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General

Dangers of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Many individuals are unaware of the risks that cosmetic contact lenses can pose for the eyes. Understanding these dangers and how to use prescription lenses correctly can help protect your sight.

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General

Which Vision Conditions Are Age-Related?

It’s normal to start experiencing changes as we age. The good news is that when it comes to our sight, we can see just as clearly as we did when we were young. Thanks to technological advances, it is possible to see even better than ever after certain procedures like cataract surgery. 

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Getting to Know Dr. Steven R. Maier
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Getting to Know Dr. Steven R. Maier

Florida Eye Specialists is Jacksonville’s leader for comprehensive eye care—from diagnosis, to treatment, to surgery. In line with our mission to provide excellent care and the latest technology to our Jacksonville communities, we are thrilled to add yet another highly-skilled physician to our team. Steven R. Maier, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in general

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Diabetic Retinopathy

What is a Diabetic Eye Exam?

While it is well known that diabetes can cause complications like cardiovascular disease or kidney damage, the relationship between diabetes and the eyes isn’t talked about as often. But it’s important to be aware that diabetes can put patients at an increased risk for developing dangerous eye conditions, collectively known as diabetic eye disease. Regular

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General

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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Eye Health

Is Eye Strain Affecting Your Quality of Life?

Your eye health is directly correlated with your quality of life. When vision is impaired, it can severely impact your quality of life in a number of ways. Strained eyes can result in headaches, blurred vision, and dizziness. Symptoms of eye strain and poor overall eye health have the potential to become disruptive during everyday

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Glaucoma Information

Relationship Between Glaucoma and Poor Sleep

More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, most of whom are over the age of 40. This condition is generally associated with deteriorating vision, but a recent study has revealed that there may be more to the disorder than originally met the eye. In a study of around 6,800 people, the responses of participants showed

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Eye Health

What Do Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Pregnancy and Eye Health?

Expectant mothers, especially first-time expectant mothers, experience extreme changes in their bodies both inside and out. From a growing belly to an emotional shift, your body’s preparation for a new life can have significant effects on your physical health. One of these effects can even include a worsening vision. Understanding the Symptoms Your pregnancy’s effect

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Cataract Information

Everything to Know About Cataracts and Their Treatment

When you’re young, the lens of your eye is crisp, clean, and clear. As you head into your 60s, 70s, and 80s, that same lens will begin to cloud over. Similar to sagging skin over time, cataracts are inevitable for most aging people. In fact, more than half of people have them by the time

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Cataract Information

Dr. Shetty Discusses Options Available for Cataract Surgery

Dr. Shetty was featured in Florida Health Care News with his patient Wilma to discuss advanced technology in cataract surgery. Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but cataract surgery isn’t just for the elderly. A recent study published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery found that more middle-aged patients are having cataract

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