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 [email protected]

 

What You Should Know About Low Vision

What You Should Know About Low Vision

What Is Low Vision? Low vision is a vision problem that makes it difficult to do everyday activities. Low vision is not correctible with surgery, glasses or contact lenses. This type of vision loss does not include complete blindness because there is still some sight, and low vision can sometimes be improved using visual aids – which are […]

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Give the Gift of a Lifetime

Give The Gift You Will Cherish For A Lifetime

It is that magical time of the year, a season of giving and being merry! At the Eye Center of North Florida, we want to remind you to give yourself a gift that you will cherish for a lifetime — the gift of healthy vision.  As we age, we should watch for signs of age-related […]

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Shop This Holiday With An Eye On Safety

Shop This Holiday With An Eye On Safety

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, a fun time making holiday memories with family and friends that will last for a lifetime. In support of Safe Toys Month, we want to empower our patients this month with information that includes a few safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for the little ones […]

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Smoking And Your Eyes

Smoking And Your Eyes

It is a countdown to the end of the year and almost time to wave goodbye to 2021. Many people are beginning to think about their goals for 2022, and for some people, quitting smoking is their top goal. The most common health effect that comes to mind when we think of smoking is lung […]

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We are thankful for our patients

We Are Thankful For Our Patients

This Thanksgiving season, it is essential to acknowledge the things we are grateful for in our lives, and we give thanks to all of our patients.  The doctors and staff of The Eye Center Of North Florida have the opportunity to touch so many people’s lives in such a unique way, and we see patients all […]

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Keratoconus

World Keratoconus Day

This week we are spotlighting World Keratoconus Day, which takes place on November 10, 2021. This is a perfect time to increase awareness about the condition sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation, an educational program of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine, to raise awareness about keratoconus (KC). We are joining in to educate […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness that often has no early warning signs. However, early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are the only ways to help prevent vision loss. We want to share, empower, encourage and help spread the word about diabetic eye disease. According to the National Eye Institute, […]

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Woman suffering from symptoms of dry eye

Are You Suffering From Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a common condition occurring when your tears cannot provide lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be scarce to produce for many reasons, which can cause your eyes to feel uncomfortable. The tear instability leads to inflammation which may damage the eye’s surface. In certain situations, you may experience dry eyes, such […]

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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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