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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


Does your child struggle with reading or schoolwork?

He or she may benefit from a comprehensive eye exam. The majority of vision problems that interfere with reading and learning are easily treatable. Even if your child participated in a vision screening at their school or pediatrician’s office, he or she may benefit from a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist, who can detect… Read More


Healthy Vision Month

By Stuart Harrell, O.D. Board Certified Optometric Physician The National Eye Institute recognizes May as Healthy Vision Month. The primary focus of this month is to raise the public awareness to the benefits of routine eye care and how to minimize the risks of vision problems. First and foremost, everyone should have routine dilated eye… Read More


Dealing with Dry Eyes

by Dr. William Corkins, O.D. Board Certified Optometric Physician April is the month we are focused on women’s health. Since dry eye is more prevalent in women, I want to talk about dry eye. Dry eye is a frequent problem challenging eye care physicians on a daily basis. What does “dry eye” mean? The function… Read More


Workplace Eye Wellness Month

By David Burry, O.D., Board Certified Optometric Physician The eye is often taken for granted, and people rarely consider the health of their eyes. Almost 2,000 people a day injure their eyes while working. The majority of these injuries are due to particle abrasions or chemicals. Wearing proper eye protection could have prevented 60% of… Read More


Detecting Macular Degeneration

By Valerie Moulds, O.D., Board Certified Optometric Physician We are seeing more cases of macular degeneration than ever, in large part due to the growth of the aging population. Approximately 7 million Americans have some form of this disease, but will not realize it until they begin to suffer vision loss. Macular degeneration is the… Read More


Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Aly Sheraly, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist Glaucoma Specialist January is Glaucoma Awareness month. Over 2 million Americans are affected by glaucoma. With proper treatment, the vast majority will not go blind from this silent disease of the eye. The most common form of treatment is eye drops. These drops are very important and work to reduce… Read More


Keratoconus

By Stuart Harrell, O.D. Board Certified Optometric Physician It is estimated that 1 in 2000 people have Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a condition where a bulge or steepened area develops within the cornea resulting in blurred and distorted vision. Keratoconus typically begins in the second to third decade of life. Early Keratoconus often causes the patient… Read More


Safe Toys & Celebrations Month

by Catherine Borgeson, O.D., Board Certified Optometric Physician The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, filled with dazzling decorations, sparkling lights, and gleeful gatherings of friends and families. There’s shopping to do, places to go, and decorations to put up. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can be stressful, no need to… Read More


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