Winter 2010

What's New at The Koetting Associates?

Sama Eyewear: The Koetting Associates is proud to be one of only a few locations in the St. louis area to offer the beautiful Sama eyewear collection.

Sama Eyewear is the world's finest and most exclusive ultra-premium eyewear company. Founded by internationally renowned designer Sheila Vance, Sama Eyewear introduced the world to luxury fashion eyewear and remains the standard by which all others are judged. Always on the cutting edge, Sama Eyewear is proud of its many design and technology firsts including introduction of 100% Pure Titanium to the optical industry.

All Sama Eyewear collections (Sama, Loree Rodkin Eye Couture, Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear, and Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear) are manufactured, assembled and finished by hand in Japan using only original designs, the costliest materials and most advanced production techniques. We encourage you to stop by our office and see our beautiful collection.

 Highway 40 (I-64): The much anticipated conclusion of the Highway 40 (I-64) reconstruction project is now a reality. Our patients may once again easliy access our office coming from the north, west and east. We are conveniently located about one mile south of the Highway 40 (I-64), I-170 and Brentwood Boulevard interchange. For your added convenience we offer free surface parking. We hope you will visit our office soon.

Macular Pigment Testing: It is becoming ever more apparent that a number of risk factors are involved in the development of macular degeneration. One of these risk factors appears to be the amount of pigment in the macular area of the retina. The level of pigment that naturally occurs in the macula tends to decrease with age and recent studies show that higher levels may be protective for developing macular disease and/or reducing the severity of the disease. In addition, certain nutrients such as zeaxanthin and lutein have been shown to increase the pigment in the macula and, though available in some foods we eat, they tend to be deficient in most peoples' diets.

As pat of our eye examination we test all patients over the age of 35 for macular pigment level. If the level is low, or if you have other risk factors for developing macular degeneration, there are vitamin supplements that we might recommend for you. If you are concerned about macular degeneration or have further questions, please contact our office.

 Dr. Castellano Attends Academy Meeting: Dr. Castellano recently attended the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Orlando, Florida. This is the preeminent educational eye care conference in the world and is attended by about 4000 doctors worldwide. Dr. Castellano is a Fellow in the Academy and is one of only about 200 individuals to be recognized as a Diplomate in it's Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Section.


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