News & Community

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

 

Exercise for Your Eye Health This Fall!

We have officially welcomed the Fall season, which includes cooler weather, yummy fall season treats, and maybe for some people, less time exercising. In a Gallup survey, Americans typically exercise more in the spring and summer and less in the fall and winter. However, it only takes 30 minutes of physical exercise a day that […]

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Let’s Fall In Love With Our Eyes!

Fall is so close, and we will be waving goodbye to Summer very soon. The official first day of the fall season kicks off on September 22nd this year.  While some people are excited, others dread what they may have to endure with fall season allergy triggers. Ragweed is the leading cause of fall allergies’ […]

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Celebrate Healthy Aging Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an estimated 43 million Americans will face vision loss or blindness from age-related eye diseases in 2020. During September, The Eye Center of North Florida celebrates Healthy Aging Month by bringing eye-healthy tips to our patients. We recommend that adults follow these eye health habits: Get a Comprehensive […]

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We Love Our Patients

During these unfamiliar times, it is always best to reflect and appreciate the people that make your world go round. There is a quote by an anonymous person that states, “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other”. The Eye Center of North Florida would like to […]

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Foods Rich In Vitamin C Help Curb Cataracts

What do Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Strawberries, Kiwi Fruit, and Kale all have in common? They are foods high in Vitamin C, which could help ward off cataracts according to a British study.  Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens that happens naturally with age. The condition is the leading cause of blindness in […]

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Are You Having Trouble Falling Asleep?

The blue light from your digital devices may have some effect on you falling asleep and having a quality night’s sleep.  You may have experienced trouble falling asleep after staring at your phone or other digital devices right before bedtime.  The blue light from your digital devices keeps us up and stimulates us to wake […]

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Be Eye Smart this Back-to-School Season

As kids head back to school this fall via virtual learning or in-person, The Eye Center of North Florida wants to remind parents about the importance of maintaining healthy vision in helping children achieve educational success. Whether kids are using iPads, laptops, reading books, or viewing whiteboards, ensuring their eyes are functioning and growing normally is key […]

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Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health

Eye exams aren’t just about vision. They’re about your health. Prevention Is the Best Treatment Eye exams at every age and life stage can help keep your vision healthy. Without regular eye exams, there is no way to catch glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration for an early diagnosis to slow their progress and to keep […]

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Understanding The Eye

To understand the diseases and conditions that can affect the eye, it helps to understand basic eye anatomy. This week, we would like to give a brief tour of the eye to explain further how it works. The eye captures and focuses light like a camera. Here is a step-by-step explanation of how the eye […]

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Eye Safety Tips for Home Improvement Projects

This summer, many people are staying close to home for backyard hang-outs and close-to-home summer fun. While spending more time at home, more people are strapping on their tool belts, putting on their gardening gear, and getting to work on DIY home improvement projects. Did you know that about half of all eye injuries happen right at […]

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Travel Tips For Your Eyes

Eye emergencies can be frightening, especially when you’re far from home. Accidents and injuries can make it hard to navigate a new city – even worse, some conditions can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated appropriately. Here are some top travel tips from a comprehensive ophthalmologist and world traveler Anne Sumers, M.D., a clinical […]

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July is UV Safety Month

Before you head out, don’t forget to protect yourselves from the sun’s UV rays, both with sunscreen for your skin and with sunglasses for your eyes. Why We Need UV Protection We all know that we can get sunburns if we stay outside too long without sunscreen, but did you know that your eyes can be […]

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