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Eye Care Mistakes: Five Things We Think We Know About Our Vision

Eye Care Mistakes: Five Things We Think We Know About Our Vision

Old wives tales and misinformation online can create a lot of confusion, especially concerning health care. When it comes to eye health, it’s important to know the facts so you can protect your vision. Here are five common misconceptions about eye health:

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

People who take aspirin for health reasons and are also concerned about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be worried about news reports on three recent studies. What should you think?

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

Do You Know What These Symptoms Might Mean?

Do you know what these symptoms might mean?

– Straight lines, such as a telephone pole or door frame, may appear wavy
– A dark or empty spot may block the center of vision
– Written words or type may appear blurry

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

A Healthy New Year Resolution for your Eyes

Each New Year, people resolve to make changes that will result in longer, happier and healthier lives. Some are determined to lose weight while others are committed to kicking unhealthy habits. This year we would like to add “Get a Glaucoma Eye Exam” to the list of healthy resolutions, and Glaucoma Awareness Month in January is the perfect time to do it.

A Closer Look: Dr. Barry Lee

A Closer Look: Dr. Barry Lee

This fall, ECA corneal specialist Dr. Barry Lee lectured at the European Cornea Society annual meeting held in conjunction with the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting in Milan, Italy.

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full effect and for most of us it’s a time that we all look forward to as it means attending parties, relaxing, and spending time with the people we love most. It is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. Do not let preventable eye injuries ruin your time with family and friends this season. Parents should be especially aware of the potential holiday eye hazards that could affect their children. By simply following a few helpful tips you can ensure that your holidays will be safe, merry, and bright!

How Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Vision

How Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Vision

In today’s fast paced and hectic world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight. While it’s obvious that lack of sleep can cause dark circles to appear under your eyes, not getting enough rest can interfere with your eye health.

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

October Is Eye Injury Prevention Month

In an effort to educate the public about the importance of safe vision, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared October as National Eye Injury Prevention Month. The hope is that by sharing some of the most common vision accidents and causes, as well as helpful tips on how to maintain healthy vision, people can avoid these injuries that happen each and every year.

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

October 11th is World Sight Day

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments. Each year the event is held on the second Thursday of October.

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

5 Tips to Help You See Better in The Digital World

When thinking about how to describe the world we live in one word generally comes to mind: connected. Everywhere we go we’re usually carrying around some sort of device that keeps us connected to something important to us. Whether it’s a tablet, smart phone or a computer that we’re using to stay in touch, we sometimes forget to take into consideration two very important devices that keep us connected to the world better than anything else: our eyes.

Does Taking Aspirin Raise Your Risk of AMD?

August Is Cataract Awareness Month

August is National Cataract Awareness Month. During the month of August be sure to focus on your vision and talk to your doctor if you believe you are at risk for cataracts. Since cataracts develop over years, gradual changes in vision can become the norm for most individuals suffering from the condition and therefore become ignored much longer than necessary. Some people even describe cataracts as looking through a “dirty windshield”.

Come Celebrate CVI’s 50th Anniversary with The Macular Degenerates!

Come Celebrate CVI’s 50th Anniversary with The Macular Degenerates!

The Eye Consultants house band, the Macular Degenerates, are playing May 3rd at the Center for Visually Impaired’s yearly gala, the True Blue Do. It’s a special celebration, as this is CVI’s 50th anniversary of serving those with visual disabilities. For 50 years, the Center for the Visually Impaired has empowered people with vision loss to live with independence and dignity. As Georgia’s largest comprehensive, fully accredited organization providing rehabilitation services, CVI serves people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

The event will be held from 7-9pm at the Piedmont Driving Club. Tix are available!
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