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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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7 Types of Cataracts (and How to Treat Them)

24.4 million Americans over the age of 40 are affected by different types of cataracts. Additionally, approximately half of all people over 75 have cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The lens sits just behind your pupil, which is the black ‘dot’ in the middle of the eye. As a cataract… Read More

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Eye Care Advice for Better Vision

The American Foundation for the Blind says that by 2030, the number of Americans who have significant age-related vision loss will likely double. Multiple studies have shown that out of those who are legally blind (with vision of 20/200 or less), the majority are elderly. They weren’t born with poor vision. Instead, they’ve suffered from… Read More

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10 Signs You Need to See an Eye Specialist Immediately

Blindness is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to us. Yet, we all tend to take our eyes for granted. The 4 most common causes of vision loss are treatable eye diseases. Don’t wait until blurry vision reminds you that it is time to get your eyes checked. Regular checkups are vital… Read More

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My Momma Always Told Me…

September is Healthy Fruits and Veggies Month! Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. People who have a diet rich in fruits and veggies can decrease their risk for heart disease and some types of cancer. You can also lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause… Read More

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In Your Eyes

So summer is coming to an end, and school is getting ready to kick back into session. I thought I’d give you a little lesson to get your brain rolling. Today, class, we will be talking about the color of the human eye! What makes up the color of our iris? What determines this color?… Read More

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Here Comes the Boom

Ahh, the fourth of July, one of America’s greatest holidays. Sunshine, barbeques, and fireworks are a must! As much fun as it all is, we just want you to remember the dangers of fireworks! More than 9,000 fireworks injuries happen each year and about 80% of those injuries harm the eyes. These injuries include burns,… Read More

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Spring is in the Air

With the first day of spring right around the corner, it brings along beautiful weather, blooming flowers, and afternoon showers. However, spring also calls for increased eye health. Seasonal allergies affect our eyes by making them red, itchy, and watery. If you experience symptoms of allergies, it’s best to check with your eye care professional… Read More

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