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Laura Americo Opitician Apex NC

Laura’s Log

By Laura Americo | Aug 13, 2018

  October 2018   With Halloween right around the corner, many of us are thinking about what our costumes are going to be (stayed tuned for our group costume!) Wigs, makeup, and funky Halloween contact lenses are the icing on the cake for an awesome costume. While it seems innocent enough, eye related infections and…

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Computer Vision Syndrome

By Dr. Kara Ramsey | Jun 1, 2018

Since the invention of smart phones, the amount of time spent in front of a screen has increased exponentially!  Between the computer, phone, and TV, we all spend much more time in front of a screen than we used to, and it’s affecting our vision.  Computer Vision Syndrome is a general term for eye fatigue…

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Direct Eye Care Press Release

By Dr. Kara Ramsey | Apr 10, 2018

Apex Optometrist is the first eye care office in the Triangle to embrace a direct eye care system   There’s a new trend in healthcare, called the Direct Care Movement.  The Direct Care Movement strives to improve healthcare by putting doctors and patients back together, no longer separated by the insurance company.   By not…

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Direct Eye Care Optometry – Support Local, Improve Healthcare

By Dr. Kara Ramsey | Mar 4, 2018

We believe that your family deserves the very best eye care and we are willing to challenge the healthcare system to provide that.   We recently made a big change here at EyeCare for You and I’m here to try to explain it better.  After nearly two years of being open, we’re looking to be…

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Dangers of UV Light

By Dr. Kara Ramsey | Feb 1, 2017

A 2016 report from the US Vision Council revealed that although 75% of Americans are concerned about the effects of UV light on their ocular health, only 31% are actually wearing sunglasses.  The best protection is to wear polarized sunglasses that block out 99 – 100% of UVA and UVB rays.  Wearing proper sun protection…

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Dr. Kara Ramsey | Jan 6, 2017

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.  Approximately 120,000 Americans are blind as a result of glaucoma. That represents 9% to 12% of all causes of blindness in the U.S.  Of the estimated 3 million Americans that have glaucoma, only half know they have it.  By 2030, the National Eye Institute projects this number…

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