A new treatment for chronic dry eyes

Dry Eye Disease (aka Ocular surface disease) is extremely common- especially in East Tennessee! It is a chronic and progressive disease that if left untreated may cause severe discomfort. Patients may or may not have symptoms in early stages of the disease, but the...

10 Healthy Tips to Preserve Healthy Vision

Save your Vision month just happens to coincide with National Nutrition Month and we are sharing all things nutrition and health in this installment of EyeXcel Education. Stop Staring A record number of people of all ages are spending many of the hours each day...

Age Related Macular Degeneration: What is it?

Prevent Blindness America has designated February as Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. This is an effort to help educate patients about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for this disease among older Americans. Age-Related Macular...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and we would like to share some general information about this disease which can silently steal sight. Glaucoma is an eye disease that develops when the optic nerve becomes damaged.  It damages vision and can lead to full...

November: Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

Did you know that diabetes can harm your eyes and even cause blindness? Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease and the leading cause of blindness in Americans between 20 and 74 years of age. Don’t panic, though! There are steps you can take to keep your...

Are Halloween Contact Lenses Safe?

Are you looking for a scarier look this Halloween? Do you already wear contact lenses? If so, switching to a costume contact lens is an easy adjustment! Informing your technician of your interest will allow us to provide ADDITIONAL choices during your examination and...

Sports Eye Safety Awareness

Today, sports eye-wear can be spotted on almost anyone who picks up a ball, bat, racquet or stick from the major leagues to Little League. Fortunately, coaches, parents and players now realize that wearing protective eye-wear for sports pays off in several ways. Eye...

The never ending debate

The never ending debate among consumers and patients alike: are sunglasses a necessity or a fashion statement? Let’s take it back to the basics for some perspective. The sun supports life on our planet, but its life-giving rays also pose dangers. The sun’s...

Healthy Vision Month is here!

May is Healthy Vision Month — What’s Your Vision of the Future? Many people see the doctor every year for a physical. Most of us also schedule regular visits to the dentist to get our teeth cleaned. But what about our eyes? It’s important to take care of your eyes —...

Eye Allergies: Why are my eyes so darn itchy!?

It’s that time of year again…ALLERGY season!! Sneezing. Stuffy, runny nose.  Headache. Watery, itchy eyes.  It’s not a cold, the flu or strep throat.  It’s ALLERGIES!  All around East Tennessee from late February through June, most people can be seen or heard...