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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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What are the Differences Between an Ophthalmologist and Optometrist?

14 million people in America suffer from some variety of vision impairment. This varies from mild conditions through to medical emergencies. And treatment of vision disorders cost around $139 billion each year. Fortunately, there is lots of amazing help at hand. If you suffer from any sort of vision impairment an Ophthalmologist and Optometrist can help you get… Read More

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7 Signs You Should See an Ophthalmologist

Dr. Lehr speaking with a patient

There are almost 25 million Americans who have been diagnosed with cataracts at some point in their lives. There are also nearly 3 million people who have been diagnosed with glaucoma. If you fall into either of these categories, then you should already know how important it is for you to see an Ophthalmologist on a regular basis. An Ophthalmologist can help you… Read More

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What to Expect at Your Ophthalmologic Exam

Globally, 1.3 billion people have some type of vision impairment. If you have vision problems, visiting an Ophthalmologist might help improve your vision and increase your eye health. Even if you have great vision, there’s still a likely chance you’ll need to see an Ophthalmologist. Are you visiting an Ophthalmologist for the first time? If so, you’re… Read More

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A Closer Look at Your Options For Treating Cataracts

Statistics indicate that over 24.4 million Americans are affected by cataracts. Individuals aged 40 and over have the highest prevalence rate of cataracts. The likelihood to develop this condition increases with age. When an individual starts suffering from cataracts, the lens in their eye(s) becomes compromised and is no longer able to focus light onto their retina… Read More

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