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The Effects of High Blood Pressure on Your Eyes

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing heart and kidney problems among others. If untreated, high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue at…

Published: December 24, 2017 Read Post
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Black Floating Spots in Vision

If you notice small black floating spots drifting across your field of vision – known as eye floaters – you might be concerned. Most of the time, these tiny specks and squiggly strands are harmless, but they can occasionally be cause for concern. Here’s what you need to know about…

Published: December 17, 2017 Read Post
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Winter Eye Protection

With winter just around the corner, it’s important to know how to protect your eyes during this season. When the days are cloudy and cold, sunglasses are probably the last thing on your mind. But winter eye protection can prevent painful temporary conditions and permanent eye damage. Did you know…

Published: December 10, 2017 Read Post
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Macular Hole Stages

The eye is largely made up of the cornea, lens, iris and retina. The retina lies along the back of the eye and is responsible for producing an image to send to the brain. The macula is the central part of the retina. The macula is the only part of…

Published: December 3, 2017 Read Post
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Importance of Eye Care

Your eyesight is one of your most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. By protecting your eyes, you will reduce the odds of blindness and vision loss while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. Eye…

Published: November 26, 2017 Read Post
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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