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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


Computer Glasses – Do They Work?

Do computer glasses really work? Over the last couple of years, you may have noticed  people talking about computer glasses, or eyeglasses that are designed to filter out blue light from computer screens, smartphones, and tablets. Some people believe that blue light can lead to dry eyes, digital eye strain, and even permanent eye diseases… Read More


Can Laser Pointer Blind You?

Are laser pointers dangerous? August marks Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, an awareness month that encourages people to pay special attention to childhood eye illness and injury.  While laser pointers may seem harmless enough, you should think twice before letting your child use one as a makeshift lightsaber. Ophthalmology Associates discusses the dangers associated using… Read More


Sunglasses, Cataracts and Eye Safety

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you forget to wear your sunglasses? During the summer months, people tend to spend more time outdoors. If you leave your sunglasses at home, it might be tempting to shrug it off. You might need to squint a little, you figure. What’s the worst that could happen?… Read More


Fireworks Can Cause Eye Injuries

No Fireworks Are Safe, even “Innocent” Sparklers Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year, most of them involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries.  Although the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their… Read More


Healthy Swimming Week

The week before Memorial Day marks Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, an annual awareness week that aims to prevent drowning, pool chemical injuries, and illness outbreaks. This year, Ophthalmology Associates encourages our patients to pay special attention to their contact lens habits, particularly while they’re swimming. Is it safe to wear contact lenses in water? No!… Read More


May is Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month is a time to raise awareness about eye health and strategies to help prevent vision loss and blindness. There are lots of ways you can get involved, but first things first: get an eye exam — and encourage the people you care about to do the same!  Ophthalmology Associates celebrates Healthy Vision Month and encourages our… Read More


April Women’s Eye Safety Month

Pop quiz! Who is at a greater risk of developing eye disease: men or women?If you guessed “both”, then you’re not alone – but you’re also not correct. Despite common belief, women are significantly more likely to develop common eye diseases then men. According to a study conducted by the organization Prevent Blindness America, woman… Read More


Doctor Appreciation Day 2018

National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contributions of physicians who serve our country by caring for its’ citizens. The first Doctor’s Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, dedcided… Read More


Dr. Brian E. Flowers at Hawaiian Eye 2018

Dr. Brian E. Flowers attended the Hawaiian Eye Meeting January 13-17, 2018 where he was asked to share his expertise in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery in two different symposia.


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