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What type of face mask should I be using?

A face mask reduces coronavirus transmission but doesn’t protect the eyes To reduce the spread of coronavirus, federal health officials now recommend that Americans wear non-medical cloth face masks when they’re out in public.  Face masks, however, don’t offer complete protection because they don’t shield the wearer’s eyes, says the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House.  CDC recommends cloth face masks  President Trump announced earlier this month that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reversed its

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Telemedicine Options for Patients

Telemedicine for Eye Care Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the President of the United States has broadened access to telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes build on the regulatory flexibilities granted under the President’s emergency declaration. This is great news for patients with issues concerning their eyes, especially eye emergencies.

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Emergency Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach

Emergency Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach

New guidelines for treating patients with eye emergencies The Precision Eye Institute is committed to providing high quality emergency eye care in the New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater area for new and existing patients. The new coronavirus is touching us all, one way or another. The virus is infectious but so are the preventative measures we all can take. The following are guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Ophthalmology on how to treat treat patients under the current

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Eye Doctor in DeLand

Eye Allergies and How to Treat Them

Knowledge is Power Eye Doctor in DeLand, FL.  Have allergies turned your eyes red and puffy? You’re not alone — millions of Americans deal with the condition, also called allergic conjunctivitis. A cold compress can give you a quick fix before heading out in public. But for long-term relief, you need to know your triggers and treat the symptoms. What are the symptoms? They include redness in the white of your eye or inner eyelid. Other warning signs: itching, tearing,

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Cataract Surgery in DeLand

How to choose an eye doctor

Which Eye Doctor Should I See: An Optometrist Or An Ophthalmologist? If your eyes are healthy and don’t require specialized medical or surgical treatment, the type of eye doctor you choose for a routine eye exam is a matter of personal preference. Optometrists and ophthalmologists both perform routine eye exams and both types of eye doctors are trained to detect, diagnose and manage eye diseases that require medical and non-medical treatment. If you already have a medical eye problem —

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Eye Doctor in Holly Hill

Coconut Oil: The Top Natural Eye Lubricant

Eye Doctor in Holly Hill Have you ever dealt with dry, itchy eyes? They may sting, feel gritty or overly sensitive. This is a common condition that affects as many as one in three people. Now, what if I told you that using coconut oil for eyes could ease discomfort naturally? Also known as keratitis sicca or xerophthalmia, dry eyes can result when tear fluid is produced too slowly or evaporates too quickly. While it’s common to ease discomfort the obvious

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Eye Care Provider in Daytona Beach

Night Vision Problems: What’s to Blame

Eye Care Provider in Daytona Beach Do you have problems seeing at night? Millions of Americans do. You may just need glasses, especially if you’re nearsighted.On the other hand, it could mean that you have cataracts or other issues. If you’re afraid to hit the road after dark because you can’t see, let your doctor know. What Causes It? A wide range of conditions — from sun exposure to diabetes — makes it hard to see at night: Cataracts – Your eye’s

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Eye Doctor in Daytona Beach

Are Blue Eyes More Light Sensitive?

Myth or Fact: People with Light Eyes are More Sensitive to Sunlight If you have blue, green, or gray eyes, you may have noticed yourself squinting into the sunlight more than your brown-eyed counterparts or needing a respite from the fluorescent lights at work. You may wonder if it’s all in your head — or is there truth to the rumor that people with light eyes are more sensitive to sunlight? According to ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, Dr. Orest Krajnyk,

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Eye Doctor in Daytona Beach

Body Weight is Linked to Eye Pressure and Vision Health

Eye Doctor in Daytona Beach Obesity is nationwide health concern today. Statistics show that over one-third of Americans are obese, and the numbers are increasing each year. Affecting much more than just body image, obesity increases your risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, and hypertension. Recent studies indicate that being overweight could even impact your eye health. According to the Beaver Dam Eye Study, obesity is linked to elevated pressure inside the eyes known

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kids eye care in New Smyrna Beach

Should My Children Wear Sunglasses?

Kids eye care in New Smyrna Beach On bright, sunny days, most adults wear sunglasses when they are outside or driving. However, how often do you see children wear sunglasses? It is rare, isn’t it? This should not be the case. Children need to protect their eyes just as much as adults, if not more. UV exposure can harm the eyes as well as the skin, and the cumulative effect of UV rays can be very damaging. Many parents have

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