Squinty Eyes

Woman with glasses reading text message

A quiet beep was heard. Jill popped open her cell phone. She squinted her eyes briefly then held the phone at an arm’s distance and squinted some more.

Jill snapped the phone shut and sighed. “It probably wasn’t important anyway” she smirked to herself and added “I think its time to visit Dr. Taylor!”

Do you sound like Jill? Are you having trouble seeing or focusing on small print?

Can you read this without squinting?

If you feel like it might be time for readers or a stronger prescription, don’t wait.  Poor vision can lead to eye strain and fatigue.

Visit Dr. Taylor at Jacksonville Vision Center. His talented staff will help you find the perfect frames to complement …

Nutrition tips for healthy eyes and vision

Cabbage

Green tea, kale, carrots and cabbage all top the list of foods to promote healthy eyes and vision.

Green tea has been proven to improve our health in many ways and our eyes benefit too. Researchers say our eyes absorb the powerful antioxidants found in green tea which helps the delicate tissues on our eyes. Learn more about Green Tea and Eye Health.

Kale, Carrots and Cabbage all contain healthy antioxidants along with other beneficial vitamins and minerals. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which contributes significantly to eye health because it converts to retinol, an essential element of our eyes.

Kale contains calcium, vitamin K, folic acid, magnesium, and beta carotene. Kale is from the cabbage family and provides …

Spend your FSA Dollars Now

Your Flex Spending

One of the biggest FSA qualified expenses is medical care and did you know vision care can usually be considered a qualified expense? Considering that your FSA dollars will expire on December 31st, isn’t it a good time to get caught up on your eye exam or stock up on your contact lens supply?

Additionally you can use the account to buy new frames and lenses, purchase prescription sunglasses or upgrade your current lenses to premium lenses like Transistions®.

Stay current with the latest FSA News and don’t forget to make your eye care appointment before December 31st. Call us now!

 

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Have a SAFE Halloween!

Halloween is a tradition that brings out the kid in all of us. Dressing up, gobbling up spooky treats and anticipating a few good scares are all customary during the last few days of October.

But dangers lurk everywhere during this Fall celebration.

Too much candy, kids running rampant at dark and dangerous pranks are some hazards that come with Halloween but what about costumes that go a step too far. In recent years, cosmetic lenses have grown in popularity, especially ones that change the look of your eyes for Halloween. Alien, Circle Eyes and Glow-in-the-Dark Lizard Eyes are all available for that over-the-top finish for your Halloween get up. But be careful – some lenses are sold without a …

Prevent Eye Injuries

Tragically, many eye injuries that occur each year could be prevented by wearing protective eye wear. Sports related injuries are among the most common followed by injuries from job or hobby accidents and finally injuries from heat or chemical mishaps.

The proper eye protection is usually low in cost and readily available for most activities. Persons playing any of the following sports should wear eye protection; basketball, baseball, water sports and racquet sports. Additionally, the following activities have consistently produced eye injuries; carpentry and construction, yard work, cooking, and hobbies that involve harmful chemicals.

Experts recommend having several pairs of protective eye wear on hand at work and your home to prevent eye damage and possible loss of vision.

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