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Keeping Your Eyes Safe from Fireworks

Keeping your eyes safe from fireworks.  In the month surrounding the Fourth of July, an average of 280 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries.  This July, Ophthalmology Associates encourages our community to take care when using backyard fireworks. Fireworks safety 101 Every year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes an… Read More


June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month! Every year, the organization Prevent Blindness America along with the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages Americans to be mindful of the signs and symptoms associated with cataracts. This year, we’ve decided to outline several common myths about cataracts.  Have you heard any of these before? Myth: Cataracts only affect older adults… Read More


May is Healthy Vision Month

Happy Healthy Vision Month! Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? Every May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) celebrates Healthy Vision Month, an awareness campaign designed to encourage healthy, sight-saving habits. This year, NEI is focusing on young adults between the ages 25 to 35. While people in this age group typically have… Read More


Sports Eye Safety Month

Which sport causes the most eye injuries? April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month, Ophthalmology Associates encourages all our patients to wear proper eye protection when participating in athletic activities. Potential eye injuries that can result from sports include corneal abrasions, orbital fractures, detached retina, and even cataracts. In some instances, people have even… Read More


DR. CARY BURTON RETIRING

DR. CARY BURTON IS RETIRING.   We will miss Dr. Burton’s gentle manner and caring ways at Ophthalmology Associates and wish him all the best! Here are a few words from Dr. Burton: My dear patient, It has been my lifelong endeavor to take care of the “Eyes of North Texas.” I have enjoyed a lengthy… Read More


COMMON CAUSES OF BLURRY VISION

What are common causes of blurry vision? Have you been experiencing blurry vision lately? Try not to panic – there are many normal reasons why you may be experiencing this mild visual disturbance.  Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common causes of blurry vision. You need to get glasses – or update your prescription. Do… Read More


What is Dry Eye? A Brief Introduction to Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye? A Brief Introduction to Dry Eye Dry eye is a common condition, affecting at least 6.8 percent of the U.S. adult population. If you’ve been experiencing dry, scratchy eyes lately, you might be one of them. Symptoms of dry eye include: • A stinging, scratchy, or burning sensation in your eyes… Read More


Five New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Vision

It’s a new year! Have you figured out your resolutions yet? Below, we’ve listed five resolutions you can follow for better eye health. Which of these can you see yourself accomplishing in 2019? 1.   Wear sunglasses Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory – they’re also an important way to protect your eyes from the sun’s… Read More


SNOW BLINDNESS

What should I know about snow blindness? Are you going skiing this winter? Snowboarding? Or do you plan to miss the cold weather entirely and spend the winter months on a beach somewhere, sipping a cold beverage and gazing out into the ocean? Regardless of your decision, Ophthalmology Associates would like to take this opportunity… Read More


Avoiding Contact Lens Infections

Proper contact lens hygiene can help save you from an outbreak of a rare, potentially blinding eye infection. This infection, Acanthamoeba keratitis, tends to be linked to poor contact lens hygiene. Although current cases are spiking in the southeast of England, it’s possible to contract this infection – and infections like this – just about… Read More


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