Alcohol & Your Eyes

From after-work happy hour to game day tailgates and boozy brunches, there is almost always an opportunity to treat yourself to a drink or two, but like everything in life, alcohol is best in moderation. We all know the long-term effects that excessive drinking can have on our bodies, but how does it affect our… Read more »

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Shining Light on Identifying Digital Eye Strain

With the increase in accessibility and usage of digital devices, there has also been an increase in concern. What effects are they having on the body? Is this affecting children’s mental development? What are the long-term implications of this much screen time? While these questions cannot be definitively answered yet, progress has been made in identifying common […]

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National Nutrition Month & Occasional Dry Eye

March is National Nutrition Month, and this can mean different things for different people. For some, it means eating better to improve their overall health. It means getting more or less of a specific ingredient for others. When it comes to people with occasional dry eye, it means getting the right group of nutrients that […]

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The Top 4 Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the country, accounting for 9-12% of all cases. This Glaucoma Awareness Month, we’re dispelling common myths about the disease, so you can better protect your vision, receive treatment to delay the disease’s progression, and maintain healthy eyes and vision for life. Myth #1: If you don’t have symptoms, you can’t have glaucoma. […]

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Celebrities with Eye Problems

Despite their good looks, fame and wealth, celebrities are just as vulnerable to serious eye diseases as us mere mortals. Just like the patients we see at the Island Eye Surgicenter every day, famous people suffer from glaucoma, cataracts, bad eyesight…

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Things You Can Do Right Now to Reduce Your Risk of Eye Disease and Vision Loss

The team at Island Eye Surgicenter cares deeply about our patients’ ocular health. We feel a duty and responsibility to educate you about ways to preserve your vision and lower your risk of sight-stealing diseases. You might be surprised to learn that …

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Common Questions about Glaucoma

Glaucoma can threaten your peripheral vision and even cause blindness if your optic nerve becomes damaged. Patients who are at risk for glaucoma are understandably concerned about identifying the symptoms and avoiding the complications of this eye dise…

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Talking to Patients About Eye Health

Every visit with a patient is an opportunity to teach them about the different aspects of eye health. By encouraging regular eye examinations, I can reinforce basic wellness tips to help keep my patients’ eyes healthy and reduce the possibility of visi…

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5 Tips for Eye Care in the Winter Time

During the winter months, your eyes can suffer from extra dryness and exposure, leaving you with dry, itchy eyes. Pain, swelling and blurred vision can also come about due to the frigid temperatures and dry air (both outside and indoors), and for the winter outdoor enthusiast, the sun’s UV rays can also put people at…

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