May: the month of…

Along with being Mental Health Awareness month, did you know that May is also Healthy Vision Month? That means if you haven’t had a comprehensive dilated eye exam in a while, you need to schedule one ASAP. During a comprehensive dilated eye exam, an eye care professional will use drops to widen the pupils to…

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Eyes are the Windows to Your General Health

Regular eye exams are important, a majority of people know that. Eye exams help them see better when it’s time for a prescription adjustment, as well as catch/monitor any eye conditions that can threaten one’s sight. However, what many people do not know is that eye exams can provide way more about one’s health than…

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Wheelie Good Benefits

If you ride your bike twice a day, is that recycling? Now that we have your attention… Can you handle our bike jokes? Or do you need a brake? Just kidding! We know those were some wheelie bad jokes! However… Did you know the month of May consists of two days that are meant to…

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A day to celebrate!

Happy Saturday and even more importantly, happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! Almost every pet owner will agree that owning a pet is one of the best feelings in the world. Nothing beats walking in your door after a long day to see your dog or cat waiting there with wide eyes, happy to…

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A story you want to hear on National Tell a Story Day

Today – Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – is National Tell a Story Day, and Jimmy Abegg’s story is definitely one worth sharing. You may hear Ophthalmology related words/phrases and conditions thrown around all the time but probably don’t pay much attention to them, assuming none of those things would ever happen to you. Jimmy Abegg…

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February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February has been declared “AMD Awareness Month”. AMD stands for Acquired Macular Degeneration, which affects many as they age. While great strides have been made in the prevention and management of AMD, the condition remains a challenge. PreventBlindness.org notes the following risk factors for AMD: Family history of AMD Aging – those over 60 years…

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Reusing masks safely… a simple guide

Based on advice from Dr. Peter Tsai, the inventor of the major filtering component in the impossible-to-obtain N95 masks, the following is a guideline for reusing masks of any type… N95, surgical, or DIY: Leave your mask in dry atmosphere air for 3-4 days to dry it out. COVID-19 needs a host to survive–it can…

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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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