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World Sight Day

Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day, a day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments.  World Sight Day is held each year on the second Thursday in October. The day is observed globally by those involved in preventing visual impairment or restoring… Read More »


September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

  September is Sports Eye Safety awareness month and we encourage anyone who participates in sports – children and adults alike – to remember to protect their eyes. Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under the age of 16. Many people are unaware of how serious sports injuries are, and that… Read More »


Blue Light & Your Vision

Light is something that is constantly all around us, in our homes and offices, shining from our televisions, smartphones and computer screens. For the most part, nobody really stops to think about light and the effect of different colors of light has on our bodies, moods and overall health. Were you aware that blue light… Read More »



Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August is also Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. In addition to buying school supplies and new clothes, don’t… Read More »


What are the most common causes of eye injuries?

Whether you’re playing an action-packed sport or just cleaning around the house, eye injuries can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that more than 2.5 million eye injuries happen every year across the world with 100,000 of those injuries taking place in the U.S. Of those eye injuries 90% could… Read More »


Exercise May Help Protect Your Eyes

Exercise can seem like a daily chore to some, but it actually may help our body in more ways than we think. A recent study suggests that exercise could protect our eyes as we age. It has been proposed the exercise may reduce the risk of such eye diseases as macular degeneration, which is the… Read More »


What is Low Vision?

Low vision refers to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, prescription drugs, glasses or contacts. It’s often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of any age, but it is primarily associated with adults over the age of 60. Causes of… Read More »


June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world and affect more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. Jacksonville Eye Center wants you to be informed about the ways you can help protect yourself.  Risk factors for developing cataracts include diabetes, direct and prolonged exposure to UV… Read More »


Foods to Help You Get More Shut Eye

In today’s fast-paced world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight.… Read More »


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