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Are Regular Eye Exams Important After LASIK?

Many LASIK eye surgery candidates question if they need to continue seeing an eye doctor after they have their procedure. After all, you could have 20/20 vision or better after surgery, which means there’s no point in getting regular eye exams, right? Wrong. Even after LASIK surgery it is important to get a comprehensive eye exam at least every one to two years.

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Eye Myths and Truths

Can sitting too close to the TV really make you go blind? Do carrots actually help you see better? These are some of the most common questions/myths I hear.

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Announcing Two New Locations!

Dr. Torrey J Carlson and Associates, P.C. is expanding its group practice to LensCrafters in Bristol and also adding a new location in Knoxville at the LensCrafters in West Town Mall.

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Probiotics and Your Eyes?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are consumed because of their health effects. Probiotics are being hailed to help treat gastrointestinal tract problems, counteract the side effects of antibiotics, and offer general immune support.

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Holiday Tips for Diabetics

During this holiday season make a promise to put yourself at the top of your list. As hard as you’ve worked to stay on course with managing your diabetes throughout the year, the holiday season has the potential to throw you off.

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We now sell Avenova!

Avenova is a prescription only product. Avenova contains Neutrox™, NovaBay’s pure, stable form of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) which is the body’s natural immune response.

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What are Retinal Holes and Tears?

Retinal holes and tears are small breaks in the retina, which is the lining at the back of your eye that senses light coming into your eye. Usually holes and tears do not mean you will have serious vision problems right away, however…

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Q & A with Dr. Carlson

1. What do the numbers mean in my prescription?

Three numbers are used:

For example, -2.00 -1.25 x 170 +2.00 ADD

The first number, -2.00, identifies myopia or hyperopia.

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