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Symptoms that Your Eye Doctor Needs to See

The eyes are more than windows to the soul, as they say; the eyes are also an indicator of health. Like all organs, the eyes respond to internal and external factors. Responses can look similar even when they are to different factors. For example, a speck of dust may feel like a foreign body in…

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Promoting Eye Health as You Age

We know that a lot can change as we get older. We may not even be surprised when the time comes to start wearing reading glasses. However, because eyesight is an aspect of health and wellness, it is important to know how it may change and what to watch out for to reduce the risk…

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COVID-19 and Your Eyes

This year has delivered more than its fair share of surprises. The most prominent, the one that 2020 may be most well-known for future generations, is the emergence of the novel coronavirus. For several months now, healthcare experts have been working hard to understand the risks, viable treatments, and prevention strategies to mitigate the effects…

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Astigmatism Requires Specific Eye Care

Blurry vision is often caused by astigmatism, the condition with a funny name that affects nearly 1 in 3 Americans. Astigmatism is not nearsightedness or farsightedness; it can occur alongside either one of those refractive errors. Being diagnosed with astigmatism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A diagnosis allows you and your eye doctor to develop…

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Cell Phone Use can Affect Your Eyes

Eye strain is far more prevalent today than it ever has been in the past. We don’t have to look very far to realize that our heavy reliance on digital devices may have a little something to do with this. Many people are aware that they can strain their eyes by sitting in front of…

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What’s That Floating Through Your Vision?

Floaters is a term used to describe a common visual phenomenon that many adults experience at some point. In our Ocala office, many patients ask what these visual apparitions are and if they should be concerned. Here, we discuss some of the typical questions that patients have about this condition. What are eye floaters? Floaters…

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We Can Clear Up the Source of Those Tears

Tears aren’t just something you see when you cry. You may not give much thought to your eyes overall, but we assume that most people know there is a tear film that is always present, keeping the surface of the eye lubricated and functional. Chances are you’ve experienced dry eyes at least once in your…

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What is at the Heart of Eye Irritation?

Chronic eye irritation is a complaint that eye doctors tend to hear more frequently than others. Patients express that their eyes feel scratchy or gritty; that they feel wet or are watering so much that they need to be patted dry several times a day. These sensations may coincide with redness and burning or itching,…

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