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It’s National Dry Eye Month!

When our eyes don’t produce enough of one of the components or make enough tears, we experience dry eye. Wondering why this might be happening to you? Here are the most common causes.

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June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Did you know that June is National Cataract Awareness Month? Cataract(s) affect more than 24 million Americans over the age of 40 and is an exceptionally common eye condition, especially in the older population. Cataract(s) occur when the lens of your eye(s) becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see clearly and dangerous to operate a […]

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Suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?

You’ve heard all about the adverse effects of sitting at a desk all day, but did you know that desk job could also be hurting your eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome (also known as Digital Eye Strain) develops when our eyes are overworked from reading or viewing computer screens for an extended period of time and […]

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3 Tips for Protecting your Eyes for Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month, and here at The Eye Institute, we believe that vision health is part of an individual’s overall health management for school, for work, and for life. Being able to see clearly is just as important for a healthy and happy lifestyle as exercise and nutrition. Make healthy vision a priority […]

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Managing Ocular Allergies

Springtime is coming, and if you’ve ever experienced a North Carolina spring you’re probably all too familiar with the fact that spring and “pollen season” are synonymous around here. While that thick coating of yellow dust is a major sign that spring has sprung, it can cause some serious discomfort. If your eyes are often […]

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Low Vision: The More You Know

February is Low Vision Awareness Month, and we need your help in getting the word out. Low vision affects millions of Americans, including many older adults. Only proper management can prevent further vision loss – and the loss of independence that comes with it. People with low vision are not blind, but because of their […]

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3 Foods That Help With Eyesight

Many people resolve to improve their eating habits around this time of year. Did you know that certain foods can actually improve your eyesight and eye function? As you’re adjusting the foods you eat, consider these three; they offer benefits to your eyes as well as your overall health. Raw Red Pepper – Red bell […]

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Do What With Your Flex Spend Dollars?

Many of our patients have ‘Flexible Spending Accounts’ (FSAs) that often end each calendar year. These dollars can be used for all of your vision care services: such as eye exams, dry eye treatments and procedures, disease management, special testing procedures, contact lenses  and eyewear purchases. The doctors and staff at all of the TEI […]

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Flexible Savings Accounts: Use Your Extra Dollars for Vision Care

Do you have an FSA? Many of our patients have “Flexible Spending Accounts” (FSAs) to save money for healthcare purposes. Those typically expire at year-end, and that’s coming soon!  FSAs are specific accounts that patients contribute money to cover individual out-of-pocket healthcare costs. The money in your FSA is not taxed. Some employers even contribute […]

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