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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

 

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 […]

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Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness has declared the month of June as Cataract Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 25.7 million Americans over 40 have cataracts, and the number will likely increase to 45.6 million by 2050. In support of Cataract Awareness Month, we offer a few tips for those diagnosed with cataracts as […]

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How to Handle an Eye Emergency

  Whether we are playing a sport, cleaning the house using chemical agents, or just opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate a special moment in life – every day, our eyes are exposed to many dangers. The curved shape of the eye protects the eye, and it can also be the target of trauma. […]

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Prevent Eye Injuries with these Fireworks Safety Tips

Did you know that fireworks cause 2,000 eye injuries every year? According to a  new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, during the 19-year study period, fireworks caused more than 34,000 ocular injuries, and the most common injury was ocular burn. We are on the heels of the official summer celebrations approaching, with Memorial Day as the […]

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May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month!

Summer is almost here, and while the sun will be shining bright, it is a golden time to highlight Ultraviolet Awareness month. Prevent Blindness America sponsors Ultraviolet Awareness month in May to increase awareness of how UV rays can damage your eyes and hurt your vision. We all love to take in those warm summer […]

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Tips for Healthy Vision Month

Diet and lifestyle choices can directly affect your eyes. The best way to take care of your eyes during May’s Healthy Vision Month and year-round is to look after your overall health and schedule your eye exams as a priority. Exercising, eating healthy, and drop the habit of smoking are three of the best investments you can make […]

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What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects people with diabetes. Diabetic Retinopathy is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal […]

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What is an Ocular Migraine?

What Is An Ocular Migraine? An ocular migraine is a rare condition characterized by temporary vision loss or even temporary blindness in one eye. Ocular migraines are caused by reduced blood flow or spasms of blood vessels in the retina or behind the eye. In an ocular migraine, vision in the affected eye generally returns […]

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Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. More women than men have an eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. According to the Prevent Blindness study, The Future of Vision: […]

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Tips for Eye Safety During this Sports Season

  Spring has Sprung, which begins the perfect time for sports and outdoor game time. April is National Sports Eye Safety Month is a reminder initiated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to raise awareness about preventing sports-related eye injuries. Prevention is the key, and sport-specific eye protection can save your vision. Eye protection […]

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