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Specialty Treatments for Dry Eye

If you have dry eye disease, you may suffer from symptoms like blurred vision, stinging or burning, a “gritty” sensation in your eyes and eye fatigue. This happens because the eyes don’t produce adequate tears. Not only does dry eye disease cause discomfort, but if you don’t seek treatments...

Why Women Have More Eye Disease Than Men

According to the National Eye Institute, two out of every three cases of blindness or vision problems occur in women. Studies from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) show that women are more likely to develop certain eye diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. Women...

Meet Our Team of Optometrists

At Florida Eye Specialists, we are lucky to have an amazing team of optometrists who provide excellence in patient care. Our optometrists take into consideration the whole health of our patients’ eyes, from regular eye exams, to treating dry eye, diagnosing eye conditions and more. They have decades of...

5 Ways to Improve Your Eyesight

Aging takes a toll on every part of your body, including your eyes. We perceive the world around us through our eyesight, which is why it is crucial that we protect our eyes as we grow older. There are steps we can take to reduce the odds of vision...

Do You Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (also known as macular degeneration or AMD) is the most common cause of age-related vision loss in the United States. As many as 11 million people have some form of this condition, and that number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050. If...

What Macular Degeneration & Treatment Looks Like –

Leland Reineke moved from Ohio to Ponte Vedra Beach to get out of the cold and enjoy golfing, fishing, and the active lifestyle that Jacksonville has to offer. But, shortly after moving, a degenerative eye condition threatened his new way of life. Suddenly his vision in his left eye...

Dr. Shetty Explains the XEN Gel Stent

By Rajesh K. Shetty, M.D. Nearly 3 million Americans have glaucoma. The prevalence of the disease has been on the rise for the last two decades, a rise that will continue in our aging population. As a glaucoma specialist, I feel fortunate to be practicing during a time when our...

Is Glaucoma Hereditary? – Florida Eye Specialists

Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that affects more than three million Americans. Because the disease is typically asymptomatic until the later stages of its progression, it is critical to have regular, dilated eye exams, especially if you have risk factors. Though it is the second leading cause of...

Florida Eye Cares Performs Vision-Saving Cataract Surgeries at Annual Holiday Event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmQdq92UsY4 More than a dozen Jacksonville patients in need received the gift of sight this season. It was all thanks to our nonprofit Florida Eye Cares, in partnership with Sunbelt Anaesthesia, Southpoint Surgery Center, and the doctors who donated their time for the second year in a row. “There’s such a...

New Study Finds Lower Risk for Dementia After Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. According to CDC estimates, more than 30 million people in the US over age 40 are affected by them. Despite the safety and efficacy of cataract surgery, many older adults do not treat the disease, either due to barriers to treatment...

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