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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
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Diabetic Eye Problems

If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor are important to avoid diabetic eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetic eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74. High blood sugar in diabetes causes the…

Published: February 4, 2018 Read Post
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Treatment of Floaters

Most eye floaters occur as part of the natural aging process. Floaters are rarely troublesome enough to cause additional problems – unless they are a symptom of a more serious condition. Though they will never fully disappear, they often improve over the course of a few weeks or months. Most…

Published: January 28, 2018 Read Post
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Dry Eye Syndrome

A healthy eye is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eye syndrome do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision, and if left untreated,…

Published: January 21, 2018 Read Post
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What Causes Retinal Tears and Detachments?

Retinal tears and detachments occur when the retina (the inner lining of the eye) is damaged. The retina is the thin layer of light-sensing nerve cells lining the inside back of your eye. It converts light rays into signals which are sent through the optic nerve to your brain where…

Published: January 16, 2018 Read Post
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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. If you suffer from blepharitis, you may experience any of the following symptoms: Watery eyes Eyes are red Sensations in the eye of grittiness and burning Eyelids look greasy Itchy eyelids Swollen, red eyelids Skin around the eyes is flaking Crusted eyelashes Light…

Published: January 9, 2018 Read Post