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Our Durham Eye Doctors Help You Prevent Glaucoma

What Is Glaucoma?  Glaucoma is a very serious chronic eye disease that is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, which can cause gradual vision loss if it’s not properly taken care of and monitored. How Can I Prevent Glaucoma?  There are steps that can be taken by the patient to prevent glaucoma from getting worse and effecting the patient’s eye sight. Comprehensive eye exams and preventive measures and advice from an eye doctor in Durham who performs comprehensive eye exams can play vital roles in helping a glaucoma patient maintain the current status of their...

Learn Why Your Vision Prescriptions Change As You Age

Aging is a natural part of life for everyone and brings about many physical changes. Often vision problems are easily overlooked by many because they can occur so gradual over a period of time you tend to overlook the symptoms or not keep up with routine exams with your eye doctor. For this reason it is important for a person to have an annual exam with our Durham eye doctors to check for any change in vision or age-related vision problems. Many people start to notice a change in their eyesight after age 40. This is often due to a condition called presbyopia, which is caused by the lenses...

Know the Top 5 Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that gradually steals a person’s sight and typically without any warning. It is important to note that in the early stages of glaucoma, there may be no symptoms. Interestingly, about half who become affected with glaucoma may not realize they have it. Glaucoma exams are important so that this life changing eye disease can be detected, according to our eye doctor in Durham NC. Even though there is no cure for glaucoma, surgery or medication can slow down or prevent any further vision loss. Treatment for glaucoma depends on the type of glaucoma that a person has;...

5 Benefits of Progressive Lenses to Improve Your Vision

If you suffer from presbyopia and need bifocals or trifocals, you want your lenses to be as comfortable and easy on your eyes as possible. The trouble with bifocals and other traditional presbyopia lenses is the line between the lenses, and the accompanying image jump that can be uncomfortable, or even disorienting. That’s why eye care doctors recommend progressive lenses to more patients than ever, making an easy transition into presbyopia treatment with no unsightly and annoying lines. More eye care doctors than ever are prescribing gradual lenses for a few simple reasons: Because of the...

Break Free from Frames with Prescription Contact Lenses

Eyeglasses are a great way to complete your look, no matter the style you are going for – from fashionable and trendy to professional and sophisticated, frames help say it all. However, as the summer heat ramps up and you kick your active summer lifestyle into gear, those ever so trendy frames can become more of a hassle than a fun accessory. Anyone who has spent a summer in the Carolinas is accustomed to the thick humidity this time of year.  If you wear glasses, you know this means foggy lenses when leaving the cool AC to go outside and frames that have a tendency to slide off your nose,...

What You Can Expect in Our Comprehensive Eye Exams

To make sure a your eyes are in optimal health, our eye doctors recommend scheduling an eye exam at least once a year and more if you believe that a problem is developing or if the optometrist sees a problem that could get worse. This is because many eye problems come on gradually. By the time the problem is noticeable, it’s that much more difficult to treat. Our Durham eye doctors are experienced in performing comprehensive eye exams that not only test our patients’ vision, but also checks the overall health of your eyes. How Long Do the Exams Last?Comprehensive eye exams are painless...

What Causes Eye Allergies in the Spring & Fall Seasons?

Eye Allergies Itchy and watery eyes are a common occurrence for people during the spring and autumn seasons, leading to seeking a remedy. Dealing with allergic reactions in the eyes on a daily basis makes it difficult to live a normal lifestyle while driving or using a computer. There are many different causes of eye allergies from a variety of substances that typically float through the air before landing on surfaces of the eyeballs or eyelids. Fortunately, an eye doctor in Chapel Hill can perform allergy testing to determine what a patient is sensitive to before prescribing treatment to alleviate...

Nutritional Tips for Your Eyes from Our Durham Eye Doctors

Nutrition To treat AMD AREDS formula (vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and zinc, plus copper) – The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that a combination of antioxidant vitamins plus zinc helped slow the progression of intermediate macular degeneration to an advanced stage, which is when most vision loss occurs. The National Eye Institute recommends that people with intermediate AMD in one or both eyes or with advanced AMD (wet or dry) in one eye but not the other take this formulation each day. However, this combination of nutrients did not help prevent AMD nor did it slow...

Academy Eye Voted Among “Durham’s Best” for Optometry Professionals

Each year Durham Magazine publishes a “popularity poll” of the “Best of…” in Durham. For the 3rd year in a row, Academy Eye is pleased and honored to have been selected as pne of “Durham’s Best” for eyecare, glasses and contacts. We’re honored to have been chosen and proud of the reputation we’ve earned through the years for our comitment to care, quality and personal service. Thanks fort your support!

Dr. Henry Greene Receives National Career Achievement Award

Dr. Henry Greene, optometrist and founder of Academy Eye Associates, received the 2008 William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry at its annual meeting in October in Anaheim, California. Dr. Greene, who also serves as a clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina, is an internationally-known researcher and developer in the field of visual impairment. He has been the principal investigator on National Eye Institute and Canadian Institute for the Blind funded projects to develop novel optical aids for those with macular degeneration...
Durham Office - Academy Road
  • 3115 Academy Road
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • 919-493-7456
  • Dr. Greene & Dr. Powell
Durham Office - W. Main Street
  • 2200 West Main Street, Suite #A160
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • 919-286-2912
  • Dr. Stewart
Chapel Hill Office - MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • 910 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • 919-942-8531
  • Dr. Kroninger & Dr. Wujciak