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Answers to Your Questions & Concerns About LASIK

Answers to Your Questions & Concerns About LASIK

Created on: Monday, August 07, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Many patients are interested in LASIK and the life-changing benefits it can offer them. But there is one thing that holds most people back from taking the plunge: fear of the unknown. We could tell you that there is nothing to fear but ultimately, we would rather inform you so you can make the decision for yourself. Continue reading for five common questions and concerns most people have about LASIK.

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Mark Your Calendars - the Solar Eclipse is Coming!

Mark Your Calendars - the Solar Eclipse is Coming!

Created on: Friday, August 04, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States from coast to coast for the first time since 1918 - that’s almost 100 years! Here’s how to safely enjoy the phenomenon that is the solar eclipse.

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Easy Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

Easy Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

Created on: Friday, July 14, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Bad habits like smoking, not wearing sunglasses, and skipping annual eye exams can add up over time and hurt your vision and your health. By developing small daily positive habits, you can protect the long-term health of your eyes. Here are five simple tips for keeping your eyes healthy!

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5 Things You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery

5 Things You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery

Created on: Friday, July 14, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens which is known as an intraocular lens. Many people are hesitant to undergo surgery but cataract surgery is a safe, routine procedure. So you can have a better idea what to expect, here are five things you need to know about cataract surgery.

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Advantages of the Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy

Advantages of the Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy

Created on: Friday, July 07, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

At Georgia Eye Associates, we are always looking for the safest, most minimally invasive treatments for our glaucoma patients. And this is why we are so excited to now be offering the Kahook Dual Blade (KDB), the newest technology in glaucoma treatment.

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4 Surprising Facts about Glaucoma

4 Surprising Facts about Glaucoma

Created on: Friday, July 07, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Glaucoma is one of the biggest causes of long-term vision loss in the world yet most people know very little about it. Here are four surprising facts you may not know about glaucoma!

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The 4 Biggest Benefits of LASIK Surgery

The 4 Biggest Benefits of LASIK Surgery

Created on: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

If you are someone who is interested in improving your overall health and the quality of your life, you should strongly consider LASIK surgery. As you continue to age, your eyesight will be one of the biggest things to be affected. Taking preventative care of your eyes will give you the best chance to preserve the long-term health of your vision.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Created on: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Created on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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Foods You Should Be Eating For Healthy Vision

Foods You Should Be Eating For Healthy Vision

Created on: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

For years, you’ve probably heard that you are what you eat. Well, when it comes to your vision, it’s completely true! Eating poorly affects all aspects of your life, including your vision. To be truly healthy, inside and out, check out these foods you should be eating!

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Get The LASIK Outcome You Want!

Get The LASIK Outcome You Want!

Created on: Monday, February 13, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Are you thinking about undergoing LASIK to correct your eyesight? Although LASIK is an incredibly effective surgery, it’s important to know how best to take care of your eyes during recovery. Learn what not to do after receiving LASIK, and how to get the LASIK outcome you’ve been looking for: better vision.

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Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Created on: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Recent studies suggest that exercise can help to alleviate some eye pressure, which can potentially help if you have glaucoma. Now you might be thinking, “well, how much do I need to work out to get results?” The great thing is, you don't need to work out rigorously to see results.

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Created on: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Created on: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Have you ever scratched your eye on accident? This could easily be done by something like an article of clothing, hairbrush, or even a fingernail and cause what is called, a corneal abrasion. These types of injuries are considered pretty minor and usually cause discomfort for only a few minutes and then go away; however, there are incidents where simple corneal abrasions can cause more serious complications which require medical assistance. Chemical burn on the eye is another common occurrence, as well as penetration of the eye from an object and ocular swelling from being bludgeoned.

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The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

Created on: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Do your eyes sting, burn, feel sensitive, appear red, itch, and/or suffer from blurred vision? If you suffer from one or more these eye afflictions, then you might be suffering from having dry eyes. Mild cases of dry eye can be treated using conventional methods, but if the condition persists medical treatment or, in rare cases, surgery might be necessary.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Created on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Created on: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Created on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolet (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Diabetes is a growing issue throughout the world, with an estimated 382 million people suffering from it in 2013. If not treated, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications such as: ischemic heart disease, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke—but did you know that diabetes can also affect your eyes?

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Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to see a raised level of awareness surrounding these issues, but in regards to how and when you should protect yourself from the dangers of UV radiation, there are some common misconceptions.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Created on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Our ability to see anything is dependent on light, so it is only natural to assume when light is disrupted by a defect on our retina that it would affect our vision. The two most common vision defects people experience are glare and halos. Halos appear as bright circles around sources of light, you will notice this the most at night time—particularly as you are driving and oncoming cars headlights come zooming by. Glare occurs in your vision when light enters your eye and actually obstructs your vision.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Blurred Horizon? Myopia Might Be To Blame

Blurred Horizon? Myopia Might Be To Blame

Created on: Friday, June 17, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Myopia, or as it is commonly called “nearsightedness,” is an eye condition where objects in the distance begin to appear blurry in your vision. This particular eye condition can develop rapidly or slowly, but usually worsens more quickly during childhood and adolescence. Unfortunately, nearsightedness tends to be passed on genetically throughout the family, so if someone in your immediate family has myopia, there is a strong possibility you will develop it at some point as well.

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

Created on: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a very common eye condition among senior citizens. AMD damages your central vision, which makes it difficult to recognize faces, write, read, paint, and do really anything that involves making out the small details. This makes it a real problem for the older crowd.

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How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

Created on: Monday, May 23, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Computers have revolutionized how we do things in our daily lives. In today's world we use computers for almost everything—we use them to do our jobs, communicate, navigate, invest, manage, etc... It is now hard to imagine how we could get by without computers because of the many amazing things they allow us to do, but what does all this exposure to digital screens mean for our eyes?

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

In an increasingly digital world issues such as digital eye strain are becoming more prevalent than ever before. The use of digital devices has become so ingrained in our day-to-day lives that we would have trouble surviving without them both professionally and personally. Every year that goes by we become even more dependent on these devices, so digital eye strain can only grow as an issue.

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What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

Created on: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

The human eye relies a lot on tears to supply lubrication and moisture so that you can maintain your vision and comfort. You might be surprised to learn that tears are a combination of quite a few elements: water, oil, mucus, antibodies and proteins. Once these essential components are gathered, the human eyes special glands begin to secrete it evenly across the eye. If there is an imbalance in your tear system, then you may begin to experience dry eye.

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Could a Cure for Blindness Exist? Scientists Believe so

Could a Cure for Blindness Exist? Scientists Believe so

Created on: Monday, March 21, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Your ability to see isn’t magic, it is the product of all the rods, cones, and photoreceptors within your eye working together to translate light into electrical signals that are sent to your brain. The brain, then interprets the electrical signals and what you see today is the product of that interpretation. We call that interpretation “vision.”

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Created on: Monday, March 21, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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Best Of Gwinnett: Georgia Eye Associates Is Ranked Top Of The Class in Laser Eye Surgery and Ophthalmology

Best Of Gwinnett: Georgia Eye Associates Is Ranked Top Of The Class in Laser Eye Surgery and Ophthalmology

Created on: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

We are proud to say that Georgia Eye Associates was specifically ranked top of the class in Laser Eye Surgery and Ophthalmology.

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Created on: Monday, February 29, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

Created on: Friday, February 26, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Think back to the moment when your eye doctor first told you that your vision was not 20/20 and you needed glasses. For most people, this moment was not a happy moment, but a moment of panic. For years’ glasses have carried with them an unfortunate social stigma—phrases like “four eyes” come to mind. If you use glasses today, then you might be due for an upgrade. Thanks to many advances in technology LASIK has become safer and more accessible than ever. Here are 3 reasons you should consider ditching your glasses.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Created on: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Created on: Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

We don't think it too early to start planning ahead for future summer travel. Traveling with corrective lenses like eyeglasses or contacts can be a real pain! You always have to pack an extra pair, just in case something happens to your current pair, and you are always concerned about losing them—after all, your travel plans would be ruined if you couldn't see anything clearly. So why not ditch the lenses and experience the freedom of living with clear vision with LASIK?

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5 Reasons Why Having LASIK Surgery Is The Right Decision For You

5 Reasons Why Having LASIK Surgery Is The Right Decision For You

Created on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

As technology advances, LASIK eye surgery is becoming increasingly more common and accessible for people who are interested in having clear vision without the use of corrective lenses. If you have yet to hear about LASIK eye surgery, it is a permanent solution to correcting your vision. Using lasers, the shape of your eye is changed so that it corrects the way light enters your eye in the same way that glasses and contacts do.

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Refractive Surgeons Getting Refractive Surgery: A Positive Sign For Potential Patients

Refractive Surgeons Getting Refractive Surgery: A Positive Sign For Potential Patients

Created on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

A study was recently conducted by the Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), that looked at Refractive Surgeons who were candidates for refractive surgery. In the study 62.6% of refractive surgeons underwent some type of laser vision correction, and 91% of study participants would recommend laser vision correction to family or a loved one!

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Presbyopia: What Should I Be On The Lookout For?

Presbyopia: What Should I Be On The Lookout For?

Created on: Monday, December 28, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Have you ever had your vision blur after looking at something for an extended period of time? For instance, your computer screen at work or the book you are reading? Well if your answer is “Yes!” and you are around the age of 40 or above, then you are probably experiencing what is called Presbyopia.

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5 Signs it Might be Time for Vision Correction

5 Signs it Might be Time for Vision Correction

Created on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

A large percentage of what we do in our life is dependent on our ability to see clearly. 4.2 billion People around the globe suffer from some level of visual impairment, a staggering 80% of these cases of vision impairment can be avoided and/or cured. Visual impairment can negatively affect your work productivity and cost you a lot of time throughout the day. The population of the U.S. alone collectively lost 283,000 years of time in 2013 due to vision related problems. Imagine everything that could have been accomplished during this time?

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'Zombie' Contacts Damage Teen's Eye

'Zombie' Contacts Damage Teen's Eye

Created on: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

A pair of Halloween-themed cosmetic contact lenses bought to turn a teen into a zombie instead damaged her cornea, partially blinding her right eye.

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Top 5 Interesting Facts About Your Eyes

Top 5 Interesting Facts About Your Eyes

Created on: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

The human eye is an incredibly complex piece of biological engineering, it allows us to see by translating light into electrical signals and sending them to our brains. Due to the complexity of the human eye there are some things you might not know.

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Top 5 Tips on How to Maintain Good Eye Health

Top 5 Tips on How to Maintain Good Eye Health

Created on: Monday, October 26, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Good eye health doesn't come naturally, it is something you need to maintain. Everything in your body is connected, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking care of yourself will do a lot in the long run to protect your eyes. Here are some tips on how to better maintain good eye health:

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Avocado Might be the Delicious Treat you NEED to Protect Your Eyes!

Avocado Might be the Delicious Treat you NEED to Protect Your Eyes!

Created on: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

Recently, Avocado has grown exponentially in popularity in the culinary world. During the hot days of summer, the fresh flavors of the avocado are ideal. The avocado isn’t all flavor though, there are some real health benefits to including it in your diet, especially regarding your eyes.

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Blinking is Something We All Do, but Did You Know it Plays an Integral Role in Maintaining Good Eye Health?

Blinking is Something We All Do, but Did You Know it Plays an Integral Role in Maintaining Good Eye Health?

Created on: Monday, October 19, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

For many of us, blinking is just something humans do, but it actually plays a major role in maintaining good eye health. Due to the liquid nature of our eyes, debris frequently gets stuck on the ocular surface of the eye quite easily. The eyelids help to clean this ocular surface every time we blink, meanwhile supplying fresh tears and nutrients across the surface of the eye helping to prevent dry eye symptoms.

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Are You Over the Age of 40? Here are Some Early Warning Signs of Cataracts to Keep an Eye Out For

Are You Over the Age of 40? Here are Some Early Warning Signs of Cataracts to Keep an Eye Out For

Created on: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Author: Georgia Eye Associates

The average person over the age of 40 will end up suffering vison loss from developing cataracts—the leading cause of blindness around the world. The number of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy cases around the world combined don’t come close to matching the amount of cataract cases.

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