Now offering optomap® Retinal Exam

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Jacksonville Vision Center offers the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides Dr. Taylor with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.

Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high …

Appropriate Age for Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses were invented in the early 1900s and in fact, Leonardo da Vinci is credited with the concept behind contact lenses way back in the early 1500s!

Popular usage of the lenses didn’t emerge until the 1950s and 1960s. Initially, the contacts were made of glass, that was heavy and uncomfortable. Today’s lenses are mostly plastic and very soft, which makes them comfortable to wear and easy to care for.

Persons of all ages enjoy wearing contact lenses. Some benefits are full peripheral vision; self-confidence and great to wear during activities like sports and dancing.

Is there a best age to start wearing contact lenses? The answer is not as easy as yes or no because many factors need …

Make Vision Care Part of your New Year Plans

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012. Are you making new goals and plans for the New Year? Do those plans include your health and vision care?

While many of us take the time to ponder our lives and make plans to improve it in some areas, we often overlook some of the basics like our health and vision care. Sure, dieting is usually near the the top of the list, but vision care – an important component of your overall health – rarely makes an appearance in the top ten.

As an aside, here are the most common New Year Resolutions according to USA.gov.

We now accept Care Credit!

Your Vision. Your Choice.

CareCredit® for Better Vision

When to have your vision procedure should be the question, not how to pay for it. We’d like to make that decision even easier for our patients. That’s why we’re pleased to offer the CareCredit® card, North America’s leading patient payment program. CareCredit® lets you begin your procedure immediately — then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your monthly budget. Now you don’t have to save up for years to finally get the vision you’ve always wanted. We’ll help you see clearer, sooner.

Your healthcare credit card

CareCredit® is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services. CareCredit® offers low monthly payment plans for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by

Perfect

Boy with Good GradeWe all want things in our lives to be perfect. We want healthy kids with perfect grades. We want perfect skin and perfect white teeth. We want our homes and lawns to be perfect all year round. Striving for perfection is in our nature. It’s what helps move us forward and it makes us feel good to at least try to be perfect. Even though we know perfection is often unreachable.

Still, we wait for a perfect reason to do things that could really be done any ol’ day. We wait for birthdays to call up our friends and family to wish them well. We wait for sunny days to visit the beach when any ol’ day is a good …

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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