July is UV Awareness Month

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on June 25

Cover photo. Couple enjoying sun outside with the text "July is UV Safety Awareness Month" with a yellow sun logo next to it.

We welcomed summer last week, and this week, we celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27, 2024. As we approach July, which marks UV Safety Month, it’s a perfect time to grab your best sunglasses while you are out and about to enjoy your favorite summer activities. Did you know it wasn’t until the 1900s… Read More


Your Eyelashes Are More Than Just For Beauty

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on June 18

Eyelashes are not just a popular beauty trend. They are a vital part of our eye health, acting as a protective barrier against debris, infection, or injury. Understanding their natural growth cycle, which occurs every six to ten weeks when they replace themselves after a few are lost, is key to maintaining their health. The… Read More


Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Retinal Detachment and be Prepared to Take Action!

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on June 12

Our eyes are windows to our health, impressive, complex organs that need special attention. We like to empower our patients with a wealth of knowledge on their eye health, and we would like to discuss retinal detachment. According to the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Retinal Detachment is a sight-threatening condition that affects 1 in every… Read More


Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on May 14

Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

As Memorial Day, the official pre-summer kickoff holiday, approaches, it’s crucial to remember that fireworks can pose severe risks, potentially harming not just you but also your loved ones. Did you know that 65% of all fireworks injuries involve bystanders, and 19% of those injuries affect the eyes? These statistics underscore the need for caution… Read More


May is Healthy Vision Month

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on May 1

May is Healthy Vision Month

Spring is here with lots of sunshine and warmer weather, leading to many people exercising and having fun outdoors. There is something about the warm weather that encourages us to live a healthier and more physically fit lifestyle, including eating seasonal fruits and vegetables, taking long walks in the park, and even having a set… Read More


How Do I Know If I Am Having an Ocular Migraine?

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on April 10

Classic migraines are typically associated with a painful headache affecting about 10% of the US population. However, ocular migraines can cause visual distortion without always being related to head pain. What is an Ocular Migraine? The American Migraine Foundation defines Ocular Migraine as a condition that encompasses a variety of migraine subtypes. These subtypes are… Read More


April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on April 3

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, initiated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to raise awareness about preventing sports-related eye injuries. Every year, nearly 30,000 sports-related eye injuries are treated in emergency rooms in the United States. It is worth noting that ninety percent of these eye injuries could have been avoided if the… Read More


March is Save Your Vision Month

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on March 26

Image of an eye exam with the caption "save your vision month"

Every March, “Save Your Vision Month” raises awareness about the importance of good eye care. The American Optometric Association (AOA) is the driving force behind this annual wellness observance, primarily encouraging people to get regular eye exams and prioritize their eye health. There are five simple steps you can take to preserve your vision. Make… Read More


Tips to Manage Spring Eye Allergies

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on March 12

Spring is a season that symbolizes new beginnings. After enduring the cold and harsh winter months, we can finally look forward to the blooming of flowers and spending more time outdoors. This year, the season will officially begin on Tuesday, March 19th, which marks the first day of Spring. It is the time of year… Read More


Highlighting Women’s Eye Health

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on March 6

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions that women have made throughout history in various fields such as medicine, culture, and society. It’s worth noting that women in eye care have made groundbreaking contributions that have paved the way for the next generation of female leaders in this… Read More


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