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 injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the […]

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 primary danger is in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Artificial sources, […]

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 — just like you take […]

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 suffering from seasonal allergies.  Most allergies are related to the blooming trees then […]

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 early, second grade to be […]

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 co-ordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). WSD […]

What’s All The Fuss About Prism? All eye doctors (optometrists and ophthalmologists) use different types of lenses to improve your eye sight and vision. Regardless if you are near-sighted (myopia), far-sighted (hyperopia), or have astigmatism…You may need lenses to bend light differently to sharpen your focus! However, sometimes the brain’s inability to use both eyes […]

Pediatric eye exams are some of our favorites at EyeXcel! When your child returns to school, be on the look-out for complaints of blurry vision, double vision, headaches or eye strain.  These can be an early sign of vision problems and can easily be helped with glasses, contacts, or vision therapy.  Read on to find […]

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 vision loss.  Again, personal experience is the driver of […]

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 when these events happen, who and where do you turn? Recently, a patient found her way to our office after having been seen by a […]