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Dry Eye Syndrome (DES): Symptoms & Treatments

There are many sub-specialties of optometry.  One of Dr. Schorner’s main interests is Dry Eye Syndrome (DES).  DES can affect anyone from children to adults.  The symptoms range from redness, irritation, gritty feeling, fluctuating vision, burning, itching and tearing.  Patients can present with one of the above, or all of the above. There are also many different […]

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Blue-Blocker Glasses: A Myth or Not?

Sarah Kwon Lee, O.D. Since the pandemic, our lives have never been the same. A majority of us had to stay home in the years of 2020 and 2021. As a result of that, most people including school-aged children started working or studying from home, relying on digital media such as computers, tablets, and phones. […]

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The New Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

By Charles Blotnick MD Metrolina Eye Associates is very excited to announce the next generation of ICLs that was recently approved by the FDA. ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens but is commonly used to describe an Intra-ocular Contact Lens. Think of this as a specially designed contact lens that can be easily placed in […]

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Understanding Astigmatism

You have probably heard of astigmatism before, but can you explain what it is? Many people have heard that it means your eye is shaped like a football but is that really true? Does it get worse with age? Can you make it better? Let’s explore. Astigmatism is an irregularity in the surface curvature of […]

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State of the Art Tips for Fixing Hooded Eyes

Many patients seek consultation at Metrolina Eye Associates to fix the appearance of their drooping or “hooded eyes” where the eyelids look heavy and the upper eyelid skin is folding over or obscuring the lashes. Some patients are searching for surgical options, others are wondering about alternatives. Here, Dr. Christine Annunziata discusses the current best […]

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Shivali Desai, OD It’s that time of year again when 68 of the best men’s and women’s basketball teams descend on various cities around the country to play their hearts out for a national title.  The crowds are excited with their nachos and soda and cannot wait for tip-off.  At tip-off is when the stakes […]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Enrique Calderon, MD You may have age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). ARMD is one of the most common causes of decreased vision in people above 55 years of age. WHAT ARE SOME COMMON SYMPTOMS OF MACULAR DEGENERATION? You may experience blurry vision, trouble seeing in dim light, or recognizing faces. You may develop a shadow […]

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Laser Treatment For Glaucoma: Results of the LiGHT Clinical Trial

According to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. At least 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but less than half of those people know they have the disease. Risk factors for glaucoma include a positive family history of glaucoma, diabetes, and nearsightedness. Glaucoma also increases in incidence with age, […]

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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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