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It’s a Pandemic!

What do you think of when you hear the word pandemic?   Of course, COVID is the first thing on most people’s minds.   However, the world is also suffering from a different pandemic – MYOPIA PROGRESSION.    What is myopia?  Myopia is the most common ocular disorder worldwide, it is the leading cause of visual impairment in children, and its […]

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular conditions.  Between 16 and 49 million Americans have dry eyes.  Symptoms range from something as simple as redness to burning, itching, tearing, irritation, blurry vision, and watering.  Many people confuse dry eye with ocular allergies if their eyes are itching. Many also confuse needing new […]

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New Advances in Skin Care Treatments

Stress, the environment, and aging can dull your skin and strip you of your bright, youthful appearance. While a thorough at-home skin care routine is important to maintain the beauty of your skin, many people require routine treatments to achieve their best complexion possible. Chemical peels using lactic acid, glycolic acid or salicylic acid, offered […]

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Scleral Contact Lenses

The norm these days when someone mentions contact lenses, we often think about soft silicone or silicone hydrogel contact lenses that fit comfortably on the cornea (or the clear layer on the surface of the eye) and are mainly used for cosmetic purposes in lieu of glasses. A few dozen years ago rigid gas permeable, […]

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Sports, Sports Performance and your Vision

Summer is coming soon and sports are in full gear!  Whether you are an athlete or a spectator, eye care and eye protection is very important to enhance your experience. Sports, Sports Performance and your Vision Approximately 90 million Americans of all ages avidly participate in sports and approximately 84 million participate in a sport […]

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The Cost of LASIK vs. Not Having LASIK

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you’ve likely considered having LASIK surgery at some point. LASIK surgery offers people a number of benefits, most notably clearer vision and not needing to rely on glasses or contacts. One of the biggest deterrents to getting the surgery, however, is its cost. With the average cost of […]

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When Is Combining Laser Skin Resurfacing with Eyelid Surgery Appropriate?

If you’re experiencing any age-related issues around your eyelids, two procedures, eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing, are potential solutions. Each procedure offers a number of anti-aging benefits when performed on its own. But the two procedures can also be combined, helping you achieve more of your anti-aging goals at once. Below, the associates at […]

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Presbyopia and Progressive Lenses

It’s nearly inevitable everyone of a “certain age” will need some assistance to see close. Most people begin to notice a need for multifocal glasses after age 40. This is when the normal aging process of your eyes cause the lens to be harder and less elastic, making it difficult to accommodate from distance to […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a very common eye condition seen in eye doctors offices every day.  This condition can range from being mild with barely any symptoms, to severe and affecting someone’s daily life and functioning. Common symptoms include burning, itching, tearing, redness and blurry vision and can be seen at any age, although older […]

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Common Myths About Eyelid Surgery

If you are considering restoring a beautiful and youthful eye appearance with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), you have likely begun your research. But how much of what you have heard or read on the Internet is actually true? At Metrolina Eye Associates, our eye and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Annunziata has performed hundreds of successful […]

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