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The Signs of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration can result in severe vision loss in people 60 years and older. The resulting vision loss is irreversible and caused by deterioration of the macula (a central portion of the retina). The retina works as a light sensing mechanism and is made up of nerve tissue. Macular degeneration doesn’t lead to complete blindness […]


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How Your Lifestyle Is Giving You Dry Eyes

Having dry eyes can be a frustrating and annoying experience. The dry and gritty feeling created by having dry eyes can get in the way of your everyday activities. You may not realize it, but some of your current habits could be creating your dry eye problem. Smoking We all know that cigarette smoke is […]


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What You Need to Know About Keratoconus

When is the last time you visited the dentist for a dental cleaning?  It may seem like a strange question coming from the Eye Care Institute, but stay with us. Daily dental care and yearly dental cleanings act as a preventive measure to help catch potential problems. It makes sense, right? With that in mind, […]


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Enhance your look with Botox

At Eye Care Institute we offer not only eye health services, but non surgical cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your best. Botox Cosmetic offers a quick and easy solution to firm and younger looking skin. How it works For years, doctors have been using Botox as the go to solution for fixing […]


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Cataracts 101

Cataracts are caused by protein buildup over the lens of your eye that limits light from passing through. The result is cloudy or filmy vision. If you are over the age of 60, you are more likely to develop cataracts. In addition to age related cataracts, there are congenital, secondary, and traumatic cataracts. Types of […]


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Why do I have Gunk in my Eye?

When you wake up in the morning you may sometimes notice white colored mucus or gunk that has gathered at the corner of your eye near your nose. This is normal. During the night this mucus forms when there is a foreign speck or dirt in the eye. Sometimes, eye discharge is something more than […]


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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Eyes

Our eyes are miraculous organs that allow us to experience the breadth and depth of light and color all around us. Here are some facts about eyes that you probably didn’t know about. 80% of vision problems around the world are avoidable and in some cases curable. Your eyes have and use the most active […]


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Contact Lenses: Am I a Good Candidate?

Contact lenses are small silicone or plastic discs that allows you to see clearly when placed on the eye.  Your doctor will determine if you need contact lenses (or glasses) during a vision test. He will write you a prescription identifying the specific type of lenses you require. Let’s discuss how contact lenses work and […]


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Eye Exams are for Everyone

Even if you can see great, you should never skip out on your eye exam. Eye exams aren’t just for people with poor vision; they are a preventive measure as well. Your eye doctor is specifically trained to recognize the symptoms of potential eye diseases and problems. Here is an overview of what you can […]


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Blurry Vision? You might have Astigmatism

When your eyes are exactly round, they can focus light evenly and clearly. With astigmatism, the cornea is slightly misshaped. This results in blurry vision because the light is unable to bend the way it should when it enters your eye. Research suggests that those with astigmatism are typically born with it or get it […]


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