Early Detection Critical to Treating Glaucoma Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, North Georgia Eye Clinic joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in [...]
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8 Kitchen Eye Safety Tips [Article excerpt by the American Academy of Ophthalmology] While it's true that good nutrition is essential for long-term eye health, there can also be a more direct connection between food and eye safety. Make sure you know how to keep your eyes safe in the kitchen before you spend [...]
Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams [Article by the American Academy of Ophthalmology] People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. This is especially timely as the North Georgia Eye Clinic joins the Academy in reiterating the importance of [...]
Halloween Safety: Using Eye Makeup Follow these tips to keep your eyes healthy as well as beautiful (on Halloween and every other day!): Throw away eye makeup after three months. Infection-causing bacteria grow easily in creamy or liquid eye makeup. If you develop an eye infection, immediately toss all of your eye [...]
Halloween Safety: Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. North Georgia Eye Clinic joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers [...]
Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy [Note: September is #HealthyAgingMonth, and North GA Eye is pleased to share this article in addition to tips throughout the month on our Facebook Page. Please contact us for more information or to schedule an eye exam.] According to a [...]
Eye Safety for the Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 Partial solar eclipse KEVIN GERTSCH, M.D. Ophthalmologist, Pediatric Ophthalmologist The shadow of the Moon will pass across the Sun in North Georgia on August 21, 2017 from 2:34-2:40 pm. The Sun will be completely covered by the Moon (totality) in Blairsville, [...]
How do you know if your child needs glasses? Kevin Gertsch, M.D. Ophthalmologist, Pediatric Ophthalmologist With school starting again, many parents and children want to make sure they begin the year with the best vision possible. Although most vision screening is performed by your pediatrician, you may want to be aware of some [...]
North Georgia Eye Clinic's surgery center recently underwent State inspection and passed with flying colors - not a single citation. You can be assured that you will enjoy a safe, sterile and HIPPA-compliant procedure in our AAAHC and state certified surgery center! Kudoos to our wonderful surgical team, doctors and administrators for always going above and beyond [...]
LipiFlow Treats the Cause of Evaporative Dry Eye LipiFlow is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye. Unlike traditional dry eye treatments (warm compresses, wetting drops, ointments) that address symptoms, LipiFlow treats the root [...]