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Next Generation OMNI Surgical System

Horizon Eye Care Offers New Glaucoma Treatment: The Next Generation OMNI Surgical System

In March of 2020, Dr. Vandana R. Minnal of Horizon Eye Care was one of the first surgeons in the Charlotte area to perform glaucoma surgery utilizing The Next Generation OMNI Surgical System. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) to reduce the risk of further vision loss. The OMNI procedure… Read More


Eyelid twitches

Eyelid Twitches May Say Little About Your Health – Or A Great Deal

We all blink about 15 times a minute, 900 times an hour, nearly 15,000 times during 16 waking hours every day. Normally, our eyelids meet, briefly coat the surface of the eye with healthy tears, quickly separate, and we don’t give them any thought. But what happens when eyelids don’t work that way? What happens… Read More


Cornea health

Sports Injuries, Household Mishaps, Even Your Fingers Can Be Bad News For Corneas

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, so it’s a natural time to think about corneal abrasions. Anything from a baseball to a basketball player’s elbow might scratch the protective outer layer of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye that helps direct light rays to your retina. (You’ll find information on Horizon Eye… Read More


Foods and Supplements That Boost Vision Health

A Feast For Your Eyes: Foods And Supplements That Boost Vision Health

We don’t often think about the ways diet affects sight. Yet wise choices can help maintain vision health and prevent it from deteriorating as we grow older or get an eye disease. Foods For Healthy Eyes In this, as in so many other things, Mom had the right idea: Eat leafy green vegetables, beans and… Read More


Our retinas are integral to vision

Why Our Retinas Are Integral To Vision: They Convert Light Into Sight

Without your retinas, you couldn’t have sight. This layer of tissue half a millimeter thick – less than two-hundredths of an inch – lines the back of the eye. Its millions of light-sensing nerve cells, called rods and cones because of their shapes, convert light into electrical impulses; the optic nerve sends those to the… Read More


Hydrus Microstent is an innovative weapon against glaucoma

Hydrus Microstent: A Uniquely Innovative Weapon In The War On Glaucoma

Doctors have diagnosed glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve, for more than 150 years. For much of that time, eye drops have been the first and most effective way to address the condition. Now a new tool no wider than an eyelash has come along to help patients preserve sight: Hydrus Microstent. And at… Read More


LASIK can give you better than perfect vision

LASIK Advances Help Patients See Even Better Than Perfect Vision

Over the last 22 years, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis – known everywhere as LASIK – has become an alternative to contact lenses and eyeglasses for patients of all ages. Yet surgeons now perform the procedure with more skill and understanding, and it offers a new measure of clarity. Instead of working toward a 20-20 standard,… Read More


Dry Eye treatments

Dry Eye Treatments: New Solutions For An Age-Old Problem

Dry eye and the need for tears has been recognized by healers since Ancient Egyptian times. Traditionally, doctors have battled the condition with dry eye treatments such as drops, warm compresses, even tiny punctal plugs that fit in the drainage structures of the eyelid to keep lubricating fluids on the surface longer. (You’ll find information… Read More


Early detection of AMD is important

AMD: Early Detection Is Key To Maintaining Good Visual Acuity

Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. As baby boomers age and our older population grows, we expect the condition to become more prevalent. Collectively, the doctors at Horizon Eye Care pride ourselves on staying ahead of medical trends to best serve our patients. That being said, to combat… Read More


Glasses in children

Glasses For Children

Prescribing glasses in adults is mostly uncomplicated. Typically, it goes a little something like this: 1) you tell your doctor what looks best; 2) your doctor gives you a prescription; and 3) the glasses bring your vision into focus. Prescribing glasses for children, however, is a lot more complex. To start, children usually lack the… Read More


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