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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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

Our Chapel Hill Eye Doctor Provides Tips to Help You Prevent Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome is a symptom that occurs when the eye develops a dryness that in turn can cause eye inflammation, and could result in a lack of tears for your eye. While it doesn’t usually impact the vision right away, if the symptoms are left untreated, they can be detrimental to your vision. While there is technically no way to prevent Dry Eye Syndrome, there are ways to reduce the risks of getting it by understanding what causes DES, and the kinds of treatment you can receive. Our team of Chapel Hill eye doctors are experts in the field of eye care and can offer you advice to try to...
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
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  • 910 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • 919-942-8531
  • Dr. Kroninger & Dr. Wujciak