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HELP YOUR CHILD MOVE TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS

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A child’s vision is essential to learning and comprehension. ­­­­­­­WE ALL HAVE OUR BACK TO SCHOOL LISTS ·         Purchase school supplies ·         Buy new shoes and clothes ·         Schedule a sports physical ·         Attend orientation night Something very important is missing from this list: making appointments for comprehensive eye exams for...

May Is Healthy Vision Month

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By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, Omni Eye Specialists will be sharing valuable information about how to...

What’s The Deal With Scleral Contact Lenses?

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At our Specialty Contact Lens Center within Omni Eye Specialists we fit patients in scleral contact lenses on a daily basis.  Scleral lenses are large-diameter gas permeable lenses.  They offer the same advantages that conventional gas permeable lenses have compared with soft contacts, including: ·         Sharper vision ·         Greater durability...

Protect your eyes from too much screen time

A recent study found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this screen time has led to an increase in complaints of eye strain, dry eye, headaches and...

Love Is Blind

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Safe Toy Month

December is safe toys month. This holiday season, make sure that the toys and gifts you buy are eye safe. Each year more than 250,000 children are treated at hospitals for toy-related injuries. More than half of these toy injuries happen to the face. Some ranging from a corneal abrasion...

Tis’ The Season… For Dry Eye!

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Ah, the Holiday Season! Reading books by the fireplace, or Christmas shopping on our computers at night; What a magical time of year! But as the temperatures and the humidity both drop, the likelihood of a person getting dry eye goes way up. There are certain clues you can detect...

October is contact lens safety month

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Developing healthy contact lens hygiene habits from the start, or reviewing them annually when you visit your eye doctor to update your contact lens prescription, is a great way to reduce your chances of having a contact lens related eye problem. It is extremely important to have you eyes examined...

Sunglasses and Macular Degeneration

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Do you know why it is important that all of us wear sunglasses when outside? Studies have shown that exposure to sunlight throughout life, including childhood, increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). People with AMD struggle with central vision loss ranging from mild distortion to total central...

With clearer vision, this school year will be the best ever!

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We all have our back-to-school to-do lists: Get school supplies Buy new shoes Schedule sports physical Attend orientation night Something very important is missing from the list: making appointments for comprehensive eye exams for your children! Even if there are no complaints over the summer about blurry vision or headaches,...

Back to School Check list-make sure you have all the essentials!

Healthy Vision is the key to learning!  As we approach BTS, we have checked many "to-do" items off our list.  Was an eye exam one of your "to-do's"? People frequently misunderstand the key role that healthy vision plays in learning.  Did you know that 80% if all learning comes from...

Stay Safe When Using Fireworks

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The 4th of July is rapidly approaching, and for many people that means enjoying fireworks with friends and family. Fireworks are certainly beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. While enjoying the holiday, it’s important to remember that fireworks are explosives and should be treated as such. According to the...

Dr. Schmidt’s Latest Research Has Just Been Published!!

Many of you know that Dr. Schmidt does a great deal of research on drugs and devices designed to improve the quality of life for people with eye disease. His most recent research and study, on a drug he has helped to develop, has just been published in a European...

Eating Right and Healthy Life Choices can help prevent the growth of Cataracts

We have heard it all before….everything in moderation, eat your vegetables, wear your sunscreen and don't make doctors your strangers.  This is all true with preventing Cataracts. This month The AOA has declared June, the Cataract Awareness Month.  So, let's make you are aware of some simple life changes that...

Make Vision a Focus! … May is Healthy Vision Month.

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Healthy Vision Month is a time to raise awareness about eye health and strategies to help prevent vision loss and blindness. Are you Seeing Spots? Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and cobwebs that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision.  While annoying, ordinary eye floaters are...

May is Healthy Vision Month…learn how to protect your vision!

Your eyes work hard daily to bring this beautifully created world to you!  In fact, 80% of all information delivered to you is through your sight.  That is huge, especially if you are a child absorbing new information as school all day. 80% of your knowledge is through your eyes....with...

Got Dry Eye? No more suffering…come to Southeastern Carolinas only Dry Eye Center located at Omni Eye Specialists

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The Month of May: Every eyeglass purchase receive $100.00 towards your purchase and we will donate a pair of eye glasses to a NC Child in need of a pair in your name!

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus We all know that men and woman are different, but did you know that there are gender differences when it comes to eye health?  April is Women’s Eye Health Month. Women are more likely than men to develop vision problems.  One reason...