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The summer may be full of fun, but that shouldn’t get in the way of eye safety! From UV exposure to the swimming pool to sports participation, there are a lot of ways that children can injure or damage their eyes during the summer months and when they’re heading back to school. With a little…Read More

  June is National Safety Month. The observance, which is sponsored by the National Safety Council, focuses on wellness and safety tips to reduce some of the leading causes of injury and death. Inspired by National Safety Month, we at Texarkana Eye Associates have some tips to walk you through the basics of eye safety.…Read More

  Many of us will diligently visit a doctor for regular checkups, even when we feel perfectly healthy. Why don’t we do the same for our eyes? In fact, more than 23 million Americans of age 18 and older have never even had an eye exam. Many eye diseases won’t show symptoms until their later…Read More

April 22-28, 2018 is World Allergy Week, sponsored by the World Allergy Organization. If you suffer from allergies, you know the pain that spring can bring: the sniffles, the sneezing, the itchy and dry eyes. Symptoms can range from being a mild inconvenience to being downright unbearable. There are allergens everywhere during the season, so…Read More

  You’ve probably heard it a million times, but it doesn’t hurt to remember: you are what you eat. If you paid attention to your science teacher during school, you should know that nutrition and health go hand in hand. A balanced diet has many benefits and can improve your vision, which is one of…Read More

  February isn’t just about cupid’s arrows and paper hearts, it’s also Low Vision Awareness Month! According to the American Foundation for the Blind, 23.7 million American adults suffer from some form of vision loss, even when wearing prescription lenses. This February, give your eyes a little love and learn a bit more about low…Read More

  Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in serious damage to the optic nerve and often irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma—or “the sneak thief of sight”—is responsible for 9-12% of all cases of blindness and affects more than 3 million people in the United States alone. With eye-opening statistics like these, it’s no…Read More

  It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the more dangerous. While Christmas decorations are associated with the most injuries reported to the Emergency Room each year, we’re mostly concerned with objects that end up in people’s eyes. So, in support of Safe Toys and Celebrations month,…Read More

  You’ve heard so much about it, but what is it? Simply put, diabetes mellitus – more commonly known as diabetes – affects the ways in which the body is able to produce and respond to insulin, resulting in fluctuating metabolism and blood sugar levels. With more than 29 million people in the United States…Read More