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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

 

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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What Are Spring Eye Allergies?

Spring has sprung, and the change in season promises fairer weather and new beginnings. Unfortunately, spring’s new growth can also create seasonal allergies that leave you with congestion, headaches, and itchy, swollen eyes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye allergies are also called allergic conjunctivitis, are pretty common. They occur when the eyes react […]

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World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week is a global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) to raise awareness about glaucoma.  The 2021 theme ‘The World is Bright, Save your Sight!’ reflects the hope that with regular testing, people will continue to see the world around us: full of beauty, charm, and adventure.  To mark World Glaucoma Week, The […]

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Save Your Vision Month

Save Your Vision Month is celebrated every March and sponsored by the American Optometric Association. Save Your Vision Month aims to increase awareness about good eye care and encourages everyone to get an eye exam. The celebration was initially reserved for only a week. However, President Lydon B. Johnson raised its profile in 1963 by […]

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What To Do If You Get Hand Sanitizer In Your Eye

The introduction of strict hand hygiene has become an essential part of our daily habits. It has also created new challenges for our eyes with the rise of eye accidents from hand sanitizers coming in contact with the eye. It is no surprise that there are sanitizer dispensers at every corner. We see them at […]

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How Stress Impacts Your Eyes

Stress is that one factor that has affected 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? During those emotionally difficult times when life feels much too busy or demanding, your eyes can pay the price like the rest […]

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Trifocal Lens Outcomes After Cataract Surgery

Curious about the difference in trifocal vs monofocal lenses? Check out this article about a recent clinical trial that Dr. Fisher coauthored and was published in the February 2021 American Academy of Ophthalmology Journal. Click here for the February 2021 AAO Journal Article     

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What Do Your Eyes Reveal About Your Heart?

February often brings thoughts of heart-shaped candies and heart-themed décor for Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, it should make you think about your heart health too! February is Heart Health Month, a time to focus on heart health and disease prevention. Many don’t realize that the eyes and heart are connected. The eyes reveal a […]

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