​You know sleep is important. Read this blog to learn why

Mar 03, 2017

A full night’s sleep is important for both your physical and mental health. However, more than a third of American adults – or 83.6 million people – get less than they need. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep a night and children get 10. National Sleep Awareness Week begins March 2, so now is the perfect time to learn why you should start going to bed earlier.

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​Eating healthy for your eyesight

Feb 28, 2017

Eye care has many important facets. While protecting your eyes from the sun and getting regular eye checkups are very beneficial, a well-balanced diet can also go a long way towards keeping your eyes healthy.

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A woman's voice is affected by acid reflux.

​How acid reflux can affect your voice

Feb 28, 2017

No one likes dealing with acid reflux. The indigestion, the sour taste in your mouth, and the difficulty swallowing are all uncomfortable effects of reflux. But did you know acid reflux can even cause you to lose your voice? This is called reflux laryngitis. Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. Otolaryngologist Darrell Klotz, MD, discusses reflux laryngitis in this month’s blog.

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Harold Ridley, MD, the inventor of intraocular lenses.

​The origin of intraocular lenses

Feb 24, 2017

Millions of people who have had cataracts had their cloudy lenses replaced with intraocular lenses. A wide variety are now available, including those that treat astigmatism, those that help people see both near and far without corrective lenses, and those that reduce halos around lights at night. But did you know that the inspiration for this medical treatment has its origins in a World War II injury?

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Allergies

​Get ahead of spring allergies now

Feb 21, 2017

Valentine’s Day is a week behind us, and there is still a month to go until the official beginning of spring. You may think you have plenty of time before you have to start thinking about spring allergies, but actually, the best time to start dealing with them is now.

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​Hearing loss and children: what every parent should know

Feb 17, 2017

There is nothing quite like the smile on a baby’s face as they hear their parents coo over them, or the excitement you get from hearing them learn to talk. Unfortunately, not all babies and young children can hear. What can hearing loss mean for a child, and what can parents do to make sure their children don’t grow up in a world of silence?

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