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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
On the 15th day of December 2017 with appreciation and in recognition of years of devoted service to the physicians, staff, and patients of Ophthalmology Associates, Ophthalmology Associates is pleased to announce that the following employees will be receiving service pins for their milestone tenure. Our OA family is very special, and we are proud… Read More
Dr. Brian E. Flowers will participate in the “Surgeon to Surgeon” activity at the 2017 AAO Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. and will also be presenting a course on Endocyclophogoagulation. – More news and pictures to come.