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Fighting glaucoma with drops

Fighting Glaucoma One Drop – But Only One – At A Time

Your eye doctor diagnoses you with open-angle glaucoma, the most common kind, in which fluid buildup increases intraocular pressure. (You’ll find information on Horizon Eye Care’s glaucoma page.) You’re given drops to put in each eye as the first line of defense, as few as one drop per day or as many as five different… Read More


Lions Clubs' Eyeglass Recycling Program

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.


Eyes respond to diabetes

Eyes Respond To Diabetes In Specific (But Sometimes Helpful) Ways

Diabetes statistics can be scary. According to 2015 data from the American Diabetes Association, one American in ten has the condition – one in four over 65. And it’s the seventh leading cause of death. It creates specific eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. But there’s good news, too: Adults with… Read More


ASIK: Your prescription sculpted directly onto your eye

LASIK: What If A Doctor Sculpted Your Prescription Directly Onto Your Eye?

That’s what happens with LASIK, an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis: The ophthalmologist reshapes your cornea, so your eye sees as well unassisted as if you wore glasses or contact lenses.


Costs and insurance

Information About 2019 Health Care Exchange Options

Planning to purchase insurance through the 2019 Health Care Exchange? Horizon Eye Care doctors participate in the following Health Care Exchange options:


Clear Lens Exchange - Refractive Lens Exchange patient

Clear Lens Exchange/Refractive Lens Exchange: The Helpful Eye Surgery Doctors Know About (And You Probably Don’t)

For the first five-and-a-half centuries of vision care, after an Italian invented spectacles that sat on the bridge of the nose around 1390, eyeglasses addressed all ocular defects. Contact lenses worn directly on the eye provided a second option soon after World War II.


Why you need an eye exam

A Regular Eye Exam: Why You – And Every Adult – Need One

A regular eye exam sounds logical, right? If you don’t detect changes in vision, your eyes must be healthy. If you do have an eye problem, your doctor will find it when he gives you a general physical.


Back-to-school Eye Exams: Backpack Filled? Spare Batteries Packed? Eye Exam Scheduled?

That’s right: Getting childrens’ eyes checked should be part of the back-to-school routine, especially if they’ve never had a thorough examination. Kids need strong reading skills, and those depend partly on the ability to perceive what’s in a book, on a tablet or at the other end of the classroom on a smartboard. A back-to-school… Read More


Pediatric eye care

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… Read More


Your cornea is easily damaged

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.


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