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Everything You Need To Know About Pink Eye

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Chances are you or someone you know has dealt with an irritating, common eye condition known as pink eye or conjunctivitis. Here is everything you need to know about pink eye!

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Your Eye Health and Your Diet

Friday, December 15, 2017

It is important to ensure that you are eating foods that are good for your overall health as well as your eye health. Don't worry, we’ve got you covered - here are 3 things in your diet that are damaging your eye health!

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Common Eye Injuries: What are they and how can you prevent them

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

There are many scenarios you may find yourself in where you are at risk for an eye injury. Whether you are playing a sport, handling chemicals, or in the way of any foreign objects you could find yourself dealing with an eye injury. Here are 4 of the most common eye injuries and how you can prevent them!

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Everything You Need to Know About Open-Angle Glaucoma

Friday, November 10, 2017

As we get older we start thinking more and more about health and conditions we may be prone to getting. This is something you think about a lot when thinking about your eye health in particular. One condition that can start to develop as you get older is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.

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4 Easy Steps To Take To Protect Your Vision

Thursday, October 26, 2017

There are many steps you can take to keep your body healthy, including your eye health and vision. There are many factors that contribute to your eye health and these are a couple ways you can protect your vision!

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Dr. Vishak John Appears on Daytime Blue Ridge to Discuss Warning Signs of Retina Damage

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Last week, our newest retina specialist, Dr. Vishak John, made an appearance on Daytime Blue Ridge to discuss the warning signs of retina damage

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Dr. Stuart Tims Performs LASIK Eye Surgery Live!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dr. Stuart Tims of Vistar Eye Center was featured on Daytime Blue Ridge! Watch the segment, and view LASIK surgery performed live on camera.

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Is It Time for You to Get an Eye Exam?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Life gets busy and sometimes we forgot about appointments, it happens. So, if you are sitting there trying to remember when the last time you had your eyes checked - you aren’t alone. Your health is important, and it is crucial to take care of your eyes. So, when do you know it’s time to get your eyes checked?

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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Growing up in today’s day and age it’s not if you will use technology throughout the day - it’s about how long your day will be consumed behind a screen. Whether you’re sitting at work behind a computer for 8 hours or lounging on the couch scrolling through your newsfeed you could be experiencing the side effects of Digital Eye Strain.

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The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

When you are at your eye appointment you might hear the terms nearsightedness and farsightedness. You might even be dealing with one of these conditions. But what do they both mean?

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How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision.

Friday, August 25, 2017

It is well known that smoking is the leading cause of serious health conditions that affect your lungs, heart, and much more. What most people don’t know is how smoking negatively impacts your eyes.

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Foods That Will Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We fuel our body with foods for our overall health but have you ever put in any thought about which foods have the best impact on our eye health? We are here to help! Check out which food groups will help keep you and your eyes healthy!

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40.

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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

When your eyes stop producing enough tears needed to nourish your eyes, you could start having to deal with a condition known as Dry Eye.

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3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision at Night

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Do you find yourself struggling with your vision at night? You aren’t alone! Worldwide people are experiencing this same vision impairment at night time.

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Dr. Will Griffeth Provides ICL Surgical Vision Correction

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ICL Surgery, or Implantable Contact Lens Surgery, is new to the Roanoke Valley area. This past week, Dr. Will Griffeth performed the surgery for a local community member to provide them excellent distance vision outcomes.

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Local Eye Surgeon Introduces Innovative Procedure to Patients

Local Eye Surgeon Introduces Innovative Procedure to Patients

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ROANOKE, VA. June 2017. - Dr. Will Griffeth, an eye surgeon with Vistar Eye Center, will perform the first Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedure at the Roanoke Valley Center for Sight on Friday, June 2nd. The innovative outpatient procedure offers a new option to patients outside of LASIK surgery and promises a major improvement in their nearsightedness.

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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Featured on Daytime Blue Ridge: Cataract Surgery in Virgina

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dr. Will Griffeth meets with Daytime Blue Ridge to discuss cataracts, reviewing the eye condition and discussing the process and benefits of cataract surgery.

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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Dr. Tims and the ECHO Foundation Perform Over 200 Cataract Surgeries in Honduras!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dr. Tims and the ECHO Foundation spent a week in San Pedro Sula, Honduras - during the trip they performed approximately 200 cataract surgeries in the community!

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Monday, February 13, 2017

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Friday, February 10, 2017

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Recent studies suggest that exercise can help to alleviate some eye pressure, which can potentially help if you have glaucoma. Now you might be thinking, “well, how much do I need to work out to get results?” The great thing is, you don't need to work out rigorously to see results.

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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