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Really, Toy Guns Are Dangerous for Your Eyes

A report published in a medical journal reinforces what that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said many times. Projectile toys are not safe. Ophthalmologists from Moorfield’s Eye Hospital reported this month on three patients injured by Nerf gun darts. Some people may think Nerf darts are safe because they’re softer than other darts. But […]


Diabetes and Eye Health

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Although glucose is an important source of energy for the body’s cells, too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause damage in many parts of the body, including the heart, […]


FDA Approves the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses, the First and Only Extended Depth of Focus Lenses for People with Cataracts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery, while also […]


Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, Associates in Ophthalmology joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years. Fireworks injuries cause […]



Tis The Season for LASIK

It’s almost the end of 2015, how many of your goals have you accomplished? If you haven’t ticked everything off your list there’s no need to fret – you still have time! Now is the perfect time to accomplish any lingering resolutions and step up to the plate. While you’re mulling over what’s left to […]


A Comprehensive Eye Exam: What To Expect

The word comprehensive means ‘complete’ or ‘including all or nearly all elements’ which is why we use it to describe our eye exams. This is because we are committed to using the most advanced technology to provide you with a complete and accurate eye exam. Take a look at why it’s so important to have […]


Eye Injury Prevention Month

Did you know that October is Eye Injury Prevention Month? Though you may not often think about the many ways you can damage your most delicate sense organs, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has some ‘eye-opening’ statistics about eye injuries: Each year an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States. Using […]


Contact Lens Care: Do’s and Don’ts

We’ve all been there before, rushing to get ready for work and we accidentally drop our contact lens on the bathroom floor! It becomes a mad dash of combing through the bath mat, looking under the counter, and scanning the bathroom floor. Once you find that lost contact, is it safe to put in your […]


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