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4 Ways To Protect Your Eyes During UV Safety Month

Welcome to July- national UV safety awareness month! Being the middle of summer, it is the perfect time for a reminder of the damage that the sun can do. The effects of UV radiation from the sun has some pretty negative effects on our bodies and eyes. Want to avoid the early development of cataracts? […]

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5 Eye Care Tips While Traveling

Protecting your eyes is a full-time job, even when you’re on vacation or traveling for work. It can be challenging to remember to follow through to keep your eyes safe and healthy! Keep reading for a few reminders to remember the next time you’re traveling! Pack Extra Contacts Don’t only bring enough contacts to last […]

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What You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse

“Don’t stare at the sun; you’ll go blind!” We’ve probably all heard this as kids at some point, and with good reason. The UV light that the sun emits can cause damage to the cells of the cornea in your eye –much like a sunburn on your skin. Can the same damage be done by […]

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A Clearer Picture of Cataract Surgery: Why Lasik Might not be the Answer

When your vision is less than perfect, it’s easy to jump at a popular treatment, expecting it to be the one for you. Lasik, for example, is the most commonly performed vision correction surgery. It is a highly effective procedure, but for people over age 50 with vision issues it might be worth talking to […]

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Take a Hike: Protecting Your Eyes in the Great Outdoors

Fall is hiking season, and you’ve likely given plenty of thought to sturdy footwear, suitable clothing, and lightweight gear. But while you’re planning for comfort and protection on the trail, don’t forget your eyes! Being in the great outdoors couldn’t be better than when you’re on nice hike – but so much exposure to the […]

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Meet Dr. Gandhi

Dr. Gandhi knew from the start that she was going to pursue a medical degree. As an undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she shadowed dentists, providers with Children’s Hospital at UAB, and other care specialists of all kinds. Dr. Gandhi worked long hours trying to pin down the exact sort of practice […]

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Introducing iStent® – Our Newest Treatment for Glaucoma

Takle Eye Group is proud to present our newest procedure for patients who have cataracts and are also managing glaucoma. iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass is the first microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device to safely reduce pressure in the eye by creating a permanent opening in the drainage network around the eye (called the trabecular meshwork). The […]

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Protecting Young Eyes – Caring for Your Children’s Eye Health

As a parent, you do everything in your power to make sure your children are healthy. That includes protecting them from injury, making sure their nutritional needs are met, and bringing them to the doctor’s office for the occasional checkup. But how often do you consider the health of your children’s eyes? The National Center […]

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Under Pressure – What is Glaucoma?

Your eyes are under a lot of pressure. The front of the eye constantly produces a fluid called aqueous humor. Small amounts of aqueous humor accumulate or drain off, helping the eye maintain optimal pressure. Blockage can occur, though, and insufficient drainage can lead to high pressure in the eye and possible damage to the […]

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On Again off Again – Buying Glasses Online vs. In-Store

The online marketplace has reduced the shopping process for millions of custom items, like shoes, clothing and décor, to a few clicks. Shopping for glasses can also be reduced to a fully at-home experience, but unlike clothes and books, glasses are engineered for a unique medical purpose. Shopping for glasses online can be convenient, but […]

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