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Family History, Ethnic Background and Age All Drive Increased Glaucoma Risk

Are you more at risk for glaucoma than you realize? Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. Most surprisingly, of the estimated three million Americans who suffer from Glaucoma, more than 50% are not even aware they have it! Despite a lack of noticeable symptoms, there are several important […]

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Powerful Relief for Dry Eye and Other Ocular Surface Conditions

Many people suffer from chronic, recurrent eye pain and blurry vision caused by advanced Dry Eye Disease and other ocular surface conditions that cause inflammation. In many instances, treatments such as drops, ointments, and prescription drugs provide temporary relief, but fail to provide lasting, long-term recovery patients need. One leading-edge treatment option for these patients […]

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Dr. Leslie O’Dell Honored with National Award

Dr. O’Dell recognized with Theia Award from Women in Optometry in the Innovation Category for her pioneering work in medical Optometry Each year, national publication Women in Optometry selects female leaders in the eye care field to honor with its Theia Awards. This year, Dr. Leslie O’Dell, FAAO, Medical Director for MOA – Shrewsbury was […]

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5 “Must Do” Steps to Care for the Aging Eye

With increased age, comes an increased risk for vision problems. People over the age of 50 are more likely to suffer from eye disease. They need to be proactive and receive specialized care to maintain their eye health as well as overall health as they age. Check out MOA’s 5 ‘Must Do’ Steps to Care […]

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Is It Dry Eye Disease or Just Allergies? How to know for sure and find relief either way!

Dry, itchy, irritated eyes are not uncommon among people living in the mid-Atlantic region in early fall. Ragweed allergen levels start to peak around this time and people who are allergic start to exhibit symptoms. With public awareness increasing of Dry Eye Disease, many patients wonder if they are experiencing allergies or something more. What […]

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5 Eye Conditions that May Require Emergency Care

Got a Nerf dart in your eye? Woke up with screaming red eyes? Sharp pain in the eye or sudden sensitivity to light? Life happens and sometimes it can be hard to know whether a condition will pass by itself or whether it might require more immediate medical eye care. Studies have shown that going […]

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MOA ODs Name America’s Best Eye Doctors by Newsweek

Medical Optometry America is proud to announce that two members of our medical leadership team have been named to Newsweek’s List of ‘America’s Best Eye Doctors 2022’. J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO, Chief Medical Officer and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, Medical Director for MOA – Shrewsbury, were both named to the list for 2022. According […]

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Scleral Contact Lens Technology – a Game Changer for Many Patients

If you are a Dry Eye sufferer who has tried other therapies with limited success or are having complications following an eye surgery, there is an innovative solution you may not be aware of – scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses are also a good option for patients who need a high-powered prescription contact lens, who […]

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More Patients with Diabetes Need to Seek Sight-Saving Eye Care According to New Research

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans are living with diabetes and need annual eye exams and specialized medical eye care to monitor the impacts of the disease and preserve their sight. Medical and eye care professionals have historically observed a worrisome trend that […]

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MOA – Shrewsbury Welcomes New Medical Optometrist, Dr. Elizabeth Choi, FAAO

MOA – Shrewsbury is expanding with the addition of Medical Optometrist Dr. Elizabeth Choi, FAAO to the team. Dr. Choi’s training and experience throughout her career have had a strong medical focus, including a residency at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, one of the premier residency sites in the nation. She will provide another outstanding […]

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