Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Indiana Eye Clinic’s Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) was one of the first of its kind to be licensed in the state of Indiana. They have become more popular with the passage of years, in no small part because they can keep costs down — for both patients and doctors — while maintaining the same outcomes as a hospital surgery center.

Recently the Indianapolis Star ran an article on which local hospitals have the cheapest prices for various procedures, including surgical eye procedures. You can read the entire article by clicking here.

In its survey of cataract surgery with lens replacement, the state average to have this procedure at a hospital is $8,582. One area hospital came in below this figure, but four other hospitals were quite a bit above that average. One hospital charged nearly $11,000!

Compared to this, the cost to have cataract surgery at an ASC is much lower.

Here at the Indiana Eye Clinic, you can have the same procedure done for as little as $3,550, which includes physician and facility fee charges.

As you can see, there are ways to cut your medical bills, and ambulatory surgery centers are one vehicle to do just that.

Job Summary :  We are looking for a Medical Assistant to train in the Eye Care field.  This person will work closely with an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist, gathering patient information necessary to complete a diagnosis.  Medical Assistants often see the patient before the doctor, and they are often responsible for preparing the patient for the exam and beginning the examination with standard tests and measurements.  Career Training Path available for motivated individuals to become Certified Ophthalmic Assistants and Technicians.

Qualifications :

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Stability, maturity, and dependability
  • Well organized and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • High School Graduate, Vocational school, optical or medical experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Gathering medical records and patient information
  • Taking ocular measurements, both anatomical and functional
  • Administering or preparing medications under supervision of a physician
  • Providing eye care and contact lens information to the patients
  • Maintaining and cleaning ophthalmic instruments
  • Assisting the ophthalmologist in basic procedures
  • Patient work up and auxiliary testing
  • VF, OCT, fundus photography, refracting, slit lamp, auto refractor
  • Scribing with physicians

Job Type: Full-time

Required licenses or certifications: MA

Did you know that your body makes more than one type of tear?

It’s true! We tend to think of tears as being a single type of liquid, like blood or urine. But in fact, the body produces several distinct kinds of tears that depend on our body’s physical or emotional response to situations and stimuli, according to an article on the website of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

For instance, what we consider “normal” tears — the kind that lubricates, nourishes and protects your cornea — are known as basal tears.

Reflex tears are formed when your needs need to wash away harmful irritants. Emotional tears are produced when you are happy or sad, or some other emotional state, and actually contain hormones and proteins not present in other types of tears.

You may also not have known that tears have different layers. Or that the average human produces 15 to 30 gallons of tears every year!

Click here to read the entire article.