Summer is one of the best times of the year, as it usually brings vacations, outdoor festivals, and afternoons spent lounging at the pool. All of this fun in the sun means you need to protect yourself, and it’s not just sunburns you need to watch out for.
The lens of your eye is composed of a transparent, flexible tissue that bends light that enters your eye so that you can discern images, read, and see the world around you. This lens, in its healthy, natural state, is clear. This allows the light to move freely through and for you to see without…Details
The cornea is the outer lens of the eye. A normal cornea is clear and dome-shaped, but when the shape is altered, it can cause distortions and blurriness in the vision. This is called keratoconus. Keratoconus is degenerative, but rarely results in complete blindness although a patient’s vision can be significantly impacted – enough to…Details
Every day, from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep, your eyes are working for you. Your eyes are one of the main ways that you experience the world, so keeping them healthy should be a top priority. The month of May is National Healthy Vision Month. This month is the perfect…Details
Modern ophthalmology offers numerous cosmetic eye procedures for patients who are interested in looking refreshed or restoring some of their features to their previous state. These are some of the most popular treatments available that can help you give your eyes a brand new look.
Did you know that approximately one in 14 people over the age of 40 has some degree of macular degeneration? Dr. Lott was featured on First Coast Living discussing macular degeneration.
Dr. Rachana Patel is featured on News4Jax discussing early onset cataracts with patient Richard Hedberg. Dr. Patel performed a pro bono cataract procedure for Richard and was able to restore his vision.
It might not make sense, but dry eye syndrome often leads to watery eyes. Dry eye is all about your tear ducts and the amount and quality of tears they make. Having a lot of tears with the wrong chemical composition can give you the feeling of teary, watery eyes, but those tears won’t do…Details
Prolonged exposure to blue light is becoming more common, and it could have important repercussions for the longevity of our eyes. Below is more information on how blue light affects your eyes and the preventative measures you can take in order to maintain healthy eyesight.
With the wrapping up of World Glaucoma Week, we wanted to take some time to discuss recent advancements in Glaucoma Treatment, including the MicroPulse option. Listen as Dr. Kathryn Freidl, along with patient Carol Matthews, discusses these incredible treatment options with First Coast Connect’s Melissa Ross.