Yearly Archives: 2013

Keep Eyes Safe This Holiday Season

Eye injuries, especially among children, for Raleigh and Durham residents are not uncommon during the Holiday Season, and Beth R. Friedland at Park Ophthalmology wants to make sure you are safe this Christmas and New Year’s. As the Triangle celebrates … Continue reading

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6 Driving Behaviors that Signal an Eye Exam is Due

Human vision can change drastically during the course of a year. One area where that becomes obvious is with driving. Here in North Carolina, drivers ages 18 to 65 can keep their license for eight years without renewal. For those … Continue reading

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Are the Eyes Important in Finding Early Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a terrible malady of the mind that affects the brain, memory, thinking and behavior. Statistics show that more than five million Americans have it, including thousands here in  Raleigh,  Durham, and across the Triangle. But new studies … Continue reading

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Not Just Dark Circles: Chronic Sleep Loss Affects Eyes

For many Raleigh and Durham residents, chronic sleep loss is considered normal and just a part of life we all have to accept. We enjoy our crazy busy lives on the run here in the Triangle. The real warriors plod … Continue reading

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What is Color Blindness?

Color blindness is not very common, and at Park Ophthalmology we usually do not see too many patients here in the Triangle with this unique eye situation, but information about it is very interesting. In the discussion of eye care, … Continue reading

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6 Questions & Answers Cataract Patients Ask Beth R. Friedland M.D.

Many Triangle residents from Raleigh, Durham, and adjoining towns come to Park Ophthalmology to seek guidance about changes in their vision, especially new and recent problems, such as double or foggy vision. It is important to note that these kinds … Continue reading

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Catching Glaucoma Early Can Prevent Childhood Vision Problems in the Triangle

Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects older people, yet it also can affect children. In fact, three million Americans of almost every age have glaucoma, including thousands of people in Raleigh, Durham, and the Triangle. Many of our Park … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea and Eyesight in the Triangle NC

The ability to sleep properly each night affects many organs in the human body, including our eyes. Everyone in Raleigh and Durham who notice excessive sleepiness during the day may have a disorder called Sleep Apnea, in which the throat … Continue reading

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8 Myths & Truths about Contact Lenses

Many people in Raleigh and Durham prefer to wear contact lenses instead of glasses. Meanwhile, many others come into our Park Ophthalmology locations and want to wear contacts but just aren’t sure they can, or aren’t sure of the cost. … Continue reading

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Wake and Durham County Students Need Back-to-School Eye Exams

Wake and Durham County elementary and high school students need good eyesight to read the whiteboard, the computer screen and their textbooks. While many people who do not wear corrective lenses often do not need yearly eye exams, it’s a … Continue reading

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