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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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Start the New Year with LASIK

The New Year is an opportunity for new beginnings. If you struggle with blurry or hazy vision, why not resolve to do something about it? LASIK eye surgery is a quick and effective way to restore clear sight and reduce your dependency on prescription eyewear. Metrolina Eye Associates, a trusted laser vision correction practice serving […]

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Improving Your Vision With Eyelid Lift Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a type of surgery that alters the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The aim is to improve the appearance of the area surrounding the eyes and to improve vision obscured by drooping eyelids. Blepharoplasty surgery removes excess and sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the […]

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Common Myths About Cataracts

Cataracts, characterized by the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older. According to the National Eye Institute, more than half of all Americans will have developed the disease by age 80. Due to the prevalence of cataracts, eye doctors, including the board certified ophthalmologists at Metrolina Eye […]

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The Benefits of Anti-Reflective Treatments

A year has passed and it’s time for your annual eye exam, hurray!  Not only are you noticing an increased struggle with your old prescription, you are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to select a new frame or two.  Often times we spend so much time and energy in our frame selection, enlisting friends, family and […]

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