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Dry Eye Information

The 5 Best Eye Drops for Dry Eye

Why are my eyes uncomfortable? This straightforward question can be puzzling if you are not evaluated by an eye doctor.  There are two main forms of dry eye disease: aqueous deficient and evaporative. Finding an effective treatment option depends on which type you suffer from. An eye doctor will identify the type of dry eye

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Dr. Ravi Patel Discusses Florida Eye Cares on First Coast News

Florida Eye Cares, a nonprofit organization launched by Florida Eye Specialists, provides free vision screenings and eye surgeries to local patients in need. Dr. Ravi Patel discussed the nonprofit and the pro bono cataract surgery he performed for a local patient on First Coast News.  Read the full story here.

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Getting to Know Dr. Christian Guier, Board-Certified Optometrist

Dr. Christian Guier, O.D., F.A.A.O., always puts compassion first when it comes to treating his patients. He is the newest optometrist practicing at Florida Eye Specialists, but he comes to our team with many years of experience. He was the first clinical optometrist at Mayo Clinic, providing care there for 24 years. We are excited

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Glaucoma Information

Glaucoma Symptoms and Causes

Glaucoma, widely known as the “sneak thief of sight,” is a group of eye diseases that can gradually and unknowingly steal your vision. Millions of Americans have glaucoma, yet many are unaware they have the disease since the symptoms are often unnoticeable at first. Protect your eyes from vision loss through routine eye exams and

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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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