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First Annual “Focus On Community” Coat Drive!

Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank of Henderson County, in coordination with One Warm Coat® are hosting the First Annual Focus on Community coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats on December 1-December 15 during business hours. Area residents are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the… Read More


Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams 

Raj Patel, MD reiterates the importance of dilated eye exams in preventing vision loss Hendersonville, NC – November 8, 2017 – 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 Carolina Ophthalmology joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in reiterating the… Read More


Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

By Robert I. Park, MD On August 21, many of us living in Western North Carolina will have the rare opportunity to see a full solar eclipse.  A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely blocked by the moon.  Daylight turns into a deep twilight sky and a truly beautiful scene occurs as… Read More


Fireworks Can Rob Your Sight

By Dr. Clayton H. Bryan, MD There is no denying that fireworks are fun, but perhaps they are best left to the authorized public displays! As an eye surgeon, I see many types of eye injuries each year, but few more disturbing than fireworks related injuries. Approximately 11,900 Americans are treated in Emergency Rooms each… Read More


When is the Right Time to Have Cataract Surgery?

Drs. Mark Joseph and Jonathan Fritz offer tips to help people considering whether to have the procedure. Nearly 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts, and the number is projected to increase to 45.6 million by 2050.[i] While the only way to remove cataracts – a clouding of the eye’s lens – is surgery, the… Read More


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