Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter ~ November 2016 Highlights

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetes sugar disease ill illness healthy health doctor8.1 million Americans are unaware that they are diabetic and 86 million Americans aged 20 or older are pre-diabetic. This is why routine, annual physicals (including bloodwork) are so important.

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This Month’s Eye Health Tip

Woman doing Adho Mukha Svanasana yoga poseSome yoga positions may increase the pressure in your eye, particularly the head down positions such as downward dog. Patients with glaucoma should consult their glaucoma specialist before practicing these yoga positions.

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In the News

Blue Angels Navy jet fightersSeveral recently published studies involving LASIK in the military may help address your concerns and possible misconceptions about LASIK laser vision correction. These studies address night vision as well as the stability of the corneal flap. These are two of the most common concerns among our LASIK patients.

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New on the Blog

Stethoscope and dollarsLASIK and Flexible Spending Accounts

It’s that time of year again, so use it or lose it! If you’re considering undergoing LASIK in 2017, don’t miss the deadline for contributing to your flexible spending account (FSA) this year.  LASIK is one of the elective procedures which qualifies for payment with tax-free dollars from your FSA account.

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Eric R. Mandel, M.D. | Mandel Vision | 212-734-0111 ||

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