Safety Tips for Handling Fireworks

We know some of you will be shooting fireworks during the summer and especially around the Fourth of July. Please be careful and don’t take chances when shooting fireworks. One in six eye injuries from fireworks results in permanent vision loss. Here are 10 safety tips. • Fireworks packaged in brown paper are made for… Read More

Premium Cataract Surgery Now Offered in Franklin and Highlands region

Franklin and Highlands residents will no longer need to travel far from home to receive advanced laser cataract surgery thanks to the affiliation of ophthalmologist Dr. Clayton Blehm with the Family Eyecare Team of Franklin. Dr. Blehm, who focuses his practice on laser cataract surgery and premium intraocular lenses, has performed thousands of cataract surgeries… Read More

Eye Exams Detect Diabetes & Blindness

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month — a good reminder that diabetic patients should have dilated eye exams every year. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. It also is a risk factor for developing glaucoma and cataracts. However, the most common and debilitating vision problem for diabetics is diabetic retinopathy…. Read More

Protect Your Eyes When Playing Sports

Nearly 40,000 sports-related eye injuries — mostly from contact sports and blunt trauma — occur each year in the United States, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. And children account for one-third of those injuries. Wearing protective eyewear is the easiest way to prevent 90% of sports-related eye injuries. If you or a family… Read More

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