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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
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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