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Eye Doctor in Port Orange

What are Floaters and Flashes?

As we age, many people experience strange “phantom” objects in their eyes that come and go. A visit to the Eye Doctor in Port Orange will help diagnose the issue and in many cases it’s simply floaters in the eye. What are Floaters? Floaters look like small specks, dots, circles, lines or cobwebs in your field of vision. While they seem to be in front of your eye, they are floating inside. Floaters are tiny clumps of gel or cells

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Eye Exam Cost in New Smyrna Beach

Eye exam cost and when to have an eye exam

Common questions about eye exams include: How much does an Eye Exam Cost in New Smyrna Beach? How frequently should I have my eyes examined? What should I bring with me to my exam? These guidelines can help you prepare for your next (or first) eye exam The first step in preparing for an eye exam is finding an eye doctor near you. You should call their office to see if they take your vision insurance, if you have it.

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Cataract Surgery in Edgewater

Office-Based Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery in Edgewater will soon be offered by the Precision Eye Institute offering unparalleled convenience for patients in the Edgewater, New Smyrna and Oak Hill areas! Would it be safe and effective to relocate routine cataract surgeries from an outpatient surgery center to an office procedure room? Definitely so, accord­ing to a large study of Kaiser Permanente patients in Colorado. Good outcomes in more than 21,000 cases. The retrospective review of more than 21,000 consecutive cases (13,507 patients) in

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Eye exam detects signs of Alzheimer’s disease

One more reason to schedule that eye exam in Edgewater. (Reuters Health) – Using an ultrasensitive scanning technique, researchers can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye, according to a new report. Duke University researchers found that these small retinal blood vessels were altered in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, but in not in those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or those with no signs of mental decline. A routine eye exam

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Her Blurry Vision Turned out to Be Skin Cancer—in Her Eye

In 1991, Britta Fortson of Jacksonville, Florida, was preparing for her high school graduation when she noticed the vision in her right eye was blurry. Only 18 at the time, she made an appointment with a commercial chain vision center. When the contact lenses she received didn’t correct her vision, she was sent to an ophthalmologist in Florida, who saw something unusual on her optic nerve during the exam. “The ophthalmologist sent me straight to an oncologist,” she told Reader’s

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Cataract Surgery Cost

Does Medicare cover the cost of cataract surgery? Cataract surgery cost in New Smyrna Beach is a question that never enter ones mind until the little floating objects start to appear regularly or maybe it’s the increased sensitivity to light. What ever the symptoms, many people put off the surgery because they fear it will cost to much. Medicare generally does not pay for vision care, but it will cover certain medically necessary services, such as cataract surgery. If you

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CBD Oil and glaucoma

CBD Oil May Worsen Glaucoma

If you were hoping that CBD, or cannabidiol, would offer a natural glaucoma remedy, the the latest research is a downer. A new study suggests that CBD doesn’t lower eye pressure, it raises it. That’s bad because high eye pressure is the primary risk factor or glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve at the back of the eye. It’s the nerve that transmits visual information

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Can dark chocolate improve vision?

It was very fitting: I had just finished a square of 86% cacao dark chocolate when I got the email about yet another study suggesting health benefits of dark chocolate. In addition, I had just returned from vacation in Guatemala, the land of the Maya. It was the Maya who discovered the usefulness of the seeds of the cacao plant in 2,000 BC, seeds they roasted and ground into a drink fit for kings. Health Benefits of dark chocolate Many

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Eye Care Providers in New Smyrna Beach

Converting Seniors from Bifocals to Progressive Lenses

With today’s lens technology and practical dispensing approaches, seniors can transfer from bifocals to progressive lenses without having to draw a line. Here are tips to ensure true converts. Converting seniors from bifocals to progressive lenses doesn’t seem to be too difficult at first glance.  However, Eye Care Providers in New Smyrna Beach who work in primarily senior-populated areas observe that it may not be as easy as it seems. However, they also note that with the correct balance of

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Eye Doctor in Edgewater

Alcohol Consumption and Your Eyes

It’s that time of year again where people attend Christmas parties with those crazy relatives and tacky Christmas sweaters and the over-eating and drinking that accompanies it!  Some including this author tend to over indulge this time of year and the effects to our eyes is often overlooked.  Visits to the Eye Doctor in Edgewater, FL may not be as frequent when compared the family physician however, as we partake in all the holiday cheer it might not be a

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