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Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to… Read More »


Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool or Audrey Hepburn glamour, but they’re much more than just a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes. Sunglasses provide critical protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage the surface of… Read More »


Healthy Vision Month

Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and exercising regularly. When it comes to our health, we often visit our physician to ensure that our bodies are healthy. But what about when it comes to the health of our eyes? They’re not always top of mind, but they’re definitely… Read More »


7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

Some eye conditions are hereditary, but many are a result of poor vision care and bad habits. You may be surprised to find that things you do each and every day might actually be damaging your eyesight. Here are a few bad habits that you should break in order to protect your vision for years… Read More »


What is 20/20 Vision?

20/20 vision a term used to describe normal visual acuity — the sharpness of a person’s vision — measured at a distance of 20 feet. If a person has 20/20 vision it means that they can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance. If someone has 20/100 vision it… Read More »


Allergies and Your Eyes

March 20th marks the first official day of spring — a day that many of us look forward to throughout the long winter months, but with spring’s beautiful weather and blooming flowers comes seasonal allergies. High levels of pollen, dust and other irritants can leave eyes feeling less than stellar. Approximately one-fifth of all Americans… Read More »


March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

Over 2,000 eye injuries occur each day on job sites across the U.S. and one in ten of those injuries required missed days of works to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries that occur, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. While many think that eye injuries only… Read More »


February is Low Vision Awareness Month

The month of February is Low Vision Awareness Month. What exactly is low vision? Low vision describes significant visual impairment that isn’t correctable through glasses, medication, eye surgery or contact lenses. It’s often characterized by partial sight such as blind spots, tunnel vision or blurred vision. The most common causes of low vision in the… Read More »


Tips to Help Reduce Eyestrain

Many of us use computers for many, if not all, of our work-related tasks. Constantly staring at a computer screen can cause eyestrain, which has become a major problem for many. Studies show that eyestrain occurs in 50 to 90 percent of those who use a computer for work. Eyestrain can cause sore, itchy, tired… Read More »


Dilated Eye Exams

You might think that because your vision is fine that your eyes are healthy, but visiting Jacksonville Eye Center for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your visit both of your eyes will be closely examined for any signs of vision problems and eye diseases. The dilation… Read More »


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