A note to all teachers from Rand Eye Institute
We would like to thank you all, our teachers, for your extraordinary effort and dedication. It is the kind of profession that takes true love for your job. This past school year, required a new level of determination and dedication as it took learning new skills, going totally out of your way to get the job done, and looking out for your kids in extraordinary ways. Through it all, you kept your school kids safe, healthy and educated. We are truly grateful as a community for all your personal sacrifices, love for what you do, and your hard work.
In the spirit of giving something special to our teachers, Rand Eye Institute would like to extend a $1350 discount on our LASEK procedure. Give teachers the gift of sight. Call 954-782-1700 to set your complimentary consultation.
Please be prepared to show proof of employment to receive special discount.
What are the most important tips to maintaining a healthy vision? We asked our doctors and came up with a simple list that everybody can follow. Your eyes are the window to the world. You get only one set so please be kind to them, so they can take care of and protect you!
- An Annual Eye exam.
Many people believe that if you do not have any issues with your eyes, you do not need to have them checked. Your eye physician needs to know how your eyes are when you are healthy and then compare test results when an issue arises. In ophthalmology, if a condition is caught early, chances are best at treating it or stopping its progression. Many common eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration often do not provide warning signs. No one can afford to be lazy with their eyes!
- Eat a balanced diet.
Eating a balanced diet will keep you and your eyes healthy. Nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and Vitamin C provide extra nourishment and vision protection. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens, as well as foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, tuna, eggs, and nuts are important to maintaining a healthy vision.
- Do not Smoke!
Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for your lungs and the rest of your body. Studies have linked smoking with the development of age-related macular degeneration and optic nerve damage.
When a person exercises, the circulation improves in the body and thus the toxins are released. For the entire body to be healthy, a person needs good circulation. Make your exercise fun. Find an activity that makes you smile! Enjoy it!
- Wear Sunglasses.
We are lucky to live in sunny Florida. We love sunny skies and the beautiful weather. However, please do not forget to protect your eyes! Choose sunglasses that block 90% of both UVA and UVB rays. For long walks, wear a hat to provide extra protection.
- Wear Protective Eyewear.
Wear protective eyewear when playing sports, working on your hobby, gardening, etc. Also, remember to wear protection at work if it’s deemed necessary to your profession.
- Get informed about your family’s eye health history.
Ask your relatives about their eye conditions if any. Some conditions are hereditary. This information will help determine if you are at a higher risk for the development of an eye disease or condition. Remember most eye conditions, if caught early, can be treated or slow down their progression.
- Give your eyes a rest.
Try the 20-20-20 rule! Every 20 minutes look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This exercise helps with eye strain.
These tips are not hard to follow. One just needs to make a conscious effort to be kind to their eyes. If you have any questions, please call your eye physician for more detailed information. Rand Eye Institute is just a call away if you need assistance our ophthalmologists are on-call 24/7. Your eyes are important to us!
For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014
Rand Eye Institute offers Hurricane Eye Safety Tips in an Effort to Reduce and Prevent Pre- and Post- Storm Eye Injuries
Deerfield Beach, Fla. — In response to the rising number of hurricane related injuries over the past hurricane seasons, the Rand Eye Institute, a comprehensive eye care and surgical facility in Deerfield Beach, is assisting South Florida residents anticipate and prepare for an increasing number of storm related eye injuries. Rand Eye Institute’s “Hurricane Eye Safety Tips” can be found at: randeye.com
While a number of injuries are directly caused by the storm’s landfall and deteriorating weather conditions, the majority of reported incidents are caused indirectly, occurring as a result of pre- and post-storm preparation and recovery efforts. Of these, 90 percent are avoidable. By taking steps laid out by Rand Eye Institute, before, during and after a storm, many of these potential hazards can be reduced and potentially prevented.
“Eye injuries have increased in past storms. Anticipating and preparing for risks that can potentially lead to an eye injury should be part of any emergency disaster plan,” says William J. Rand, MD chief surgeon and medical director of the Rand Eye Institute.
Because flying fragments of metal, wood, concrete and other building materials, along with windblown dust and debris account for the highest number of eye injuries, one of the simplest ways to prevent eye injuries is to wear protective eye goggles or safety glasses, which should be included with other hurricane supplies. Wearing protective eyewear, even when putting up shutters, removing debris or working with both hand and power tools, can reduce the risk of injuring the eye.
The Rand Eye Institute also recommends:
- Avoid rubbing or touching irritated areas of the eye – especially if you suspect the presence of debris particles or chemical solutions. Wash and rinse with clean, preferably bottled water.
- Having essential medications, including preservative-free eye drops on hand
- Sterilizing contact lenses more frequently – especially when dealing with unsanitary conditions
- Current prescription eye glasses and copy of original prescription
- Preparing a list of all physician emergency contact numbers, including your ophthalmologist and/or optometrist
- Seeking immediate medical attention if you experience a serious eye injury or problem.
Call 954-782-1700 or toll-free 1-800-782-1711
With a compliment of Board Certified Ophthalmologists, who are on call to address your most immediate concerns, the Rand Eye Institute, an emergency generator-powered facility, provides 24-hour emergency care, with an on-site, fully licensed and Joint Commission accredited ambulatory and surgical center, capable of treating a full-range of eye injuries.
Specializing in refractive surgeries such as custom no-flap laser vision correction, lens exchange procedures, custom laser cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery and corneal transplantation; the Rand Eye Institute is a comprehensive eye care and surgical facility, which offers a full-range of patient services, including routine eye examinations, treatment for dry eye syndrome, advanced testing and sophisticated ophthalmic treatments for various eye conditions. The Rand Eye Institute’s compliment of qualified, Board certified doctors and professional staff provide patients with quality and compassionate care.
Located on the first floor is the Rand Surgical Pavillion, a state-of-the-art fully licensed and Joint Commission accredited surgical facility, which offers the highest level of surgical care, surpassing nationally accepted standards for safety, sterility, technology, and quality outcomes.
Founded in 1979 by William J. Rand, M.D., one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the country, the Rand Eye Institute is centrally located in Southeast Florida at 5 West Sample Road in Deerfield Beach, FL 33064. For more information about the Rand Eye Institute, please visit www.randeye.com or call 1-800-782-1711.
St. Patrick’s Day Hot Dog Cookout – Benefiting the Rand Eye Foundation
Celebrate With Us! Come to the Rand Eye Institute on Friday March 14, from 11:30AM – 2:30PM for our St. Patrick’s Day Hot Dog Cookout Event. All proceeds Benefiting the Rand Eye Foundation.
Event: St. Patrick’s Day Hot Dog Cookout
Date: Friday March 14, 2014
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Rand Eye Institute Courtyard
The Rand Eye Foundation is committed to education and research in the prevention of blindness, while inspiring the community to take an active role in its health care. The Rand Eye Foundation supports research efforts in the development of new treatments and surgical procedures related to eye care. It is incorporated with the State of Florida and has a 501(c)3 non-profit status.