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Two Most Common Types of Eye Doctors

Most people visit an eye doctor once a year.  They usually visit either an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.  Here’s an explanation of the two differences. Ophthalmologist An Ophthalmologist, like Dr. Pennachio, is a medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in…

Published: November 19, 2017 Read Post
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Eye Exams Keep Eyes Healthy

Most of us are familiar with eye exams.  An eye exam test is actually a series of tests performed by a doctor to evaluate the condition of your eyes and the status of your vision. The doctors here at Pennachio Eye in Clermont recommend that all people have periodic and…

Published: November 12, 2017 Read Post
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5 Easy Eye Care Tips for Everyone

Remember when you were little and your mom told you not to run with scissors because you’d poke your eye out?  It was actually good advice.  Eat your carrots is another oldie but a goodie.  Turns out moms know a thing or two about taking care of those precious eyes.

Published: November 5, 2017 Read Post
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The Importance of Eye Exams as You Age

At Pennachio Eye, we recommend annual eye exam for all our patients. Regular eye exams are an important part of protecting your vision. Taking care of your eyes ensures that you will have good vision as you age. Staying on top of your health is important at every age, but especially…

Published: October 29, 2017 Read Post
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Macular Holes and Cataracts

Degenerative conditions that affect the retina, the part of the eye responsible for forming images, can pose a serious threat to a person’s vision. In Clermont, Dr. Pennachio provides exceptional treatment for retinal conditions such as macular holes and cataracts, among others. Macular Holes: A macular hole is a small…

Published: October 22, 2017 Read Post
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Glaucoma Signs and Symptoms

Do you know if you have glaucoma? Glaucoma can affect anyone but most often occurs in men and women over the age of 40. In most cases of glaucoma, there are no obvious signs or symptoms and most people remain unaware of it until serious vision loss has occurred.

Published: October 15, 2017 Read Post
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Tips for Healthy Eyes

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible for many years to…

Published: October 8, 2017 Read Post
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Diagram of the Eye

Even though the eye is small, only about 1 inch in diameter, it serves a very important function – the sense of sight. The eye is one of the most complex organisms in the human body. It is made up of many distinct parts working in unison together and in…

Published: October 1, 2017 Read Post
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Cataract Surgery and Insurance

A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye. The lens is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. During cataract surgery in Clermont, Dr. Pennachio separates the cataract from the lens capsule. In most cases, the lens is replaced with an intraocular…

Published: September 24, 2017 Read Post
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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