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Which Vision Conditions Are Age-Related?

It’s normal to start experiencing changes as we age. The good news is that when it comes to our sight, we can see just as clearly as we did when we were young. Thanks to technological advances, it is possible to see even better than ever after certain procedures...

Patient Story: How an Eye Exam Saved a Life

This spring, Mary Ann Spillman began experiencing strange eye symptoms that prevented her from doing the things she loves, like seeing her grandkids and observing the birds in her backyard. Luckily, ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Maier’s quick thinking and expertise gave Mary Ann a second chance to see the world...

Can the Sun Cause Cataracts?

As the Florida summer heats up and we are outdoors more often, our eyes are at higher risk from UV damage. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 20 percent of cataracts worldwide may be caused by overexposure to UV radiation. Additional research has found links between UV...

Getting Ready for Cataract Surgery: Top FAQs

Getting ready for cataract surgery can feel overwhelming, and it’s normal to have questions. Our expert cataract care team is here to help. Choosing an experienced eye specialist to treat your cataract is important to ensure a short recovery time and extended health of your eye. Here are the...

Dr. Shetty Explains New Glaucoma Treatment on News4Jax

Dr. Rajesh Shetty, an ophthalmologist at Florida Eye Specialists, was among the first doctors to use the innovative Xen Gel Stent, a new method of glaucoma surgery that is safer and much faster. This new treatment helped save a woman’s vision in her left eye.  Dr. Shetty sat down with...

Dry Eye Self Test – Florida Eye Specialists

With over 58% of the population suffering from dry eye, it is more than likely that your irritated, itchy eyes are caused by this common condition. Instead of letting things continue and worsen, take our free, 7-question dry eye test to finally get some relief.  Answer the questions below to...

Summer Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Dr. Christian P. Guier, O.D., F.A.A.O., Florida Eye Specialists Boating, gardening, going to the beach—some of our favorite outdoor summertime activities can unfortunately pose risks for our eyes. For patients who wear contact lenses, this time of year can come with dryness, irritation and blurry vision. This is especially an...

Dr. Riordan Discusses UV Rays & Cataracts on News4Jax

Twenty percent of cataracts are caused by overexposure to UV radiation. As National Cataract Awareness Month takes off, it is important to be aware of the negative ways that UV rays affect our eyes. Dr. Kimberly Riordan, an optometrist at Florida Eye Specialists, sat down with TV news station News4Jax...

Cataract Surgery: PGA Tour Champion Shares Experience

By: Mark McCumber, PGA Tour Champion It’s easy to take your sight for granted. After about 40 years playing professional golf, I always relied on my sight to help me play my best. Unfortunately, once I began developing cataracts, everything changed. The thought of having cataract surgery made me anxious...

5 Common Cataract Myths Debunked

June 2022 A cataract is a cloudy area on the eye’s clear lens. Although cataracts are extremely prevalent, they are one of the most misunderstood medical conditions. Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but they don’t have to get in the way of doing the things you love. Stay...

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