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The Complete Guide on How to Become an Ophthalmologist

Picking a career in life is a delicate balance of passion and tolerance. What do you love to do and how long can you imagine doing it? For those looking to help others, few things beat Ophthalmology. Eye health is an important part of living a vibrant life. Today, new techniques and methods for sustaining and… Read More

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The List of Common Eye Conditions and Vision Disturbances

By the age of 40, 1.3 million people are diagnosed as legally blind. Nearly three million have “low vision” by age 40. For many, these vision disturbances are preventable by treating underlying conditions. Do you have a visual disturbance? Are you struggling with retaining focus, missing things others don’t, or eye discomfort? You should probably see a specialist, even if you… Read More

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The Importance of Yearly Vision Screening and Proper Eye Care

Did you know that an estimated 1.3 billion people around the world have some sort of visual impairment? And according to WHO, 80% of visual impairment cases are avoidable. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 7,675,600 people had some form of visual disability in 2016. There are also 38 million adults aged 40 and older who experience blindness, have low vision,… Read More

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Magruder Eye Institute Welcomes Cornea Specialist Jeffrey R. Golen, M.D.

Magruder Eye Institute has added Dr. Jeffrey Golen, Cornea Specialist and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, to its staff of eleven board-certified Ophthalmologists and Optometrists. Dr. Golen treats a wide variety of corneal diseases, including Fuchs’ Dystrophy and other corneal dystrophies, keratoconus, corneal scars, infectious keratitis (corneal ulcers), dry eye, pterygium, eye surface tumors, corneal calcification, and traumatic injuries. He… Read More

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Magruder Eye Institute Welcomes Chase Hutchings, Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Chase Huchings

A leading Central Florida Ophthalmology practice since 1963, Magruder Eye Institute has now pioneered a unique professional position in physician-led care for ocular disease, management and treatment. Board-certified Physician Assistant Chase Hutchings has joined the widely respected eye care team,working under the guidance of Dr. John Lehr, board-certified Ophthalmologist and Retina Surgeon.  Like other Physician Assistants, Chase has thousands of… Read More

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Magruder Eye Institute Welcomes Viviana López, O.D.

Viviana López, O.D., has joined the growing staff of board-certified eye doctors who, along with performing comprehensive eye examinations, are also trained in diagnosing, managing and treating a variety of eye disease, including Dry Eyes, Diabetic Eye Disease, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration. Dr. López sees patients of all ages at EyeCare Optical — Kissimmee, a division of Magruder Eye… Read More

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Magruder Eye Institute Welcomes Kranston Boodram, O.D.

Boodram Kranston

Board-certified Optometrist, Kranston Boodram, O.D., has joined the growing Orlando-area Magruder Eye Institute office, EyeCare Optical. Dr. Boodram performs comprehensive eye examinations for all ages, provides prescriptions for glasses and hard, soft and specialty contact lenses, and oversees diagnosis and treatment for a variety of eye diseases at EyeCare Optical in Lake Nona and at Magruder Eye Institute in Orlando. … Read More

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Magruder Eye Institute Founder Passes Away

  G. Brock Magruder, M.D., Ret. 1931- 2019   It is with great sadness that the staff and many friends of Magruder Eye Institute announce that our founder, G. Brock Magruder, M.D., Ret., passed away January 8 in Lake Mary, Florida at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife Polly, his… Read More

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6 Most Common Types Of Eye Injuries And How They Should Be Treated

If your vision has ever been negatively impacted, you understand why. Put simply, our vision is linked to our quality of life. Yet, as careful as we are with our eyes, they can be easily damaged. Your work environment could pose a risk. Perhaps your favorite hobby strains them or puts them in the line… Read More

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Ready for Your First Contact Lenses? Check Out These Great Benefits

There are about 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses at this time. The average contact lens user is about 30 years old. But people of all ages use contacts to improve their vision. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80. You can benefit from wearing contact lenses. If you’re thinking about purchasing your… Read More

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