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  • 3 Foods That Help With Eyesight

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    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 peppers contain Vitamin C, and they are extremely low in calories. Vitamin C is excellent for the blood vessels in your eyes, which could lower your chances of developing cataracts down the line.  Leafy Greens – Dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and collard...
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    Sneaky Thief: How Glaucoma Can Steal Your Sight Without You Knowing

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    As much as 40% of your vision can be lost before you even notice. While that sounds impossible to most seeing people, it happens all the time due to glaucoma. Glaucoma has no symptoms, and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. There is no cure for glaucoma, but you can take measures to prevent further vision loss by catching it early. The way you catch it early? By visiting your eye doctor each year for a checkup.   This upcoming January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Here are some other things to know about it. It’s the leading cause of irreversible blindness. ...
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    3 Eye Problems to Watch for Starting at Age 65 

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    Our bodies age as we grow older and our eyes are no exception. If you are nearing the age of 65 or are past it, there are specific eye conditions that you should know about so you can catch them early. The earlier you catch certain eye diseases, the longer your eyes will be in good health. Let’s go over a few common eye diseases for those over the age of 65 and how to spot them.  Cataracts  Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases as people age. The lens of your eye becomes more and more opaque...
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    Check Out the Perks of Buying an Annual Supply of Contacts.  

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    Get Perks When You Buy a Big Batch of Contacts  When you buy contacts, do you buy enough for one month or maybe two? Contact lenses aren’t cheap, so we understand. Perhaps you’re nervous about storing several blister packs or don’t know which prescription is for which eye.   But there are benefits to buying your entire year’s supply of contacts from us right after your eye exam. Here are just some of the reasons you should go ahead and stock up for 12 months.  Rebates. Some of our contact lens brands will send you cashback on your purchase in the...
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    Beyond Sunscreen: The Importance of UV Protection for Your Eyes

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    Most people know that UV rays can be harmful to your skin, causing irritating and painful sunburns and, over time, skin cancer. But you might not realize UV rays can also hurt your eyes. UV rays come naturally from the sun and UV lamps in tanning beds. Both can produce UV rays at an extremely high level. You already know the damage from these high levels can include premature aging, sagging and discolored skin, and skin cancer. In your eyes, the sun’s glare can lead to cataracts, growths, and other damage. If you spend a lot of time on the...
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    How We’re Keeping You and Our Team Safe During Eye Appointments  

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    Dear Patients and Friends,  COVID-19 continues — long after many of us might have guessed back in March or April. If you’re nervous about visiting, please know we are doing everything we can to keep employees and patients safe.  As a reminder, we have added safety protocols for visitors to all three of our locations, including the following:  A facial mask or covering is required during your visit, and we cannot provide patients with masks. Our employees will all be wearing masks.  If you bring friends or family members with you, they will be asked to wait outside. Please arrive...
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    Keeping You Safe At The Eye Doctor

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    If you haven’t been to visit your TEI optometrist this year, you might guess that some things have changed. We’re doing everything we can to keep you and our team safe during these challenging times.  We know some of you are nervous, but please, don’t skip your next eye appointment, especially if you’re experiencing any eye problems. We want to keep your eyes healthy. Here’s what to expect during your next visit:  Safety Protocols A facial mask or covering is required during your visit, and we are not able to provide patients with masks. Our employees will all be wearing...
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    10 Reasons to See Your Eye Doctor Even if Your Vision is Fine

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    Visiting the eye doctor every year may seem unnecessary. If you just got new lenses last year or you’ve always had perfect vision, you may wonder, “Why should I go?”  But an eye doctor is just that, a doctor. He or she isn’t just looking at your eyesight, but your eyes — one of our most important organs. He or she can even flag some surprising things about your overall health. Here are 10 things your eye doctor can check or tell you.   Your retinas. The health of your retinas is critical to your eyesight. An optometrist can tell...
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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!