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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 [email protected]

February Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

What is Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? AMD is a disorder of the macula. The macula is the part of your retina where yourcentral and color vision calls home. AMD is a complex disorder where degenerativeprotein/lipids (called “drusen”) deposit under the retina. These deposits are seen inearly macular degeneration. The retina’s structural support system breaks down […]

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Did You Know Stress Can Be A Strain On Your Eyes?

Stress is one factor that affects 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? When life feels too busy or demanding, your eyes can pay the price like the rest of your body does during those emotionally difficult […]

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Good Habits To Adopt For Healthy Eyes

From the moment you wake up to the moment you close your eyes to sleep, your eyes play an essential role in your ability to navigate the world. Just as your body ages, so too will your eyesight begin to change as you grow older. Some changes are driven by heredity, and the elements of […]

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Don’t Be Blindsided By Glaucoma

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a necessary 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. The most common forms of glaucoma primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, but glaucoma can affect people […]

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Keep The Holidays Happier and Healthier

Have you started your holiday shopping yet, checking your list and checking it twice?   If you struggle to find the perfect gift for your special loved one, look no further. Finding the perfect gift can be a frustrating task. You may think a cookbook, a health-wellness gift, or a gift card for a healthy […]

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A Gift Guide For Toys To Avoid This Holiday Season

What an exciting time of the year! ‘Tis the season of holiday cheer, family traditions, shopping, and giving gifts to the ones we love. As we prepare our holiday shopping list, some popular toys may not be the best gift for your child. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about a quarter of a […]

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Glaucoma – Facts and Myths

Did you know that 80 million people are living with glaucoma worldwide? Knowledge is POWER, and we want to empower our patients with a wealth of information! Knowing the correct information can significantly impact your daily life and eye health. Here are six common myths that the Glaucoma Research Foundation researched we would like to […]

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How Does Swimming Affect Your Eye Health

Summer is officially in full swing, and what better way to escape the endless heat than to splash in cool water. Before you head out for your next swim, we want to open your eyes to some helpful eye health tips for summer fun at the pool. Protect Your Tear Film  What is a tear […]

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July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month

July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month. Dry eye disease is a multifactorial disease that affects an estimated 25 million people in the United States. It is often a condition that is under-recognized and under-diagnosed. We want to empower you with information that may help you or your loved one.   According to the American Academy […]

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Men’s Eye Health

International Men’s Health Week is celebrated this week from June 13 – 19. Men’s Health Week falls perfectly just before Father’s Day, and to celebrate the week, we are highlighting a few things you or the men in your life can do to keep your eye health in top shape. You only have one set […]

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Prevention Tips for Eye Emergencies When Traveling

According to AAA, 39.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day holiday weekend. This is an 8.3% increase over 2021 60% percent increase bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in 2017. If you and your family plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to give […]

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Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

The official pre-summer kickoff holiday, Memorial Day, is just around the corner. While enjoying your family time and grilling great food, you may also add fireworks to the celebrations to expand on the holiday fun. The thrill of fireworks can be dangerous if no safety measures are in place. Did you know that 65% of […]

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