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  • New Technology: Lipiscan and Lipiflow

    Irritation and dryness are frequent concerns we hear from our patients. They’re surprisingly common symptoms, but can have a number of different causes. Identifying the root of the problem is key, followed by treatment and continued monitoring to keep future flare ups and symptoms at bay. As a brief background, the meibomian glands sit within […]

    Continue Reading June 20, 2018

  • Dry Eye Disease

    In a healthy eye, tears coat the outer surface of the eye to keep it moist, lubricated, clean, and clear. These tears are made up of three liquid layers: a mucous inner layer, a watery middle layer, and an outer oil layer. When a person blinks, the tears are replenished and redistributed over the surface of the eye. […]

    Continue Reading May 22, 2017

  • Happy National Eye Health Month!

    May is a wonderful part of the year when the weather becomes warmer and people spend more time outdoors. Many people, with the increased exposure to sunlight, choose to protect their skin by wearing sunscreen. But how many of you protect your eyes from the sun? To celebrate National Eye Health month, we want to give […]

    Continue Reading May 18, 2017

  • Protecting Against Macular Degeneration

    Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) has become the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 55. It happens when light hits and damages the photoreceptors on the back of the eye. Some factors that put you at risk are being light skinned and light eyed, female, aging, and if you have a family history of […]

    Continue Reading January 6, 2017

  • The Ins and Outs of Corneal Refractive Therapy

    Orthokeratology through Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy is a safe and reversible alternative to traditional vision correction that is used to reduce or correct the effects of myopia (nearsightedness). The Paragon CRT Contact Lenses are worn at night, providing treatment while the wearer sleeps. By the treatment happening while the wearer sleeps, the wearer is free to […]

    Continue Reading December 20, 2016

  • Welcome to the New Hanover Family Eyecare Website!

    We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website. The site was designed with you in mind and is chock-full of several useful features. It’s now easier than ever to make an appointment, download patient forms, view current specials and promotions, and learn about the many products and services we offer at our […]

    Continue Reading April 30, 2014

  • What if we had a choice?

    If an eye disease was an inevitable part of your life, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick which disease you had? If you could, you would want to pick cataracts. Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before. Thanks […]

    Continue Reading April 30, 2014