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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER OFFERS TIPS FOR HEALTHY EYES
Take good care of your vision and your health. GuildNet, a health plan specializing in providing
community-based based coordinated coordinated care care encourages encourages everyone everyone to to take take care care of of their their eyes eyes and and their
overall health by getting regular exams. GuildNet is a program of Lighthouse Guild, which has been
providing quality vision and health services since 1905.
Dr. Andrea Zimmerman, an eye doctor associated with GuildNet says, “Early detection and treatment
of low vision is the key to better eye health. Undiagnosed and untreated eye problems can lead to
permanent vision loss. Regular eye exams are important for adults and children of all ages.”
Dr. Zimmerman suggests the following four reasons to get an eye exam:
• Correct prescription: Vision changes over time, and the glasses or contact lenses that worked
for you in the past, may not be accurate anymore. Adjusting the prescription for your glasses or
contact lenses may be necessary to make sure your vision is as clear as possible.
• Detect health problems: Eye exams can detect health issues such as diabetes, glaucoma, high
cholesterol and high blood pressure.
• Identify eye disorders: Seeing an eye doctor regularly can help identify eye disorders early. This
is particularly important for serious eye conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if caught
• Treat headaches: Frequent headaches can be a symptom of vision problems. When an eye
problem is untreated, eyestrain can result which can cause headaches.
GuildNet is a health plan that specializes in providing community-based coordinated care.
Based in New York City, GuildNet is available in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx,
Manhattan and Staten Island.
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For more information: http://www.guildnetny.org or call: 1.800.932.4703.
Bryan Dotson, Manners Dotson Group
Thank you GuildNet.
My Aunt is home safe,
now I can go back to work.
A chronic condition or illness can
take its toll on both patient and
family. But with GuildNet’s long
term care plans, your loved ones can
stay safe in their homes. Especially if
they are visually impaired.
Please call us – we speak your
Call 888-722-4040 • TTY 800-662-1220
or visit www.GuildNetNY.org