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We carry an extensive selection of contact lenses, enabling patients to leave our office with the lenses most suitable for their prescription and their lifestyle in hand.

Welcome to
Fox Eye Care Group

We carry an extensive selection of contact lenses, enabling patients to leave our office with the lenses most suitable for their prescription and their lifestyle in hand.

Raleigh, NC Eye Care & Optometrist

Our caring and experienced Raleigh optometrists offer thorough and expert eye exams ensuring your overall eye health and proper vision care. Our office is equipped with state of the art equipment to detect and diagnose eye diseases and disorders in order to provide you with quality, personalized treatment. With two Raleigh locations in the Crabtree Valley Mall and Triangle Town Center, our optometrists work closely with local specialists to meet any specific eye care needs if necessary.

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Testimonials

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ August 2015

“Went today for a eye exam and the employees who work there are amazing! Can’t understand why there could be a bad review on the web about this place. Chelsea was extremely friendly and helpful along with the other lady at the front desk ! I was fitted for contacts and the woman who helped me put contacts in for the first time was so nice and made me feel comfortable about the contacts! Thanks to the wonderful staff and doctors for all the help and customer service today!”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 2015

“I was amazed by the AccuExam technology. Best visit. I left feeling very comfortable about my eyes & what they were doing & how to take care of them.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 2015

“My last few eye exams were done at an eye center inside of a warehouse club. Since I was not totally pleased with my last eye exam, I chose to find another option. I was seen within 15 minutes of my appointment time. I felt that I got quality and comfortable service from all I dealt with at this location. The receptionist/ doctor assistant was high energy and very pleasant. The Doctor was informative about my vision situation, and did well with my blinking eyes (I don’t do eyedrops well). While they are connected to Lenscrafters, you are not obligated to use them for your eyeglass needs.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 2015

“It was our first visit to this office and it was great! The office staff and doctor exceeded my expectations! If you’re looking for friendly and professional staff, I highly recommend Fox! We will definitely visit again!”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 2014

“I have been going to Fox Eye Care in Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley Mall for many years, and have always experienced superb vision care and warm, friendly service. Dr. Fox and the other optometrists are meticulous and thorough in the eye exam, and always have time to answer questions. The service is prompt and the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend them.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 2013

“I made my appointment with DR Nestor because the place I normally go to was booked. To my surprise I can see better out of my new contacts then I have been able to see in the last several years. The whole visit from start to finish was remarkable. I highly recommend DR Nestor at the fox eye care in four seasons mall.”

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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 eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...
10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety
It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...
When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child
Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...
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 life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...
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 reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...
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 potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...
Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery
After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...
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 children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...
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 the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...
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 the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...
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, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...
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 natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...
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 to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....
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. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...
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. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...
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 leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...
Why Do We Need Glasses?
Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season
‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.
How Do We See?
Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!
How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss
Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes
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 not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...
It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety
Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention
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 you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...
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 injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...
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 and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...
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 them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...
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 feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...
6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...
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 to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...
5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision
Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...
What Women Need to Know About Eye Health
According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...
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 allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...
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 heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...
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 that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...
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. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...
Living With Low Vision
February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...
Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...
Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection
It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....
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 dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...
“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students
Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...
Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?
7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches
You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...
October is…
October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....
World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness
The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...
Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports
The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...
Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology
A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.
Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading
School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...
Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break
Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...
Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?
Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...
Keeping an Eye on Cataracts
Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...
A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes
Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...
6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes
The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...
Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight
It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...
9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season
Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...
How Your Eyes Convey Emotion
Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...
Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job
There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...
New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health
It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...
Hope in Sight for Low Vision
February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...
How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses
Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...
7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma
7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....
New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014
The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...
Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision
The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...
What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision
Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...
Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean
If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...
10 Tips to Protect Your Vision
Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...
This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses
As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...
How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel
Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...
Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?
Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...
Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes
The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...
Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors
For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...
The Great Glasses Play Day 2013
The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...
First Aid for Eye Injuries
To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...
Understanding the Eye Chart
Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...
June is Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...
Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision
Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...
How to Choose the Right Sunglasses
Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...
Computer Vision Syndrome
Sitting in front of a computer the entire day is not optimal for your health, yet it is often unavoidable in today's workplace in the digital era. If you work on a computer all day long, you may experience headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, fatigue and eyestrain in addition to...
Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics
Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...
A Recipe for Eye Health
Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...
Spring Eye Allergies
Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...
The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses
We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...
Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic
Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...
UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays
Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...
Keep An Eye Out For Diabetic Retinopathy
Are you aware that having diabetes puts you at risk for eye and vision damage? According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in individuals between 20 and 74, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is when the retina is damaged...
Focusing on Astigmatism and Contact Lenses
If you have astigmatism and you don't wear contacts, then listen up. Contact lenses can actually be a way to correct the condition. The cornea of a normally sighted person is spherical, but the cornea of someone with astigmatism is more oval-shaped, almost like a football. This seemingly minor detail...
How Retinoscopy Works
On occasion, especially when doing an eye exam on small children the optometrist will focus a light in the eye. So what does this do? Such as test is used to help test the refractive error of your eye, and it's known as retinoscopy. Whether you're near or farsighted, or...
What All Smartphone Users Should Know
It's official - we're totally dependent on smartphones. In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay in touch with whoever we want no matter where we are. Nevertheless many people have a habit of holding their handheld devices very close to their eyes. This kind of reading...
Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age
Have you started to have difficulty when reading fine print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. But developing presbyopia when you already need glasses for distance vision doesn't mean you need to start switching between multiple pairs of glasses. Multifocal lenses will allow you to see clearly...
Patches: Not Just For Pirates
Many children have a lazy eye. A lazy eye comes about when the brain turns off or suppresses vision in one eye. This might happen if someone isn't able to see well through one eye because of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Along with corrective glasses, one of the treatment options...
Eye Exam Approaching? Here’s What You Need to Know
How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are several bits of information we will need from you. Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, it's vital that you inform...
Night Vision
  You wake suddenly, in the middle of the night, or you're trying to find the light switch or door in the dark. It's happened to all of us. It takes a couple of minutes for your vision to return. This process is known as ''dark adaptation'' and it lets...
Changes: Managing Presbyopia
Ever wonder why people over 40 usually wear reading glasses? As time passes, the lens of your eye grows increasingly inflexible, which makes it harder to focus on handheld objects. This is called presbyopia. It's something that happens to everyone. Often, to prevent having to strain their eyes, people with...
Safety at Play
Sometimes it's challenging to choose toys that are not harmful for our children's eyes. Infants are born with only semi-formed vision. Nothing stimulates a child's visual development more efficiently than playing, which involves hand-eye coordination and learning about spatial relationships. Until they're 3 months old, babies can't fully see color,...
A Strong School Year Starts With Good Vision
  Most learning is accomplished with children's eyes. Despite the overt link between sight and learning, many parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are necessary for success at school....
Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency
When a son or daughter struggles at school, it's not always a learning disability. In truth, he or she may be one of many kids who have a hard-to-detect vision issue that creates an obstacle in the way of learning at school, known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). To explain, CI...
Seeing 20/20
It's safe to assume that you've come across the expressions twenty-twenty vision and visual acuity. As common as these terms are, do most people really know what they mean? Having a proper understanding of them will enlighten you as to how an eye specialist determines the state of your vision...
Get The Fresh Look
Have you ever thought about getting an updated look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a vast range of color contact lenses, which subtly intensify or radically change the color of your eyes. This cutting edge line of contact lenses has such a large number...
Looking at Eyelid Hygiene
Are you suffering from inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis? It's a common eyelid inflammation, often associated with a bacterial eye infection, certain sorts of skin conditions, like acne, or dry eyes. Often, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, a gritty sensation in the eye, tearing and crusting around the...
Fresh Lenses, Clear Eyes
Do you ever end up leaving your disposable contact lenses in for more time than recommended? It goes without saying that most things are at their best when they're fresh. It's no surprise that the same principle can also help you understand how often you should change your contacts. It's...
Focusing on Cataracts
In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the main reason behind vision loss among those 55 and older? More so, more than half of all people aged 65 and older have some degree of cataract development. So what exactly is...
Quality Protection from UV Rays
Everyone is regularly exposed to UV rays. Even though this is the case, the possible dangers related to years of exposure to these unsafe rays are not often considered, to a point where most people barely take enough action to guard their eyes, even when they're planning to be out...
The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam
May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the best things you can do to make sure your eyesight remains in top form. During your procedure, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for common eye...
The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens
One of the most reputable lens manufacturers, Transitions® Optical, have announced an exciting product as part of their comprehensive range- the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has added a great new feature to their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Glare that bounces off...
Watching Out for Poor Vision
A decline in strong vision is usually the result of a number of conditions including anatomical changes or irregularities in the eye or visual system, eye diseases, side effects caused by medicine or injuries to the eye. Many people also experience visual abnormalities resulting from aging or eye strain. These...
Women and Eye Care
It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease in women is being diagnosed in growing numbers, more notably in aging women. In fact, studies show that large numbers of women aged 40...
This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month
When the springtime arrives, along with more opportunity to participate in outdoor sports, comes an increase in the prevalence of sports related eye injuries. Every year, far too many children and adults sustain eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be avoided with the right defense and...
Eye Care on The Go
Good eyesight is required for road safety. If you think about it, driving safely requires a number of visual capabilities including distance and near vision, side or peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, plus many others. Being able to see well into the distance is crucial because of how...
Your Vision in the Workplace
To teach corporations and their employees about the necessity of eye health, and to spread advice on how to prevent vision-endangering eye incidents, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has set aside the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Each day, workers are inflicted by workplace related eye injuries that...
Astigmatism: The Common Condition Explained
The part of the eye that surrounds your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under usual conditions, round. When light hits the eye from all angles, the cornea's job is to project that light, directing it toward your retina, in the rear part of your eye. But what...
Optometric Insight: Pink Eye
Pink eye, formally referred to as conjunctivitis, is one of the most frequently encountered eye infections, especially with children. This infection can be caused by a virus, bacteria or allergies to pollen, chlorine in pools, and ingredients found in cosmetics, or other irritants that touch your eyes. Certain types of...
Be Knowledgeable About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
February is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of loss of vision in adults over age 65. AMD is a condition that causes a breakdown of the macula in the eye which is responsible for...
The Best Solution for Your Contact Lenses
When it comes to use of contacts, it is essential to practice proper eye hygiene. Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August showed that an alarming number of adults regularly use strange substances in place of contact lens solution to wet their lenses. Substances such as baby oil, beer,...
Dry, Burning Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes can be often more prevalent during the cold season as a result of cold and dry air conditions.

The Dangers of UV to Your Eyes – In the Winter
It's official! Winter is here, which means in some locations biting winds and cold rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. Most of us wouldn't ever contemplate of leaving the house without a jacket in icy climates, but unfortunately, far too many people leave their sunglasses at home. Although many...
Increase Your Awareness of Glaucoma this January
As this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to emphasize the importance of recognizing the indications of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of progressive eye disorders that cause damage to the eye's optic nerve, which can be a precursor to loss of central vision and eventual...
Presbyopia and Aging
Visit your Raleigh, NC Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults eventually begin to experience presbyopia or a diminished ability to see things at a close range, as they get older. With the increasing worldwide population of older adults, a significant number of individuals are developing presbyopia,...
This Month Consider Toys and Eye Safety
Holiday season is right around the corner which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Adoring family members enjoy treating the kids to the coolest toys to start off the New Year. The American Optometric Association advises that parents teach relatives about the rules about toy safety...
Don’t Lose Your FSA Credit!
As the year's end comes near, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If you haven't heard of the term you may not be signed up for a flex spending account but you should confirm your insurance plan to clarify. If you participate in an FSA through your...
A Differently Colored Life: What is Color Blindness?

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Learn About Diabetic Retinopathy and Vision Loss During National Diabetes Month
Diabetes is the primary agent of impaired vision for men and women between age twenty and seventy-four. In just the last four years, over four million people in North America afflicted with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. Of this number, 70,000 were afflicted with acute diabetic retinopathy, which...
All You Need to Know About Lazy Eye Treatment in Raleigh, NC
To achieve proper vision, it is necessary for the eyes to work in unison with each other and with the brain. When this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can occur. With most occurrences of lazy eye the eyes themselves are typically healthy yet the condition...
Raleigh, NC Eye Tests: What 20/20 Eyesight Actually Means
  Ever wonder what 20/20 vision actually stands for? The phrase 20/20 vision represents normal visual acuity or clarity of vision. In other words someone with such eyesight can see an object clearly from 20 feet away that the majority of people should be able to see from such a...
Raleigh, NC Treatment for Autumn Eye Allergies
  As the end of summer approaches, many individuals start to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can cause a great level of discomfort. Eyes are often itchy, puffy, and irritated and often burn or...
Halloween Eye Safety: Watch Out For Special Effect Contacts!
  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, costumes. As a consumer, you want to be aware of certain hazards to your eyes that sometimes come along with the Halloween spirit. A popular costume addition in recent years has been special effect contact lenses and this is causing serious...
Raleigh, NC Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Fatigue
  According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) more than 70 percent of the American citizens that work for the majority of the day from a computer monitor (over 140 million people) experience computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Prolonged computer use can result in eye stress and effect typical...
Be Aware of Home Eye Safety This Month
  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will highlight ways to keep your house eye safe particularly for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. Generally, kids are born with an...
Cosmetics Tips for Contact Lens Wearers from your Winston Salem, NC Optometrist
For those who use contacts there are a number of guidelines that should be followed when it comes to the use of cosmetics. Below are some professional tips on how to make sure your eyes remain looking great and safe. Which Makeup Are the Safest for your Eyes? First of...
What to Do if You Get Sunblock in Your Eyes
Individuals who have regrettably gotten sunscreen in their eyes know firsthand how excruciating it can be. A very good spray in the eye can even result in stinging that lasts for hours. It can take a long time before the victim can open his eyes, especially outside in the bright...
Schedule An Eye Exam in Winston Salem, NC, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month
Many adults don't know that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In fact, over half of the population above 65 has some degree of cataract development. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's clear lens. This prohibits the passage of...
Make a Winston Salem, NC Eye Checkup Part of the Back to School Routine
Children across the country are getting ready for a new school year. Before going back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises a visit to the eye doctor. Proper vision is crucial to the developmental process and performance in the classroom. There are numerous tasks that demand optical skills,...
Contact Lenses Make Teens Happy!
Requiring eyeglasses is often difficult for a teen. Adolescents can cringe at the very idea of being seen in glasses and looking ''dorky''. Compared to glasses, children and teens that opt for contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their looks, says a recently published study. The research results demonstrate...
Treating Common Eye Injuries
Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some may require emergency action and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be treated at home. Follow this guide to typical eye injuries, to plan out your next move following an eye emergency. Keep in...
Why You Need to Book a Routine Eye Exam
When we have healthy eyes, we may miss the importance of a routine eye examination. Nevertheless, early diagnosis of eye disease is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with a simple eye exam. A significant number of optical problems are a-symptomatic. Consequently, individuals are often...
A Guide to Summer Eye Care
It’s officially summer and it’s time to ensure you safeguard your eyes from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun: Buy glasses that block 100% of UV rays. If your glasses don’t offer 100% UV protection to protect...
Protective Glasses for Kids
Are you aware that annual statistics show that approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to require emergency room care? That's one eye accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts report that most of the accidents could be easily avoided by wearing proper eye protection. Most injuries happen when...
Eye Doctor Insight: Carrots and Eyesight
You may have been told that carrots improve your eyesight, but is this really true? Eye care professionals will tell you that carrots can't actually improve your eyesight. However, they do provide large quantities of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for the health of your eyes and therefore...
Ultraviolet Awareness Month – The Sun and Your Eyes
  Because of campaigns to create awareness of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar with the need for using sunscreen and using other forms of sun protection during outdoor activities. But how many are aware that UV and other...
Are You Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly?
  Contact lens wearers need to be careful to care for their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally results in blindness. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their...
Why Rigid Lenses Might be Great for You
  While soft contact lenses are most often used, a second, lesser-known type of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses, sometimes known as oxygen permeable lenses. In truth, RGP lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, and they last longer, can be more successful in improving eyesight,...
Eye Allergy Season is Here – Are You Prepared?
If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For many, March is the beginning of pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are largely due...
Should You Purchase Your Eyeglasses on the Web?
Though many people have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are one product that should be carefully considered prior to clicking that buy button. Here's why. Even though online optical dealers often promote reduced prices, the benefits of choosing an optician far overshadow the...
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Ways to Protect Against Dry Eyes This Cold Season
Even though it is common to think of winter as the wet time of year with all the rain and snow, the air is really a lot dryer during the winter, which can cause your eyes to become irritated more easily. Our eye care team can assist you in choosing...
Do You Know About Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision? Become Aware This Month
February is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the foremost cause of visual impairment for individuals age 65 and over. AMD often leads to low vision, a term eye doctors use to refer to substantial visual impairment that cannot be helped by...
January Has Been Declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month
In an effort to spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of avoidable blindness, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world....
Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses
You read it correctly. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are aware of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes during the summertime, we don't all realize that it is essential to take extra care in the winter as well....
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Multifocal Contact Lenses Not seeing the way you used to? Are you having a hard time seeing upclose? Is your arm not long enough for you to read anymore? If that is the case, we have the contact lens for you. At Fox Eye Care Group we are proud to...
More Effective Treatment Identified for Common Childhood Vision Disorder
     Posted by ALLDocs Admin from NEI Press Release dated 10-13-2008 Scientists have found a more effective treatment for a common childhood eye muscle coordination problem called convergence insufficiency (CI). For words on a page to appear in focus a child's eyes must turn inward, or converge. In CI,...
Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss
    By: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA — There's another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The studies tracked approximately 41,000 runners for more...
Rates of Myopia Increasing
    Published On: 12/15/2009 By: Roan, Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Times (12/15, Roan) reports that, according to a study published in the Dec. issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology, "17% more Americans aged 12 to 54 are afflicted with mild to severe distance vision problems than 30...
AMD Risk Lower If You Consume Yellow Plant Pigment Lutein And Zeaxanthin
If you consume high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, types of yellow plant pigments, your chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are significantly lower, according to an article published in Archives of Ophthalmology (JAMA/Archives), September issue. AMD happens when the area at the back of the retina, the macula,...
Drug for Urination Difficulties Linked with Complications After Cataract Surgery
    By: JAMA and Archives Journals Use of the medication tamsulosin to treat male urination difficulties within two weeks of cataract surgery is associated with an increased risk of serious postoperative ophthalmic adverse events such as retinal detachment or lost lens, according to a study in the May 20...
AMD and reduced cognitive function linked, according to study
    By: Ophthalmology Times Source: Ophthalmology Times Houston—Dementia and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could have a similar pathogenesis because of an association between AMD and reduced cognitive function in older people, according to a study. A low score on a test of cognitive function increased the risk of AMD...
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Diets High In Lutein, Zeaxanthin And Vitamin E Associated With Decreased Risk Of Cataracts
    By: JAMA Women who have higher dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin—compounds found in yellow or dark, leafy vegetables—as well as more vitamin E from food and supplements appear to have a lower risk for developing cataracts, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of...

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