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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 »


5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

As the weather warms up, visions of sandy beaches, family picnics, and outdoor adventures become reality, but with all that time outside, don’t forget to keep your peepers protected from the serious dangers associated with UV rays. Just as we make the effort to protect our skin from sunburns, we should also make sure that… Read More »


Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Did you know that more women suffer from visual impairments than men? Two thirds of blindness occurs in women, fortunately 75% of visual impairment is preventable and/or treatable. One reason why women are affected by more eye health issues than men is because they tend to live… Read More »


LASIK technology improvements lead to better outcomes

Dr. Schnipper of Jacksonville Eye Center highly recommends that all patients take a moment to read  this informative article courtesy of FoxNews.com about the improvements in technology associated with  LASIK eye surgery. Thanks to advancements in LASIK technology over the past decade, patients can  anticipate better results from their procedure. One expert event refers to… Read More »


Foods to help fight AMD

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Age-related macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records images and sends them via… Read More »


Important tips for contact lens wearers

Are you one of the approximately 36 million Americans who wear contact lenses? Chances are that you went through a mini-course in proper hygiene with your eye doctor when you first obtained your prescription, but if you’re being completely honest, any typical morning might involve waking up, getting dressed, brushing your teeth, throwing in your… Read More »


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