Sports Eye Safety Awareness

Today, sports eye-wear can be spotted on almost anyone who picks up a ball, bat, racquet, or sticks from the major leagues to Little League. Fortunately, coaches, parents, and players now realize that wearing protective eyewear 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...

Welcome Dr. West!

EyeXcel has experienced some changes over the last little bit. We have a new look to the front of our building with a brand-new awning to match our sign. We also have a new doctor to welcome to the team, Dr. Heather West!    Dr. West’s journey as an optometrist began...

World Sight Day 2017: #MakeVisionCount

World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This year World Sight Day falls on October 12th, 2017. WSD is coordinated...

Prism lenses: What are they and how do they work?

What’s All The Fuss About Prism? All eye doctors (optometrists and ophthalmologists) use different types of lenses to improve your eyesight and vision. Regardless if you are near-sighted (myopia), far-sighted (hyperopia), or have astigmatism…You may need...

Which sense would you rather lose: Vision or Hearing?

When asked this questions, many people choose an answer based on personal experience from family or friends who have lost use of one sense or the other.  From my 23+ year experience working with patients with severe visual loss, most wish for hearing loss over their...

Assistance With Red Eye

Who do I turn to for a Red Eye: the ER, my PCP, the Pharmacy or…an Eye Doctor? Red, irritated, swollen, aching eyes can occur at any time of day or night. Infections, viruses, allergies, foreign substances, injuries, and yes, even dry eye can be the cause. But...