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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


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


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


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