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Eye safety threats are abundant in summer

Summer Threats To Eye Safety Can Be Big As A Basketball Or As Subtle As Sunlight

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July Ultraviolet Safety Month to alert people of the dangers of UV radiation. Those rays can indeed damage vision and threaten eye safety, but they are just one menace among many that our eyes face each summer. Other Common Threats to Eye Safety 4th of… 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


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


Online Eye Tests or In-Person Exams? The Differences May Be Critical.

Online eye tests seem like an easy, quick and inexpensive shortcut for the Internet age. You look at objects on a computer screen. You then record results on a smartphone and send the information to an optometrist at a remote location. Said optometrist gives you a prescription based on your eyes’ refractive error. Online Eye… Read More


Are Women Likelier Than Men To Have Serious Eye Problems? Yes…and No.

The bad news for women this April – which has been designated Women’s Eye Health Month – is that their half of the population faces a higher likelihood of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, two leading causes of blindness. One study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that two-thirds of the cases of U.S…. Read More


Which vision solution is right for you?

Vision Problem? Which Solution Is Right For You?

If you’ve had a full eye exam, and your ophthalmologist or optometrist has diagnosed a vision problem, you have a wide range of options. Three common options are glasses, contact lenses or LASIK. All have pros and cons, all are helpful in different ways, and none guarantees perfect vision at all distances every hour of… Read More


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


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.


Dr. Randall Stein

Randall N. Stein, MD, Joins Horizon Eye Care

Horizon Eye Care has hired Randall N. Stein, MD, as a staff ophthalmologist. Dr. Stein brings to Horizon several specialties, including medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, as well as cataract and laser-assisted cataract surgery. He will be based at Horizon’s Huntersville, Mooresville


Steven J. Ryder, MD, Joins Horizon Eye Care

Horizon Eye Care has hired Steven J. Ryder, MD, as a staff ophthalmologist. Dr. Ryder brings to Horizon several specialties, including in the areas of retina/vitreous and diabetic eye disease. He will be based at Horizon’s Cotswold,


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