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Sunglasses for Spring Break: Protect Your Eyes in Style

Spring is almost here, and for many people, that means time to make plans for a Spring Break trip. The most popular trip destinations are those that are warm and sunny, but destinations involving mountains and skiing are appealing to many people as well. Because many vacation plans include a lot of hours logged outdoors, one essential activity before going on that vacation is to make sure your eyes are well protected by quality sunglasses and that you look good wearing them too. Read More

Glaucoma: The Leading Cause of Blindness in the U.S.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma.

Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Read More

Dry Eye: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

One of the most common complaints we hear in our office is “Why do my eyes sting and tear?” Dry eye causes a scratchy sensation or the feeling that something is in the eye. Other symptoms include stinging or burning, episodes of excess tearing that follow periods of dryness, discharge, pain, and redness in the eye. People with dry eye may also feel as if their eyelids are heavy and may experience blurred vision. Read More

Use it or Lose it: Use those FSA Dollars by the end of the year!

With all the holiday craziness, yet another end-of-the year shopping spree is going on. It’s that last dash to use up the remaining dollars in your health care flexible spending account. Flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) can help you spend less on health care, but only if you use yours correctly: by spending all the money in it before the looming  year-end deadline.

FSAs are tax-advantaged accounts that can be used for medical expenses only; they’re sometimes also called flexible spending accounts. They’re different from health savings accounts, or HSAs, in that the money can be spent only in the calendar year it’s contributed.Read More

5 Halloween Costumes with Glasses

Do you wear prescription glasses? Are you dreading the idea of coming up with a Halloween costume? Halloween can be a stressful time for those of us who wear glasses. No worries; it’s not too late! Dr. Kye Mansfield has you covered with some costume ideas that will keep you looking fashionable and having fun!Read More

Trunk Show & Open House

When: Oct 27, 10 – 3

Where: DR. KYE MANSFIELD AND DR. JILL MEYER – 3429 PELHAM PKWY

Join us for fabulous eyewear, door prizes, discounts, and finger food!

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Blue Light, UV and Your Eyes

Visible light is much more complex than you might think. Stepping outdoors into sunlight; flipping on a wall switch indoors; turning on your computer, phone or other digital device – all of these things result in your eyes being exposed to a variety of visible (and sometimes invisible) light rays that can have a range of effects.Read More

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding or darkening that develops in the normally clear lens of the eye. This prevents the lens from properly focusing vision. It is not a film that grows over the surface of the eye. Cataracts are characterized by the area of the lens that is affected. No one is certain what causes a cataract, but it is known that chemical changes within the lens cause it to become cloudy. This is often thought of as a part of the natural aging process, but it may also result from heredity, an injury or disease.Read More

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes mellitus is described as a modern day epidemic, exacting a serious health and financial toll on almost 1 in every 10 American adults. But the number of people living with pre-diabetes, a health condition that typically has no symptoms and increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, is even higher.Read More

Is Dilation Necessary?

Ultra-widefield imaging devices have the capacisty to document peripheral retinal pathology, providing up to a 200-degree temporal and nasal imaging field and the ability to image up to 82% of the retina. However, retinal lesions located anterior to the equator are likely to be missed by doctors using UWFI alone. Researchers have determined this technology to have reduced sensitivity (36%) for the detection of the lesions compared with binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy using scleral indentation (76%). It was concluded that ultra-widefield imaging alone is not sufficient for making a clinical diagnosis.Read More