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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…

Three Things to Know About Cataracts

By North Atlanta Eye Care | June 6, 2021

Atlanta, GA– June 6th –Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, North Atlanta Eye Care joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.   As…

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Sports Eye Safety Month

By North Atlanta Eye Care | April 10, 2021

Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection for Recreational and Professional Sports North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents, coaches, and athletes that one simple step can prevent most sports-related eye injuries Atlanta, GA – April 10, 2021 – New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments…

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Workplace Eye Wellness

By North Atlanta Eye Care | March 7, 2021

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology offers tips to avoid dry, strained eyes Research found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this…

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Your Brain May be Disguising a Blinding Eye Disease

By North Atlanta Eye Care | February 6, 2021

Even though Marlene Klein was having trouble recognizing familiar faces and began to mistake her fingers for carrots as she chopped vegetables, she had no idea she was slowly losing her vision to a leading cause of blindness, age-related macular degeneration (AMD). That’s because her brain was compensating for the developing blind spots in her…

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November- Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

By North Atlanta Eye Care | November 2, 2020

Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases. Most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. North Atlanta Eye Care joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed as Diabetic Eye Disease…

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Halloween Contact Lenses

By North Atlanta Eye Care | October 15, 2020

Here’s How to Find out if Your Halloween Contact Lenses are Illegal 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…

July is UV Protection Month

By North Atlanta Eye Care | July 4, 2020

How to Pick the Best Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes Sunglasses aren’t an optional summertime accessory, they’re an essential prescription for eye health. Long-term exposure to the sun without proper protection can increase the risk of eye disease, including cataract, growths on the eye, and eye cancer. As summer gets underway, North Atlanta Eye Care and the American Academy…

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June is Fireworks Eye Safety Month!

By North Atlanta Eye Care | June 13, 2020

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals Every year, about 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and ruptured eyeballs. Many…