Eye Care Institute

Protective Eyewear Prevents Eye Injuries

According to a national survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Ocular Trauma, a mere 35 percent of Americans always wear protective eyewear when they are making home repairs, using chemical-laden cleaning products, or performing typical home maintenance tasks such as mowing the lawn. Of more concern to …

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Are You at Risk of Eye Damage From Sun Exposure?

Excessive sun exposure not only damages the skin, but it can also damage the eyes. In fact, studies have shown that the ultraviolet light from the sun can raise the risk of cataracts. It can also cause benign ocular growths such as Pterygium, also known as Surfer’s Eye, to develop in the eyes. Additionally, excessive exposure to …

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Choose Wisely When It Comes to Eye Care

How Do You Make Healthy Eye Care Choices? The health benefits of conversation between two or more people extend to the doctor-patient relationship. Establishing a healthy relationship with your doctor starts with trust and being comfortable having medical conversations with your doctor engenders that trust in many intangible ways. Most importantly, comfort in conversation allows …

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Should You See an Ophthalmologist or an Optometrist?

Differences Between an O.D. and an M.D. Knowing who to see for the eye care you need is important when you have an eye health concern. Ophthalmologists and optometrists do overlap professionally in certain areas of service, such as eye exams and vision tests, leaving some patients confused over which eye care professional they need …

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