
Who is at Risk?
- People with elevated intraocular pressure
- People over the age of 60
- Those with a family history of glaucoma
- People of African descent and over the age of 40
- People with diabetes
To Learn more call TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers at 877.852.8463 or visit our website www.tlceyecare.com.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Dr. Anthony Sensoli and Sue DeMott, Executive VP visit the Lucy Ann Lance Show at WLBY 1290 AM Ann Arbor's Business Talk Radio to discuss the latest technology in cataract surgery
To listen to the podcast: Click Here
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
January 3, 2012-TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is pleased to announce the addition of RaShawn Venerable, D.O., to their Adrian, MI and Bryan, OH practices. A graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Venerable served his internship at St. John Oakland Hospital.
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers in Michigan include: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Chelsea, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saline, Southfield & West Bloomfield. Ohio locations: Bellevue, Bryan, Sandusky and Toledo. For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit our website: www.tlceyecare.com.