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Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach

Supplements for Vision and Healthy Eyes

Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach You may have heard about recent research suggesting that certain nutrients can help delay or prevent eye problems and diseases. You may have also have heard a lot of claims for over-the-counter (OTC) vision supplements containing these nutrients and and claims for others that have not been tested in clinical studies. So what should you believe? What can you do to protect your eye health and eyesight using vision supplements?  Here is information for

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Optometrist in New Smyrna Beach

New Optometrist in New Smyrna Beach

Precision Eye Institute is proud to announce Evan Criscio, OD in joining the practice and is seeing patients at both of our locations in New Smyrna Beach (Venetian Bay) and Edgewater. The new optometrist in New Smyrna Beach will be seeing new patients from all over Southeast Volusia County areas. “We are very excited to have Dr. Criscio join our team,” said Dr. Orest Krajnyk, MD, founder of Precision Eye Institute. Dr. Criscio received a highly ranked clinical and research

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contact lenses

Be careful in what type of contact lenses you put in your eyes

It was the pretty packaging and promise of a new look that caught the eye of 19-year-old Mamie Gaye when she purchased a pair of colored costume contacts while shopping at a beauty store near her home in Cleveland, Ohio. She had no idea that she needed a prescription for colored contact lenses. She wasn’t buying them to correct her vision, she just wanted to change up her look. The packaging touted “luxury lenses,” not “prescription required.” She brought them

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eye redness

New Over-the-Counter Eye-Whitening Drop Hits Store Shelves

People with eye redness may now have an option in dealing irritating  symptoms. Red eyes usually are caused by allergy, eye fatigue, over-wearing contact lenses or common eye infections. New over-the-counter eye whitening drops may have some advantages over older drops, such as Visine, but ophthalmologists caution that any whitening drops can mask symptoms of serious disease.   Lumify was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2017, and started appearing on store shelves in mid-2018.  Ads

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Can a Healthy Diet Prevent Cataracts?

A healthy diet that provides good nutrition for healthy eyes includes five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day, at least three servings of 100 percent whole grains each day and two servings of fish each week. Age-related cataract is a leading cause of blindness in the world today.  Currently, the the only treatment for cataracts is surgical removal of the cloudy lens, which typically is then replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL) during the cataract surgery. While

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