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Macular Degeneration

Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?   

Macular degeneration is a non-curable but highly treatable eye disease affecting mostly seniors over age sixty. Dry and wet versions of the disease target nerve cells in the retina and can destroy the clear central vision used for reading and detailed tasks. If you are concerned about macular degeneration, talk to your eye doctor about your risks during an annual comprehensive exam.

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Driving

What Age Should You Stop Driving? 

If your senior years are rapidly approaching – or whizzing by in the rear-view mirror – you might fear renewing your Florida driver’s license. Especially if your vision or driving habits have changed.  Patients are often anxious when it comes time to renew their driver’s license, admits Dr. S Rana, Board-Certified ophthalmologist for St Lucie

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Dry Eye

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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Glaucoma

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
Ophthalmologist

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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Cataracts

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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Ophthalmologist

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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Eye Emergency

Eye Emergency?

Always err on the side of caution when it comes to your vision. Many mild symptoms can mimic those of more serious eye diseases and permanently damage vision if left untreated. Notify your eye doctor immediately if you notice sudden changes or have an eye injury. Your ophthalmologist will help evaluate and triage your symptoms.

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