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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...

Patient Story: What Dry Eye Treatment Looks Like

Joanna Schneider, age 59, has experienced severe dry eye symptoms for three years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle in sunny Florida. But her dry eye symptoms started to get in the way of the activities she loves. Running marathons, walking, and taking pilates classes...

Dr. Cowart Gives Tips for Women’s Eye Health on News4Jax

When it comes to vision problems, women are at a higher risk for eye disease than men. Women are more likely to develop cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eye due to longer life expectancy and hormone imbalances. Dr. Ashley Cowart, an optometrist at Florida Eye Specialists, sat down with local...

Healthy Vision Month: Tips for Healthy Eyes

As we age, our risk for eye disease increases. Conditions like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts can contribute to vision loss and may get in the way of enjoying the activities you love. If your vision is worsening or you’ve noticed eye discomfort, it’s important to address your symptoms...

Dr. Lott Explains Cause of Age-Related Blindness

An annual visit to the eye doctor could help you keep your eyesight as you age, but knowing the symptoms to look out for is key. Dr. McGregor Lott, a retinal specialist at Florida Eye Specialists, sat down with local TV station First Coast News to discuss age-related macular degeneration....

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