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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

 

What To Do If You Get Hand Sanitizer In Your Eye

The introduction of strict hand hygiene has become an essential part of our daily habits. It has also created new challenges for our eyes with the rise of eye accidents from hand sanitizers coming in contact with the eye. It is no surprise that there are sanitizer dispensers at every corner. We see them at […]

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How Stress Impacts Your Eyes

Stress is that one factor that has affected most of us in our busy lives, and health conditions from stress are common. However, did you know that stress can also affect your eyes? During those emotionally difficult times when life feels much too busy or demanding, your eyes can pay the price like the rest […]

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Trifocal Lens Outcomes After Cataract Surgery

Curious about the difference in trifocal vs monofocal lenses? Check out this article about a recent clinical trial that Dr. Fisher coauthored and was published in the February 2021 American Academy of Ophthalmology Journal. Click here for the February 2021 AAO Journal Article     

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What Do Your Eyes Reveal About Your Heart?

February often brings thoughts of heart-shaped candies and heart-themed décor for Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, it should make you think about your heart health too! February is Heart Health Month, a time to focus on heart health and disease prevention. Many don’t realize that the eyes and heart are connected. The eyes reveal a […]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

What is Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? AMD is a disorder of the macula. The macula is the part of your retina where your central and color vision calls home. AMD is a complex disorder where degenerative protein/lipids (called “drusen”) deposit under the retina. These deposits are seen in early macular degeneration. As the disease progresses, […]

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How to Combat Winter Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are prevalent during the winter season because of the cold, harsh winter winds, dry outdoor air, and dry indoor heat. These sudden changes in the atmosphere produce the onset of moisture evaporation inside your eyes. Thus our tear glands do not produce fluid quick enough to maintain the liquid coating that our eyes […]

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Simple Lifestyle Adjustments To Help Those With Low Vision

What Does “Low Vision” Mean? As we age, our eyes change too. Many of these vision changes can be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. However, if your eye doctor tells you that your vision cannot be fully corrected with ordinary prescription lenses, medical treatment, or surgery, and you still have some usable vision. In […]

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Healthy Eye Habits for the New Year

It is a New Year, and a new chance to grow wiser. Just as your body ages, so too will your eyesight begin to change as you grow older. Some changes are driven by heredity, and others are exacerbated by the elements of our environment. Without healthy eyes, your quality of life would likely change […]

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month is an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. […]

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Celebrate The New Year Safely

We are all looking forward to a fresh new start and ready to ring in the New Year with cheer! Every year it is that special time to celebrate with champagne but popping a bottle of bubbly comes with some risk. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a champagne cork can fly up to […]

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Gift Guide For Toys

Some of the most popular toys this year may not be the best gift for your child. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about a quarter of a million children are seen in hospital emergency departments in the U.S. each year due to toy-related injuries.  Nearly half of those injuries were to the head and […]

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The Gift of Healthy Vision

It is that magical time of the year, a season of giving and being merry! What a year we have had so far, where you might have placed your needs at the bottom of your to-do list. At The Eye Center of North Florida, we want to remind you to give yourself a gift that […]

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