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Your Carolina Eye Doctors Talk Impact of COVID-19 on Eye Care

An upheaval like we are in the midst of hasn’t been seen since World War II. SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus that causes COVID-19 – The coronavirus or Coronavirus Disease. It will have lasting effects long after herd immunity and a vaccine...

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Caring for the First Dogs

Little did I know that when I was put in charge of eye care for the White House, I was also in charge of the First Dogs’ eye care as well. The White House Medical Unit had full training on how to muzzle and examine First Pets if the need arose. The first taste I had...

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Dr. Garcia Explains the Technology Behind EyePrintPRO™

As a cornea and contact lens specialist, I’ve had the privilege to fit a wide range of corneal disease patients, from end stage keratoconus to corneal transplants that are barely holding on. During my time I have seen 2 revolutions in medical contact lens fitting. The...

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Why Our Kids Can’t See…

  Two words: myopia and amblyopia. Amblyopia My daughter recently had her 18-month check-up at the pediatrician’s office and at the end of the exam, the doctor mentioned her dental health and the importance of a dental exam but made no mention her ocular...

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Eye Health – The Key to Squaring the Healthspan Curve 

Eye Health – The Key to Squaring the Healthspan Curve  With the birth of our first child, I started thinking about longevity and how to make my life last as long as possible. Not just long, but healthy. This is the concept of lifespan vs. healthspan. Your...

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Dr. Tarbett’s Thoughts As The White House Eye Doctor

After spending 9 years as the eye doctor for the White House Medical Unit (WHMU), I’ve been asked a lot of questions. One of the most common is, “What do you think is going on there now?” I’m assuming they’re wondering this because the current administration is...

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A Dry Eye Discussion with Dr. Garcia

If your eyes have been feeling a little more gritty, sandy or dry than usual, you’re not the only one. As we get cozy inside and turn on our heaters, the humidity and moisture our eyes love starts to drop. Irritation then starts to kick in making dry eyes a symptom we...

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Dr. Tarbett Talks Visual Fallout in Concussion

Brain injury was known as a silent epidemic in the 1990’s but not so anymore. Whether it be a concussion-related to a sports injury or a motor vehicle accident; a fall or a blast injury in our military service members, we are aware of brain injury much more these...

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What’s Up With Blue Light?

Wherever we go blue light is bound to follow. Blue light is produced by the ever-present LED- Light Emitting Diode. The LED is what illuminates our phones and computer screens, and has now also made it into our homes with LED light bulbs. LED lights are smaller,...

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