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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Low vision affects millions of people in the United States and is often associated with blurred vision, blind spots, tunnel vision, or other forms of impaired sight. Low vision as defined by The Vision Council is visual impairments that are not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses or contact lenses. Low vision affects people at any […]


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is among the leading causes of vision loss for people aged 55 and older, and the disease makes simple tasks such as driving and reading increasingly difficult. To help those who may be affected aware of the condition, February is AMD Awareness Month. In AMD, the macula, or small center portion […]


Winter sun can be dangerous for your eyes.

Many people believe that once summer is gone it’s time to put away our sunglasses. True, winter’s rays aren’t as direct as they are during the summer, yet many of us don’t know that the effects of the winter sun can be just as dangerous. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are dangerous to our eyes no matter […]


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02.01.23

Dr. Matt travels abroad on behalf of FOCUS

Tower Clock Eye Center ophthalmologist Dr. Matthew Thompson is in Jamaica this week, not for vacation but for work on behalf of FOCUS. Dr. Matt is providing much needed eye care to the less fortunate on the island. His broad expertise in eye medicine, specifically cataracts and cornea care, is being put to use as... read more

01.17.23

Glaucoma basics

January is #glaucomaawareness month! Check out Dr. Kurt Schwiesow explain glaucoma basics, including how the disease progresses, the importance of screening, and specific risk factors. Glaucoma is among the leading causes of blindness worldwide. The disease progresses slowly which results in people not realizing their vision is being reduced.

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