Summer 2011

What's New at The Koetting Associates?


Contact Lens Update:  Some years ago our  slogan was "when people in St. Louis think of contact lenses they think of  The Koetting Associates". Well, that has never really changed. Our practice continues to be at the cutting edge of new contact lens and lens care technology, participating in a number of clinical studies for these new products. If you have tried contact lenses in the past without success there very likely may be an option for you now. Contact lens materials have been greatly improved allowing now for the ability to wear lenses for up to thirty days at a time in many cases. If you are over the age of 40 and require reading glasses or bifocals you may also be an excellent candidate for contact lens wear. In additon. we even have lenses that may be worn to bed at night (Corneal Refractive Therapy), gently reshaping the cornea so that the lenses do not need to be worn during the day. This is especially beneficial for individuals with active lifestyes or who work in dusty environments. Whatever your age or your needs, there is very likely a contact lens solution for you!

New Doctor on Board:  We are pleased and excited to announce that Dr. Joseph Castellano joined our staff on June 1. He joins his father (Dr. Carmen Castellano) to allow us to better serve our patients by providing additional appointment availability. Please help us in welcoming Dr. Joe Castellano to our staff.

Opti-LASIK:  One of the latest developments in refractive surgery is a procedure called Opti-LASIK. This utilizes the newest laser technology to further enhance visual outcomes by reducing glare and other aberrations. It is very safe and effective and may be an excellent alternative for anyone who is interested in refractive surgery and qualifies for the LASIK procedure. As you may know, The Koetting Associates has co-managed hundreds of refractive surgery patients over the years and will always give you an honest recommendation as to your candidency and which procedure you might be best suited to consider.

Summer Sun and Fun:  Once again, as the weather heats up and our thoughts turn to fun in the sun, it is important to remember to protect our eyes from the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the sun's rays may contribute to the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. What better way to protect yourself than to have a pair of quality sunglasses. The Koetting Associates has long been proud to feature excellent brands such as Maui Jim and Oakley, and have added Revo, another high quality choice for sun protection.

Exciting New Eyewear:  John Varvatos, an American contemporary high fashion menswear designer, has introduced a line of high fashion men's frames that are absolutely stunning. The Koetting Associates has been offering these frames for the past few months and the response has been tremendous. We hope you will come by and view this collection and see for yourself. Of course, we continue to feature other high fashion favorites like Sama, Oliver Peoples and Italee.

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