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Prevention Tips for Eye Emergencies When Traveling

According to AAA, 43.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend. This is a 4% increase over 2023, just shy of the record set in 2005. If you and your family plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to give you a few tips to prepare […]

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Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

As Memorial Day, the official pre-summer kickoff holiday, approaches, it’s crucial to remember that fireworks can pose severe risks, potentially harming not just you but also your loved ones. Did you know that 65% of all fireworks injuries involve bystanders, and 19% of those injuries affect the eyes? These statistics underscore the need for caution […]

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May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month, and as the weather gets warmer, many of us are anticipating fun in the sun to enjoy the outdoors. Before enjoying this season’s warm weather, are you ready to shield yourself from harmful UV rays? Spending extended hours under the mid-day sun or in UV-rich surroundings, be it at the […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Cataracts

Recognizing the Symptoms of Cataracts

The eyes are often referred to as the windows to one’s soul. They are also the primary tools we use to navigate the world around us, from driving to reading to seeing the faces of those we love. However, as we age, the proteins in our lenses can start to clump together, leading to symptoms […]

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Our Eyes Change As We Age

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As we age, we undergo a few changes as adults, from our hair turning gray to changes in our eyesight. One of our priorities is ensuring our patients are empowered with information to know what to expect to minimize eye health risks. What Are Common Age-Related Vision Changes? What Are Some Major Age-Related Eye Diseases? […]

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How Do I Know If I Am Having an Ocular Migraine?

Classic migraines are typically associated with a painful headache affecting about 10% of the US population. However, ocular migraines can cause visual distortion without always being related to head pain. What is an Ocular Migraine? The American Migraine Foundation defines Ocular Migraine as a condition that encompasses a variety of migraine subtypes. These subtypes are […]

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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, initiated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to raise awareness about preventing sports-related eye injuries. Every year, nearly 30,000 sports-related eye injuries are treated in emergency rooms in the United States. It is worth noting that ninety percent of these eye injuries could have been avoided if the […]

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March is Save Your Vision Month

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Every March, “Save Your Vision Month” raises awareness about the importance of good eye care. The American Optometric Association (AOA) is the driving force behind this annual wellness observance, primarily encouraging people to get regular eye exams and prioritize their eye health. There are five simple steps you can take to preserve your vision. Make […]

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Information About Diabetic Eyecare

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. If you have Diabetes, it is essential that you schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. While diabetic retinopathy may not initially exhibit any symptoms, early detection can help you take necessary steps […]

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Highlighting Women’s Eye Health

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions that women have made throughout history in various fields such as medicine, culture, and society. It’s worth noting that women in eye care have made groundbreaking contributions that have paved the way for the next generation of female leaders in this […]

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