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  • Erase ‘Tired’ Eyelids With Blepharoplasty

    Edition: Indian River County, Published: Summer 2022

    Skilled oculofacial surgeon addresses young parents’ cosmetic concerns.

    Megan and Danny, with their children Gabriella and Sofia By her third year in college, Megan Cirillo had grown tired of “giving her life to the pool,” so she quietly closed out her competitive swimming career. It was right about then that Megan gave her life right back to the pool, but in a different way. “I swam competitively all throughout high school and during my first year of college at Indian River State College,” reveals Megan, 34. “I was a distance swimmer; I swam the 200-meter butterfly and the 500-meter freestyle. I also taught swim lessons. “I was giving lessons while going to college to become a teacher. That business grew to where I was m...

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  • Modern Hearing Aids Bring Voice Clarity Back

    Edition: Brevard County, Published: Summer 2022

    Loud machines robbed him of ability to understand speech. That’s why standard devices weren’t working.

    Klaus’ new hearing aids have him hearing better than ever. The war Klaus Kolb once tried to simply wish away was finally ending, but with Adolph Hitler defeated and the Soviet army advancing on his hometown of Gorlitz, Germany, the most harrowing moments of Klaus’ childhood were just beginning to unfold. “I was 11 years old at the time, and I vividly remember being with my mother and two younger sisters, one on each side, fleeing west in the back of a truck until we reached an area of the country occupied by the Americans,” Klaus recalls. “I had my first bar of chocolate there. A US soldier gave it to me. The Am...

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  • A New You With Body Sculpting Package

    Edition: Brevard County, Published: Summer 2022

    Specialty treatments take off weight and reduce inches around waist, hips, thighs and arms.

    A package of body contouring treatments helped Kelly lose pounds and inches in her arms, legs and abdomen. For several years, Kelly Cisewski and her husband conveniently worked for the same yacht-maker, Kelly in human resources and employee safety, her husband in another department. Then, COVID-19 hit in spring 2020. “I think it was in March, after spring break, that our company was shut down because of the coronavirus,” Kelly informs. “We were shut down for about a month. Then, after we went back, the yachts were no longer moving, they weren’t selling. “That tends to happen with luxury items when the economy takes a downturn, so the ...

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  • Eye Injections Thwart Macular Degeneration

    Edition: Brevard County, Published: Summer 2022

    Vision preserved with early detection and treatment of wet AMD.

    Treatment for macular degeneration has Kenneth seeing clearly again. As Kenneth Leroux can attest, there is a lot of truth in the old adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While transitioning out of a job in electrical wiring many years ago, Kenneth found work as the head custodian for the Central Islip Public School system near his home on Long Island, New York. Were it not for his wife, Kenneth might have never landed that job coordinating the maintenance of a half-dozen schools. “She worked for the school district and helped me get the job,” Kenneth confirms. “I went on to work in that position for 21 years.” When he and his wife retired 16 ye...

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  • Restoring Smiles With Bridges, Implants

    Edition: Brevard County, Published: Summer 2022

    Comprehensive treatment plans give hope to those with missing or failing teeth.

    Kendra Fuller That old saying, “The eyes are the windows to the soul,” is a fitting motto for Kendra Fuller’s employer. After all, this 33-year-old works full time in the scheduling department of a busy, multiphysician ophthalmology practice. It’s a position that keeps Kendra quite busy as well. “I answer more than 100 telephone calls and more than 200 voicemails every day,” she shares. “I also handle insurance eligibility as well as treatment verifications and authorizations. I love my job because I enjoy helping people.” When Kendra’s not working, she likes to travel. She especially likes to cruise and tries to squeeze in a voyage at least onc...

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  • Advanced Solutions For Dry Eye Disease

    Edition: Brevard County, Published: Summer 2022

    Goal is to treat underlying issues of meibomian gland dysfunction.

    Taking frequent breaks from the computer eases Ted’s eye fatigue. Ted Garber serves as CEO of a digital marketing and tech agency that helps companies promote their business and brand. He also owns and operates a working space called Coastal Collaborative. “It’s an office rental where people can come in and work for the day,” says Ted, 39. “Instead of going to Starbucks or the library, people can come to our office building and work in a quiet professional space.” Like his customers, Ted spends a lot of time staring at computer screens. Several years ago, he began to experience the negative effects of prolonged computer use when he developed dry eye disease. ...

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  • Acoustic Wave Treatments For Back Relief

    Edition: The Villages, Published: Summer 2022

    Multi Wave Connect (EPAT) accelerates the regeneration and healing of damaged tissue

    A lot of what went down in Las Vegas the weekend before Caleb* married the love of his life 18 years ago has faded from memory. What he will always remember is the “stock tip” he received from one of his groomsmen. “He was my college roommate, and he was a real techie,” Caleb recalls. “He was into everything that had to do with computers and software, and he was telling us all about this software that people were using to create some new kind of currency or coin. “He said people were selling these coins like they were stocks for two or three dollars apiece, and he suggested we pool our money and buy a bunch of ’em. Just for the fun of it, we...

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  • Ease Osteoarthritis Pain Without Surgery

    Edition: South Pinellas County, Published: Summer 2022

    An alternative to joint replacement: TruWell Health’s comprehensive treatment program

    Dorothy Egan For a quarter-century, Dorothy Egan was employed by a company that developed cathode ray tubes for the television industry – a product that’s all but extinct. She started out in an entry-level position and worked her way up to middle management, all while her employer progressed through multiple transformations. “The company started out as GTE. Then it was purchased by Holland Electronics and eventually North American Philips,” Dorothy recounts. “I acquisitioned materials for the business, which consisted of 38 divested companies under one roof. Any company named Philips with one ‘L’ was part of North American Philips. “We wer...

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  • Blurry Vision Caused By Keratoconus

    Edition: Brandon/Sun City Center, Published: Summer 2022

    Specialty contact lenses offer a nonsurgical answer for misshapen corneas

    Daniel Pantoja Jr. is a typical 17-year-old. This fall, he’ll begin his senior year at East Bay High School in Gibsonton, where his family has resided for the past five years. A dedicated student, Daniel is making the most of his high school years. “These lenses have made a big difference in my life.” – Daniel “My favorite thing about school is the electives,” the Tampa native admits. “I take weight training and gym.” Aiming to maintain a healthy body, Daniel selects dynamic electives to help him stay fit and strong. He’s also a sports enthusiast, and while he does not participate on any athletic teams at school, he routinely plays sports for fun. ...

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  • Provider’s New Doctors Add Eye Expertise

    Edition: Brandon/Sun City Center, Published: Summer 2022

    Cornea and glaucoma specialists join the institute’s team

    Chris Donovan, MD The eyes are two of the body’s most complex organs. Unfortunately, their complexity exposes them to a multitude of ailments. The staff at Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract Institute addresses those problems, and to do so, the practice recently added two physicians to its expanding team. Chris Donovan, MD, is fellowship-trained in cornea and external disease. His areas of focus are cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Donovan became skilled at performing the most advanced forms of cornea transplant surgery. “The cornea consists of five layers,” he educates. “There’s an outer cellular layer and three different i...

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