The safety of our patients and staff is of the utmost importance to Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute; therefore, in light of the issues surrounding COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, we wanted to let our patients know about the precautionary steps we are taking. Our leadership team pro-actively developed a plan to deal with COVID-19;… Read More
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How did you find out about the PB Ophthalmic Tech program? I found out about the program through a friend and a former intern with Florida Eye, Emily Benson. We grew up together and have known each other for many years. We were just hanging out one day when I was asking her about her… Read More
Adults should have their eyes examined each and every year. Routine exams are necessary to detect potential problems before they become real problems. And as for children, “An eye exam should be a part of your child’s routine medical care,” says Florida Eye’s Pediatric & Adult Strabismus Specialist Dr. Lee Friedman. “Healthy eyes and good… Read More
AMD is the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 and older, currently affecting more than 15 million Americans, with 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, this number has increased 25 percent over the last decade. A reason for this increase, according to Florida Eye’s Macular Degeneration Specialist Randy Katz, M.D. is that too… Read More
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 fully covers the sun… Read More
Have you heard the news? Florida Eye’s Dr. Barry Schechter was recently voted as one of Boca Raton’s Top Doctors 2016 Patients Choice (Physicians as named by Vitals.com), in The Boca Raton Observer! Congratulations Dr. Schechter!!
A swordfish! In case you missed it, here’s the story again. The eyeball was found in 2102. After the discovery of a giant eyeball that had people scratching their heads, researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it most likely came from a swordfish. “Based on its color, size and structure, along… Read More
Did you know that 0% of skin cancer occurs on the eyelid, yet not even half the population takes the one simple precaution to avoid damage to the delicate skin around the eyes – wearing sunglasses with UV protection. Read more.
OK – so we live in Florida and cold weather like what we are currently experiencing is rare, but, have you noticed the cold temperatures affecting your eyes at all? Here’s what you may experience and also what to do to protect your eyes from the cold… We recommend you skip the goggles, though, and… Read More