Local Fine Artist on Display in our Franklin Practice
We are thrilled to have six pieces from local artist, Tom Tjornehoj in our practice on June 1. This imaginative creation of one of my favorite artists, Tom's most recent series of large canvas paintings is the Masters Meets Nashville series. The paintings are made in the uniquely characteristic style of various selected master artists, but all of them adhere to the common theme of Nashville through the use of iconic symbols/landmarks.
Inspired by his recent visit to the Frist Art Center where Wassily Kandinsky's modern/abstract art was featured, Tjornehoj honored the works of Kandinsky, Klee, Miro, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Haring. "This series is borne purely out of my appreciation for the work of many artists researched for art classes I once taught. If more ideas to honor other artists are spawned in future weeks, the series will likely continue to take on a life of its own." More info on these creations and local fine artist T. G. Tjornehoji is posted in our office or by visiting his website, www.TjornehojFineArt.com. Take a moment to view this series when you visit us next.
Posted on 05/25/2015 7:26 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Do I have to Wear Bifocals? Part III LENS AND CATARACT SURGICAL OPTIONS
When patients develop cataracts, (and we all will develop cataracts over time, as they are part of an aging process in the lens of each eye) the ophthalmic surgeon removes the lens and replaces it with an implant or IOL - intraocular lens. Most of these IOL's are of the "traditional variety," which means the power is adjusted to allow you to see distance with very little need for glasses. However, you generally need a progressive pair of lenses or reading glasses to see for near and computer tasks.
Advances in technology mean we can actually implant a multi-focal lens. The implant gives you the ability to see distance, computer, and near with the goal of not needing glasses much at all. The pros and cons of this have been discussed in other blogs; however, I'll remind you that the advantage is excellent for those patients who truly want to try to achieve independence from glasses. Generally distance vision is excellent (90% achieve excellent distance vision) and the near vision is very good (60-70% of people achieve near independence from reading glasses). We do tend to have patients report more halos around lights, especially at night, and the expense of these lenses is much greater (estimate $1,500 to $3,000 per eye for the benefit of having a multi-focal implant).
If you don't have cataracts, we can actually do cataract surgery on a clear lens. This is an elective procedure. But for many of our patients between 40-60 who are already wearing reading glasses, it provides a surgical alternative to see distance and near and minimize the use of, or need for, reading glasses. It's an option you might want to discuss with your Cool Springs EyeCare doctor.
Posted on 05/12/2015 7:47 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise