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Avoid online contact lens “switches”.

Most online contact lens suppliers just want to ship you the lenses your doctor actually prescribed, but Hubble wants to switch you to a lens your doctor most likely did NOT prescribe and has never seen on your eyes. Not a recipe for success. Talk to your eye doctor at Coastal Eye Group about the…

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Monovision concerns in visually critical situations…

Monovision is a wonderful way to avoid the need for glasses… but certainly caution needs to be taken in visually critical situations like driving. If you do not feel totally confident and comfortable with driving with monovision correction, glasses can be worn over your eyes to provide best corrected vision at distance in each eye.…

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Blue Light and Supplements Continue to be Hot Topics

Blocking blue light and arming the retinal with sufficient nutrients to combat the stresses inherent in our modern society continue to be publicly debated. So many of these “studies” come from companies that stand to make a lot of money if these various products are popular in the marketplace. Some quoted here are just that.…

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Can cataracts alter one’s color perception?

Can cataracts alter one’s color perception? Absolutely. Many of our cataract surgery patients at Coastal Eye Group are surprised at how colors shift and become brighter after surgery. Patients expect their vision to be sharper and less fuzzy, but the change in color is unexpected. Check out this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer: https://www.inquirer.com/health/cataracts-affect-how-you-see-color-treatment-20190628.html  

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Blepharitis

Eyes feel gritty? Sandy? Burn? You may very well have Blepharitis, one of the common conditions we deal with every day at Coastal Eye Group. Blepharitis is a chronic condition and tends to really never go away without intervention. View the overview video below to learn more.   View Video Lid scrubs are a mainstay…

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Macular Degeneration impairs vision in millions…

Macular Degeneration (AMD) continues to impair vision in millions of people as they age. While nutritional improvements, reducing or eliminating smoking, and supplementation can help prevent AMD’s onset, it’s still important to detect the signs as early as possible. All our eye doctors at Coastal Eye Group care for many patients with Macular Degeneration. Our…

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Cataracts – What To Look For

Did you know that Bay Microsurgical Unit, Coastal Eye Group’s ambulatory eye surgery center in Georgetown was the just the second such eye surgery center ever approved in the state of South Carolina? Since 1985 Bay Microsurgical Unit has provided a calm, reassuring setting for patients throughout the Grand Strand. Good article from US News:…

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LRS – Lens Replacement Surgery

LRS? Lens Replacement Surgery is the removal of the natural lens in the eye and replacing it with a small artificial lens, also known as an implant, or intraocular lens (IOL). In adults with vision impairment stemming from cataracts, we simply use the term “Cataract Surgery”, not LRS. No surprise there. But did you know…

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Protecting Your Children’s Eyes This Summer

This article from France hits all the high points. Yes, protecting your kids’ eyes is a good idea. Research shows that a lifetime’s exposure to UV light, wind, dust, etc. are related to the development of various eye conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, pterygium, and more. Never hurts to get them started early with quality…

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