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Vision Care

  • 4 Signs You Have Eye Allergies

    4 Signs You Have Eye Allergies

    Spring has sprung in East Tennessee, and along with all the beautiful blooms comes the layer of yellow pollen that covers our cars and deck furniture. It’s no secret that  seasonal allergies are rampant in our region. In fact, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation ranked the top 100 “most challenging places to live with spring […]

    Continue Reading April 26, 2019

  • Why & When Should Children Have Eye Exams?

    Why & When Should Children Have Eye Exams?

    It’s estimated that one out of four children struggle with reading and learning because of undiagnosed vision problems. Many of the signs, symptoms, and behaviors that are caused by vision problems are also associated with learning disabilities, so some of these children are misdiagnosed as having a learning disability. Since 80% of what children learn […]

    Continue Reading April 15, 2019

  • If Your Parent Had Macular Degeneration, Does That Mean You Will Too?

    When a physician or doctor asks you if you have a family history of health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer, it’s not because they’re being nosy. It’s because genetics plays a role in your chances of developing many health conditions, including eye diseases like macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a progressive and […]

    Continue Reading March 7, 2019

  • How To Tell If You Have Cataracts, And How To Treat Them

    Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness around the world, and are one of the most common conditions related to aging. By age 65, you have a 50% chance of developing a cataract, and, by age 75, it jumps to a 70% chance. In fact, more than 20 million adults over age 40 and 50% […]

    Continue Reading February 22, 2019

  • How Is Dry Eye Syndrome Diagnosed And Treated?

    It’s estimated that more than 30 million adults in the United States have dry eyes, and the uncomfortable symptoms of irritation or grittiness are one of the most common reasons that people head to the eye doctor. Dry eye syndrome is not only a common condition, it’s also usually a chronic problem, particularly for people […]

    Continue Reading February 18, 2019

  • 5 Steps To Control Diabetic Retinopathy

    Over time, unstable blood sugar levels from diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the eye’s retina, or can cause abnormal blood vessels to grow on the surface of the retina. This is called diabetic retinopathy, which is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. All types of diabetes—type 1, type 2, and gestational—contribute […]

    Continue Reading January 22, 2019

  • Can Contact Lenses Be Bifocal Or Progressive?

    Can Contact Lenses Be Bifocal Or Progressive?

    Are you finding that you have to hold a newspaper or a book farther and farther from your face to see the words clearly, or has it become harder to read small print than you once were able to? This change in vision is very common, particularly if you’re near or over the age of […]

    Continue Reading January 15, 2019