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

 

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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Fireworks and Eye Safety Tips – Keep Your Eyes Protected

The Fourth of July is one of the favorite times of the year and the official kick off holiday to summer.  The month surrounding July 4th festivities also brings an increase of fireworks displays and with that a spike in firework related injuries. It is important to consider eye protection when dealing with anything combustible. […]

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Protect Your Eye Health

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most basic things you can do to maintain a good quality of life. Summer is here, and it is a great time to take a closer look at a few of the biggest reasons to make sure an eye exam makes it into your schedules. Prevention Is the […]

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By You Exercising… There Are Benefits for YOUR Eye Health

We have adapted to different lifestyle changes due to COVID-19; however, it is so important to adapt to an exercising routine to build strength, stay fit, and feel good. Staying active is crucial to overall health, including lowering our risk of chronic health problems like type 2 diabetes, heart conditions, and high blood pressure, but […]

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June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Prevent Blindness America has declared June to be Cataract Awareness Month, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of and advocating for education on cataract risk factors, symptoms, and treatments. preventblindness.org/cataract-awareness-month-2020 The number of Americans with cataracts are expected to be 38.5 million by 2032 and 45.6 million by 2050, according to Prevent Blindness America. Cataracts […]

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UV Rays Versus Healthy Vision

We are on the heels of summer! Post COVID-19 this summer will be different than what we have experienced in previous summers. While you follow safety guidelines from the CDC and local health departments including proper social distancing. There will still be fun times spent outdoors, but it also means more exposure to harmful UV […]

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Caronavirus Status Update

With the current state of health in the Bay, Gulf and Washington county areas, The Eye Center of North Florida is making plans regarding the protection of our patients, staff and physicians. As we move to rescheduling most non-urgent office appointments, we will be seeing urgent/emergent care patients on a reduced basis. At this time […]

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Coronavirus: How We’re Taking Precautions

The safety of our patients and staff is of the utmost importance to The Eye Center of North Florida; therefore, in light of the issues surrounding COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, we wanted to let our patients know about the precautionary steps we are taking.  Our leadership team pro-actively developed a plan to deal […]

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SPRING BREAK EYE SAFETY TIPS

Spring break is right around the corner, but before you check out for the week, we want to make sure you’ve packed all the essentials. We have a few last-minute reminders when it comes to eye safety that you need to remember.    SUNGLASSES Pack your sunglasses. They help protect your eyes from harmful UV […]

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Important Insurance Announcement- Superior Vision

The Eye Center of North Florida will no longer be a participating provider with Superior Vision, also known as Versant Healthcare after 1/31/2020.

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Important Announcement for Medicare Patients

Attention Medicare Patients: You must present your new Medicare cards showing the new numbers when you visit our office. Effective 1/1/2020 all claims to Medicare must have the new numbers.

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LASIK For Hero Winner Announced

On Friday November 8, 2019 the Eye Center was proud to present our 2019 LASIK for Heroes award at the annual Bay County Chamber of Commerce First Responder Appreciation Luncheon. Our award recipient primary job is to manage and maintain the County’s Communication Call Center equipment and to manage and maintain all the main 911 […]

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