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  • High Blood Pressure and Our Eyes

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    Systemic Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common disease in the United States. Generally, hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. It can have an affect on all of the body’s blood vessels, including those in...
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    Does your child play sports?

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    We all love to watch our children play sports and we strive to make sure they have all the right gear. But what about their eyes? We must remember that not all glasses will protect our children’s eyes. Children should...
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    Do I have Dry Eye Syndrome?

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    Dry eye syndrome, also known as Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a prevalent condition affecting millions of men and women (women more often than men). It is characterized by dry, sandy, burning, irritated, red eyes, among other symptoms. Although, the symptoms are...
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    Spare your Sight!

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    Using Shades for Protection and Style Think it’s only dangerous when you’re outside on a sunny day? You’re not alone. Most people assume the eyes are only vulnerable to direct sunlight, but UV light can go right through clouds. So, whether the sky...
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    Viewing Eye Health Via Big Data

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    Eye Disease Definitions With Eye Health Statistics At A Glance Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. It can affect one or both eyes. Often it develops slowly. Symptoms...
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    Can you Sleep in Contacts?

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    Patients ask me every day if they can sleep in their contacts. I find this to be an interesting question.  Nobody “sees” while they are asleep, so why would you need to wear your contacts while sleeping?  There are only...
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    Heard of Silhouette frames? Come check them out!

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    At Good Looks we now have the new interchangeable Silhouette frames.  Unlike the standard Silhouette rimless design, the new collection contains full-rim frames with interchangeable temples.  These Legends of Silhouette offer a new variety of unique design with the classic...
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    Tired of Wearing Glasses?

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    During clinic, I often hear “I’m over 40 and currently wear bifocals or progressive lenses so I can see far away and up close, but I’m so tired of wearing glasses. They slide down my nose; I can’t wear sunshades...
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    The Eye Institute

    Good Looks is now The Eye Institute.

    Thank you for visiting GoodLooks. We’re now part of The Eye Institute family. You can still visit us in the same North Raleigh location or check out one of our other two offices in Raleigh or Knightdale. Learn more on the “Locations” page on our website.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon!