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Welcome to our blog! Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in ophthalmology.

We believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, fully functional results and patient satisfaction, which is why we strive to provide the highest quality of ophthalmologic care for patients of all ages. This is done by combining technical skill and broad experience with cutting-edge technology for impeccable medical results.

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to visit our new blog. Please check back often to learn about the latest news, updates and additions to the practice and within the field of ophthalmology.


Should I Schedule an Eye Exam to Discuss My Dry Eyes?

Are your eyes red, dry, and irritated? You may have dry eyes.  An eye exam is a perfect time to let your eye doctor know about the symptoms you’re experiencing. Your eye doctor can accurately diagnose dry eyes during an eye examination, provide an effective treatment plan, and ensure your eyes are feeling and seeing […]

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5 Reasons to Consider PRK if You’re Tired of Visual Aids

Imagine having crisp, clear vision without needing your contacts or glasses to see. PRK can make this possible.  The vision correction procedure corrects farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, helping you achieve greater visual freedom. Keep reading to learn five reasons you should consider PRK if you’re tired of visual aids! 1. Clear, Sharp Vision If you […]

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Will Dermal Fillers Make Me Look Younger?

The body’s normal aging process tends to cause slight changes in its appearance over time. As years roll on, you may start to notice your face doesn’t look as it once did.  Deep lines may form on your forehead and next to your mouth, and your once prominent cheekbones may appear hollow. Luckily, dermal fillers […]

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Should I Consider a Premium IOL?

Has it become increasingly difficult to complete simple, everyday tasks? Is driving at night now a real challenge? Your eyesight tends to progressively worsen when you have cataracts. If cataracts are making life harder, the only way to regain your ability to see clearly is to have cataract surgery.  Before your cataracts are removed, you […]

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What Are My Laser Vision Correction Options?

Relying on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see the world around you can be cumbersome and limiting. If you’ve always wanted to experience life without contacts or glasses, laser vision correction may be the perfect solution.  Keep reading to learn more about what options there are for laser vision correction! PRK Photorefractive keratectomy, also known […]

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Will I Know if I Have Glaucoma?

Have you recently found out you have glaucoma? Even if you’ve received a diagnosis, you may not have noticed any symptoms of glaucoma. About 50 percent of people with glaucoma are unaware they have it because any symptoms are not apparent until the condition progresses. For this reason, it’s essential to know your risk of […]

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What Can I Expect Recovering After Cataract Surgery?

Do you have cataracts? Are they making it more challenging to do the things you love? Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. This usually occurs naturally over time with age.  This clouding causes decreased vision which can impact your ability to engage in many routine activities such as reading, driving, watching TV, […]

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Is PRK a Permanent Procedure?

Have you recently found out that you don’t qualify for LASIK? You may be a good candidate for another procedure called PRK. Keep reading to find out more about PRK! What is PRK? Getting PRK corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. PRK has similar outcomes to LASIK as most patients who undergo […]

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6 of the Best Eye Care Tips to Follow this Season

It can be easy to overlook taking care of your eyes if you don’t need to wear glasses or contacts to see. But your eyes work extra hard from the minute you wake up to the time you go to bed. For this reason, it’s vital to keep your eyes healthy to ensure you see […]

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Are There Warning Signs with Glaucoma?

When it comes to glaucoma, it’s crucial to receive a diagnosis as early as possible. This is because there are few noticeable symptoms with this eye condition. Vision loss related to glaucoma is often so gradual that you might not immediately notice symptoms until vision loss has already begun. For this reason, glaucoma is referred […]

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Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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40 E. Medical Court
Marion, NC 28752
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Morganton Eye Physicians, PA & Surgery Center

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Location:

335 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 433-1000 • Fax: (828) 433-6274

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The Forest City Eye Clinic

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Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:

640 Oak Street
Forest City, NC 28043
Phone: (828) 245-5550 • Fax: (828) 245-0551

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The Cleveland Eye Clinic & Eye Surgery Center

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Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:

1622 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 482-2020 • Fax: (704) 482-7707

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The Rutherford College Eye Clinic

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Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed from 12-1 for lunch)
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Location:

831 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
Phone: (828) 874-1000 • Fax: (828) 874-4142

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Surgery Center of Morganton Eye Physicians

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Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:

335 E. Parker Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 433-1000

After Hours Emergency Number:

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Eye Surgery Center of Shelby

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Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:

1622 E Marion St
Shelby NC 28150
Phone: (704) 482-2020

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