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Shadyside Eye Blog

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.


Summer in the City!!

Summer in the City!!   Finally, blue skies and baseball and music festivals and days at the park…. I have been waiting for this forever! Or since last year. And if you are a current patient of mine, you know that everyone who leaves my office gets the warning –...

Is it Dry Eye or is it Allergies?

Well, of course, the answer may be it’s both! I get a lot of patients this time of year with dry eye symptoms – the dryness, scratchiness, burning, stinging, tired eyes, discomfort, variable vision – and the questions is… is this dry eye or is it allergies?

Contact Lenses Over 40?? YES!

If you are over the age of 40 (ish) and wear (or want to wear) contact lenses – then you’ve probably realized that reading and computer can be more difficult (this phenomenon is called “Presbyopia”). The good news is that there are some really excellent solutions available!

Dry Eye Treatment – Individualized

Consider an Individualized Approach to Dry Eye Treatment

Curious about Cataracts?

A Little Bit About Cataracts
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?