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Patient Story: What Dry Eye Treatment Looks Like

Joanna Schneider, age 59, has experienced severe dry eye symptoms for three years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle in sunny Florida. But her dry eye symptoms started to get in the way of the activities she loves. Running marathons, walking, and taking pilates classes all became more difficult. “During the

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Healthy Vision Month: Tips for Healthy Eyes

As we age, our risk for eye disease increases. Conditions like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts can contribute to vision loss and may get in the way of enjoying the activities you love. If your vision is worsening or you’ve noticed eye discomfort, it’s important to address your symptoms early by seeing an eye doctor. 

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Dry Eye Information

Specialty Treatments for Dry Eye

If you have dry eye disease, you may suffer from symptoms like blurred vision, stinging or burning, a “gritty” sensation in your eyes and eye fatigue. This happens because the eyes don’t produce adequate tears. Not only does dry eye disease cause discomfort, but if you don’t seek treatments for dry eye, the condition can

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Eye Health

Why Women Have More Eye Disease Than Men

According to the National Eye Institute, two out of every three cases of blindness or vision problems occur in women. Studies from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) show that women are more likely to develop certain eye diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. Women face unique risk factors and

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Meet Our Team of Optometrists

At Florida Eye Specialists, we are lucky to have an amazing team of optometrists who provide excellence in patient care. Our optometrists take into consideration the whole health of our patients’ eyes, from regular eye exams, to treating dry eye, diagnosing eye conditions and more. They have decades of experience, board certifications and always stay

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Eye Health

5 Ways to Improve Your Eyesight: Vision-Saving Tips

Aging takes a toll on every part of your body, including your eyes. We perceive the world around us through our eyesight, which is why it is crucial that we protect our eyes as we grow older. There are steps we can take to reduce the odds of vision loss and proactively treat developing eye

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Cornea Information

Do You Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (also known as macular degeneration or AMD) is the most common cause of age-related vision loss in the United States. As many as 11 million people have some form of this condition, and that number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050. If you have worsening vision and a

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Patient Spotlights

Patient Story: What Macular Degeneration & Treatment Looks Like

Leland Reineke moved from Ohio to Ponte Vedra Beach to get out of the cold and enjoy golfing, fishing, and the active lifestyle that Jacksonville has to offer. But, shortly after moving, a degenerative eye condition threatened his new way of life. Suddenly his vision in his left eye deteriorated until he was unable to

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Glaucoma Information

Is Glaucoma Hereditary? Risk Factors, Treatment Options

Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that affects more than three million Americans. Because the disease is typically asymptomatic until the later stages of its progression, it is critical to have regular, dilated eye exams, especially if you have risk factors. Though it is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, early detection

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