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Carolina Eye Associates Announces Opening of Lumberton, NC Office

August 2nd, 2017 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates, a medical and surgical eye care practice headquartered in Southern Pines, announced its June 2017 opening of their satellite clinic in Lumberton, NC. The new clinic is located at 2905 N. Elm Street and is convenient to the Surgery Center at Southeastern Health Park. Jeffrey J. White, M.D, president of Carolina Eye Associates stated, …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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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Major Causes of Vision Loss

April 27th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

“Major Causes of Vision Loss”       Vision is one of our most important senses, providing an estimated 80% 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 cataract, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. …

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