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Now that the warm weather is finally here, you can look your best with a little help from the Indiana Eye Clinic!

On April 18 at our Greenwood clinic and on April 20 at your Plainfield clinic, we’ll be hosting Botox Night. Attendees can obtain botox injections at a greatly reduced price. It takes just 10 minutes and is virtually painless.

Dr. Carissa M. Barina is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has more than a decade of experience specializing in Botox® to temporarily soften lines around your eyes, or anywhere else on your face. Results can last for months!

Botox is a safe and effective way to diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles using tiny injections. It is the only treatment of its kind that is approved by the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Click here for more information and to register!

Nathan Gehlhausen
Ambulatory Surgery Center Director

After seven years in the workforce as a sales representative for different organizations, Nathan Gehlhausen decided to go back to school. Coming from a family of physicians, including his own father, Nathan knew he wanted to work in healthcare. It was a burgeoning field with lots of opportunity to help people, something about which he’s passionate.

“I grew up in and around healthcare. It was just a field I felt comfortable and knowledgeable in,” he said. “It will always be a necessity and in demand.”

After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marian College (now University), he obtained a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Indiana University. He then worked for a local healthcare network with their resident programs and medical research before joining Indiana Eye Clinic as Director of its Ambulatory Surgery Center in May of 2015.

“We have extremely knowledgeable and experienced owners and surgeons and a dedicated staff. We have a lot of highly satisfied patients, which is very rewarding,” Nathan said. “What I do in a nutshell is to make sure the patients have a great experience, the surgeons have a great day, and we maintain a financially viable future for the surgery center.”

Nathan oversees the daily operations of the surgery center which includes planning, organizing, and directing all activities of the facility according to its policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives. He also ensures the facility meets all related local, state, federal, and accrediting-body rules and regulations.

In his spare time, Nathan enjoys playing sports and exploring the outdoors, especially with his family and 9-year-old son. He participates in soccer, softball, rock climbing, tennis, racquetball, basketball – “I’ll do pretty much anything that is competitive,” he says. Nathan also coaches his son’s soccer team, enjoys live music, cooking, and traveling.

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.

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.