July Newsletter

Published on July 19, 2016


Gravity, excess skin and aging can create a “perfect storm” of physical relapse around the eyes. The result: drooping eyelids.

When the droop is extreme enough eyesight can actually suffer. Driving a car, sewing, reading…you find yourself challenged and irritated.

You go to the optometrist and get a clean bill of health. So the problem isn’t your eyes per se.

The problem is loose tissue hanging over your pupils, blocking your view.


This is a medical problem. And the most effective cure for it is eyelid surgery.


What Will Eyelid Surgery Do?

By removing excess tissue in the upper eyelid, we can restore your vision. At the same time you’ll get a rounded, more youthful-looking pair of eyes!

If It’s Medical, Will Insurance

Cover It?

Good question. The answer: Maybe.

Different insurance carriers have different criteria for covering this condition. And different hoops for you to jump through before you can get relief!


IMPORTANT: It can take weeks or months to find out whether you’re covered. So if you’re having trouble seeing and you know it’s not about the usual vision issues, come see me right away.


It will take time to complete the predetermination process. This includes submitting photographs that demonstrate:

  • A significant narrowing of eye opening
  • With a diminished distance from the upper eyelid to the light reflex (near the center of the pupil).
  • Physical signs of upper eyelid skin excess
  • Objective proof of 12 degrees of visual field obstruction as demonstrated on a visual field test (performed by an ophthalmologist)

Is There Any Good News Here?

The good news is that eyelid surgery is a time-tested and safe procedure. The danger is nil and the recovery is short. The results are guaranteed.

This animated video will give you a detailed understanding of eyelid surgery:

Can Anyone Have This Surgery?
A few medical conditions make eyelid surgery risky.

  • Thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism
  • Graves’ disease
  • Dry eye or lack of sufficient tears
  • High blood pressure or other circulatory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • A detached retina
  • Glaucoma

BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID

In this video, ultraviolet light reveals how the sun is changing your skin when you don’t protect it with sunscreen. Watch it and scare yourself straight! Then get busy with that sunscreen.