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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6 Reasons to Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes

Ah! What’s that in your eye? It could be pollen or dirt. Whatever it is, it sure is itchy and uncomfortable! Even though it can offer some momentary relief, rubbing your eyes can lead to some pretty bad results. So, next time you get the urge, remember these reasons to…

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COVID-19 Update: Mississippi Eye Care Clinics Will Resume Routine Visits

As per the Mississippi State Board of Optometry and state orders, we now have the option to resume routine eye wellness exams and yearly medical visits by appointment. Mississippi Eye Care clinics will resume routine visits effective immediately. Prior to this point, we have fortunately been able to remain open…

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Nearsightedness vs. Farsightedness: Clearing Up the Confusion

If you need glasses or contacts, you have impaired vision. That means you’re either nearsighted or farsighted. Though you may know what category you fit into, you may still have questions about your vision. The answer remains unclear for many people, but don’t worry—we’re here to explain nearsightedness vs. farsightedness.…

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What to Know About Coronavirus and Eye Safety

It’s understandable right now that many of us are thinking about our health and safety. Though taking precautions can make a huge difference, it helps to know where to start. That’s why we’re here to help lighten the load and tell you just what you need to know about coronavirus…

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Maintaining Your Eyewear: Avoid Doing These 8 Things

Our eyes deserve the best—and that’s where a great pair of eyeglasses comes in. Maintaining your eyewear properly ensures your specs will stay safer for longer, which helps you get the most mileage out of them. Let’s see what would best be avoided when it comes to eyewear. Wearing glasses…

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