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  • February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

    Macular Degeneration The leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Considered an incurable eye disease. Caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, […]

    Continue Reading February 7, 2019

  • Wondering if you perceive color “normally’?

    There are three main kinds of color deficiency, based on photopigment defects in the three different kinds of cones that respond to blue, green, and red light.Red-green color blindness is the most common, followed by blue-yellow color blindness. A complete absence of color vision —total color blindness – is rare.   TAKE THE COLOR VISION TEST: OPTICS ENGINEERED FOR COLOR […]

    Continue Reading December 20, 2018

  • December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

    Each year more than 250,000 children are treated at hospitals for toy-related injuries. Most of these injuries affect children under the age of 15, and more than half injure the face; the majority of these injuries can be prevented. During Safe Toys and Gifts Month, Friends for Sight encourages parents to be aware of the toys, […]

    Continue Reading December 6, 2018

  • November is Diabetic Eye Disease Prevention Month

    [Credit: American Optometric Association] Diabetic Retinopathy What causes diabetic retinopathy? How is diabetic retinopathy diagnosed? How is diabetic retinopathy treated? Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs in people who have diabetes. It causes progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious sight-threatening complication of […]

    Continue Reading November 13, 2018

  • Contact Lens Safety on Halloween

    Courtesy of American Optometric Association: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT DECORATIVE CONTACT LENSES Remember last time you bought underwear at the gas station or flea market? Maybe they were constricting. Perhaps the packaging was questionable. There might have been something growing in there. And the clerk just shrugged when you asked how long they’d sat in […]

    Continue Reading October 23, 2018

  • October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

    What are the signs and symptoms of an eye injury? It’s not always easy to identify an eye injury — especially in a child. Seek medical care immediately if you notice any of these signs or symptoms: Obvious pain, trouble opening the eye or trouble seeing A cut or torn eyelid One eye not moving […]

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  • Shalimar Health and Wellness Fair

    Drs. Purdy and Evans promoted our office at the Shalimar Health and Wellness Fair. We were proud to mingle with our great town and get to know patients on a more personal level. We are looking forward to more events in the future, so be looking for us! Stop by our office anytime!

    Continue Reading September 26, 2018