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Give Yourself the Gift of LASIK Surgery for the New Year

This year, make a resolution to see clearer and enjoy doing the things you love to do like hiking, biking, swimming or playing golf without the hassle of glasses or contacts. With LASIK laser eye surgery, it’s possible. There are approximately 700,000 Americans who get a safe and effective LASIK procedure each year, making it one of the most popular

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What are Common Retina Disorders?

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Made up of millions of photoreceptors, the retina takes in the light that comes in through the cornea, and interprets that light into signals that travel through the optic nerve and into the brain. And that is how you see! Basically, vision can’t take place without the

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How to Keep your Eyes Healthy During the Winter

Even though our Florida winters are much milder than those in the North, colder temperatures, less humidity, and indoor heating can all contribute to eye problems such as dry eye or eye inflammation. Learn more about how you can prevent or alleviate these problems and enjoy the winter season. Dry Air = Dry Eyes As the temperatures drop, we turn

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What is a Refraction Test and Why is it Needed?

Most people are already familiar with a refraction test, which is given as part of a comprehensive eye health examination. The refraction test assists in determining how well your eyes are functioning and if there is a need for vision correction. The test helps your eye care professional determine what prescription lens is needed to help you achieve optimal vision.

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How Often Should You Change Your Prescription Glasses?

There’s no hard and fast rule of how often you need to replace your prescription glasses, although most optometrists recommend you do so every one to three years. If your vision hasn’t changed and your glasses are in good condition, you may be able to keep the same pair for a long time. Still, there are a number of factors

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Ways to Get Dry Eye Relief

Do you suffer from dry eyes? You aren’t alone. In fact, according to a recent study, approximately 16.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with Dry Eye Disease/Syndrome. Dry eye is characterized by a chronic imbalance of lubrication or moisture on the eye’s surface, which is needed to keep your eyes healthy, comfortable, and seeing well. Without that critical layer of

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Eye Safety Tips for Halloween

Whether you’re helping your children or grandchildren prepare for a fun and festive night of trick-or-treating, or if you’re getting ready for your own ghoulish party, there are few things you should consider to protect your eyes.  Here are some tips to keeping your eye safe during your Halloween celebration. Don’t wear anything that blocks your vision Be sure that

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How to Properly Use Eye Drops

Whether you want to use over-the-counter eye drops to help with dryness, allergies, redness or irritation, or if you’ve been prescribed eye drops by an optometrist or ophthalmologist to treat conditions like glaucoma, dry eye, infections or inflammation, it’s important to properly administer your eye drops for the best results. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you’re getting the

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The Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that will affect more than half of us by age 80.   If cataracts are affecting your eyesight and your quality of life, you should explore the options available for cataract removal surgery. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical procedure in the US, according to the American Society

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Is your vision changing? It could be the normal aging process

While fine wine gets better with age, unfortunately, the same cannot be said about our vision. Some eye issues, like losing the ability to read clearly or focus up close, will naturally occur with almost everyone as they get older. Cataracts are another condition that naturally occur as we age. Other conditions like macular degeneration or glaucoma, although fairly common,

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