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April – Sports Eye Safety Month

Each year, an estimated 30,000 people are treated for sports-related eye injuries according to data from Prevent Blindness.  The number of sports-related injuries has been on the rise in recent years.  Sports-related injuries can range from corneal abrasion and bruising in and around the eye to more serious, vision-threatening injuries, such as retinal detachment, internal… Read More


March – Workplace Eye Wellness

Other than home, the place we spend the most time is at work. It’s the place we go to utilize our skills, talents, and training to provide for our families. While a great deal of fulfillment comes from work, we mustn’t lose sight of the fact that the workplace can be dangerous and the eyes… Read More


February: Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

When I discuss Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) with my patients, I always use the phrase, “it’s why seniors go blind.” While there are some exceptions, if you or a relative are an aged adult and have central vision loss, this is likely caused by AMD. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an… Read More


Next Generation of Glaucoma Drops

January is Glaucoma Awareness month, so it is a great opportunity to review some of the treatments available. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve in the eye. They can cause damage to the optic nerve preventing it from working correctly and can ultimately lead to blindness.   Unfortunately, there are usually… Read More


December is Safe Toys & Celebrations Month

The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. It seems like children always make these festivities more enjoyable. Children make lists for Santa Claus and they love opening and playing with their new toys. Like the fire from the fried turkey on Thanksgiving, injuries from toys could really put a… Read More


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

By: Dr. Terrance Hafner, O.D.  You can’t feel it. You can’t see it – until it’s too late. Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina. Diabetes retinopathy affects 7.7 million… Read More


October is Contact Lens Safety Month

By Dr. Thomas Hegland, O.D.,    Fall in Florida!  The only change of colors you will see here are the colors of the license plates.  Hopefully, there will be fewer high alerts for hurricanes as traffic is up, temps are down, and Homecomings and Halloween parties are flagged on families’ phones.  It seems as though… Read More


August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

By Tincy Thomas, OD, Board Certified Optometric Physician As the new school year begins, children will be participating in sports, hobbies, and school projects. It is important to ensure that their eyes are protected during these activities to prevent any damage to their developing eyes. There are many ways we can prevent eye injuries in children…. Read More


July is Fireworks Safety Month

By Kelly McLain, OD, Board Certified Optometric Physician Fireworks are a fun way for many to celebrate the anniversary of our country’s Independence. However, we must be careful handling them as they can cause severe damage to the eye and/or vision. A few of these injuries are rupture of the globe of the eye, chemical and/or… Read More


Cataract Surgery

By Dr. Daniel Welch, Board Certified Cataract Surgeon Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Cataracts are the most treatable form of blindness worldwide. Millions of cataract surgeries are performed each year, restoring patients to functional visual status. Cataract surgery was once the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States until about 5-10 years ago, when… Read More


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