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 blindness over time if left untreated.  It is very often symptom-less […]

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 eyes healthy. Get a dilated, diabetic eye […]

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 fitting. However, for those who do not wear contact lenses currently […]

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 […]