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Pediatric Eye Care: How Soon Are Children Ready? You’d Be Surprised.

Pediatricians and psychologists can debate exactly when childhood ends, but the eyes have their own idea. By the age of 7 or 8, your brain and eyes enter a relationship that won’t change much. If parents don’t seek pediatric eye care to quickly address vision problems, especially the one known as “lazy eye,” they may be forever too late. (more…)


Your Cornea Works Hard – But It’s Easy to Damage Accidentally

What’s the most commonly transplanted human tissue and the one with the highest success rate? The cornea, the outer layer that’s the first contact between your eye and the world. Doctors perform more than 40,000 corneal transplants every year. (more…)


Cataracts: The Eye Disease That May Leave You Seeing Better

Perhaps your troubles started with blurry vision. Maybe you see a halo around lights as you drive at night. Or maybe your granddaughter noticed your mismatched socks were blue and purple on a day you thought you’d chosen a black pair.

If so, you may have cataracts – and that’s likely to be good news. (more…)


Dry Eyes? Adding Moisture May Not Be the Answer

Dry eye disease sounds like a minor issue, right? Use over-the-counter drops, and you’re done. Yet the solution may not be so simple, because the tears that lubricate your eyes each time you blink aren’t simple. If your body can’t make enough or can’t keep them on the surface of your eyes, you’ll have a problem.  (more…)


Your Retina: A Thin Line Between Light and Darkness

That’s your retina, a membrane less than half a millimeter thick. It’s full of photoreceptor cells called rods and cones that send information to your optic nerve: 75 to 150 million rods relay shapes in black-and-white, while 7 million cones transmit information about color. When the retina’s damaged, (more…)


Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Vision

Glaucoma acquired that nickname because it sneaks up on you. It’s a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the disease often has no symptoms. Doctors can detect the disease or risk factors for the disease during an annual eye exam. Researchers have learned a great deal about the disease, although there is still no cure. (more…)


Horizon Eye Care Is First In Charlotte To Implant Glaucoma Surgical Device

Horizon Eye Care ophthalmologist Randall N. Stein, MD is the first physician in Charlotte to implant Alcon’s CyPass® Micro-Stent. Approved by the FDA in the summer of 2016, the CyPass Micro-Stent is a micro-invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) device designed to treat cataract patients (more…)


Give the gift of sight this holiday season!

In just about any home, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. You can give them the gift of sight. (more…)


Dr. Smith Retires

Dr. David L. Smith, ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, retires December 31, 2017 after 24 years of practice. We are honored to have had Dr. Smith on our team since 1993, and know that he has touched the lives of many patients throughout the years. (more…)


Dr. Ridley Retires

Dr. Miriam E. Ridley, ophthalmologist and retina/vitreous and diabetic eye disease specialist, retires December 31, 2017 after 30 years of practice. It has been a privilege to have Dr. Ridley on our Horizon team. We, along with her patients, many with whom she has formed lifelong friendships, will miss her service. (more…)


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