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9 Facts Your Eye Doctor Isn’t Telling You

Eye doctors do not always tell their patients all the eye care facts that patients need to know. Maintaining eye health is an important factor in maintaining overall health. These eye care facts are not common knowledge, but they are nonetheless important for anybody interested in having healthy eyes and why at Academy Eye Associates, we focus on giving you the best advice and eye care services you and your whole family may need. It’s our job to educate you of the risks and effects things have on your eyes to help prevent further damage and prolong their overall health. Here are some things...

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;...

Polarized Sunglasses: Everything You Want to Know from Our Family Eye Doctors

Have you ever skipped stones off the surface of water at a local lake or river? Many children (and adults) find this simple task so much fun! You make it a competition involving the number of times your rock would skip before sinking, right? The good ones understand if a stone is horizontal or parallel to the water affects the ability of the rock to be able to skip off the surface more times or longer distances. That was the key to success when skipping stones. The more vertical or perpendicular the stone is to the water, the more likely it will sink. Light rays are reflected or absorbed based...

4 Tips to Relieve Nasty Itchy and Watery Eye Allergies

Allergies are a nuisance to anyone who has had the misfortune of having eyes that are picky about their surroundings or air quality or sunlight or countless other irritations eyes experience. Itchy and watery eyes are inconvenient and sometimes painful. There are several solutions that individuals can use to help with their eye allergy symptoms and our Durham NC optometrists help explain some of the issues and tips to find relief today. Pinpoint the ProblemEye allergies usually come forth due to dust, pollen, animals or changes in the season. Different people react to different things, so it is...

What You May Not Know About Contact Lenses

Brief History of the Contact Lens Far back in the history of mankind, in 1508, Leonardo da Vinci described and drew the sketch to express his idea of a contact lens. But it was in 1827 that Sir John Hershel, an English astronomer astounded the world with his idea of making a mold of a human eye so that a lens could be made to fit perfectly. Sixty years later in 1887. F.A. Muller, a German glassblower used these ideas to create the world’s first known contact lens. Contact lenses are full contact optical accessories which rest directly on the cornea to facilitate a better and natural vision...

7 Reasons You Should See Your Eye Doctor Each Year

If you are like a lot of people, then you may underestimate the importance of seeing your eye doctor. You may even wonder whether you really need an eye exam. The importance of seeing your eye doctor cannot be reiterated enough. Below are seven reasons that you should see the optometrists in Durham: 1. Your Sense of Sight Is Very Important In order to preserve your sight, you must take care of it. Seeing our optometrists in Durham is one of the most important things that you can do to care for your vision. 2. Your Vision Is Always Changing One of the reasons that you need an eye exam is because...

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!
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