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Message from Dr. Peck: We Are Open

Message from Dr. Peck: We Are Open

Carrollton Eye Care Services
To all our valued patients: I am excited to announce that our office is now open to serve you.  I want to thank all of you for your patience as we make adjustments to keep you and our staff healthy. I also would like to say thank you for your patronage, your support, and allowing me to be your eyecare provider. Our current office hours are 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Our office number is 972–307-5000. Our office is open and we look forward to serving you! We are working with a limited staff and there are occasions that we are not able to answer the phone as quickly as possible.  Should the voice mail answers your call, please leave your name with a detailed message and…
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COVID-19 Update from Dr. Peck

COVID-19 Update from Dr. Peck

Carrollton Eye Care Services
On behalf of myself and my staff, I want to thank you for being a part of our eyecare family. At this time, our office remains closed for non-urgent visits as your health and safety remains our first priority. I hope the information is informative and answers questions you may have. ​Please reach out to me for any ocular emergencies that you may experience. Call the office number at 972-307-5000. There is a call center in place that will forward your message to me and I will contact you as quickly as possible. If you need contact lenses, go to MyEyeDR.com. Click on the "order contacts" link and the steps are easy to follow. ORDER CONTACTS I realize that we had to cancel many of the pre-scheduled annual eye exams…
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A Message from Dr. Peck: COVID-19 Update

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Hello Everyone, On behalf of myself and my staff, I want to thank you for being a part of our eyecare family. We had to temporarily close our doors on March 6th as your best interest and safety is our priority while we travel through this unprecedented time together.  I am confident that you are aware of the forever changing guidelines but I will continue to update you on how it affects our office. Like most physicians, we had to temporarily close our doors for routine and non-urgent visits.  However, we are still available to see patients for emergencies.  For your assistance, there is a call center in place.  They will forward your information to me and I will contact you as quickly as possible.  Also, should you need to order…
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Eye Promise-Zeaxanthin

Medical Awareness
What is Zeaxanthin? Zeaxanthin is a member of a group of compounds known as carotenoids.* As a group, the carotenoids function like internal sunglasses, shielding underlying light-sensitive tissues from harmful blue light. Zeaxanthin is the key nutrient responsible for protecting crisp, clear vision needed for reading, seeing faces, and driving at night. The retina actively seeks zeaxanthin because it’s necessary to protect the tissues responsible for central vision. As an antioxidant, zeaxanthin works within the layers of photoreceptors to protect their longevity. In general, Americans don’t get enough dietary zeaxanthin from food alone, and many find it easier to take a daily supplement to fulfill this need. To best support their eyes, patients will need to take at least 8 mg of dietary zeaxanthin per day. Why 8 mg? Zeaxanthin…
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Video Gamers Give Your Eyes TLC!

Medical Awareness
American Optometric Association Encourages Video Gamers to Give Their Eyes a Break By Staff ST. LOUIS—With Save Your Vision Month (March), and the popularity of video games and competitive gaming rising, the American Optometric Association(AOA) has issued a reminder to all video gamers about the importance of healthy eyes. Whether battling a computer opponent or Player Two, one way to land a higher score is by incorporating the 20-20-20 rule: giving your eyes a 20-second rest every 20 minutes to view something 20 feet away, the Association said. The AOA’s 2017 American Eye-Q survey revealed that 41 percent of Americans spends more than four hours a week playing video games. Staring at digital devices can lead to digital eye strain, sleep problems, blurred vision, headaches and neck and shoulder pain, among…
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Sunglasses Trends For 2019

Eyewear Fashion Updates
Upgrade Your Shades With the 5 Biggest Sunglasses Trends of the Year February 18, 2019by SARAH WASILAK 17 Shares View On One Page Start Slideshow  ← USE ARROWS KEYS → Image Source: Getty Say goodbye to your tiny sunglasses and your classic tortoise pair that's getting dusty in the box. We've scanned the streets and shopped the accessory section at our favorite retailers to bring you the five biggest trends of 2019. Some of these shapes, like the visor, may be familiar to you, but they're revamped in new colorways. We're also introducing the hexagon lens, which is a boss-lady style that's on the rise. Ahead, jump to the design you already know you love, or read through the full lineup of must haves. Sunglasses Trend 2019: Retro Cat-Eye Lenses Sunglasses Trend 2019: Round and Transparent…
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Vision Checks Important as Kids Head Back to School

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Vision Checks Important as Kids Head Back to School Pediatric optometrists say an eye exam and a pair of glasses can make a dramatic difference in a child's academic performance. (Sir Leto/Flickr) August 1, 2018 PHOENIX – Many Arizona kids are heading back to school this month, and doctors say when they return to the classroom it's important to make sure they can see well. About 80 percent of what a child learns at school happens visually. When children have undetected vision problems, said Dr. Amy Davis, a pediatric optometrist, they can miss out on major portions of their education. "One in four school-aged children have vision problems," she said. "So it's a huge, huge issue to make sure that little people see well when they're in school." Children who…
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Block Party!

Eyewear Fashion Updates
By Jamie Wilson Click here to view a PDF of Block Party WHO: The color wheel. Paintings by the Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian and subsequently “Mondrian dresses” designed by Yves Saint Laurent in the 1960s. WHAT: Color blocking, or the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations. While this trend has been in fashion, beauty and home décor, it has also made its way into a range of sun and optical styles. WEAR: (Top to Bottom) From New Orleans-based independent eyewear company, Krewe, the STL II frame style plays with acetates to create a fun color-blocked finish. Featuring a blue tortoise-like acetate on the upper frame front and a yellow crystal on the bottom of the frame this style…
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Tech neck, texting thumb: Our bad tech habits leave us in pain. Here’s how to feel better

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Tech neck, texting thumb: Our bad tech habits leave us in pain. Here's how to feel better Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA TodayPublished 10:00 a.m. ET April 3, 2018 | Updated 1:21 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 Blame our overuse of phones and laptops for sore backs, shoulders and necks. Here's how to fix them. USA TODAY (Photo: Getty Images) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Americans now spend more than five hours a day hunched over, reading emails, sending texts or checking social media sites, according to analytics firm Flurry— and it’s turning into a real pain in the neck. No really, there’s actually a condition called “tech neck,” and there’s a good chance you — or someone in your family — have it. ImagineMD, a direct primary care medical company based in Chicago, gathered Google search…
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Great Article on the Hazards of Blue Light

Medical Awareness
http://www.practiceadvancementmail.com/email/ROB/NewROB/ROB_WhichPatientsNeedMostEducation_2.21.17.html Which Patients Need the Most Education About Blue Light? By Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD and Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD Feb. 15, 2015 Harmful blue light protection is valued across generations, but is less top-of-mind for Baby Boomers, findings from Transitions Optical, Inc.’s, 2017 Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey suggest. Millennials are the most likely to say it is important that their prescription glasses have blue light protection—with 83 percent agreeing, compared to 75 percent of Boomers. Despite this consistent interest in harmful blue light protection, all generations are at least somewhat confused about whether their eyewear delivers on what they want. Among employees who wear eyeglasses, one-fourth of Millennials and 37 percent of Boomers say they are not sure whether their current lenses have blue light protection. Click HERE for…
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