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What type of face mask should I be using?

A face mask reduces coronavirus transmission but doesn’t protect the eyes To reduce the spread of coronavirus, federal health officials now recommend that Americans wear non-medical cloth face masks when they’re out in public.  Face masks, however, don’t offer complete protection because they don’t shield the wearer’s eyes, says the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House.  CDC recommends cloth face masks  President Trump announced earlier this month that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reversed its

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telemedicine for eye care

Telemedicine Options for Patients

Telemedicine for Eye Care Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the President of the United States has broadened access to telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes build on the regulatory flexibilities granted under the President’s emergency declaration. This is great news for patients with issues concerning their eyes, especially eye emergencies.

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Emergency Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach

Emergency Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach

New guidelines for treating patients with eye emergencies The Precision Eye Institute is committed to providing high quality emergency eye care in the New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater area for new and existing patients. The new coronavirus is touching us all, one way or another. The virus is infectious but so are the preventative measures we all can take. The following are guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Ophthalmology on how to treat treat patients under the current

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Lasik in Oak Hill

Ask the Doctor: How long does LASIK last?

Ready to clear up your vision with LASIK Eye Surgery? Take our LASIK Eye Self Test Lasik in Oak Hill – How long does it last? Orest Krajnyk, MD: It is a very common myth, people thinking that LASIK is not permanent and that it may only lasts a couple of years. The fact is, LASIK permanently corrects the vision prescription – your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism – that you come in with to have the procedure. Utilizing a laser

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Cataract Surgeon in Edgewater

What are Intraocular Lens (IOLs)?

Say goodbye to Cataracts and possibly even your glasses! More than 25 millions Americans are living with cataracts currently. The condition which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision is easily fixed with cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the natural clouded lens is replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens or IOL. What patients new to cataract surgery may not know is that they have a variety of IOL types to choose from, all with different benefits. Types of IOLs

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Lasik Surgery in the Daytona Beach

Biggest Myths About LASIK Surgery

Ready to clear up your vision with LASIK Eye Surgery? Take our LASIK Eye Self Test Lasik Surgery in the Daytona Beach Area It’s not unusual to feel queasy about eye surgery – most people cringe a little when they consider anything invasive involving their eyes. Due to the pervasive myths that surround laser eye surgery and other kinds of refractive surgery its completely normal to be concerned. So what’s real and worth worrying about, and what isn’t? Let’s take

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Dry Eye Treatments in New Smyrna Beach

New Treatment Options for Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Treatments in New Smyrna Beach New Medical Options For many Floridians dry eye syndrome (DES) is a serious condition that affects the quality of life for many but there are some new advanced treatments that are available. For most mild cases you may only require a humidifier or occasional eyedrops. With greater dry eye symptoms and severity your eye doctor may recommend supplemental nutrients, temporary or ongoing anti-inflammatory drops, or occlusion of your tear drainage canals to help

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LASIK Surgery in New Smyrna Beach

How to Choose the right LASIK Surgeon

Ready to clear up your vision with LASIK Eye Surgery? Take our LASIK Eye Self Test LASIK Surgery in New Smyrna Beach Picking the right car to buy? Easy. Picking the right person to date? Piece of cake. Picking the right doctor to perform corrective surgery on your eyes?? Difficult. Ok, all of those decisions can be stressful, but this is on a whole other level, and rightfully so. These are your eyes. How do you possibly pick the right

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Glaucoma Surgery in New Smyrna

Can Exercise Help with Glaucoma?

Alternative Treatments to Glaucoma Surgery in New Smyrna Does exercise really work on patients with glaucoma? As the science is continuing to unfold, many questions still remain. But a combination of evidence-based recommendations and common sense can go a long way when talking with glaucoma patients about exercise. Aerobic Exercise: Definitely Without a doubt, aerobic exercise helps with overall good health. As for glaucoma, Robert Ritch, MD, at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in New York

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Cataract Surgeon in New Smyrna Beach

What Type of Doctor is a Cataract Surgeon?

Cataract Surgeon in New Smyrna Beach Is cloudy vision from cataracts making your daily activities more difficult? It’s probably time to consider having cataract surgery. Ophthalmologists can replace your eye’s cloudy natural lens with an artificial lens. The new lens will restore clear vision. Follow these steps to choose a qualified, successful eye surgeon. Here are some steps to help you select an ophthalmologist for your cataract surgery. Talk with your regular eye doctor. If your current eye doctor is an ophthalmologist, they may be

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