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Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Fusion Eye Care is Celebrating 5 Years in Raleigh, NC

To our wonderful patients, we greatly value your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciate your loyalty to our family owned joint practice. It has been...

How do I choose the right eye doctor?

Eye care is provided by a few types of trained health professionals. Who are they, and what’s the difference between them? And when you need eye and vision care, how can you figure out who’s the best eye doctor near me to call for an appointment?

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Prevalence of Keratoconus & Likelihood of Detection

Prevalence of Keratoconus & Likelihood of Detection. Ever wonder how common is keratoconus? Do people simply develop keratoconus overtime? Is it genetic?

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Using a flex benefits and health spending account on Orthokeratology | Raleigh, NC

Flex benefits for the end of the year can not only help your eye health but even bring you perfect daytime vision through orthokeratology!

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Can You Store Contacts In Water?

No, never ever store contacts in water. Even if it is purified, water from a tap can contain bacteria or microorganisms that can lead to...

10 Contact Lens Myths

  I am unable to wear contact lenses. You can now!  Due to contact lens technology advances in recent years, now nearly everybody is able...

Quick Guide On Choosing Colored Eye Contact Lenses

While the use of color contact lenses is a fun way of having a unique look that enhances the color of your eyes and your...

When Were Contact Lenses Invented?

Contact lenses might seem like a fairly recent phenomenon, but Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Italian inventor and mathematician developed the first known sketches back...

What You Can Expect From A Comprehensive Eye Examination – Part 3

In our last article, we discussed number 6 through 10 on what to expect when getting a comprehensive eye exam. In this 3rd article in...

What You Can Expect From A Comprehensive Eye Examination – Part 2

In our last article, we discussed the 5 most common tests an eye doctor performs in a comprehensive eye exam. In this article we’ll cover...

What You Can Expect From A Comprehensive Eye Examination – Part 1

Ophthalmologists and optometrists use various procedures and tests to examine the eyes. The tests typically range from the more basic types, which includes reading eye...

What was Radial Keratotomy?

RK, short for radial keratotomy, was a process that involved making incisions in the cornea to correct a patient's vision. The aim of this procedure...

The Challenges of Cataract Surgery after Radial Keratotomy

In the 1980s and 90s, there were a large number of patients who had radial keratotomy who now have developed visually significant cataracts. It has...

Radial Keratotomy (RK) – Correcting Vision Prior To Laser Eye Surgery

We are very fortunate these days to have the opportunity to benefit from several advanced laser eye procedures.  There are millions of individuals all over...

Is LASIK An Option After A Prior Radial Keratotomy Procedure?

Here at Fusion Eye Care in Raleigh, NC, one of the questions we often get asked is about the possibility of LASIK surgery after RK...

Looking At The Post-RK Hyperopic Shift – PART 2

As discussed in the last article on the post-RK hyperopic shift, the three options most practiced these days to address post-RK surgery issues are Cataract...

Looking At The Post-RK Hyperopic Shift – PART 1

While medical science is advancing in many areas, unfortunately for post-RK hyperopic shift there are very few surgical options. Even among those limited options, none...

How To Treat Blepharitis

To start treatment for Blepharitis, you will first need to visit one of the eye doctors at Fusion Eye Care.  They will be able to...

Everything That You Need To Know About Blepharitis

What Is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids which causes sore and red eyelids.  It will also cause crusty eyelashes. Eyelid inflammation is...

Factors Associated With Dry Eye Syndrome

There are numerous factors that can make you more prone to having dry eyes. Some of these factors are: Extended Computer Use When using a...

Using Fish And Flaxseed Oil To Relieve Dry Eye

Fish and flaxseed oil are a great source of vital fatty acids, which can prevent and treat dry eyes as well as provide other health...

Could MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction) Be The Cause Of Your Dry Eyes?

MGD, which stands for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, is classified as one of the more common eye conditions. You can get this condition when there is...

Detection Methods For MGD

Individuals with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) are likely to experience symptoms that are virtually identical to those felt by individuals with dry eye syndrome, namely...

Treatment Options For Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

In previous years, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD was treated with an application of warm compresses to the eyelids, which was followed by eyelid massaging....

Is Amblyopia Treatment Even Possible In Adult Patients?

We take inquiries from across the nation and even around the globe about adults getting amblyopia treatment. We always hear the same question: Have I...

Understanding Scleral Lenses

While they are lenses, scleral lenses are specially designed to offer better performance than traditional contact lenses do. For starters, just like conventional contact lenses,...

What Is Anisometropia?

Only a few people in the world are born with both eyes having the same optical power. However, the brain often compensates and the condition...

Dry Eye Syndrome Guide

Chronic insufficient moisture and lubrication on the surface of the eyes is what causes dry eye syndrome. Having dry eyes can result in various consequences...

What Can a Sports Vision Doctor Do For You?

Having 20/20 vision is important, but distance vision and focus is just one metric, and there are other skills and elements of the quality of...

How To Find A Sports Vision Specialist

The easiest way to find a sports vision specialist is to ask your eye doctor for help. Although the majority of eye vision specialists are...

Improve Your Sports Vision Skills At Home!

The types of visual skills necessary for you to improve your performance will depend on the type or types of sports that you are involved...

Sports Sunglasses: Enhance Performance, Control Light

Sports sunglasses can provide athletes at every level with an edge, including those "weekend warrior" amateurs who are constantly searching for ways to make improvements...

Hunting Eyewear And Shooting Glasses

It is essential for anyone who is using a firearm to have eye protection, whether they are in a field, a forest or at a...

4 Tips On How You Can Get The Most Out Of Your VSP Vision Insurance

Having VSP vision insurance is a blessing for so many people in North Carolina, but if you don't use it the right way then you're...

Determining The Dominant Eye

Perhaps you recall hearing about "ocular dominance" or a person's "dominant eye," but remain uncertain about what these terms really mean. It could be that...

Can A Healthy Diet Prevent Cataracts?

One of the leading causes of blindness today is age-related cataract. Surgical removal of the cloudy lens is the only treatment for cataracts that’s currently...

How To Keep Eyes Healthy

You must never take your eyes for granted. Follow the simple steps below to ensure that your eyes stay healthy. Eat Right Proper eye health...

Contact Lenses Vs. Eyeglasses: Which Option Is Best For You?

Your choice of whether to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses to correct your vision primarily depends on your personal preferences. Comfort, lifestyle, aesthetics, convenience, budget,...

Are Contacts Hard To Put In?

Typically, it's easy to put fitted contacts into your eye and of course remove them when you need to. It just takes patience and practice....

How Best To Use The Vision Insurance Provided By Your Employer

If you're like most people in Raleigh, North Carolina, then you're probably looking for ways to save your hard-earned money for the next eye-exam you...

The Health Concerns and Health Benefits of Blue Light

Many people do not realize just how complex visible light is. When you step outside on a sunny day, turn on an indoor light, use...

Computer Glasses: Relieving Eye Strain From Computers

Eye strain, red eyes, blurring vision and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome are often felt when you work at a computer for prolonged periods...

Toys That Should Be Avoided To Keep Children’s Eyes Safe

Every child loves toys.  And all grandparents and parents enjoy purchasing enjoyable gifts for their little ones. However, some toys that might seem like they...

Tips For Cleaning Your Glasses

If you want to ensure that your eyeglasses look great and provide you with a clear image, it's an absolute must that you make sure...

Why Your Eye Doctor Cannot Be Replaced By An Online Eye Test

For many individuals, having the ability to purchase glasses and get their eyeglass prescription without having to visit an eye doctor sounds like an appealing...

Online Eye Exam Risks

Here at Fusion Eye Care in Raleigh, NC we've researched online eye exams and have determined that the benefits just don't outweigh the potential downsides....

How Not To Clean Your Glasses

Cleaning your glasses on a regular basis is essential for having clear vision. However, if you accidentally clean them the wrong way, you can do...

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses: A Healthy And Convenient Choice

Disposable daily contact lenses are removed and thrown out at the end of each day. These single-use lenses are completely disposable, and you'll use a...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

5 Reasons Why Sclerals Are the Top-Performing Contact Lenses for Keratoconus

When it comes to providing sharp visual acuity, comfortable wearing, and healthy eyes, scleral lenses rank at the top of the charts.

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or...

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Glasses?

What’s this secret method for helping kids to excel?... Schedule a pediatric eye exam to see if they need glasses!

Will I Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

Following cataract surgery, a number of options are available to provide you with clear vision.

What Happens If Cataracts Are Left Untreated?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which leads to loss of vision. Cataracts are part of the aging process and are very common in older people.

Progressive Frames or LASIK: Which Would You Choose?

Eye doctors today can help most patients who have vision problems stemming from presbyopia. Glasses and laser surgery are both options that are available to...

Safety and Sports Glasses

Each year, thousands of individuals sustain eye injuries due to sports and other accidents, many causing permanent damage and vision loss. Over 98% of these injuries can...

Sunglasses: High Style with High-Level Protection against Skin Cancer and Vision Loss

It’s common knowledge that ultraviolet sun rays are harmful to skin, and too much exposure will put you at a greater risk of skin cancer....

Macular Degeneration: Who is at risk?

There are many risk factors for Macular Degeneration. Some of these risk factors are things that you cannot control, and some are things that you can control.

How is AMD Detected?

Unfortunately, the early and intermediate stages of macular degeneration do not have any symptoms.  If you suspect you have macular degeneration, or if you have a history of macular degeneration in your family, make an appointment with our eye doctor.

6 Main Causes of Dry Eyes

Whether it’s summer or winter, extreme weather can stress your eyes so that they can’t produce enough tears to keep your eyes lubricated well.

Do You Know if Your Child Has Myopia?

Eye exams to check children for myopia are an essential part of responsible family eye care! Don’t wait until your child’s vision condition advances and it is too late to treat it effectively.

What Are the Differences Between Daily vs. Monthly Contact Lenses?

Monthly lenses were the gold standard when contact lenses were first released into the consumer market. We offer a wide selection of dailies and monthlies are available in our contact lens collection.

Keratoconus: Living with the Struggle

Living with Keratoconus has left many individuals searching for an eye care specialist with the right solution for their unique vision needs. Keratoconus is a...

Workplace Vision Wellness Month

In an effort to educate corporations and their employees on the importance of vision health, including safety tips on how to avoid vision-threatening eye accidents,...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

Women’s Eye and Vision Health

(U.S.) April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Women are...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Warning Signs of Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a number of conditions including anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye or visual...

Vision and Road Safety

Good vision is essential for road safety. In fact, safe driving requires a combination of a number of different visual abilities including distance and near...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

Sports Eye Safety

For USA only : April is Sports Eye Safety Month For US & Canada: As the spring arrives, along with a greater opportunity to participate...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection. Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

Signs of Eye Problems in Adults

As we age, our bodies and our eyes begin to change. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between normal aging and signs of problems that...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know that certain toys and games can pose a serious risk to...

Why Do You Need Glasses?

The most well-known part of a comprehensive eye exam is the basic vision test. When you have a general vision test, one of the main...

The Importance of UV Protection

We are all exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. Even on a cloudy day, high levels of UVA and UVB damaging rays penetrate...

Sports Eye Safety Month

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a growing health crisis in North America as an estimated 29 million Americans and 3.4 million Canadians are currently living with the disease....

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year by knowing the risks and signs of glaucoma. As the leading cause of blindness worldwide, glaucoma has...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

(IN US add- August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month) It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

How Do Our Eyes Work?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? Seeing is an incredible gift made possible by a system in which the eye and the brain...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

Nerf guns or blasters come in a remarkable number of shapes and sizes and have become incredibly popular for use in the home and even...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma and take steps...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

U.S. only: February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Why Are My Eyes So Dry?

Do you experience dry, scratchy, burning eyes, redness or pain, a gritty feeling like something is in your eye? Or perhaps, excessive tearing, blurred vision,...

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...these symptoms are a clear indication that allergy season has arrived....

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Eye Complications of Diabetes It's true. Diabetics have a higher risk of blindness than those without the disease. That fact coupled with the superior prognosis...

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Convergence Insufficiency

Is your child smart in everything except school? He or she might be struggling with a hidden vision problem that impacts learning called Convergence Insufficiency...

Back-to-School Success Starts with Healthy Vision

It's that time of year again. Children across the country are gearing up for the new school year with new bags, new books and loads...

New Blue Light Blocking Lenses Now Available

In this digital age,the screens from smart phones, computers and notebooks can affect our vision.

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s...

Be serious about home eye safety

The home can be a dangerous place if you aren't aware of the risks that surround you.  This is particularly true for your eyes and...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn’t necessarily mean that he...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Living With Low Vision

(U.S. only:) February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. You're more than likely...

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes work for you day in and out, playing a vital role as you navigate through the day. As May is healthy vision month,...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Optical Gift Certificates Available

Give the gift of sight this year with a gift certificate from Eye Care Plus!

Use Your Flex Spending On Eye Care

Did you know that eye exams, glasses and contact lenses qualify as Health FSA purchases?

Discounts & Eye Wear Specials

Great deals on glasses and contact lenses going on now at Eye Care Plus!

Sunglasses In San Diego

The sunny weather in San Diego is a big reason we all want to live here, but UV rays can harm your eyes. At Eye Care Plus, we believe every patient should have a great pair of UV blocking sunglasses. We've got your favorite styles from top brands like Ray Ban, Guess, Bebe, Nautica, Maui Jim and more in our office. Our low prices mean you can have your sunglasses today! Call Eye Care Plus now.

New Eye Glass Frame Lines Coming To Eye Care Plus

We're excited to bring in some of the hottest frame lines this quarter. Check out Lucky, Kenmark, Silhouette, Tom Ford, Ray Ban, Nine West and more! ...

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

We have added some fabulous new lines to our already huge selection of eye wear! Come in and check out COACH, Joseph Abboud, Nike, Prada, Christian Dior, Tory Burch to name a few!  See something you liked elsewhere that we don't have?  Ask us and we will get it for you!!

We Now Accept Medi-Cal

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Eye Care Plus: Eye Wear Trunk Show

Designer Eyewear On Sale! Eye Exams! Food! Prizes! Try on the new styles before anyone else!

Computer Induced Eye Strain

Eye Care Plus wants you to know that computer use, smart phones, and gaming devices all can lead to tired eyes. We can help!

Online Patient Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Summer Trunk Show

We had a great time showing all the new styles in eyewear for 2014! We hope to see you at our next event..coming soon!

Eye Glass Trunk Shows and Sales

We had a blast at our Eye Care Plus Summer Trunk Show! We know you enjoyed all the eyeglass specials, food, prizes and fun so...

Our Fall Eye Wear Trunk Show Was Fun For All!

Eye wear trunk show with designer frames, specials on eye glass lenses, sunglasses and more! Contests to win eye glasses.

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