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Tips for Choosing Safe Toys This Holiday Season

No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular children's toys can cause serious eye injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 250,000 toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year, and almost half of...

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

There are approximately 29 million Americans age 20 and older who have diabetes and almost one third of those are at risk for vision loss because they do not know they have the disease. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater the risk for developing diabetic...

Think Twice Before Wearing Cosmetic Contacts on Halloween!

Looking like your favorite vampire this Halloween may sound like fun, and no one is telling you don't go for the glow, however... What every eye doctor will tell you is that you must have an exam and a proper contact lens fitting to keep your eyes safe, and that goes...

Last Minute Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Kids

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out...

Exciting Findings in Dry AMD Study!

APELLIS' GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY TREATMENT SLOWS RATE OF PROGRESSION OF DRY AMD A Phase 2 study of Apellis Pharmaceuticals' APL-2 for geographic atrophy (GA) in age related macular degeneration (FILLY STUDY) has been statistically proven to reduce the rate of progression...

Patient Success Story: Michele Shuster

Every so often we love to feature a special patient in our patient success stories. This time, it’s Michele Shuster, who had cataract surgery with Florida Eye’s Dr. Jason Gorscak this past December and January. Michele Shuster loves to read. Fiction is her thing, and...

Eye Safety When Viewing a Solar Eclipse

A truly awe-inspiring event, a solar eclipse is when the moon blocks any part of the sun from our view. The bright face of the sun is covered gradually by the moon during a partial eclipse, lasting a few hours. During the brief period of a total eclipse when the moon...

August Is Amblyopia Awareness Month

According to the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, fewer than 20 percent of preschool kids are currently being screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable, eye disorders found in young children. Florida Eye recommends having your children's vision...

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