The Grand Opening at the new Colleyville 0ffice will be celebrated from 4pm to 7pm. Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres & door prizes
Also featured will be the complete frame lines from Coach, Calvin Klein, BCBG and Nautica. We invite you to stop by and see what is new with these premier designers.
The ribbon cutting with the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce will be at 5pm. Door prize drawings will include items from CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Coach and Nautica. Must be present to win.
Purchasers of frames and lenses, during the grand opening valued at over $350, will receive a $50 American Express Travelers Check*
*Offer not to be used with insurance or other offers.
Total Eye Care has Relocated the Colleyville Office to 6114 Colleyville Boulevard.
Photo Total Eye Care Colleyville Office
We are pleased to announce that on September 2 we will begin to see patients in our new Colleyville office located at 6114 Colleyville Boulevard. The new office is located 1 mile north of the old office at the corner of Hardage and Colleyville Boulevard (State HWY 26). Below is a map. Click on the blue icon at the top of the map for an option to get directions.
As many of you may know Dr. Diana Driscoll is on medical disability due to the autonomic nervous system complications from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and has not seen patients in the office since August of 2004. In the course of her research trying to find what was making her ill she accumulated considerable knowledge in Ehlers-Danlos and the complications associated with it. Dr. Driscoll has been asked to share her knowledge at the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation Meeting in Houston July 31st – Aug 2.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that affects multiple systems and organs. EDS, as it is called by patients that have it, has numerous different types. The most common types of EDS are classical and hypermobile. Another, rarer type called the vascular form, is the most dangerous because it involves weakening of the blood vessels which may rupture (an aneurysm), which is often fatal.
The most common symptoms of EDS are hyper-flexible joints (people sometimes refer to this as “being double Jointed”) that are flexible beyond the normal range of movement, skin that is very stretchy, soft, bruises easily and is sometimes fragile (tears easily). EDS patients often complain of joint pain that may be mistaken for arthritis, yet the x-rays are not consistent with arthritis.
The most debilitating complication of EDS is a type of dysautonomia called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS. Dysautonomia is the result of our autonomic nervous system ceasing to function properly. Our autonomic nervous system regulates functions that our body does automatically such as digestion, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure etc. It is estimated that 40 to 70% of EDS patients suffer from POTS. Many patients with POTS don’t know that they have EDS and are often mis-diagnosed with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. It is thought that autonomic dysfunction is caused by instability of the cervical spine thus interfering with the brain stem.
The medical literature reports that the incidence of EDS is approximately 1 in 10-14,000, however doctors report seeing it clinically more frequently. It is hypothesized that once doctors are made more aware of how to diagnose EDS that the reported incidence will be more like 1 in 3-5000 people.
Once doctors become more aware of how to identify patients with EDS I believe that the incidence reported in the general public will rise markedly. I have personally identified numerous patients in our practice that have EDS and concur with the incidence of 1 in 3-5000. I, in fact, would not be surprised if it was indeed more common than 1 in 3000.
UPDATE: An updated and expanded version is now available on Amazon.com, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Your Eyes and EDS.
Visit Dr. Richard Driscoll’s Linkedin Profile.
Wellness.com is a healthcare portal on the web providing information on a wide variety of healthcare topics. Dr. Driscoll’s Wellness.com profile is now live.
Dr. Driscoll’s ZoomInfo profile is now available online in addition a profile for the Colleyville Total Eye Care office. We will update both profiles with more content soon.