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Cornea Information

Now Available: Groundbreaking Keratoconus Treatment

For keratoconus patients, seriously impaired vision can get in the way of living a normal, active life. That’s why dedicated eye doctors at Florida Eye Specialists like Dr. Ravi Patel are committed to bringing the latest advanced keratoconus treatments to Jacksonville-area patients.  Florida Eye Specialists was the first in the region to offer a groundbreaking

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Online check-in now available

New Digital Check-Ins and Consent Forms Coming Soon

At Florida Eye Specialists, our commitment to innovation and exceptional patient care drives us to explore cutting-edge solutions. That is why we are excited to introduce a new digital check-in and consent system. Starting in November, patients will be invited to join our new check-in process. Pilot Program to Improve Patient Care The pilot program

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In the News

Eye Drop Recalls: Dr. Guier Explains Safety Tips on News4Jax

FDA Eye Drop Warning: Risk of Eye Infection from Major Brands Recently, the FDA issued a warning for consumers to stop using more than two dozen over-the-counter eye drop products. This warning includes products sold at major retail stores and pharmacies like Target and CVS. The FDA found that these eye drops could cause an

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Cataract Information

Contact Lenses & Cataracts: What You Need to Know

You can wear contact lenses after cataract surgery, but will you need to? And, can you wear your contacts before surgery? Getting ready for cataract surgery can be stressful, but our dedicated team at Florida Eye Specialists is here to help. If you have questions about wearing contact lenses and cataract surgery, our cataract surgeons

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Dry Eye Information

Can Dry Eyes Cause Blurry Vision?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over 20 million people have dry eye in the U.S. This common eye condition can cause painful and frustrating symptoms, including blurry vision. The good news is that you don’t have to live with itchy, dry eyes. Read on to learn more about the condition’s symptoms, causes, and

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Eye Health

5 Eye Conditions Patients Over 60 Need to Know

Most eye conditions can affect anyone, but those ages 60 and older are most at risk. Age-related eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts can cause severe vision loss and blindness. Unfortunately, patients often don’t notice the signs before vision loss occurs, making annual eye exams crucial to diagnose conditions early and preserve vision

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Eye Health

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

Monitoring high blood pressure and eye health can warn you of possible health concerns. Blood pressure is one of the most important health indicators, and untreated high blood pressure can lead to many different medical conditions throughout the body, including deadly strokes and heart attacks. By taking care of your eyes, you’ll be able to

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Patient Story: Living with Diabetic Retinopathy

A simple exam for blurry vision helped lead patient Dennis Sanderson to a proper diabetes diagnosis and receive the treatment he needed. Since starting his journey with Florida Eye Specialists and Dr. McGregor Lott, Dennis has seen a significant impact on his sight. 

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Glaucoma Information

Glaucoma Myths: Everything You Need to Know

If you have symptoms of glaucoma or were recently diagnosed, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed or confused. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the condition that make it difficult to find the right treatments.

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Eye Health

Eye Injuries: Types, Symptoms, and Prevention

An eye emergency occurs any time a foreign object or chemical enters your eye, or when an injury or burn affects your eye area. No matter how severe, it is important to take the right steps to treat an eye injury to prevent temporary or permanent vision loss.

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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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