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What is dry eye?

November 17th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye, also known as dry eye disease, is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide enough lubrication for your eyes. There are two major categories of dry eye: Aqueous tear-deficient dry eye is a disorder in which the lacrimal glands fail to produce enough of the watery component of …

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). …

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November 2nd, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans? Diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, and the National Eye Institute estimates that 40 to 45 percent (12 to 13.5 million) Americans living with diabetes have some form of diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions …

Trick or treat?

October 28th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

When it comes to Halloween, we all love a scary costume, but avoid a truly frightening eye injury by taking precautions with the following tips to enjoy the year’s spookiest celebration: Avoid decorative contact lenses. The American Academy of Ophthalmology warns that over-the-counter decorative lenses can cause pain, inflammation, serious infection and permanent vision loss. …

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re not alone.

October 20th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

With cooler weather here, many will want to spend more time outdoors. Whether you plan to watch a football game, play golf, take the grandkids to the park or just go for a walk, if you have seasonal allergies being outside can trigger them. Dry Eye pain is made worse by allergies. Dry Eye sufferers …

Regain your vision with blade-free LASIK surgery

October 14th, 2015 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 …

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 …

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

October 7th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Eye Injury Prevention Month is sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology as a reminder to protect your eyes.  Almost half of all eye injuries occur at home and the others occur while at work or playing sports.  Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep …

Do cataracts only affect seniors?

September 29th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Cataracts can affect anyone! Although most people don’t show symptoms until the age of 40, cataracts can also affect young adults and even children. Risk factors that may lead to getting cataract at a younger age include: Intense heat or long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun Certain diseases, such as diabetes Inflammation in …

Understanding Dry Eye

September 17th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide sufficient lubrication for your eyes. 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 …

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, the following clinic locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 17: Cheraw, S.C., Fayetteville, Laurinburg, and Lumberton.
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