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 …

Carolina Eye Welcomes Andrew J. Mincey, M.H.S., M.D.

August 17th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is pleased to introduce ophthalmic (eye) surgeon Andrew J. Mincey, M.D. to the practice.  Dr. Mincey is a specialist in comprehensive surgical and medical ophthalmology. Mincey received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. and a Masters in Health Science from the Bloomberg School of Public Health …

Dry eye treatment

August 11th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eyes are uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. If you’ve had signs and symptoms of dry eyes, see your eye doctor to diagnose the type of dry eye you have. This will allow you and your doctor to determine the best treatment plan to meet your individual needs. …

What is dry eye?

August 4th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye, also known as dry eye disease, is a condition in which the tears do not provide adequate lubrication for the eye. It ranges in severity from mild irritation to a sight-threatening disease. There are two major categories of dry eye: Aqueous deficient dry eye disease represents a diminished production of water and therefore …

What is Botox® Cosmetic?

July 28th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth facial wrinkles and furrows. It is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause lines to form over time. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Botox® Cosmetic is the most …

What is Blepharoplasty?

July 20th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure restores the area around the eyes and improves peripheral vision. We all have fat around our eyes to protect the eyeball in case of trauma. This fat “cushions the blow” and is not something …

Carolina Eye Welcomes Richard B. Phinney, M.D.

July 7th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is pleased to introduce ophthalmic (eye) surgeon Richard B. Phinney, M.D., to the practice.  Dr. Phinney is a corneal and cataract specialist, treating conditions and diseases of the cornea and cataract procedures. Phinney earned his medical degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his ophthalmic …

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Prevent eye injuries from fireworks

June 29th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. Sparklers, firecrackers and rockets are great fun, but they require special attention and care when considering your safety and the people surrounding you. There are precautions you can take to prevent fireworks-related injuries. The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers the following safety tips for …

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

June 22nd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Beach bound? Just as you protect your skin from sunburn you should protect your eyes as well. There are several ways you can protect your eyes from sun damage. Wear sunglasses with the ability to absorb and block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB light. The lenses should be dark and large enough …

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