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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...

7 Tips From Our Chapel Hill Eye Doctors to Save Your Vision

Of all of the senses that we have, our vision is the most precious. It is our vision that most helps us navigate the world that we live in. Sadly, in the United States more than 20 million individuals are battling with serious vision loss. While not all cases of vision loss can be prevented, the following are seven steps tips to save your vision. Step 1 Use Sunglasses - Many sunglasses offer UV blocking protection. This is essential since it is the UV rays that are closely linked to the acceleration of the growth of cataracts. Sunglasses are a fashionable way to protect the eyes retina from damage....

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...

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...

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,...

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 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...
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