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Welcome to Fox Eye Care Group

We at Fox Eye Care Group are committed to providing the highest quality eye care for you and your loved ones. Our caring and experienced optometrists offer personalized and thorough eye health and eye exams, providing the most accurate and comfortable prescription, for eyeglasses and contact lenses. We have an extensive variety of contact lenses in stock, enabling most patients to leave with lenses the same day.

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New Biotrue One Day Contact Lenses in Greensboro, NCOur full service optometrist in Greensboro, NC specializes in contact lenses with a huge selection of the latest daily disposables and custom hard-to-fit lenses. Read More

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About Fox Eye Care Group

“The mission of our office is to provide quality eye health and vision care for the whole family that is thorough, personalized, convenient, and affordable.”

Testimonials

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ August 2015

“Went today for a eye exam and the employees who work there are amazing! Can’t understand why there could be a bad review on the web about this place. Chelsea was extremely friendly and helpful along with the other lady at the front desk ! I was fitted for contacts and the woman who helped me put contacts in for the first time was so nice and made me feel comfortable about the contacts! Thanks to the wonderful staff and doctors for all the help and customer service today!”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 2015

“I was amazed by the AccuExam technology. Best visit. I left feeling very comfortable about my eyes & what they were doing & how to take care of them.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 2015

“My last few eye exams were done at an eye center inside of a warehouse club. Since I was not totally pleased with my last eye exam, I chose to find another option. I was seen within 15 minutes of my appointment time.I felt that I got quality and comfortable service from all I dealt with at this location. The receptionist/ doctor assistant was high energy and very pleasant. The Doctor was informative about my vision situation, and did well with my “blinking eyes” (I don’t do eyedrops well). While they are connected to Lenscrafters, you are not obligated to use them for your eyeglass needs.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 2015

“It was our first visit to this office and it was great! The office staff and doctor exceeded my expectations! If you’re looking for friendly and professional staff, I highly recommend Fox! We will definitely visit again!”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 2014

“I have been going to Fox Eye Care in Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley Mall for many years, and have always experienced superb vision care and warm, friendly service. Dr. Fox and the other optometrists are meticulous and thorough in the eye exam, and always have time to answer questions. The service is prompt and the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend them.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 2016

“I made my appointment with DR Nestor because the place I normally go to was booked. To my surprise I can see better out of my new contacts then I have been able to see in the last several years. The whole visit from start to finish was remarkable. I highly recommend DR Nestor at the fox eye care in four seasons mall.”

What’s New

Innovations in Color Blindness
There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...
Poolside Eye Safety
Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...
Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery
After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...
Sunwear for a Bright Future
According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...
How UV Damages Your Eyes
UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...
What is a stye anyway?
A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...
Eye Allergies
Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...
Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 
If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...
Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light
When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....
Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light
When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....
How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child
Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...
Why Do We Need Glasses?
Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season
‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.
How Do We See?
Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!
How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss
Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes
Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision
Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...
It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety
Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention
6 Common Eye Myths Debunked
Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...
Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter
There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...
How Pregnancy Affects Vision
The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...
Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?
A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...
Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades
There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...
6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...
What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety
Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...
5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision
Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...
What Women Need to Know About Eye Health
According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...
Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season
Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...
Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?
Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...
10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss
March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...
Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses
Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...
Living With Low Vision
February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...
Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...
Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection
It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....
8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes
One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...
“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students
Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...
Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?
7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches
You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...
October is…
October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....
World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness
The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...
Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports
The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...
Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology
A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.
Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading
School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...
Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break
Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...
Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?
Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...
Keeping an Eye on Cataracts
Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...
A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes
Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...
6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes
The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...
Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight
It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...
9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season
Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...
How Your Eyes Convey Emotion
Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...
Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job
There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...
New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health
It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...
Hope in Sight for Low Vision
February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...
How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses
Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...
7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma
7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....
New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014
The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...
Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision
The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...
What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision
Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...
Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean
If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...
10 Tips to Protect Your Vision
Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...
This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses
As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...
How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel
Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...
Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?
Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...
Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes
The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...
Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors
For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...
The Great Glasses Play Day 2013
The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...
First Aid for Eye Injuries
To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...
Understanding the Eye Chart
Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...
June is Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...
Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision
Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...
How to Choose the Right Sunglasses
Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...
Computer Vision Syndrome
Sitting in front of a computer the entire day is not optimal for your health, yet it is often unavoidable in today's workplace in the digital era. If you work on a computer all day long, you may experience headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, fatigue and eyestrain in addition to...
Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics
Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...
A Recipe for Eye Health
Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...
Spring Eye Allergies
Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...
The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses
We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...
Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic
Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...
UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays
Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...
How Diabetes Effects Your Vision
Did you know that living with diabetes puts you at risk for blindness? A recent study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) indicates that diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in individuals aged 20 to 74 years old. One of the risks of diabetes is retinal damage...
Astigmatism Doesn’t Rule Out Contact Lenses
Many people with astigmatism think they can't wear contact lenses. It may come as a surprise to know that there's actually a special kind of contact lens made just to correct astigmatism. The cornea of a normally sighted person is spherical, but in the case of someone with astigmatism, it's...
Retinoscopy: How Does it Work?
There may be some tests that you have seen during an eye exam and asked yourself what they measure. Having a bright light shined into your eye could be an example. This test is a retinoscopy examination, and it's a basic way to assess the refractive error of your eye....
Staying Safe with Your Smartphone
Technologically speaking, we've really progressed in the past few years and now, it seems difficult to find someone not on some sort of smartphone. It's hard to avoid the fact that these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay in touch with whoever we want no matter where we...
What are Multifocal Lenses?
Have you started to have difficulty when reading fine print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. If you're already a glasses wearer, and develop presbyopia, you don't have to carry a separate pair of reading glasses. Multifocal lenses, which correct both myopia and presbyopia, let you see...
Treating Lazy Eyes in Children
Lots of kids have a lazy eye. A lazy eye comes about when sight is suppressed, but only in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if your child struggles to see properly through one eye due to issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism, or something that might...
How much do you know about your eyes?
Is it time for your next eye exam? There are a few things you should let us know about to help make sure your exam is a useful one. Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, it's important that you inform us of any changes you are...
Our Amazing Ability to See in the Dark
  Picture this: your house loses power and you need to find a flashlight or the fuse box. You need several moments to get used to the dark and then you are able to see better. This is called ''dark adaptation'' and it's what lets our eyes get used to...
Changes: Managing Presbyopia
Ever wonder why many people around 50 usually wear glasses? With age, your eye's lens is likely to become increasingly inflexible, decreasing your ability to focus on near objects. We call this presbyopia. And it's universal. Those with untreated presbyopia tend to hold reading material at arm's length to be...
Kids and Eye Safety
It's important for parents to know how to select toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Infants don't have a fully developed visual system at birth, but it becomes more refined over time. Few things stimulate a child's visual development more efficiently than toys and activities...
Good Vision In The Classroom
Well, the summer's end is near. Moms and dads everywhere are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their kids have all the gear they need to ensure a good upcoming school year. It's also the perfect time to take your child in for a proper eye exam. As...
Under the Radar: Convergence Insufficiency
When your child has trouble at school, it isn't always a learning disability. You may be relieved to know that he or she may have a hard-to-detect vision issue that impacts learning, that eye doctors call Convergence Insufficiency (CI). To explain, CI is a condition that interferes with a child's...
Focusing on Visual Acuity
Everyone has run into the terms visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. As frequently used as these terms are, do people actually know what they mean? 20/20 vision actually refers to the clarity and sharpness of eyesight measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 eyesight, it means...
A Fresh Look At Colored Contacts
How would you like a new look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook®. They offer a large palette of color contact lenses, which let you just enhance or radically transform your eye color. This line of lenses includes such a large number of options, that you're sure to find just what...
Clean Lids for Healthy Eyes
Do you have inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an already existing bacterial eye infection, certain types of skin conditions, or dry eyes. Generally, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the sensation of a foreign body in your eye, tearing and crusting...
Keeping Your Contacts
Are there ever days when you leave your disposable contact lenses in for just a few days extra? It goes without saying that things are in their best condition when they haven't been used too much. It's no surprise that the same principle can be used to understand the importance...
Cataracts: Common but Treatable
Each June, eye care professionals in America commit to raising awareness about cataracts. Are you aware that cataracts are the main reason behind loss of vision among patients who are over 55 years old? More so, more than half of those who are 65 or older have at least some...
How To Protect Yourself from UV Rays
It's a fact: almost everybody is regularly exposed to UV rays. However, the potential dangers of long-term exposure to these harsh rays are rarely thought through, and the majority of people barely take enough action to shield their eyes, even if they're planning on being exposed to the sun for...
How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the best steps you can take to ensure your eyesight remains healthy. During the session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for common eye...
New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens
Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has announced the newest addition to their comprehensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've increased the features of their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Light that bounces...
Watching Out for Poor Vision
In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be the result of a number of factors including anatomical changes in the eye, eye diseases, side effects of medication or injury. Commonly, people also suffer from visual disturbances due to aging or eye strain. This can cause changes in...
Women’s Vision and Eye Health
In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease among women is becoming more common, more notably in older women. In fact, studies indicate that large numbers of women going...
April is national Sports Eye Safety Month
When the springtime comes, as well as often warmer weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries related to sports. Every year, many children and adults suffer sports related eye injuries that could easily be averted with proper protection. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is particularly...
How Vision Affects Driving
Proper eyesight is required for road safety. As a matter of fact, safe driving depends on a combination of a number of different visual capabilities - for example, being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, night vision and color vision,...
Caring for Your Vision in the Workplace
March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, says Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The aim of this directive is to educate corporations and their employees about the necessity of eye wellness, including advice on how to prevent vision-impairing eye accidents. Each day, employees sustain workplace related eye injuries that demand the attention...
What is Astigmatism?
Around your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under perfect circumstances, round. When light hits your eye, part of the job of your cornea is to help focus that light, directing it toward your retina, in the rear part of your eye. But what happens if the cornea...
Pink Eye: Don’t Let it Go Untreated
Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye infections, especially when it comes to kids. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even irritation from chlorine in pools, pollen, and ingredients found in cosmetics, or other products, which penetrate the eyes. Some types of...
Risks and Symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
This month is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading reasons behind loss of vision in individuals over age 65. AMD is a condition that affects the macula in the eye which functions to allow clear vision...
The Importance of Proper Contact Lens Hygeine
Users of contact lenses must understand the importance of proper eye hygiene. A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer revealed that many adults were using dangerous substances in place of lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Everything from baby oil, to lemonade to butter was reportedly...
Wintertime Dry Eyes Got You Down?

The winter causes an increase in cases of dry eye syndrome due to the presence of cold, dry air.

You Need to Wear Sunglasses in the Wintertime too!
Winter has officially arrived, which means in some locations stinging winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. Most of us would never even think of leaving the house without a heavy sweater or coat in overcast climates; nevertheless unfortunately, a lot of people leave their sunglasses behind....
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Since this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to stress the importance of early detection of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is the term for a class of progressive eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, which can be a precursor to loss of central vision...
How Age Affects Your Eyesight – Presbyopia
Visit your Winston Salem, NC Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the ability to view things at close range becomes significantly reduced. As people worldwide are reaching older ages, a larger number of people develop the condition, which currently cannot be...
Gifts, Toys, and Eye Safety Guidelines
Holiday season is almost here which means gifts and new toys. Well meaning relatives love surprising the favorite little ones with the coolest toys to start off the New Year. It is important that family members explain to others the guidelines when it comes to eye-safe toys. Injuries with unsafe...
Spend Those Flex Spending Account Dollars Before You Lose Them!
Need new specs? Guessing your prescription has changed? Considering refractive surgery? Now is the time to take care of all of your eye care needs. As the year's end comes near, so does the end of your flex spending dollars. If you haven't heard of the term you likely don't...
A Different Perspective: All About Color Blindness

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This Month is National Diabetes Month
Diabetes is the dominant cause of blindness of adults aged 20-74 years. Since 2008, over four million people in North America living with diabetes were found to have diabetic retinopathy. Of this group, 70,000 had acute diabetic retinopathy, which, if left unmonitored, will lead to a serious blindness. The big...
All You Need to Know About Lazy Eye. Treatment in Winston Salem, NC
For adequate eyesight, the eyes and the brain must operate in unison. In instances when this does not happen, a condition called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can occur. With the majority of cases of lazy eye the actual eyes are usually in good health but visual acuity cannot be achieved...
Winston Salem, NC Eye Exams: What Does 20/20 Eyesight Really Mean?
  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' vision and what it really means? 20/20 vision is a phrase to express a normal level of clarity of eyesight also known as visual acuity measured from a 20 feet distance. In other words someone with 20/20...
Winston Salem, NC Treatment for Autumn Eye Allergies
  Although many associate seasonal allergies with the arrival of spring, a large number of individuals suffer during the fall months as well. In addition to sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose, symptoms that affect the eyes can significantly impair one's ability to go about one's normal functions. Eye...
This Halloween Watch Out for Special Effect Lenses
  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and dressing up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't lead to some scary damage to your eyes. A popular costume prop as of late has been special effect contact lenses and this is alarming optometrists. Contacts are an FDA...
Computer Vision Syndrome Management in Winston Salem, NC
  Findings from the American Optometric Association show that over seven out of 10 of employed persons that sit for the majority of the day on a computer screen (close to 143 million people) experience computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Prolonged periods of sitting at the computer can result...
Eye Safety in the Home
  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes specifically when it comes to kids. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes....
Contact Lenses and Makeup: Advice from Fox Eye Care Group, NC Eye Doctor
For those who wear contact lenses there are some guidelines that should be followed in regard to using makeup. Below are a few professional tips for ways to make sure you keep your eyes beautiful and healthy. Purchasing Cosmetics To start, eye care professionals advise that you use only products...
What to Do if You Get Sunblock in Your Eyes
Those who have regrettably gotten sunscreen in their eyes know firsthand how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can take hours until the victim can comfortably open his eyes, especially outside in the bright...
Book An Annual Eye Exam in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month
A surprising number of adults aren't aware that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In reality, more than half of the population above age sixty-five have some amount of cataract development. What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the ocular lens, the part of the eye that...
Make an Eye Checkup Part of the Back to School Routine
Many professionals emphasize that around 80 percent of learning comes through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight can change occasionally, consistent eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Surprisingly, most parents don't make sight exams part of their child's back-to-school doctor's visit line-up. Additionally according...
Choose Contact Lenses: The Benefits of Lenses for Teenagers
No adolescent likes to be seen wearing something out of style, and for some adolescents, eyeglasses often seem that way. Just the thought of ''four eyes'' can send a teen panicking. Compared to eyeglasses, kids and teens that switch to contact lenses report a significant improvement in their appearance, a...
Help! How to Handle Common Eye Injuries
Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some may necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be dealt with at home. Read this guide to routine eye injuries, to figure out the next step in case of...
Have You Had a Comprehensive Eye Exam Lately?
When we have eyes that are in good condition, we might overlook the importance of a routine eye exam. However, timely diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is critical to maintaining healthy eyes. And all it requires is an eye test. Many eye and vision diseases are a-symptomatic. As...
10 Ways to Care For Your Eyes This Summer
Now that summer has officially arrived it’s time to make sure you keep your eyes protected from summertime hazards. Here are some tips to stay safe in the sun: Buy sunglasses with 100% UV Protection – and try to wear them every time you go outside. If your sunglasses don’t...
What You Need to Know About Children’s Protective Eyewear
Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's equal to one eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that most of the reported damage could be simply prevented by using proper eye protection. Most eye damaging accidents take place when enjoying...
Optometrist Insight: Carrots and Eyesight
You may have heard that carrots help you see better, but is this really true? Eye doctors will tell you that regardless of how many carrots you eat, they can't save you from needing eye glasses. However, they do provide large amounts of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for...
Be Aware of the Danger that Ultraviolet Rays can cause Your Eyes
  Most Americans are aware of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) rays to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer) and the necessity of applying UV blocking sunscreen and avoiding direct contact with the sun when spending time in the sun. What is less known is that UV and...
The In’s and Out’s of Contact Lens Care
  Contact lenses necessitate proper treatment and care to be considered a safe and effective choice for individuals selecting a vision aid. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. Any individuals that are...
Gas Permeable Lenses: Are You a Candidate?
  While soft contact lenses are most common, another less familiar brand of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. Actually, RGP lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, which are longer-lasting, are often more successful in improving vision, and offer enhanced...
Protecting Your Eyes This Allergy Season
If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from seasonal eye allergies. For many, spring time is pollen season, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Spring eye allergies are largely due to the release...
Should You Purchase Your Glasses on the Internet?
In today's world, where more and more consumers are used to shopping for more and more products online, eyeglasses are one item that should be carefully reviewed before you click that purchase button. Why? Even though Internet e-commerce sites often offer reduced rates, the advantages of choosing an optical store...
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Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… No Need to Suffer
Although you may refer to winter as the wet season because of the rain and snow, the air is actually a lot dryer during the colder months, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our team can assist you in selecting the best ways to hydrate your eyes...
This Month Pronounced Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month
February is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of blindness for seniors. Macular degeneration can result in low vision, a phrase eye care professionals use to describe substantial visual impairment that is also known as “legal...
This Month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
In order to spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Since the...
Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses
Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't just a vital accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are aware of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes during the summertime, we don't all realize that it is essential to take precautions in the winter as well. In reality, the...
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More Effective Treatment Identified for Common Childhood Vision Disorder
     Posted by ALLDocs Admin from NEI Press Release dated 10-13-2008 Scientists have found a more effective treatment for a common childhood eye muscle coordination problem called convergence insufficiency (CI). For words on a page to appear in focus a child's eyes must turn inward, or converge. In CI,...
Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss
    By: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA — There's another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The studies tracked approximately 41,000 runners for more...
Rates of Myopia Increasing
    Published On: 12/15/2009 By: Roan, Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Times (12/15, Roan) reports that, according to a study published in the Dec. issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology, "17% more Americans aged 12 to 54 are afflicted with mild to severe distance vision problems than 30...
AMD Risk Lower If You Consume Yellow Plant Pigment Lutein And Zeaxanthin
If you consume high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, types of yellow plant pigments, your chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are significantly lower, according to an article published in Archives of Ophthalmology (JAMA/Archives), September issue. AMD happens when the area at the back of the retina, the macula,...
Drug for Urination Difficulties Linked with Complications After Cataract Surgery
    By: JAMA and Archives Journals Use of the medication tamsulosin to treat male urination difficulties within two weeks of cataract surgery is associated with an increased risk of serious postoperative ophthalmic adverse events such as retinal detachment or lost lens, according to a study in the May 20...
AMD and reduced cognitive function linked, according to study
    By: Ophthalmology Times Source: Ophthalmology Times Houston—Dementia and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could have a similar pathogenesis because of an association between AMD and reduced cognitive function in older people, according to a study. A low score on a test of cognitive function increased the risk of AMD...
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Diets High In Lutein, Zeaxanthin And Vitamin E Associated With Decreased Risk Of Cataracts
    By: JAMA Women who have higher dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin—compounds found in yellow or dark, leafy vegetables—as well as more vitamin E from food and supplements appear to have a lower risk for developing cataracts, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of...

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