Hi! Welcome to the Shadyside Eye Associates Blog! I am excited to share thoughts, research, interesting topics, today’s news, and the latest fashion and products with all of you.
A little history of Shadyside Eye Associates: I (Dr. Telega) wanted to start a private practice where I could specialize in the treatment of dry eye. I feel that many people are affected by ocular dryness and irritation and that they are generally undertreated and may need more individualized care. It really is my passion to treat patients and see improvement in their lives. It’s the most gratifying aspect of my career. I love being able to offer patients the time and treatment that they may have lacked elsewhere. So, I opened my office on Ellsworth Ave in Shadyside in September 2013 to meet these needs and have been enjoying every minute since!
In addition to dry eye, we also do routine eye care, specialty and routine contact lens fits, myopia control for children, glaucoma, diabetic eye exams, and other ocular surface issues like foreign bodies, “pink eye”, and allergies.
I also have a strong interest in all things fashion and that’s the fun part – the optical! I’ll probably post some favorite pieces along the way.
Curious about cataracts? Most people are… especially since we will all develop cataracts to some extent in our lifetimes – provided we live long enough. Cataracts are a natural part of aging. That’s right… it happens to everyone, just like getting grey hair. And the way I explain this to my patients is that - just like any age related change – it all depends on the individual as to how fast and how aggressive the cataract process is. Several factors can cause the natural lens of the eye to age more quickly and I will go over those factors, but first, what are cataracts?