Author: Carolina Eye Care

New Years Eye Health Resolutions

Many people use the new year as a time to set new goals and refocus priorities. As your eye doctor, we couldn’t wish for better resolutions than a year of safe and healthy vision. Try adding these to your plan for 2016: Replace and care for contact lenses as prescribed and make it a point to go to all...

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Use It or Lose It

This is the time of year we start getting busier as patients hurry to use their flex spending accounts. Contact lenses, eyeglasses, and eye exams are a great way to use those benefits that, in some cases, expire at the end of the year. Also, many patients who have met their medical deductible for the year are using their...

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The FDA Warns About Improper Contact Lens Wear

Eye Safety this Halloween FDA joins eye care professionals—including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists and the American Optometric Association—in discouraging consumers from using decorative contact lenses. These experts warn that buying any kind of contact lenses without an examination and a prescription from an eye...

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Sports Safety Prevents Vision Loss

Basketball is one the most eye injury prone sports in this country with close to 6,000 people suffering from injuries every year according to Prevent Blindness America. In fact, 1 in 10 college basketball players will sustain an eye injury. For children 14 years and younger, air and spring guns are the biggest culprit and among older children and...

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It’s Time for Back to School Eye Exams

Appointments are filling fast for back to school eye examinations as parents get ready for students to return to school. Eye health and vision examinations are an important part of school preparations because some studies show that as much as 80% of effective learning is the result of good vision. Good vision helps in the classroom, with reading, and...

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New “Power of 3x” Rebate on Popular Products – Crizal, Transitions, Varilux and Xperio UV Polarized

oday a new rebate is available from the maker of the popular Crizal, Transitions, Varilux and Xperio UV brands of ophthalmic lens products. You may have seen the commercials on TV promoting these lenses. From now until the end of September, you can get a $10 rebate for each of three brands – Crizal, Transitions, and Varilux that you...

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Digital surfacing relies on a controlled combination of lens design, precisely made molds, and manufacturing technology to create the perfect lens.

Digital lenses use a new design process for lenses which take into account reading posture, near zone placement, binocular vision, and sharper central focus. Today, a computer program calculates all of these factors into a lens that gives you best vision in all areas you look through. Advanced fitting systems also take into account head tilt, eye rotation and...

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Six Steps to Healthier Eyes

When you are making your New Year Resolutions, don’t forget to include these six steps to healthier eyes: 1. Get Regular Eye Health and Vision Examinations. Tired, dry, itchy or watery eyes, light sensitivity, headaches, blurry vision, fluctuating vision, and increased spots and floaters can all be apparent symptoms that your eyes need to be examined. However, some symptoms...

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The Difference Between High Quality Frames and Cheap Ones is More Than Their Price

You have tried on several frames of varying prices and styles… but for some reason on in particular stands out. It feels more balanced. The finish seems more polished and smooth. It just looks better. As you try on frames your instincts tell you that one frame stands out in quality over another. But why is that? What goes...

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Vision is the Priceless Sports Enhancer – Protect It Well

Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important ingredient in how well you play your sport. Vision correction is a part of one’s sporting equipment. As performance goes, it’s as important as wearing the right clothing or wearing the right shoes. It’s another way to enhance the game. Proper eye protection and correction can mean the difference between...

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