Category: Blog

Oculoplastics surgery

Oculoplastic Surgery Helps Improve Vision and Facial Aesthetics

Naturally, you would only trust an ophthalmologist to perform surgery on your eyes. Yet what about surgery around the eyes? The eyelids, sockets, brow and under-eye areas also require the expertise of an ophthalmologist. Therefore, if you need aesthetic or oculoplastic surgery, consult with your eye care specialist about the different procedures. In these procedures,… Read More

LASIK advantages for athletes

A Special Case: LASIK Advantages For Athletes

Whether you golf on weekends or aspire to a mixed martial arts title, distorted vision may hold you back. Glasses can break or shift around on the face, while contact lenses might pop out after a sudden jolt or get coated with grit or dirt by the wind. So, if you’re planning to spend time… Read More


Healthy Aging Means Taking Care Of Your Eyes

Getting older changes every inch of us from our hairlines to our toenails, so it’s not surprising that our eyes change as well. Much like proper diet and exercise may be important factors in healthy aging, there are steps that may be taken to promote healthy eyes. After all, what is healthy aging without healthy… Read More

Eye safety threats are abundant in summer

Summer Threats To Eye Safety Can Be Big As A Basketball Or As Subtle As Sunlight

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July Ultraviolet Safety Month to alert people of the dangers of UV radiation. Those rays can indeed damage vision and threaten eye safety, but they are just one menace among many that our eyes face each summer. Other Common Threats to Eye Safety 4th of… Read More

Dr. Stein performs DURYSTA implant procedure

Horizon Eye Care Is First In North Carolina To Implant DURYSTA For Glaucoma

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Dr. Randall N. Stein performed the first procedure implanting the DURYSTA™ sustained-release drug delivery system to treat glaucoma in the state of North Carolina. This is not the first time that Dr. Stein has performed cutting-edge treatments to care for patients with glaucoma. In fact, Dr. Stein was first in… Read More

Next Generation OMNI Surgical System

Horizon Eye Care Offers New Glaucoma Treatment: The Next Generation OMNI Surgical System

In March of 2020, Dr. Vandana R. Minnal of Horizon Eye Care was one of the first surgeons in the Charlotte area to perform glaucoma surgery utilizing The Next Generation OMNI Surgical System. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) to reduce the risk of further vision loss. The OMNI procedure… Read More

Eyelid twitches

Eyelid Twitches May Say Little About Your Health – Or A Great Deal

We all blink about 15 times a minute, 900 times an hour, nearly 15,000 times during 16 waking hours every day. Normally, our eyelids meet, briefly coat the surface of the eye with healthy tears, quickly separate, and we don’t give them any thought. But what happens when eyelids don’t work that way? What happens… Read More

Cornea health

Sports Injuries, Household Mishaps, Even Your Fingers Can Be Bad News For Corneas

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, so it’s a natural time to think about corneal abrasions. Anything from a baseball to a basketball player’s elbow might scratch the protective outer layer of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye that helps direct light rays to your retina. (You’ll find information on Horizon Eye… Read More

Foods and Supplements That Boost Vision Health

A Feast For Your Eyes: Foods And Supplements That Boost Vision Health

We don’t often think about the ways diet affects sight. Yet wise choices can help maintain vision health and prevent it from deteriorating as we grow older or get an eye disease. Foods For Healthy Eyes In this, as in so many other things, Mom had the right idea: Eat leafy green vegetables, beans and… Read More

Our retinas are integral to vision

Why Our Retinas Are Integral To Vision: They Convert Light Into Sight

Without your retinas, you couldn’t have sight. This layer of tissue half a millimeter thick – less than two-hundredths of an inch – lines the back of the eye. Its millions of light-sensing nerve cells, called rods and cones because of their shapes, convert light into electrical impulses; the optic nerve sends those to the… Read More