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LASIK Laser Eye Surgery – PRK and LASIK Today – LASIK Postoperative Tips #lasik,

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  • As soon as the anaesthetic wears off your eyes will be sore, watery, and light sensitive. This phase of the healing lasts for 6 to 8 hours until the surface layer at the edge of the flap heals.

During this time it is recommended that you take your eye drops and if possible, sleep wearing your shields.

  • The next day your eyes will still be blurry and light sensitive. It is typical to be able to return to most of your normal activities from 3 – 7 days.
    • You may experience a fluctuation in your vision from morning to evening, and you can also expect to see halos around lights at night. This is caused by normal postoperative swelling (edema). This is a normal part of the healing process and may take several weeks to resolve.
  • Some patients note that even though they see 20/20, it may not be as sharp or well defined as before. This is caused by a small loss of contrast and is regarded as a minor tradeoff for acceptable vision without glasses.
  • LASIK Postoperative Tips

    Things you should do

    Things you should avoid

    • Wear the eye shields at night for the first 4 nights. This is to prevent you from rubbing your eyes while you sleep.
  • Rest and relax for 24 – 48 hours immediately following the procedure.

  • A cold cloth gently placed across the eyelids for the first 24 – 48 hours will help greatly with comfort.

  • Prepare to take 3 – 7 days off
    from work.

  • Tylenol and Aspirin may be used for discomfort.

  • Eye drops and antibiotic drops as prescribed by your surgeon.
    • Do not rub your eyes.

  • Avoid getting soap or shampoo near eyes.

  • Avoid dusty and/or smoky environments for 1 week.

  • Avoid pools, hot tubs, saunas and water sport activities for 1 week.

  • Refrain from activities that could result in a direct blow to the eye for several months.

  • Refrain from driving for the first 3 – 7 days until you have achieved 20/40* vision correction.

  • Eye make-up must NOT be worn for 1 week postoperatively.

  • Watching TV, reading and computer use will strain your eyes. These activities should be done in moderation for the first few days following the surgery.
  • * This is the legal requirement in most jurisdictions to operate a vehicle without corrective lenses.

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    Amblyopia

    Amblyopia (am-blee-OH-pee-uh) or “lazy eye” is a condition in which the eye and brain don’t work together as they should. Kids who have it will develop good vision in one eye and poor vision in the other.

    Kids often get used to this vision problem, and might not mention it to parents. As a result, their amblyopia might not be diagnosed for months or even years, while parents chalk up poor grades or clumsiness to a child not being academically or athletically gifted.

    But sometimes the solution is as easy as visiting the eye doctor. Treatment for amblyopia can correct the way the eye and brain work together and strengthen vision. Early treatment is important waiting or not getting a proper diagnosis could lead to permanent vision loss later.

    About Amblyopia

    From birth until about age 8, a child’s eyes and brain form vital connections. Anything that blocks or blurs vision in one or both eyes can slow down or prevent these connections.

    If that happens, the brain might not fully recognize the images seen by one or both eyes. Then, the brain begins to ignore the images seen by the otherwise healthy eye, and the eye becomes weaker, losing vision strength (acuity). This eye is then referred to as “amblyopic.”

    Causes

    A number of things can interfere with normal brain eye connections and lead to amblyopia.

    One of the most common problems is strabismus . In this condition, one or both eyes wander in (“cross-eyed”), out, up, or down. When eyes don’t line up together, the straight or straighter eye becomes more dominant. The vision strength of the straight eye stays normal because the eye and its connection to the brain are working normally. The misaligned or weaker eye, though, doesn’t focus properly and the brain ignores its signal, eventually leading to amblyopia.

    Not all kids with amblyopia will have crossed or wandering eyes in fact many have eyes that are perfectly straight. If so, amblyopia might be due to an anatomical or structural problem that interferes with or blocks vision, such as a droopy eyelid or a cataract .

    Other causes of amblyopia are severe far-sightedness (hyperopia), near-sightedness (myopia), or astigmatism (a form of blurry vision). These problems make vision blurry, and it’s these blurry images that are sent to the brain. Over time, the brain begins to ignore these images, resulting in amblyopia in one or both eyes.

    Sometimes, having different vision strengths in each eye known as anisometropia can cause amblyopia. When one eye sees more clearly than the other, the brain ignores the blurry eye.

    Genetics play a role, too. Amblyopia tends to run in families. It’s also more common in children born prematurely or those with developmental delays.

    Signs and Symptoms

    Most children with amblyopia won’t complain of vision problems. Over time, they become used to having good vision in one eye and poor vision in the other.

    Often, a parent or teacher might realize that a child is struggling with a vision problem maybe noticing crossed eyes, frequent squinting, or tilting the head to see better. Some kids have poor depth perception and trouble seeing in three dimensions.

    Regular vision screenings by health care providers are an important part of finding any problems in kids.

    Treatment

    Treatment for amblyopia involves forcing the brain to pay attention to the images of the amblyopic or weaker eye so vision in that eye gets stronger. This is done with glasses, eye patches, eye drops, surgery, or a combination of these:

    • Glasses. Glasses are prescribed when amblyopia is caused by severe refractive errors and/or anisometropia (when one eye sees more clearly than the other). Glasses help send clear, focused images to the brain, which teach it to “switch on” the weaker eye. This allows the brain to use the eyes together and develop normal vision.
    • Eye patches. In many cases, kids with amblyopia must wear an eye patch over the stronger or unaffected eye. The patch is worn for 2 6 hours a day while the child is awake for several months or years, depending on the condition. There are two types of eye patches: one works like a band-aid and is placed directly over the eye; the other, designed for kids who wear glasses, is a cloth patch that fits securely over one lens.

    Making sure a child wears the eye patch can be a challenge. But kids usually adapt well, and the patch simply becomes part of their day. In the meantime, distraction with a new or exciting toy, a trip to the park, or just playing outside can help kids forget they’re wearing an eye patch.

  • Atropine drops. Sometimes, despite parents’ best efforts, some kids won’t wear their eye patch. In these cases, atropine drops may be used. Just as a patch blocks the vision in the unaffected or straight eye, atropine drops will temporarily blur out the vision in the strong eye, forcing the brain to recognize the images seen by the weaker eye.
  • Surgery. If strabismus is causing amblyopia and treatment with glasses, patches, or drops doesn’t improve the alignment of the eyes, eye muscle surgery might be an option. Surgery also might be done if amblyopia is caused by a droopy eyelid or a cataract.

    Surgery involves loosening or tightening the muscles causing the eye to wander. This type of surgery usually doesn’t require an overnight hospital stay.

  • Eye Exams for Kids

    Kids reach “visual maturity” by about 8 years old; after that, vision problems can be harder to treat. The earlier amblyopia is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances to improve vision and avoid permanent vision loss.

    Sometimes there are no apparent signs of a vision problem, so it’s important for kids to have yearly vision screenings. These exams should begin in the toddler and preschool years so that problems are caught before a child reaches visual maturity.

    Most screenings are done at the pediatrician’s office or at school by the school nurse. If problems are found, your child will be referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist for further evaluation and treatment.

    Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about your child’s vision.

    Date reviewed: January 2017


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    Marketing Vision

    Orti’s Organic Bakery is built around the belief that eating a healthy, organic breakfast can have a significant impact on a person’s health and attitude, as well as the environment. Orti’s also believes that customers can have great tasting organic baked goods if the right attention is paid to sourcing, recipes, and consistency.

    Orti’s Organic Bakery will launch a first location at Union Station in, in Wilder, to serve commuters and build a local brand which can be leveraged into additional locations in the coming years. Orti’s will build a following through advertising, referral marketing, and a loyalty program.

    This marketing plan will allow Orti Franklin, the owner, to focus his marketing efforts by taking the long view, and looking for results on a daily and weekly basis to see that the chosen tactics are successful.

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    1.1 Goals

    • Devote at least 40 hours per month specifically to marketing
    • Obtain at least one speaking engagement per month related to organic food and living
    • Set up operations so that it is possible to take two weeks vacation in second year of operation

    • Achieve total annual revenue of over $300,000 in year 2
    • Achieve an average monthly transactions per customer of 6 by end of year 4
    • Achieve average monthly spend per customer of $36 by end of year 3

    • Raise funding to expand or franchise in the fourth year of operation after the concept and brand has been proven
    • Achieve 99.5% customer satisfaction (199 in 200 customers leaves satisfied)
    • Achieve 15% market of Union Station breakfast customers by end of year 3

    • Reach 5,000 e-newsletter subscribers by end of year 3
    • Achieve Orti’s Organic Bakery club membership of 3,500 by end of year 3
    • Have 15 business referral partners by end of year 3

    1.2 Purpose

    Orti’s Organic Bakery’s marketing plan is designed to document the path the business plans to take to work towards its ultimate goal of becoming a serious player in the Wilder area organic movement and to make a difference in the community by being a vocal proponent of organic eating and living. We truly believe that organic food is not a gimmick – it is a path to a healthier and more sustainable life. We also believe that customers need not give up good taste in order to eat healthily, as the right recipes can bring the two together.

    1.3 Picture

    If Orti’s Organic Bakery achieves its mission, the path will be paved for the business to open locations throughout the Wilder area. Not just organic devotees, but Wilder locals in general will come to know Orti’s Organic Bakery is synonymous with great tasting baked goods. In this future, the organic living market will grow and be a market force to be reckoned with and no longer a niche. Orti’s products will appeal to this organic living market as well as anyone seeking high quality baked goods.

    Customer will seek out an Orti’s Organic Bakery location and find comfort in the consistent service and taste, and the transparency with which the business describes its ingredients and their sources. The customer won’t mind waiting a few minutes in line in order to purchase, and will enjoy sitting with a paper at the counter to enjoy their fresh scone, croissant, or bagel.

    1.4 Gap Dashboard

    The Gap Dashboard will be reviewed on a monthly basis and includes many key marketing metrics which are reviewed on a weekly basis:

    • Personal goal results are tracked by Orti Franklin directly to see that he is achieving recognition as an expert in the field, devoting ample time to marketing work, and achieving a sustainable work-life balance
    • Business goal result are tracked in the accounting system
    • Tactical goal results are tracked in the CRM system where all information related to these tactics is entered
    • Strategic goal results are tracked by Orti Franklin on a monthly basis, based on customer complaints (to determine satisfaction level) and financial reports from Union Station (to determine market share achieved)

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