Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day or Night Infinite Eye Care Can Help!

Last night, Dr. Tom got a call from someone who poked their right eye with a tree branch. They were in extreme pain and figured they would not be able to sleep that night because of it. Dr. Tom was able to go to the office after hours at 9:30 PM, assess the situation and treat the patient so that they could sleep at night without pain and prescribe medications that will heal the injured eye without any troubles. All this in about a half an hour time span. The patient was elated to know they had access to this kind of personalized care and not have to be in pain waiting for morning or travel to the emergency room for the ridiculous waiting and costs that would have ensued there.

Dr. Tom Johnson and Infinite Eye Care can diagnose and treat red (pink) eye, eye injuries, objects in the eye, chemical burns to the eye and many other sources of medical emergencies, day or night.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Never Too Early

As Infinite Eye Care has mentioned a couple of times this month, January is National Glaucoma Awareness month. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning because there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it is permanent. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. The bright side to all of this: it’s preventable!!!

The cure is as simple as receiving an eye exam. Even though this process is quick and painless, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma because they do not catch it early enough. Even more astonishing, half of those individuals still don’t know that they have it.

In addition to adults, we recommend that all children receive eye exams.

Minnesotans who are parents of newborns are strongly encouraged to bring their young ones in for a FREE eye exam. The best time to examine the eyes, though it may seem young, is between 6 and 12 months. This effort is being performed all over the United States in an attempt to catch vision problems as early as possible.

Here at Infinite Eye Care, we provide a service called the InfantSEE program. This program is designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, Dr. Tom provides a comprehensive infant eye assessment as a no-cost public service.

While it may sound like it would be pretty tough to check the eyesight of an infant, the test is tailored for the very young, as it includes preferential looking to see if they’re looking at specific targets.

Talking about glaucoma is not meant to scare you. However, it is meant to make you more aware of a growing disease that is 100% preventable if the right precautions are taken. Please make an appointment for yourself and your family members. It’s never too early!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Infinite Eye Care is Hiring!

Imagine yourself here!

Infinite Eye Care is growing and we would like to bring on board a full time person with the intention of growing with our clinic. We would like a pleasant, energetic, positive person that has experience with people. Previous receptionist and/or front desk experience is a plus. Optical experience preferred but will train. Must be available to work until 6pm at least 2 nights a week and every other Saturday, only until 1:00pm.

Please send resume to info@infiniteeyecare.com or resumes can be dropped off at our office in Sauk Rapids. 

For more information about our clinic visit our website.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Tick Tock

The practice of medicine has changed drastically and will continue to change. Doctors are being buried in paperwork and regulations. They are spending less and less time actually engaging with their patients.

Dr. Tom has always believed that establishing a relationship with his patients is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons he opened his own practice was to be able to spend very high quality time with his patients in contrast with corporate medicine. 

Dr. Tom spends 20-30 minutes with every patient during each comprehensive eye examination. This is face-to-face time. Dr. Tom gets to know every patient on an individual basis. Dr. Tom does the testing, explains the results and personally discusses the patient’s options with the patient. A little old fashioned; maybe but he believes this individual attention allows for higher quality medical care. According to Dr. Tom, “I want my patients to have a better understanding of what we are looking at, what we are recommending and why. Wiser patients appreciate being in the loop more than just being told what to do.”

Well said Dr. Tom, well said!