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Featured Frame – Michael Kors MK 217 Olive 52-16-130

Our current featured frame is a Michael Kors MK 217 Olive 52-16-130. Be sure to stop by and check out our entire collection! More »

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Check Out Our Referral Program!

Earn money to use in our optical by referring your family and friends.  For every three people you refer, you will receive a $30 Coupon to use in our optical! More »

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Get $30 OFF Contact Lenses When You Purchase a Pair of Sunglasses

At Dr. Hobbs Eyecare Center we are constantly coming up with ways to help make things a little more affordable all around.  With this special promotion, when you buy a pair of More »

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Get 50% OFF Your Frames & Lenses

When you purchase a year supply of your current contact lens prescription you are eligable to receive 50% off your glasses and lenses.   More »

What you need to know about proper lens care and infection

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There has been a lot of talk the last few weeks about a student who left her contact lenses in for 6 months and lost her vision. Here is what you should know about those types of infections and how to avoid a similar result…

Novel treatment discovered for a form of childhood blindness

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A new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis, an international research project reports. Until now, this inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness, has remained untreatable…

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Doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

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Nothing says “Fourth of July” like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage.

Increased nearsightedness linked to higher education levels and more years spent in school

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Researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. The research is the first population-based study to demonstrate that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development of myopia.

New findings explain how eyes link to prefrontal cortex

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A research team has linked how our eyes actually see the world to neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. The team studied saccadic eye movements — those movements where the eye jumps from one point of focus to another — in an effort to determine exactly how this happens without us being overcome by our brains processing too much visual information.

Eye’s optical quality deteriorates after alcohol consumption

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Ethanol in the tear-film is one of the causes: it covers the surface of the eye, disturbs the outer layer and favours evaporation of the aqueous content of the tear, deteriorating the optical quality of the image we see. The deterioration in vision is significantly greater in subjects with breath alcohol content over 0.25mg/liter, the legal limit for driving recommended by the World Health Organization…

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Is glaucoma a brain disease?

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The brain, not the eye, controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma, a new study finds. The results may help develop treatments for one of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness, as well as contribute to the development of future therapies for preserving brain function in other age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s…

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