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Surgeons on the cutting edge of technology once again The surgeons at Milan Eye Center have taken another step towards the modernization of cataract surgery. Milan Eye Center is very excited to announce the launch of our new App - ‘Easy Drops’ for our patients. ‘Easy Drops’aims to simplify eye drop regimens, educate the patient and pro-

mote better outcomes through better compliance. The App is free and available for iPhones and iPads. Support for Android devices will be upcoming. After having performed thousands of cataract surgery, we have come to learn from our patients that the most difficult part of having cata-

ract, pterygium, or glaucoma surgery is the eye drop regimen that follows. When both eyes are operated upon – which is common with cataract surgery – keeping up with three to four different eye drops to be taken at different times of the day in two different eyes can get quite confusing, even for the most

Eye Drop Schedule. Changed. Forever. The surgeons at Milan Eye Center have taken another step towards the modernization of cataract surgery, with the launch of our new App - ‘Easy Drops’. ‘Easy Drops’ aims to simplify eye drop regimens, educate the patient and promote better outcomes through better compliance.

organized. Paper charts designed to help the patient keep track of their eye drops can get lost, aren’t convenient to carry everywhere and are, otherwise, an inefficient mechanism. The ‘Easy Drops’ App automates your eye drop regimen once your surgical dates are inputed. The App also allows patients to get driving directions to the surgery center or clinic, have one touch access to emailing the practice as well as educational videos for perusal. You can even read about your surgeon, learn about new surgical procedures like ‘Bladeless cataract surgery’ and easily share the App with friends and family who may be involved in helping the patient with eye drops after surgery. The interface has been designed with our patients in mind and is intuitive, easy and straightforward. This App has been made available by Dr. Patel and Dr. Desai exclusively to the patients of Milan Eye Center.

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Ask Pam, your expert in senior care since 2006 Spring is here and it is time to plan start fresh and make some positive changes for the year. Caring for a spouse or an elderly relative can be challenging, and there is no need to approach this alone. Let Senior Helpers provide the one-on-one care that your loved one deserves! With services starting at just one hour, Senior Helpers truly is your hometown solution for Senior Care. Senior Helpers is Family Owned & Managed and has been helping families since 2006. Located in Alpharetta, Senior Helpers is your Hometown solution for Private Home Care and Transportation. Pam Hodgson owns Senior Helpers with her adult children, Elizabeth Jackson and Matt Fredenberg. Having lived in North Fulton for the past 30 years, Pam has a tremendous heart for helping families with caring for their loved ones. Q; I need help! I have been caring for my father for the past year and I am wiped out. My father has memory issues and cannot be left alone, what are my options? Pam; I am so sorry to hear about your Father, he is truly blessed to have such a loving daughter! You do need a break and the great news is that we can provide loving caregivers to give you this break! Our caregivers can

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Assisted living at its very best The Oaks at Hampton is the newest Assisted Living Community of Oaks Senior Living, a family-owned Community with a mission to provide a home that our residents would be proud to call their own. Further, The Oaks have achieved this mission by creating an environment that promotes physical, social, and spiritual well-being in a Christian setting. It’s our goal to provide a lifestyle that not only provides peace of mind to residents, but also to their family members. Each apartment is carefully designed to encourage independent living, while providing round the clock access to staff and assistance with activities of daily living. We are

proud to be licensed as an Assisted Living Community which allows us to deliver expanded care and services to residents. As a result, residents are often able to stay in their new home without ever having to move. The Oaks at Hampton is conveniently located off Highway 400 in North Forsyth County and is close to shopping, entertainment, outdoor activities, restaurants, doctor offices, and hospitals. We hope you are able to come by for a tour at your earliest convenience. For more information, please contact Andrew Greeson at 678-965-5700 or visit us online at

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Discreet transportation assistance By – DYNNA BROWN owner Mobility Partners Do you want more freedom to travel when and where you want? Are you hesitant to ask friends and family to drive you to appointments? Do you wish there was a discreet transportation option? Regardless of your destination; whether it’s a medical appointment at Emory or a Musical at the Fox Theatre, you never have to worry about calling additional attention to yourself by showing up in a vehicle more concerned about advertising its own business than getting you safely and discreetly to your destination. “Our commitment to our clients goes beyond ensuring they make it to their appointments safely and on

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