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Glaucoma, a silent condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, is often attributed to the buildup of pressure in the eye. A recent study published in Public Health Nutrition evaluated the possible connection between vitamin D levels and open-angle glaucoma. The purpose of the study was to determine if low levels of vitamin D increased incidences of glaucoma.


This Halloween, you might be tempted to complete your perfect costume with bright red zombie eyes, eerie cat eyes, or white zombie eyes. However, think twice before you put a non-prescription item over your corneas. In today’s post, our Raleigh eye doctor explains how decorative contacts can cause eye issues that are downright scary, and some alternative options you can consider.


Like ultraviolet radiation, blue light—the part of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelengths and highest energy—can both harm us and help us. Below are some interesting facts about blue light and how it impacts our health, from a Raleigh eye doctor.


For years people with diabetes have had to prick their finger in order to monitor their blood glucose levels. That may soon change as Google and Novartis Alcon team up to create a super contact lens that monitors blood sugar levels.


As spring approaches, Raleigh residents are bracing for the inevitable: an explosion of pollen that paints the town yellow from top to bottom each year. As the “land of the pines,” North Carolina is one of the worst states for those with seasonal allergies, and the City of Oaks makes frequent appearances on “Worst U.S. Cities for Allergies” lists.


If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer who is already wondering how you’ll get through this year’s pollen onslaught, you’re in good company: between one-fourth and one-third of Americans have seasonal eye allergies. Below are some tips from our Raleigh eye doctor that may help you find some relief. 


March 4, 2014 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Eye Center (REC), the Triangle’s leader in laser vision correction for more than thirty years, is offering significant savings to Triangle area residents on LASIK. For a limited time, Raleigh Eye Center is offering LASIK for $1249 per eye. With its quick recovery, excellent results and now affordable price, it is easy to see why now is the time to choose to have LASIK.


When it comes to color, most of us share a common vision experience. Some people, however, have a color vision deficiency, commonly referred to as “color blindness.” Today, our Raleigh eye doctor explains the different types of color blindness, and how this interesting difference in perception occurs.


It’s no secret that vision problems can harm your child’s health and inhibit their success in life. If you’ve noticed that your child has started to struggle in a certain area, here are some further signs that they may need glasses, from our Raleigh children’s eye doctor.


Our eyes are one of the most important tools we use to process the world around us. They allow us to interpret shapes, faces, colors, and depth without touching them—a critical evolutionary advantage. In fact, it is thought that the first animal to gain true imaging would have touched off an evolutionary “arms race”, as any species that didn’t have this special function would have died off quickly. Today, our Raleigh optometrists explain the different parts of the eye and how they work together to help us see.


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