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Dr. Riordan Discusses UV Rays & Cataracts on News4Jax

Twenty percent of cataracts are caused by overexposure to UV radiation. As National Cataract Awareness Month takes off, it is important to be aware of the negative ways that UV rays affect our eyes. Dr. Kimberly Riordan, an optometrist at Florida Eye Specialists, sat down with TV news station News4Jax to discuss how the sun

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Dr. Cowart in the news for women's eye health
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Dr. Cowart Gives Tips for Women’s Eye Health on News4Jax

When it comes to vision problems, women are at a higher risk for eye disease than men. Women are more likely to develop cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eye due to longer life expectancy and hormone imbalances. Dr. Ashley Cowart, an optometrist at Florida Eye Specialists, sat down with local TV station News4Jax to discuss

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New Study Finds Lower Risk for Dementia After Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. According to CDC estimates, more than 30 million people in the US over age 40 are affected by them. Despite the safety and efficacy of cataract surgery, many older adults do not treat the disease, either due to barriers to treatment or simple unawareness. When a cataract

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Dr. Shetty Discusses Everything You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery

Dr. Shetty was featured in Florida Health Care News to discuss everything you need to know about cataract surgery. Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Cataract surgery, which involves the replacement of the cloudy lens, is one of the most common procedures in the country, with more than 3.5 million

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Dr. Chokshi Featured in the Ponte Vedra Recorder: Training in Low-Cost Cataract Surgery

Dr. Amit Chokshi was recently featured in the Ponte Vedra Recorder with his daughter Sofia. He discusses their father-daughter mission trip last year to Querétero, Mexico. Dr. Chokshi learned an important cataract surgery technique to help underserved patients. The trip also brought him closer together with his daughter, while fostering her interest in medicine and

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Dr. Akbar Hasan On The Link Between Cataracts and Exercise

Can exercise reduce your risk of cataracts? A recent study published in the International Journal of Ophthalmology showed that taking part in regular physical exercise, such as walking or cycling, significantly reduced the risk of age-related cataracts by 10 percent. How can exercise improve your eye health? Dr. Akbar Hasan was featured in the June

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Dr. Shetty Discusses Practice Safety Procedures in the Jacksonville Daily Record

Healthcare practices like Florida Eye Specialists are working to get back to regular appointments and elective procedures following COVID-19 shutdowns. Dr. Rajesh Shetty, Florida Eye Specialists CEO and board-certified ophthalmologist, explains the steps the practice is taking to ensure patient comfort and safety in this feature article in the Jacksonville Daily Record. The team at

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Macular Degeneration Care During the Coronavirus: Dr. McGregor Lott Explains in the Ponte Vedra Recorder

If you have macular degeneration, you may be worried about maintaining eye care during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s understandable to be concerned, but patients with wet macular degeneration need to receive scheduled eye treatments to prevent vision loss. Studies confirm that maintaining a regular schedule of eye injections is important in retaining the vision you

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Dr. Kenzo Koike Reviews Safety Protocols for COVID-19 on Flagler Radio

Dr. Kenzo Koike was recently on Flagler Radio to discuss the safety protocols the team at Florida Eye Specialists is using to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Listen here:   The dedicated doctors and care staff at Florida Eye Specialists know how important your vision is. That’s why we’ve worked tirelessly to ensure our

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UnitedHealthcare Contract Extended: Florida Eye Specialists Stays In Network

Florida Eye Specialists will stay in the UnitedHealthcare insurance network, thanks to a contract extension with parent company North Florida Surgeons. No action is needed—your coverage will continue as usual when you visit any Florida Eye Specialists office, our surgery center, or schedule a virtual appointment.    Our dedicated doctors and care staff know how

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