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We take pride in serving our patients and the community. We sponsor community educational seminars and support groups. The Eye Center participates in Health Fairs and regularly lectures to service clubs, senior centers, and health care facilities. Our physicians offer continuing education credits to our local physicians, nurses, and technical health care providers.  We often hold contests and give away such things as free designer sunglasses and even LASIK surgery. We also offer educational seminars here at our office several times per year. If you would like to have one of our doctors speak at an engagement for your club or organization, please contact kwilliams@eyecarenow.com

 

I have been diagnosed with cataracts. Now what?

I Have Been Diagnosed With Cataracts. Now What?

If you have been diagnosed by your eye doctor with a cataract, you are not alone. According to the National Eye Institute, cataract affects over 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. Here at The Eye Center of North Florida, we are also here for you to ensure you have the best support for your […]

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What is Glaucoma, the Silent Thief of Sight?

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. Abnormally high pressure often causes this damage in your eye. Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60? However, blindeness from glaucoma can […]

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Digital Devices Affecting Eye Health

Are Digital Devices Affecting My Eye Health?

Have you ever thought about how did we manage our daily life before having tablets or smartphones? These electronic devices, including laptops, command our attention in work, relaxing, and play. A study released by Deloitte found that Americans collectively check their smartphones upwards of 8 billion times per day. On average, Americans across all age groups check […]

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September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month

As we age, we become wiser, but our health becomes more important. There is much appreciation for the improvements in medicine; we live longer lives now. As such, it is even more critical than ever before to develop a healthy lifestyle as we get older. Like the other organs in our bodies, our eye health […]

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Good Eye Health Equals Driving Safely

Good Eye Health = Driving Safely

Your eyesight is considered the most important of your five senses, so it is critical to take good care of your eyes. Having good eye health is vital for safe driving, and even a slight adjustment in your eyesight affects how well you can see objects in the distance.  What Are The Visual Functions Necessary […]

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Protecting Your Eye Health With Exercise

Protecting Your Eye Health With Exercise

Did you know that physically active people appear to have a 73 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, people who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to lower their risk of glaucoma significantly. Researchers reported a 73 percent decline in the risk of developing […]

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Eye Healthy Foods

Eye Healthy Foods To Add To Your Plate

Did you know that healthy eating habits may delay age-related macular degeneration? According to the National Institutes of Health, it takes an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic. Healthy eating is not just good for your eye but your overall health, and to develop a healthy eating habit is always […]

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Eye Anatomy 101

The human eye is one crucial aspect that we should not take for granted. The miracle of seeing the beautiful world around you is the greatest gift we have as individuals. Did you know that the human eye can differentiate approximately 10 million different colors? The eye anatomy is very intricate and essential to understanding […]

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The Connection Between Glaucoma and Sleep Apnea

Do you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts while sleeping. OSA symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for air during sleep, feeling sleepy during the day, and waking with a headache. Leaving this condition untreated may lead to serious health problems like stroke, […]

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Summer’s Here, Protect Your Eyes in the Pool!

Having fun at the pool or exercising and doing water aerobics this summer can be a great way to cool off from the heat. Chlorine and Saline do a great job keeping the water clean, but it can also be hard on your eyes. Pools Are Tough On The Tear Film Chemicals in pool water […]

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Summer is Here, Protect your Eyes!

Summer has finally arrived, and the sun is brightly shining with warm temperatures. It is a perfect time to bring awareness and get sun-smart about UV Safety Awareness Month.  Here are some Sun Smart UV Safety Tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to prepare and protect your eyes:  47% of sunglasses wearers do not […]

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What Is A Detached Retina?

What is A Detached Retina? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye, like wallpaper peeling off the wall. SYMPTOMS IN DETAIL When the retina is detached from the back wall of the eye, it is separated from its blood supply and no […]

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