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Lazy eye, which is also known as amblyopia, is a type of vision problem that typically only affects one eye. It occurs when there is a miscommunication between the brain and the eye. This causes one of the eyes to weaken. Fortunately, lazy eye can be treated by a Raleigh NC eye doctor.


Blue light is all around us. It’s in the sky, on our smartphones, the televisions we watch, and many more electronic devices. About 33% of the light that we detect in our eyes throughout the day is actually high energy visible (HEV) light or otherwise named blue light.


Raleigh Eye Center (REC), the Triangle’s leader in laser vision correction for more than thirty years, is looking for the goofy pictures of people in their glasses or glasses-like contraptions in exchange for a chance to win LASIK. REC is launching their contest on both their website and Facebook page beginning April 1, 2014. Participants may enter the contest by uploading a goofy photo of them wearing glasses or glasses-like contraptions.


Raleigh Eye Center is pleased to announce that they received a 2014 Aster Award for excellence in medical marketing. The award represents peer recognition of their excellence in marketing and communications for their LASIK department.  This is one of two awards they won this year for their marketing efforts.


With so many contact lens options to choose from, deciding which one to pick can be a little overwhelming. Here’s a quick breakdown of the different types of contact lenses and the advantages of each.


You may have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” At Raleigh Eye Center, we think the slogan should be “staring is the new smoking.” Most adults in this day and age spend massive amounts of time staring at screens, and the damage it does to our eyes can be significant. Below are just a few ways you can protect your eye health in the digital world.


The past decade has seen an explosion in the U.S. makeup industry, doubtlessly influenced by beauty retailers like Ulta and Sephora. Though makeup can be one of the best ways to enhance your natural features, it can also pose many risks to your eyes. Here are some tips to reduce the risk of irritation, infection and damage while wearing eye makeup.


With a variety of options available in laser vision correction, how do you know what is best?  As a patient, it can be confusing knowing which option is best and why.  At Raleigh Eye Center, we are pleased to offer both traditional LASIK and All-Laser LASIK in addition to PRK to meet the unique needs of our patients. Here is an overview of technology and how it impacts your LASIK procedure.


In our previous post, we discussed how LASIK eye surgery is a relatively safe procedure. LASIK surgeries have a 96% success rate, much higher than that of most common surgeries. However, all surgical procedures come with risks. In order to help you make an informed decision about LASIK, we will discuss some of these below.


You may have occasionally noticed a tiny speck, line, or dot that seems to hover in your field of vision, moving as your eye moves, but never quite disappearing. You will probably be pleased to learn that these ocular anomalies, commonly called “floaters”, are normal, and usually harmless. In today’s blog our Raleigh optometrist discusses what exactly causes floaters, and when they can indicate a more serious medical condition.


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