Allergy Season

Are Your Medications Affecting Your Eyesight?

If you’ve been experiencing dry, itchy, or irritated eyes, it may just be seasonal allergies. But if you’ve recently started taking a new medication or changed the dose on one you’ve been taking, it’s also possible that your medications are affecting your eyesight. Sometimes, it’s a medication you’ve been taking for a long time suddenly […]

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Tips for Reducing Digital Eye Strain

We’re all getting a lot more screen time these days, and extra screen time can lead to eye strain and damage to your vision. Long-term exposure to blue light can damage your eye health. These tips can help you reduce digital eye strain and protect your eyesight. Take Breaks One of the best ways to […]

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How Often Should I See the Eye Doctor?

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that you should get your teeth cleaned and examined every six months. Women know that after a certain age they should have annual mammograms. We all dread turning 50 and having a colonoscopy. But people – especially people who do not have vision issues – will go years without […]

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What Happens After You’re Diagnosed with Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease affecting the optic nerve. In most cases, there is a buildup of fluid in the front of the eye. The increasing pressure of that fluid results in damage to the optic nerve.  It is most often detected during a comprehensive annual exam in which the pressure of your eye is […]

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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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