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January is National Eye Care Month – Start the New Year Off With an Eye Exam

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 
   
iStock_000022374690XSmallWith January being the start of a new year – and also being named National Eye Care Month – this is the perfect time to start taking care of your eyes or keep up that important annual regimen of making appointments for eye exams and protecting your future vision.
 
You should always schedule an eye exam for you and your loved ones once each year.  Here are a few reasons why taking the time to get your eyes checked annually is so important:
 
  • Early Detection – So much can happen in a year.  By having an eye exam once a year, you are giving one of our ophthalmologists or optometrists the opportunity to detect any possible problems early on in their development.  Addressing any issues – such as glaucoma, cataracts, the need for LASIK surgery or even a dry eye condition – before they progress and become more severe is always a good idea.  Early treatment can minimize damage to your eyes and vision.
  • Protecting Your Future Vision – Even if you have 20/20 vision, having an eye exam once a year will help you save your vision for the future.  Many people lose their vision so gradually that it’s hard to notice the effects – seeing your eye doctor so that they can help correct that vision loss early will protect your vision for years to come.
  • Update your eyeglass prescription… or just your look!  Maybe you already have glasses… how long has it been since an eye doctor has checked to see if your prescription matches your current vision needs? If you’re like most people, probably too long.  And, like most people, if an update is needed, you’ll be surprised at the difference it can make.  Or, maybe you just want fresh, updated look with new frames… we love helping people select just the right look for your face and personality – and we have lots of great choices,  from designer frames to budget conscious options.  Check out out optical shops today! 
  • Make your appointment today!   Call any of South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners’ offices today to make your appointment and keep those eyes and your vision healthy in the new year!
South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners – with locations in Valdosta, Tifton, Moultrie, Douglas & Masdison, FL – specializes in LASIK and cataract surgery with premium lens implants, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, comprehensive eye exams for adults and children and a Dry Eye Clinic. Eye Partners also has Optical Shops fully stocked with designer frames and sunglasses to fit your style and personality.  To make an appointment with one of SGNF’s physicians or to find our locations and hours, click here.

Common Eye Care Myths & Facts

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 
   
403965_357454560963573_1904478921_nJanuary is National Eye Care Month – take the time to test yourself on these common eye care myths.  See how much you know about your eyes!
  • “Wearing eyeglasses will cause you to become dependent on them.”  FALSE – Eyeglasses are used to correct blurry vision.  It may feel as if you are becoming dependent on your eyeglasses because you’re wearing them more often, but you are actually just getting used to seeing clearly.
  • “Eating carrots improves your vision.”  FALSE – Carrots are rich in vitamin A which is essential for sight, but many other foods also contain vitamin A.  A well-balanced diet – with or without carrots – provides all the necessary vitamin A for good vision.
  • “People with weak eyes should avoid reading fine print.”  FALSE – You will not “wear out” your eyes sooner if you read fine print or do a  lot of detail work.  The eye is not a muscle – it more closely resembles a camera.  You can use your eyes without fear of wearing them out.
  • “Older people who gain ‘second sight’ may be developing cataracts.”  TRUE – Older individuals who wear eyeglasses sometimes are able to read without their eyeglasses and falsely think their eyesight is improving.  The truth is that they are becoming more nearsighted which can be an early sign of cataracts.
  • “Children outgrow crossed or misaligned eyes.”  FALSE – Children do not outgrow crossed eyes.  A child whose eyes are misaligned may develop poor vision because the unused eye will not develop good vision unless it is forced to work, usually by patching the stronger eye.  Children who appear to have misaligned eyes should be examined by an ophthalmologist – the earlier misaligned eyes are treated, the better.
  • “A cataract must be ‘ripe’ before it is removed.”  FALSE – With today’s modern surgical procedures, a cataract can be removed whenever it begins to interfere with a person’s lifestyle.
If you have any concerns with your eyesight including signs of glaucoma, cataracts, misaligned eyes, or any other vision problems, please contact South Georgia Eye Partners today and make an appointment for an eye exam.  We look forward to hearing from you!
South Georgia Eye Partners – with locations in Valdosta, Tifton & Douglas – specializes in LASIK and cataract surgery with premium lens implants, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, comprehensive eye exams for adults and children and a Dry Eye Clinic. SGEP also has an Optical Shop fully stocked with designer frames and sunglasses to fit your style and personality.  To make an appointment with one of SGEP’s physicians or to find our locations and hours, click here.