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Glaucoma and Diabetes

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. However, it’s the leading cause of preventable blindness. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions caused by abnormally high pressure that builds up in the eye, potentially damaging the optic nerve and resulting in vision loss. There are…

Published: September 17, 2017 Read Post
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The Science of Sunglasses

Have you ever wondered just what sunglasses do for your eyes, and how? The science of sunglasses is a little more complex than you might think. The color of your lenses affects what they do for your eyes: Yellow and amber lenses are ideal for outdoor sports, particularly snow…

Published: September 10, 2017 Read Post
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Eye Exam Instruments

There are many eye exam instruments that Dr. Pennachio in Clermont uses to evaluate the whole vision system and diagnose eye health. Below are just a few of the primary eye exam instruments that are currently in use. Ophthalmoscope: There are two kinds of ophthalmoscopes: the smaller hand-help…

Published: September 4, 2017 Read Post
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How Long Does Eye Dilation Last?

Eye dilation from eye drops used for examination of the eye usually lasts from 4 to 24 hours, depending upon the strength of the drop and upon the individual patient. Pupil dilation tends to last longer in people with lighter colored eyes, since brown pigment in the iris is essentially…

Published: August 28, 2017 Read Post
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Vision Test

Regardless of your age or physical health, it is critical to have your vision checked regularly. Routine vision tests are important for general health maintenance. In addition to evaluating a person’s eyes for glasses and/or contacts during an eye exam in Clermont, Dr. Pennachio will check the patient’s…

Published: August 20, 2017 Read Post
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Corrective Lenses

A corrective lens is a lens worn in front of or on the eye, mainly used to treat refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Corrective lenses are designed to help your eyes to focus light properly onto your retina, so that you can see clearly. This is…

Published: August 13, 2017 Read Post
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Finding an Eye Care Professional

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked, in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing…

Published: August 6, 2017 Read Post
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Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure,…

Published: July 31, 2017 Read Post
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Eye Exam During Pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, she expects certain changes in her body. But few women realize that pregnancy can affect their eyes and vision. In fact, the same hormones that are responsible for an enhanced bust line and first-trimester nausea can cause a myriad of vision symptoms including fluctuations in…

Published: July 23, 2017 Read Post

Is an Optometrist an Eye Doctor?

An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Some of the…

Published: July 16, 2017 Read Post