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Remind Dad to care for his eyes

June 16th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Father’s Day is a great time to show dad how much you care by reminding him to take care of his eyesight. Your eyes are an important part of your health. To help keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best follow these simple steps: Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Visiting …

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 11th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions. Regular eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a painless procedure in which an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of …

Remember Mom’s Eyesight on Mother’s Day!

May 3rd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Show Mom how much you care this Mother’s Day with the gift of sight. To help mom preserve her vision be sure she has had a recent medical eye examination. By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision-threatening disease such as glaucoma, cataracts or diabetic retinopathy. Too often many seniors end …

Major Causes of Vision Loss

April 20th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Vision is one of our most important senses, providing an estimated 80 percent of the information we take in from the outside world. If possible, we want to preserve our vision throughout our lives. The three major causes of vision loss as we age are cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Cataracts develop when the lens …

Does AMD affect you?

March 10th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

According to a new survey commissioned by CentraSight, almost half (43%) of American seniors have or know someone with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), but most (66%) don’t know how to care for their loved one. AMD is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of irreversible …

Save Your Vision Month

March 1st, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

March is Save Your Vision Month an opportunity to bring awareness of good eye care and the importance of getting an annual eye examination. Early signs of serious, age-related eye diseases like cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration can be detected from an eye exam. Seeing your eye doctor each year promotes overall health …

February is National Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February 3rd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50 so it pays to know the facts and take action to protect yourself and your loved ones. AMD affects part of the back of the eye called the macula, the central part of the retina. This can cause the …

National Family History Day

November 24th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

   Each year since 2004, the Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving to be National Family History Day. Over the holiday, the Surgeon General encourages Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family. This includes eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration – two …

Carolina Eye Offers Groundbreaking Program for Advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration

November 11th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Imagine the heartbreak for someone who gradually loses the ability to see her grandchildren, husband and the people who mean the most to her. Now imagine her joy when she can see them again. Carolina Eye Associates now offers a groundbreaking new treatment program called CentraSight®, for patients with end-stage age related macular degeneration (AMD). …

First Patient in Sandhills Region Receives Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration

October 9th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

For the first time in the Sandhills region, surgeons at Carolina Eye Associates have successfully performed a telescope implant procedure for a patient with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most advanced form of the disease and a leading cause of blindness in older Americans. The telescope implant is FDA approved for patients age 65 …

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