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Simply Expanding Medicaid Coverage Can’t Solve This Leading Public Health Challenge

By Anisa Threlkeld | November 21, 2022

North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology reiterate the importance of dilated eye exams in preventing vision loss  Atlanta, GA – November 21st, 2022 — Research shows significantly more people with diabetes got their critical annual dilated eye exam during the first two years following Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, this encouraging increase in…

More Older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision, Here’s How to Make Life Easier and Safer

By Anisa Threlkeld | September 28, 2022

North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology offer tips to help people with low vision retain their independence Atlanta, Ga– September 28, 2022 — The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. Low vision describes poor vision that can’t…

Nearsightedness is a Public Health Crisis

By Anisa Threlkeld | August 1, 2022

Atlanta, GA—August 1st, 2022— Nearsightedness has risen dramatically over the last 50 years. If nothing is done to help slow the increase, half the world’s population may be nearsighted by the year 2050. That means much more than a lot of people in glasses. It means a lot of kids today are at risk of…

Buying Sunglasses? Read This First

By Anisa Threlkeld | July 13, 2022

Atlanta, GA– July 13, 2022 — Not all sunglasses are created equal. While the choices are endless, there’s only one thing that tops all sunglass considerations and it has nothing to do with price or brand names. It’s all about the UV protection. North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology want you…

Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes

By Anisa Threlkeld | April 8, 2022

North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents that the right protective eyewear can significantly reduce the risk of eye injuries Atlanta, Ga – April 8th, 2022 – Nearly 30,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries every year. An astounding 90 percent of these ER visits could have been avoided if the athlete…

Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Anisa Threlkeld | January 28, 2022

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States.1 But this potentially blinding eye disease does not affect all people equally. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to be screened, especially if you are at increased…

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Simply Expanding Medicaid Coverage Can’t Solve This Leading Public Health Challenge

By Anisa Threlkeld | November 10, 2021

North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology reiterate the importance of dilated eye exams in preventing vision loss  Atlanta, Ga – November 10th, 2021— Research shows significantly more people with diabetes got their critical annual dilated eye exam during the first two years following Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).…

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Halloween Eye Safety

By Anisa Threlkeld | October 24, 2021

Atlanta, GA – October 24— Spooky contact lenses can complete your Halloween costume. But beware of the dangers of illegal costume contact lenses lurking on store shelves and invading online retailers. Though the federal government works to keep illegal and harmful versions of decorative or color contact lenses off the shelves, they can still be…

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More Older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision, Here’s How to Make Life Easier and Safer

By Anisa Threlkeld | September 15, 2021

North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology offer tips to help people with low vision retain their independence Atlanta, Ga – September 15— The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. Low vision describes poor vision that can’t be…

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Ophthalmologists Anticipate a School Year Marked by Complaints of Eye Strain

By North Atlanta Eye Care | August 6, 2021

Atlanta, GA– August 5, 2021 — When COVID-19 first shut classrooms, we got a glimpse into different digital challenges. Among them, kids aren’t immune to developing tired, dry eyes from concentrating on laptops and tablets for extended periods of time. The discomfort drove some of them to their ophthalmologist, looking for relief. To prepare students and their…