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03/07/2016
By: Trandle25 ..
Optical 2000
I was a new client. The staff is nice enough. Every pair of glasses I picked up was flimsy and VERY easy to break, but the price was so expensive you would think they were indestructible. I complained that I couldn't see out of them not once, not twice, but THREE times. The first time I was told I had to get used to them although I've been faithfully wearing glasses for 29 yrs. Then I went back complaining and the technician "readjusted" them to sit back further from my eye. I still couldn't see. So I FINALLY got an appointment for another exam. The prescription the doctor gave me was 1.5 stronger than my original prescription. I was so relieved to find out my eyes were still normal. What upset me was that he told me, "we got a different prescription this time than we did last time. I'm saying 'we' because I only went by what you read." What?!?!?!?! I can't read anything from those glasses. Couldn't see anything. Instead of him admitting there was a mistake he blamed me! This is my first and last time using this clinic. I need a doctor who is honest and not afraid to admit when he is wrong. This is my health!
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This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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