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Eye Examination Instruments

A complete eye examination involves the use of many pieces of equipment and several instruments. During your thorough eye examination in Clermont, many diagnostic tests will be performed. The following are some of the instruments used in our office with descriptions of what they do: Digital Retinal Camera: A…

Published: April 15, 2018 Read Post
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What is Macular Disease?

Macular disease is any disease or degeneration of cells in the macula of the eye. The macula is the center part of the retina which is responsible for our straight ahead and sharp, detailed vision. Macular disease results in a gradual loss of sharp, detailed and central vision. Usually the…

Published: April 8, 2018 Read Post
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How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the…

Published: April 1, 2018 Read Post
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The Macula of the Human Eye

The macula, macula lutea, is the small, yellowish central portion of the retina of the human eye. The macula is the most active part of the eye and processes the light signals that allow us to do fine work. It is responsible for sharp, clear central vision and the ability…

Published: March 25, 2018 Read Post
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Eye Exam Explained – Part Two

Slit Lamp – The slit lamp exam allows the eye to be analyzed from front to back. During this test in Clermont, Dr. Pennachio uses a special high-power microscope to examine the structures of your eye, testing for infections or ocular diseases. This test is beneficial for detecting conjunctivitis and…

Published: March 18, 2018 Read Post
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Eye Exam Explained – Part One

Routine eye exams are important for your overall health and well-being. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited your eye doctor, or you’ve never had an eye exam, it can be helpful to know what to expect when you visit the optometrist. A comprehensive eye examination in Eustis…

Published: March 11, 2018 Read Post
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Vision Over 60

As we age, our vision begins to deteriorate. Proper health and eye care are essential to long-lasting vision success. For those over age 60, it is especially beneficial to understand how to properly care for your eyes to ensure the best possible vision as you get older. There are several…

Published: March 4, 2018 Read Post
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Digital Eye Strain

Phones, computers, televisions – our lives are filled with screens, and staring at them for too long can cause a condition known as digital eye strain. Digital eye strain is a collection of vision-related problems including blurred vision and dry eyes, all caused by extended screen time. Today, more and…

Published: February 25, 2018 Read Post
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When to Have an Eye Exam

Unlike going to the dentist, it’s generally not necessary to see your eye doctor every 6 months for an eye exam. Typically, having a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years will ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision remains sharp. Some patients, such as those with medical conditions…

Published: February 18, 2018 Read Post
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors including: Increased age – Tear production tends to diminish as you get older. Dry eyes are common in people over age 50. Gender – Dry eye syndrome is more common in women, especially if they experience hormonal changes due…

Published: February 11, 2018 Read Post