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Cataract Information

Is It Possible to Reverse Cataracts Without Surgery?

Twenty-five percent of the population will develop cataracts by the time they reach age 65, according to the National Eye Institute. The likelihood of cataract development increases with each decade of life as the clouding of the natural eye lens worsens with age.  It is not possible to reverse cataracts without surgery. While there has

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Dry Eye Information

Home Remedies for Dry Eye That Work

Have you noticed your eyes burning or watering? If you feel desperate for relief from red and itchy eyes, you may have dry eye disease. It can be difficult to find home remedies for dry eye that work. Many adults suffer from dry eyes, which is caused by a lack of lubrication from inadequate tear production

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Florida Eye Specialists Adds New Board-Certified Optometrist to Practice

Dr. Christian P. Guier Specializes in Optometry, Laser Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma, Retina, and Oculoplastics JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Eye Specialists, the largest multi-specialty eye practice in North Florida, today announced the addition of board-certified optometrist and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry Christian P. Guier, O.D., to the practice. The addition comes as the

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Dr. Freidl Featured in the JAX Daily Record

Dr. Freidl was featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record for being the first ophthalmologist in Northeast Florida to perform cataract surgery with the Vivity Lens. This lens option performs better for patients who have had LASIK, or have glaucoma, macular degeneration, or dry eye.  Read more about Dr. Freidl’s experience with this innovative lens option.

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Dry Eye Information

The Fix for Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common eye problem that can cause considerable discomfort. When dry eye symptoms make your eyes feel uncomfortable on a regular basis, help is available. Understanding how this condition is diagnosed and the available dry eye treatments can help you find effective relief. The Diagnosis Process for Dry Eye When visiting a

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Cataract Information

Cataract Surgery, Symptoms, Treatment and Causes

Cataracts are areas of cloudiness that develop on the lens inside your eye. This common eye condition can end up making it harder for you to see clearly as it gets worse. Knowing more about cataracts and cataract surgery can help you identify symptoms and explore your treatment options.  Causes The aging process is among

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Cataract Information

Cataract Specialists Spotlight

In honor of June National Cataract Awareness Month, we want to shine a spotlight on our team of cataract specialists. Our cataract surgeons have performed over 35,000 cataract procedures. Get to know our cataract experts below.

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Cornea Information

Dr. Ravi Patel Performs Life-Changing Cornea Transplant for Professor from the Bahamas

Freeman Kelly, an adjunct professor from the Bahamas, traveled to Jacksonville to receive a life-changing cornea transplant eye surgery.  The 71-year-old professor has suffered from glaucoma and cataracts for years. After undergoing three different eye surgeries, Kelly’s vision still suffered. His blurry and unfocused vision had made it impossible for him to walk or drive

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Dry Eye Information

The 5 Best Contacts for Dry Eye

Contact lenses can help improve your vision, but they can be uncomfortable to wear when you suffer from dry eye disease. This condition can cause your eyes to feel dry and irritated on a regular basis. Dry eye contacts offer a more suitable contact lens option for those who have this condition. The following lenses

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Cataract Information

LASIK vs. Cataract Surgery

When you have vision problems, LASIK surgery or cataract surgery may be able to help. However, these types of surgeries are used for entirely different vision problems. Learning more about these two treatment options can help you make a decision for your vision. Keep the following information on these eye surgeries in mind. What Is

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Cataract Information

Cataract Surgery: Purpose, Procedure, Risks, and Recovery

Cataracts are cloudiness affecting the eye lenses that tend to appear as you get older. This vision problem can cause you to have trouble seeing, but cataract surgery can correct this. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to improve vision problems caused by cataracts. Use this cataract surgery information to make a plan

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