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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 …

Summer Dry Eyes: Why are my eyes itchy and red?

June 8th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Sun, chlorine, salt, dry, hot days and air conditioning. All of these elements can contribute to dry eye syndrome, a group of disorders in which either you don’t produce enough tears, or you have unstable tears or excessive tear evaporation. Dry eyes are uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. Signs …

June is Cataract Awareness Month

June 1st, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This lens, located behind the iris, …

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Regain your vision with blade-free LASIK surgery

May 18th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Wouldn’t it be nice to see the alarm clock without your glasses? What if you didn’t have to take your contacts out before going to bed? LASIK vision correction could be the answer you have been looking for! If you suffer from common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, blade-free LASIK may be the …

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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 …

What is Glaucoma

April 12th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Glaucoma is an eye condition where permanent vision loss results from optic nerve damage. There are several types of glaucoma. Glaucoma can be divided roughly into two main categories, “angle closure” and “open angle” glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma can appear acutely and is often painful. Patients with this condition experience severe eye pain, redness, blurred …

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April 6th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

April has been designated as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. Of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind, 2.6 million are women. A recent study found that more …

Dry eyes or allergies?

March 29th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

When we think of spring and eyes we tend to associate it with allergies and dry eye symptoms. Dry eyes are uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include: A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes Eye redness Eyes …

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