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Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Created on: Monday, June 08, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to see a raised level of awareness surrounding these issues, but in regards to how and when you should protect yourself from the dangers of UV radiation, there are some common misconceptions. In this article you will learn some of these misconceptions.

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Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Created on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool or Audrey Hepburn glamour, but they're much more than just a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes. Sunglasses provide critical protection from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage the surface of your eye as well as its internal structures -- sometimes contributing to macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month

Created on: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and exercising regularly. When it comes to our health, we often visit our physician to ensure that our bodies are healthy. But what about when it comes to the health of our eyes? They're not always top of mind, but they're definitely just as important.

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7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Some eye conditions are hereditary, but many are a result of poor vision care and bad habits. You may be surprised to find that things you do each and every day might actually be damaging your eye sight.

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What is 20/20 Vision?

What is 20/20 Vision?

Created on: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

20/20 vision a term used to describe normal visual acuity -- the sharpness of a person's vision -- measured at a distance of 20 feet. If a person has 20/20 vision it means that they can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance. If someone has 20/100 vision it means that they must be as close to 20 feet as possible to see what a person with normal vision could see at 100 feet.

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Allergies and Your Eyes

Allergies and Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

March 20th marks the first official day of spring -- a day that many of us look forward to throughout the long winter months, but with spring's beautiful weather and blooming flowers comes seasonal allergies. High levels of pollen, dust and other irritants can leave eyes feeling less than stellar. Approximately one fifth of all Americans suffer from eye allergies leaving them with itchy, swollen, watery, and red eyes.

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March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Over 2,000 eye injuries occur each day on job sites across the U.S. and one in ten of those injuries required missed days of works to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries that occur, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. While many think that eye injuries only occur in construction, trade or manufacturing jobs, nearly 40% of work-related eye injuries happen in healthcare facilities, offices, laboratories and other similar work environments. Safety experts and eye care providers agree that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity of these injuries or even prevented 90% of them.

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, February 16, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

The month of February is Low Vision Awareness Month. What exactly is low vision? Low vision describes significant visual impairment that isn't correctable through glasses, medication, eye surgery or contact lenses. It's often characterized by partial sight such as blind spots, tunnel vision or blurred vision. The most common causes of low vision in the United States are glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. There are several other causes of low vision as well such as strokes, traumatic brain injury and other diseases.

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Tips to Help Reduce Eyestrain

Tips to Help Reduce Eyestrain

Created on: Friday, January 30, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Many of us use computers for many, if not all, of our work-related tasks. Constantly staring at a computer screen can cause eyestrain, which has become a major problem for many. Studies show that eyestrain occurs in 50 to 90 percent of those who use a computer for work.

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Dilated Eye Exams

Dilated Eye Exams

Created on: Friday, January 23, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

You might think that because your vision is fine that your eyes are healthy, but visiting Williamson Eye Center for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your visit both of your eyes will be closely examined for any signs of vision problems and eye diseases. The dilation of your eyes is a very important part of your comprehensive eye exam as it helps your doctor to get a clear picture of both your eye health and your overall well-being.

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New Year\'s Resolutions for Your Eyes

New Year's Resolutions for Your Eyes

Created on: Friday, January 09, 2015
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Happy New Year to all of you! With the start of 2015 comes resolutions to be the best that we can be in the New Year. Many of us make goals related to health or exercise -- losing weight is one of the most common New Year's resolutions, but one part of our body that tends to get overlooked is our eyes. This year, whether you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight or bulk up; make it a point to get your eyes into the action.

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Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Even though it is a very natural reaction to rub your eyes when they're feeling itchy, watery or otherwise irritated, it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes. Rubbing them can lead to eye injuries, infections or even damaged vision.

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What is Presbyopia?

What is Presbyopia?

Created on: Friday, December 05, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

One of the most common side effects of getting older is the loss of near perfect vision. All of a sudden you find yourself having to squint to see certain things, causing stress, eye strain and an overall feeling of annoyance. This decline in close-up vision is caused by a condition known as presbyopia, which can have a direct impact on your daily life. Without adequate vision correction, you can find yourself struggling to read important text on medicine bottles or on receipts.

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Don\'t Take Your Vision For Granted

Don't Take Your Vision For Granted

Created on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

It's easy for many of us to take our physical health for granted. Running, jumping and even climbing stairs doesn't seem like a task until you've sprained an ankle or even broken a bone or torn an ACL. Similarly, having healthy vision is something so taken for granted by many of us that it tends to recede into the back of our minds until one day our eyesight isn't as crystal clear as we remember.

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Created on: Friday, November 07, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. Williamson Eye Center is taking advantage of the fact that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by helping to generate awareness among our patients and community.

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Created on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Williamson Eye Center would like to remind you that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Created on: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day, a day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments.

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September is Sports Eye Safety Month

September is Sports Eye Safety Month

Created on: Monday, September 22, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

September is Sports Eye Safety awareness month and we encourage anyone who participates in sports - children and adults alike - to remember to protect their eyes. Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under the age of 16. Many people are unaware of how serious sports injuries are, and that these kind of injuries could lead to irreversible eye damage. Most sports-related eye injuries can be easily avoided by simply wearing proper eye protection.

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Blue Light & Your Vision

Blue Light & Your Vision

Created on: Thursday, September 04, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Light is something that is constantly all around us, in our homes and offices, shining from our televisions, smartphones and computer screens. For the most part, nobody really stops to think about light and the effect of different colors of light has on our bodies, moods and overall health. Were you aware that blue light can actually make you feel better? However, it can also cause insomnia as well as affect the health of your eyes and vision.

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A new eye test may detect Alzheimer's disease decades before its onset

A new eye test may detect Alzheimer's disease decades before its onset

Created on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

A simple eye test could soon reveal whether patients have Alzheimer's disease, or if they are likely to develop the disease in the future. Researchers recently announced promising results associated with a study focused on a new test that can pick up on the disease years - if not decades - before the appearance of clinical signals.

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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Created on: Monday, August 11, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August is also Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child's success in the classroom. In addition to buying school supplies and new clothes, don't forget to add scheduling a comprehensive eye exam as part of your back to school to-do list.

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What are the most common causes of eye injuries?

What are the most common causes of eye injuries?

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Whether you're playing an action-packed sport or just cleaning around the house, eye injuries can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that more than 2.5 million eye injuries happen every year across the world with 100,000 of those injuries taking place in the U.S. Of those eye injuries 90% could have been prevented with protective eyewear. Ask your eye doctor about protective eyewear and take proper measures to better protect you and your family from eye injuries.

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Exercise May Help Protect Your Eyes

Exercise May Help Protect Your Eyes

Created on: Thursday, July 10, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Exercise can seem like a daily chore to some, but it actually may help our body in more ways than we think. A recent study suggests that exercise could protect our eyes as we age.

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Dr. Charles Williamson featured in Tiger Rag

Dr. Charles Williamson featured in Tiger Rag

Created on: Monday, July 07, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

LEGENDS: Charles Williamson always kept his eye on the prize

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What is Low Vision?

What is Low Vision?

Created on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Low vision refers to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, prescription drugs, glasses or contacts. It's often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of any age, but it is primarily associated with adults over the age of 60.

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Every Eye is Different, Every Surgeon is Different

Every Eye is Different, Every Surgeon is Different

Created on: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

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Dr. Charles Williamson named one of Geaux Health and Fitness Magazine's Top Docs of 2014

Dr. Charles Williamson named one of Geaux Health and Fitness Magazine's Top Docs of 2014

Created on: Monday, June 16, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Williamson Eye Center’s Dr. Charles Williamson has been named one of Geaux Health and Fitness Magazine’s Top Docs of 2014!

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, June 09, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world and affect more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. Williamson Eye Center wants you to be informed about the ways you can help protect yourself.

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Foods to Help You Get More Shut Eye

Foods to Help You Get More Shut Eye

Created on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

In today's fast-paced world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight. While it's obvious that lack of sleep can cause dark circles to appear under your eyes, not getting enough rest can interfere with your eye health.

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5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Created on: Monday, May 05, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

As the weather warms up, visions of sandy beaches, family picnics, and outdoor adventures become reality, but with all that time outside, don't forget to keep your peepers protected from the serious dangers associated with UV rays. Just as we make the effort to protect our skin from sunburns, we should also make sure that our eyes are safeguarded as well so that we can maintain healthy vision for many summers to come.

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Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

Created on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Did you know that more women suffer from visual impairments than men? Two thirds of blindness occurs in women, fortunately, 75% of visual impairment is preventable and/or treatable.

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Foods to help fight AMD

Foods to help fight AMD

Created on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Age-related macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records images and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to brain. The retina's central portion, known as the macula, is in charge of focusing central vision in the eye. It controls our ability to read, recognize faces and colors, drive a car, and see objects in fine detail.

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Dr. Charles Williamson and the Williamson Eye Center: Examples from the Father Guide a Successful Career and Medical Center

Dr. Charles Williamson and the Williamson Eye Center: Examples from the Father Guide a Successful Career and Medical Center

Created on: Friday, September 02, 2011
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Dr. Charles Williamson and the Williamson Eye Center featured in City Social magazine September 2011 edition.

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Visionaries: How a new eye procedure sheds light on an old vision problem

Visionaries: How a new eye procedure sheds light on an old vision problem

Created on: Monday, August 01, 2011
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Dr. Williamson featured in article about Crystalens procedure for cataracts.

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Revolutionizing the way we see

Revolutionizing the way we see

Created on: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Dr. Charles Williamson featured in What's New in Health Care article.

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Surgeon gives donation of sight

Surgeon gives donation of sight

Created on: Thursday, May 01, 2008
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Dr. Williamson features in Livingston Business Review

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Local surgeon gives back to the community

Local surgeon gives back to the community

Created on: Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Dr. Williamson featured in The Plainsman; April 17, 2008

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