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Exercise Is Good for Your Eyes

We all know that regular exercise is good for your health – it can reduce stress, help you maintain your weight, and keep your heart healthy. But did you know that regular exercise can also be very good for your vision? Getting regular exercise is good for your eyes. Regular Exercise Helps Preserve Eyesight There […]

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Protecting Eyes from Sun Damage

Did you know that your skin is not the only thing that can be sunburned? It’s possible to sunburn your eyes. The technical term for sunburned eyes is photokeratitis. While you’ll likely feel the effects of sunburned eyes for several days, in most cases, you will heal fully. However, if you continually expose your eyes […]

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Choosing the Right Eyeglasses

When it comes to choosing the right eyeglasses, technology has come a long way. If you are old enough and have need for corrective lenses, you may remember a time when lenses would get thicker heavier as your eyesight became worse. Today’s lenses are designed to be light weight, shatter proof, and in many cases […]

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COVID-19 Information and Safety

As the country begins to face the daunting task of reopening in a safe and thoughtful manner, Wilkinson Eye Center is now seeing patients on a limited basis, prioritizing emergencies, and medically necessary appointments. Our primary goal is to keep our patients and our staff safe and healthy. To accomplish this, we are reducing the […]

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Why You Should Get Prescription Reading Glasses

In nearly every pharmacy and most discount stores, you can buy reading glasses off a rack. These glasses are nothing more than simple magnifying glasses in frames, and while they may improve your ability to read and see close up, there is no comparison between an off-the-rack pair of reading glasses and a pair of […]

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Do I Have Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of permanent vision loss in people over the age of 50. Even when it does not cause complete blindness, vision degenerates to the point of severe vision issues that impact quality of life and mobility. There are two types of macular degeneration – wet and dry. Wet […]

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How to Treat Dry Eye Caused by Allergies

While dry eye disease is generally a progressive obstructive disease that will not go away on its own, many people suffer from dry eyes and dry eye symptoms who do not have dry eye disease. Most commonly, dry eye can occur as a result of an ocular allergy. What Is an Ocular Allergy? Also referred […]

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What Is the Difference Between Dry Eye and Allergies?

After sight problems, the two most common complaints patients have with their eyes are dry eyes and allergies. Symptoms of each can often be similar, so what is the difference between dry eye and allergies? Can you have both? What Is Dry Eye? Tears are not just “salt water.” Tears are actually comprised of three […]

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Does My Child Need Glasses?

It can be difficult to know whether or not your child needs glasses, especially if they are too young to clearly articulate the difficulty they might be having seeing. There are signs that your child’s eyesight is not as good as it should be. If you are at all concerned about their eye health or […]

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Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Transplant in Children

While cataracts may seem like they are a disease of aging eyes, one in 250 children are born with a congenital cataract. The treatment for children born with cataracts differs from the approach taken with older patients. Because older patients already have developed their eyesight completely, the goal is to remove the cataract to preserve […]

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