Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a staff member will be contacting patients to reschedule routine, non-emergent appointments for a May appointment date or later. Effective March 23rd, our office will be available for urgent appointments only. If you have any changes in vision, eye pain, eye infection, or any eye concerns, please call 904-355-5555 to reach an on-call doctor. If you need a prescription refill, please call your pharmacy and have them fax us a request. All requests should be completed within 24-48 hours. Thank you from the staff of Jacksonville Eye Center. Stay Safe and Healthy.

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Dry Eyes Bethleham, PAAll around the country, people are bundling up and scurrying from building to building, trying to stay warm. Thankfully, we live in Florida and can avoid the worst of the problems that come along with winter. But if you’re planning on visiting family this winter, or just taking a cold weather vacation to a cooler destination, keep reading to learn how to keep your eyes healthy this winter.

Dry Eyes During Winter

If you wear contact lenses, the dry air that comes along with winter can be especially harsh. Contact lenses naturally cut down a little on our eyes’ ability to breathe, and if you have an older design your eyes could be suffering. Consider updating to a brand that allows for better breathability, or invest in some eye drops to keep your eyes moist.

If you’re really struggling, a humidifier can be a lifesaver. If you’re visiting a cold, dry place and can’t get your eyes to feel better, you can hack a humidifier, too. Let the steam from a shower travel around the house, and keep windows shut so you don’t lose the moisture. Leaving bowls of water near vents can also help add much-needed moisture to the air.


If you love the outdoors, you probably already know to bring along sunglasses when you go out on the lake or go camping. But, did you know that UV protection is just as important in the winter, if not more so? Sunlight reflecting off the snow can cause more UV damage to your eyes than a normal day outside. Bring goggles or sunglasses to keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy for years to come.

Start the New Year Right

The new year is a great time to get your appointments out of the way and set yourself up for a healthy year. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the eye doctor, or you just feel like you’d like an update on how your eye health is, we’d love to see you.

If you’re interested in learning more or are looking for an exam, contact us at (904) 355-5555 to schedule a consultation.

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