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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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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

MOA – Shrewsbury is expanding with the addition of Medical Optometrist Dr. Elizabeth Choi 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 option […]

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Women are 2/3 More Likely to Suffer Vision Loss -Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Highlights Unique Eye Care Needs

Did you know women are 2/3 more likely than men to experience vision loss? In addition to experiencing and increased incidence for vision problems, women are at greater risk for unique health issues related to hormone levels, which can fluctuate throughout pregnancy and menopause. Women have a higher prevalence of major eye diseases, such as: […]

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