Staff Spotlight: Gigi Posey

Today our Staff Spotlight shines on Philadelphia Eye Care's very own Gigi Posey. Get to know Gigi a little better, and be sure to say, "hi" the next time you see her! Where are you from? Philadelphia, MS. Where did you go to school? Neshoba Central. Tell us about your…

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Back to School: Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams

Counting on the basic vision screening offered at most schools as an indicator for a more in-depth exam by an eye doctor? Now is the time to reconsider and look at scheduling a comprehensive eye exam for several reasons. While those screenings mean well, oftentimes they miss the mark. We…

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Staff Spotlight: Hope Patterson

Say, "hello" to Hope Patterson in today's Staff Spotlight! We are proud to say, "congrats" to Crigler Family Vision Center's 2020 grad, Hope Patterson! We are equally thrilled to announce that after three years of hard work and dedication at our Starkville location, Hope will be making her way to…

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8 Tips for Avoiding Eye Strain When Working from Home

Even before COVID-19 caused us to hole up in our homes, we were probably guilty of spending too much time staring at screens. Now, with many of us shifting to work-from-home, that constant contact with screens could be even greater, causing strain. However, these tips for avoiding eye strain when…

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Keeping Your Eyes in Check: July is Healthy Vision Month

For some, eye exams may just seem routine—but they’re actually an excellent way to help your eyes stay healthy. Like regular doctor visits and dentist appointments, eye check-ups can detect early signs of disease and help find solutions. Since July is Healthy Vision Month this year, now would be a…

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Staff Spotlight: Dakota Jolly

Meet Dakota Jolly in today's Staff Spotlight! Everyone say, "Hi," to Dakota Jolly, who has been with us at Union Eye Care as an optician for three months! Dakota helps our patients select their eyewear, places all orders and does repairs. Here are a few quick facts about Dakota! 📌From…

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Transitions Contact Lenses: How They Work

You might have been skeptical the first time you saw what Transitions contact lenses proposed to do: adapting to changes in light. Sure, glasses can do that. It’s been that way for 40 years—or at least pushing it. But contact lenses? No way. It is true though—Transitions contact lenses are…

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UV Rays and Your Eyesight: What They Are and How to Protect Yourself

Spending time outdoors comes with the territory of summer. However, like your skin, your eyes need protection from the sun’s rays as you soak it up or lie in the shade. There’s a connection between UV rays and your eyesight you’d be remiss to ignore. Here’s a helpful breakdown of…

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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Emily Fleming

Meet Dr. Emily Fleming in today's Doctor Spotlight! Where are you from? I’m from Tupelo. Why did you want to become an optometrist? I wanted to be an optometrist because I spent so much time as a patient in my local optometrist’s office. I felt comfortable there and it seemed…

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Understanding Astigmatism: What Is It, and How Is It Treated?

The last time you or a loved one went to your eye doctor, you may have heard about astigmatism. Many people across the world live with this condition—but they don’t know exactly what it means. Don’t worry—we’re here to help all our patients start understanding astigmatism, as well as how…

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