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Carolina Eye Associates Announces Agreement to Acquire Covington Eye Clinics

February 17th, 2017 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates, a medical and surgical eye care practice headquartered in Southern Pines, announced its acquisition of Covington Eye Clinic effective January 2017.  Established in 1978 by Drs. Al and Don Covington, the practice specializes in comprehensive eye care for all ages and features a state-of-the-art optical shop. Gregory Mincey, M.D., president of Carolina Eye Associates …

Carolina Eye’s Judy Fleming Honored with Award

January 30th, 2017 by Carolina Eye Associates

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, recently awarded Judy Fleming, patient care manager at Carolina Eye Associates with the Patriot Award. Fleming was presented the award on behalf of Carolina Eye Associates in recognition of their extraordinary support of Staff Sergeant Lori Mosgrove, a member of …

Carolina Eye assists with Glaucoma Screenings

January 30th, 2017 by Carolina Eye Associates

As a part of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, students in the Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program at Sandhills Community College held glaucoma screenings. The screenings offered participants the opportunity to be screened for the disease that can harm the eye’s optic nerve. The screenings were conducted under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Apple, an optometrist with …

Carolina Eye Associates first practice in the Carolinas to implant the CyPass Micro-stent for glaucoma

November 22nd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is one of the first eye centers in the nation to implant a new FDA-approved glaucoma device during eye surgery. The CyPass Micro-Stent is a small device that is implanted just below the surface of the eye. It is designed to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and …

Carolina Eye Associates one of the first practices in the Carolinas to implant the Symfony IOL for cataract surgery

November 22nd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is pleased to announce the introduction of the Tecnis Symfony intraocular lens (IOL) to its collection of lens replacement options for cataract surgery. The is the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved IOL that provides cataract patients with an extended depth-of-focus, which helps improve their clarity or sharpness of vision at near, …

Carolina Eye Funds Scholarships at Sandhills Community College

November 3rd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is proud to support Sandhills Community College by funding scholarships for the Ophthalmic Medical Assistance Program. The scholarships were awarded at the college’s annual Scholarship Banquet.  Pictured left to right: Alberta Purvis Program Coordinator/Instructor; recipients Miriam Kunz, Erica Lopez, Corina Blackwell; and Anna Fakadej, M.D. Program Medical Director and surgeon with Carolina …

So you have a cataract, now what?

September 22nd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

A cataract is a progressive cloudiness, hardening, and yellowing of the normally transparent lens of the eye. It can cause images to become blurred and bright colors to become dull. It can also make seeing at night more difficult. Vision with cataracts is often described as seeing through an old, cloudy film. Is your vision blurry or …

Eating for Your Eyes

September 16th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Eating a heart-healthy diet? What’s good for the heart is also good for the eyes. A diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can benefit not only your heart but your eyes. There are some foods that stand out as particularly helpful for eye health and many may help lower …

Dry Eyes in Children

September 1st, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

The pencils are sharpened. The supplies are ready…but are your eyes ready for the new school year? The number of students complaining of dry eye syndrome is growing. While dry eye still predominantly affects older individuals, dry eyes in children are a growing complaint, as the number of children and college students now suffering from the disease …

Using eyedrops properly

August 18th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Whether they’re used to treat dry eye, allergies, infections or glaucoma, eyedrops are among the most common drugs found in most medicine cabinets. But how do you know if you’re using them properly? Follow these simple tips to make every drop count: Wash your hands with soap and water. Remove the bottle top from your eye …

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