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What is a Retinal Tear?

The retina is a thin tissue that lines the back of the eye. It contains light-sensitive photoreceptor cells that receive and send information to the brain through the optic nerve, and the brain interprets the information to develop images – giving what we call “sight.” Damage to the retina can result in impaired sight or even complete blindness.

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Common Eye Injuries and How to Treat Them

Most traumatic eye injuries are work-related accidents or happen at sporting events. From blunt force to scratches, here is a breakdown of the types of eye injuries, and what to do and not do in the case of such an emergency.

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Glasses for Every Face Shape

Finding the perfect glasses can be fun and doesn’t have to take an entire afternoon. The trial and error approach can be time consuming, and the sheer number of options overwhelming. Gulf Coast Eye Institute is here to help.

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What is the Difference Between Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, and Opticians?

If you are in need of some kind of eye care, you might be wondering which health professional to call. Should you schedule an appointment with an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or optician? Depending on your needs, you might be able to get help from any of them or need to see specifically one of them. Though responsibilities differ and can overlap, they each have a role in providing vision care. Here’s a breakdown of the similarities and differences between the three.

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