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Eye Care

Preventing Dry Eye During Travel  

Daily schedules are dramatically changed when we travel. It’s one of the reasons we go in the first place. Planning ahead to prevent dry eye will help your eyes adjust comfortably to new environments and activities plus save aggravation when you arrive. Think about if you will need extra contact lenses? Reading glasses? Sunglasses? Artificial tears? Prepare for clear eyes ahead.

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Woman with Glaucoma shares her story
Eye Care

My Glaucoma Story

What’s it like to live with sudden vision changes from glaucoma? Guest author and long-term patient of St Lucie Eye, Sue-Ellen Sanders describes her recent journey with glaucoma treatment and trabeculectomy surgery.

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Length of Time for Complete Eye Exam
Eye Care

WHY DOES MY EYE EXAM TAKE SO LONG?

You may wonder why a yearly eye appointment typically lasts well over an hour. Remember that the goal is to not only measure your visual acuity for glasses or contacts, but to evaluate your complete eye health. There are lots of moving parts to your comprehensive ophthalmology visit. Your exam occurs in three distinct sections: technician testing, dilation, and exam with physician.

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Eye Care

CONGRATULATIONS! You qualify for life-changing cataract surgery.

Vision changes from cataracts impact personal safety and wellbeing. The best time for surgery is when cataracts negatively impact quality of life, or glasses and contacts are no longer effective. On average, patients delay cataract surgery five years longer than necessary. That’s five years of needless struggle with limitations of poor vision.

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Woman with mask getting dilation drops at eye exam
Eye Care

Is it Safe to go to the Eye Doctor?

Because many serious eye conditions begin without a noticeable change in vision, it’s vital to have a regular, dilated eye exam every year” says Dr. S. Rana, board certified ophthalmologist with St Lucie Eye in Port St Lucie, FL.

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