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  • Why is there no Beta-Carotene in AREDS2?
    Physicians often recommend AREDS2 formula supplements like Preservision for patients with age-related retinal diseases. When examining the formulas, you will notice many of the common nutrients and vitamins that are Read more
  • Crocodile Tears?
    Did you know that newborns cannot cry? Some might call it Crocodile Tears. They make crying sounds, but the tears don’t start flowing until they are about 1 to 3 Read more
  • What color are green or blue eyes?
    Did you know there is no such thing as green or blue eyes. Neither blue nor green pigments are ever present in the human iris or ocular fluid. Rather, eye Read more
  • Use It or Lose It
    It's Thanksgiving already, the end of the year is almost here! If you have a medical Flexible Spending Account through your employer, it is important to know when your benefits Read more
  • A High Fat Diet and Macular Degeneration
    New studies show that your diet may control the fate of your macular degernation (AMD) in more ways than we previously thought.  Scientists have known for years that good nutrition Read more
  • The Importance of Diabetic Eye Exams
    Many diabetic patients are vigilant about keeping good blood sugar, exercising, and watching their diet, but studies show that 60% fail to seek potentially sight saving annual eye exams.  This Read more
  • December is Tomato and Winter Squash Month
    Tomatoes are high in Vitamin C, which has been shown in some studies to help slow the progression of cataracts. It’s also a great way to help fight the winter Read more
  • Risks of Contact Lens Misuse
    We all know that we shouldn't sleep in our contact lenses.  As the body’s only transparent tissue, the cornea gets its oxygen solely from the air. That means that when Read more
  • Are Mobile Devices Causing a Near-Sighted Epidemic?
    Children today seem to be naturally able to manipulate and use the technology of our time, but it is possible that those devices are causing them long term consequences.  Because Read more
  • Holiday Hours
    Our office will be closed on Friday, December 23rd for Christmas and Monday, January 2nd for New Years.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our patients.  We wish Read more
  • Give the Gift of Eyesight
    It's not too late in 2016 to give the gift of quality eyesight.  Give an Eye Care Center of Ocala gift card to your loved ones! Read more
  • Holiday Toy Safety
        Everybody loves giving gifts for the Holidays. There's nothing quite like watching the joy of a child as they open presents. But some toys that look really fun can Read more
  • Optomap Digital Retinal Exam
    The quality of eye care is constantly improving by the technological advancements of our current age.  New tools allow doctors to more easily and thoroughly diagnose and monitor ongoing ocular Read more
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis
    A student in Taiwan who kept a pair of disposable contact lenses in her eyes for six months has been left blinded after a microscopic bug devoured her eyeballs.The tiny Read more
  • Blind Spot
    Did you know that you have a blind spot in each of your eyes? The retina is the part of our eyes that detects light. The information that the retina Read more
  • Does Glaucoma have symptoms?
    With open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, there are virtually no symptoms. Usually, no pain is associated with increased eye pressure. Vision loss begins with peripheral or side vision. You Read more

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