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Reduce Your Risk for Macular Degeneration Sep 1st, 2021

Do you enjoy reading, driving your car, and gazing into your loved one’s eyes? If so, you can thank your macula, the inner part of your retina that is responsible for clear central vision. Unfortunately, your macula is susceptible to progressive damage called macular degeneration.  If this condition develops, your...

Understanding Eye Pressure Aug 5th, 2021

Most of us never think about the pressure inside our eyes (intraocular pressure, or IOP) because unless there’s a problem, we’re not even aware of it. But eye pressure is something that needs to be checked on a regular basis, especially as we age.  That’s because an increase in intraocular...

What Causes Flashers and Floaters? Jul 27th, 2021

It’s hard not to think the worst when you start noticing changes in your health. This is especially true when your vision is suddenly under attack from strange shapes and spots.  But what’s causing them, and what do they say about your eye health? Our team of expert ophthalmologists at...

Common Vision Problems Facing Seniors Jun 9th, 2021

By the time you reach the age of 60, the eye diseases that cause vision problems have been developing for years without causing symptoms. But it’s never too late to intervene, and Wolchok Eye Associates, PA is here to help in Jacksonville, Florida.  We offer compassionate and comprehensive eye care...

Choosing the Right Frames for Your Face May 17th, 2021

It’s not just kids and teenagers — many adults are a bit bummed when they hear that they have to wear glasses. From foggy lenses to a slipping nosepiece, glasses can seem like a real nuisance. While wearing glasses can take some getting used to, seeing yourself in the right...

Coping With Chronic Dry Eye Apr 13th, 2021

A lot of different factors can make a difference in how your eyes feel. Things like staying up late, exposure to harmful indoor or outdoor light sources, and going for a swim have the potential to leave your eyes itchy and dry. However, dealing with these causes is usually easy,...

Should I Get Glasses or Contacts or Both? Mar 8th, 2021

There are more choices available than ever for eyewear that fits your fashion sense and provides the visual acuity you desire. But with so many options to choose from, a final decision about glasses versus contacts can get confusing. Is one option better than the other, and how do you...

What to Do for Red Eyes Feb 9th, 2021

If the whites of your eyes, known as the scleras, occasionally take on a pink or reddish hue, you aren’t alone. It’s a common occurrence that affects nearly everyone to some degree at some point in their lifetime.  Although red eyes are often merely reactions to harmless stimuli, the discoloration...

Why Am I Seeing Spots? Jan 1st, 2021

You’re sitting comfortably at home, relaxing in your recliner, staring at the ceiling, and you see a speck move across your field of vision. You look away from the ceiling but the speck remains, floating in your line of sight. You rub your eye, but the speck remains. This is...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How Macular Degeneration Develops Dec 4th, 2020

The central part of your retina, called the macula, records images you see and transmits them to your brain through the optic nerve. This is the part of your eye that allows you to read, recognize family and friends, and drive your car, so if it’s damaged, you stand to...

Everything You Need to Know About an Eye Exam Nov 5th, 2020

Your schedule is packed, work is stressful, and the holidays are just around the corner — who has time for an eye exam? We get it; it’s tough to carve out time for the essential things on your to-do list, so why would you add to the chaos and go...

Flashes and Floaters in Your Eyes: When to See Your Doctor Oct 7th, 2020

Even if you’ve had perfect 20/20 vision your entire life, things can still go wrong with your eyesight as the years go by. Floaters and flashes are a telltale sign that your eye is going through some anatomical changes.  You might be able to rub your eyes and clear your...

Dealing With Chronic Dry Eye Sep 1st, 2020

Your eyes depend on tears to maintain their overall health and clear vision. Tears keep the surfaces of your eyes moist, remove debris, and protect your eyes from bacteria and other infections. When you have chronic dry eye, your eyes don’t produce enough tears to perform these tasks. You can...

How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed? Aug 12th, 2020

Like a thief in the night, glaucoma robs you of your eyesight without warning. That’s what makes regular eye exams so critical. You can outsmart glaucoma by taking a proactive approach, especially if it runs in your family, you already have vision problems, or you’re over 40, since these factors...

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and Afterwards Jul 28th, 2020

When you develop a cataract, the lens of your eye (which is normally clear) becomes cloudy. Cataracts can develop slowly, but eventually, the cloudiness interferes with your ability to see clearly. According to the National Eye Institute, cataracts are very common in older adults. The risk of developing a cataract...