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5 Things to Know Before You Buy Sunglasses
06/02/2017 14:04
With Memorial Day behind us and summer quickly approaching, it is important to remind yourself to break out your sunglasses whenever you go outside. Here are five things to remember when buying that new pair of summer shades: Your sunglasses should always block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. This ultraviolet radiation radiated from the sun ...
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Workplace Eye Wellness Month
03/07/2017 15:44
Work Place Eye Health While we ease ourselves into March, or better known in the eye care industry as Workplace Eye Health Month, we are reminded how important it is to take care of our vision. With the average American spending 40 plus hours a week at work, it’s important that we keep informed on how to best take care of our eyes while on...
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Assessing Visual Impairments In Infants
02/22/2017 16:14
Have you ever wondered how doctors are able to accurately gauge an infant’s visual impairment? If an infant is unable to tell the doctor if “one” or “two” is clearer, how do they figure out the right prescription for correction? Retinoscopy is the technique that is most widely used to determine the amount of correct...
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Presidential Eye Problems
02/17/2017 16:06
Presidents, although it may be difficult to believe, are just like you and me! While they may have more help accomplishing their day to day tasks, they still have to put their pants on one leg at a time. Just like us, there have been presidents who have suffered from different eye problems. Abraham Lincoln. Did you know that Honest Abe wouldn...
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Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?
02/15/2017 15:41
With February being Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month, we want to provide important information to help you keep your eyes healthy! When we hear the term Age-Related Macular Degeneration many of us believe that it comes about due to old age. While aging is a risk in developing AMD, there are many other things that can lead t...
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5 Vision Saving Tips
01/03/2017 14:19
With 2016 in our rearview mirror it’s time to start thinking about the changes we want to make for a better 2017! Some of these positive daily life changes can also help benefit your vision. Here are a few ideas of some things you might want to add to your list of resolutions! Eat A Nutrient Rich Diet:  Incorporating the ri...
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3 Winter Eye Care Tips
12/07/2016 20:11
Whether you are struggling with Florida’s sporadic cold fronts or planning a snow filled vacation over the holidays, these eye care tips can help you keep your eyes healthy all winter! Dry Winter Air While we love to soak up all the dry air we can get here in Florida, your eyes might not be as excited. Dry winter air can cause...
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What is Presbyopia?
08/29/2016 20:16
As you age you may notice that you aren’t seeing things quite as clearly as you once did. While many people will tell you it is just a part of the aging process, they may not know that it is actually a condition known as Presbyopia. What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is derived from Greek words meaning “old eye.” It is often ref...
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Transient Smartphone Blindness
08/17/2016 17:14
Are you one of the many Americans who enjoy getting one last surge of entertainment before hitting the hay? Squeezing in that YouTube video you noticed your coworker getting a chuckle at earlier in the day or checking your friends’ latest Facebook posts? Most of us are guilty of it, but what you may not know is that this habit could cause tem...
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Is Smoking Affection Your Vision?
08/10/2016 13:06
Smoking is bad for our health. We all know this. It has been drilled into our brains time and time again. Smoking can lead to lung cancer, COPD, heart disease, strokes and much more. But did you know smoking can also impair your vision? Here are few ways that smoking can damage your eyesight. Cataracts: Studies have shown that smokers signifi...
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What You Need To Know About Digital Eye Strain
07/27/2016 13:08
It’s 2016 and digital devices are running our lives. We have reached a point of no return. It seems impossible to make it through an entire day without turning to your tablet, smart phone, computer or smart watch. Why read a physical book when the digital version is cheaper? Why trudge through an encyclopedia when Siri can look it up for you?...
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How To Get The Best Use Out Of Your Amsler Grid
07/19/2016 14:33
Anyone with Age-Related Macular Degeneration has seen one before, the infamous black and white grid with the tiny black dot in the middle, better known in the ophthalmology world as the Amsler Grid. Many of you may wonder, “What’s the purpose?” or “How do I use it?” Let us help you find answers to these questions. ...
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5 Most Common Eye Problems in Adults
07/08/2016 13:44
  At some point in our lives we will all come across that one moment when we realize our vision isn’t quite as strong as it once was. The thought of reading a menu without your glasses resting atop the bridge of your nose seems ludicrous. Is this deterioration in vision something to simply be chalked up to the aging process or cou...
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Fireworks Safety
06/27/2016 14:21
There is something nostalgic about sitting outside on a warm summer night watching the sky light up in bursts of brilliant color. It brings back memories of simple times filled with good food, lots of laughter and enjoying life with friends and family. While we can all appreciate the splendor of a great fireworks show on the Fourth of July, it i...
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Optometrist Vs. Ophthalmologist
06/17/2016 15:40
Those who work in the eye health field can probably tell you that more times than not patients are unaware of the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist.  To the surprise of many, there are some key differences to these two professions. It is important that you understand the differences so you can seek out help from the ...
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Sports Eye Safety
06/07/2016 19:59
In the United States, every 13 minutes an emergency room is treating a sports-related eye injury. More than 100,000 eye injuries in the United States are estimated to occur every year with ninety percent of these injuries being deemed avoidable with the use of protective eyewear.   Who Is At Risk For Sports-Related Eye Injuries? A...
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Summer Eye Safety
06/06/2016 17:48
Memorial Day has come and gone and now we find ourselves slipping into summer time. This means lazy beach days, barbeques and plenty of swimming to help combat the Florida heat. While all of these things sound wonderful, especially if you are reading this while sitting in a cubicle staring out at the Florida sunshine, it is important to remembe...
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Cataract 411
06/02/2016 18:48
Did you know that by age 80, more than half of all Americans have a cataract or have had cataract surgery? Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process and are the leading cause of vision loss in adults 55 and over. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. In fact, more than 3 million cataract surgeries are ...
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Tips For Avoiding Springtime Eye Allergies
05/23/2016 16:33
The time of year has come around once again for those who suffer from pollen allergies. While many people are enjoying the perfect springtime temperatures, blooming flowers and beautiful Florida sunshine, allergy suffers may be finding themselves in a losing battle with the fresh layers of pollen that seem to blanket everything. In addition ...
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Importance of Wearing Sunglasses
05/17/2016 20:41
Living in Florida, we have all heard time and again that we should be wearing sunglasses when we are outdoors. What we don’t hear often enough is why we should wear sunglasses and what to look for when buying a new pair. Here are 10 tips on when to wear your sunglasses, why they are important and what to look for. Sunglasses are an e...
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Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!

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Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
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