An Important Announcement from Dr. Carusone

The last few years have been difficult for all of us personally, but also for us as a group at EyeXcel.  We have weathered the storm of a global pandemic and as a result, adapted how we care for YOU as our patient.  But through it all, our team always comes back to...

Does wearing a face mask affect your eyes?

Along with providing excellent eye care to patients, EyeXcel also hosts optometry students throughout the year. My name is Ashley Berry, I am the current student doctor at EyeXcel this fall. I am originally from Michigan and went to Central Michigan University for my...

Fireworks: Friend or Foe?

June is Firework Eye Safety Month   It’s that time of year where people are starting to plan their 4th of July activities, which as we all know typically involve a lot of fireworks. That is why the month of June, as well as being declared as Cataract...

Can we slow down myopia?

As as new school year is quickly approaching, let’s not forget about the importance of eye health. All eye doctors recommend kids get a comprehensive eye exam each year to help identify any possible conditions. Children diagnosed with nearsightedness or...

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...