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.
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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. There is generally low awareness of how diabetes can negatively impact eyesight. What people are not aware of could result in vision loss. For this reason, the team at Morganton Eye is joining the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining a spotlight this month on the serious threats […]
No matter your age, having a regular routine eye exam is vital to preserving your vision and maintaining the health of your eyes! A comprehensive eye examination includes a variety of assessments and diagnostic procedures to evaluate the quality of your vision and the overall health of your eyes. While everyone wants a great result […]
Do you wish you liked what you saw when you looked in the mirror? Everyone wants to feel good about how they look, but aging can take its toll. It may lead to lower self-confidence or make you feel like you look older than you are. If you want to like what you see again, […]
As time passes, you may notice wrinkles or fine lines developing around your eyes, mouth, or face. These are most likely the effects of aging. Fortunately, Cosmetic Botox, an FDA-approved injectable treatment, can help address these wrinkles and fine lines restoring a more youthful appearance. Botox is a minimally invasive and repeatable procedure allowing you […]
Do you or someone you love have cataracts? One of the most important decisions made before having Cataract Surgery is which IntraOcular Lens(IOL) will be used during surgery to replace the clouded Cataract lens in the eye. An IOL is an artificial lens that replaces the clouded natural lens during Cataract surgery allowing a return […]
Do you have astigmatism and cataracts? You’re not alone. Many people with cataracts also have astigmatism. If you want to correct your astigmatism while having your cataracts removed, you may want to consider an astigmatism correcting intraocular lens (“Toric IOL”). For someone with astigmatism, a Toric IOL can provide sharper vision when combined with cataract […]
Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. When this happens, the most common sign that people experience is blurry or distorted vision. A cataract develops when proteins break down then clump together, hindering light from entering the lens and being transmitted to the retina. Cataracts are usually a result of age but […]
When your eyes don’t produce enough tears to retain moisture, the result can be dry eyes. Dry eyes cause a burning sensation, itchiness, irritation, discomfort and can affect your ability to see clearly. Other dry eye symptoms include soreness, redness, blurry vision, watery eyes, and a gritty feeling. Allergens like pollen, pet dander, mold, and […]
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids that usually occurs due to infections, skin reactions, or allergies. Although blepharitis rarely affects your eyesight, the condition which generally affects both eyes can be chronic with no permanent cure. The good news is that its symptoms can be improved with proper treatment and maintaining eyelid hygiene daily. […]
Most people are familiar with the term LASIK, but not everyone is the right candidate for the procedure. For those that don’t qualify for LASIK, another procedure may be a better fit, like PRK. PRK is a laser vision correction procedure that corrects refractive errors. These include astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Like LASIK, PRK is […]