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  • 2015 Eyewear Trends

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    As in every other area of the fashion world, eyewear sees seasonal trends too. No pun intended. This year, eyewear is taking a turn for the retro. According to fashion experts from New York, Paris and Milan, there are a few fun trends to keep your eyes open for. ROUNDED FRAMES: Curvy, bubbly shaped frames […]

  • What you should know about Yellow Eyes

    The white portion of the eye is called the sclera, and healthy eye tissue should always appear white in color.  There are multiple conditions that could cause the eyes, and even the skin around the eyes, to turn yellow.  This is typically an indication of a dysfunctional liver, gallbladder or pancreas, but other instances could […]

  • Light sensitivity in people with Light Colored Eyes

    Fact or fiction: People with light eyes are more sensitive to sunlight?  Fact. Photophobia, or light sensitivity, typically affects people with light colored eyes because they have less pigmentation in multiple layers of the eye. People with darker colored eyes are able to block out the effects of harsh lights much more effectively than people […]

  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Who May Be at Risk?

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    Diabetic Retinopathy: Who May Be at Risk? If you are someone with both diabetes type 1 & type 2 you are at risk of getting diabetic retinopathy. This only reinforces the importance of having an eye exam at least once a year at Palm Beach Eye Center. It is estimated that between 40 – 45 […]

  • Prevention Involves Understanding

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    Many of us take our vision and the over health of our eyes for granted.  It’s not until we start experiencing eye problems do we understand the importance of understanding proper eye health.  Essential to healthy eyes is the retina.  Like film in a camera, the retina is composed of light-sensitive cells connected to the […]

  • Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

    When it comes to Glaucoma, early detection and treatment can result in better outcomes.  If you are unsure whether you are at risk, here are some facts that can help you detect the early signs of Glaucoma. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma is also not just […]

  • When to Have Cataract Surgery?

    When is time to have Cataract Surgery? In the past 20 years the world of medicine has seen massive advances in procedures and practices, especially in the field of ocular surgery.  Cataract surgery was once a very difficult procedure for cataract surgeons, and an extremely traumatic one for patients.  Through medical advances and updated technology, […]

  • Check Yearly So You Can See Clearly!

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    Oil changes, filing taxes, holiday shopping…some things are just routine. We’ve grown accustomed to doing these things so much, that they are now a part of our lives.  But there’s one thing that we should add to our routines: an Annual Eye Exam.   Similar to an annual physical, an Annual Eye Exam should be […]

  • Eyelid Tumors/Cancer

    There are 4 main types of eyelid cancers: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) BCC is the most common type of eyelid tumour, accounting for  about 85% of all eyelid tumours. It is also the most common type of cancer that  occurs outside the eyeball. BCC of the eyelid usually affects adults, but may also occur in  […]

  • How to protect your eyes from damage caused by living in a hi tech world

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    The New York Times reported that a person spends, on average, about 8 hours each day staring at some sort of screen.  TV screens, cellphone screens, computer screens, tablet screens, and the list goes on. A recent report created by Dominich Anderson uncovered the best ways a person can protect their eyes from, seemingly, inevitable […]