Eye Care


in Havelock, NC

Author: Banks Eye Care

Flex Your Dollars

FLEX YOUR DOLLARS, LOVE YOUR EYES: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS “Tis the season to be jolly” and tax-savvy as well.  As the year end approaches, it’s time to remember your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and put it to good use. What better way to use your FSA than protecting your precious vision. Did you know...

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Sunwear is Good Eye Health Care: Six reasons you should wear sunglasses more often.

According to a 2016 UV protection report by the Vision Council 75% of Americans are concerned about UV eye exposure yet only 31% wear sunglasses when they go outside. There are six main reasons why you should wear sunglasses more often, especially when you are enjoying the outdoors this summer: Prevent Sun-Related Health Problems Skin Cancer – 90% of...

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Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids?

A common question many parents have is: “When is my child old enough to wear contact lenses?”  Contact lenses can offer several benefits over other forms of vision correction for kids but how do you know the timing is right? Physically, your child’s eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age. In fact, some babies are fitted...

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First Aid Tips for Eye Injuries

Even a minor eye injury can cause serious, lifelong eye damage. Bleeding in the eye caused by an eye injury may lead to glaucoma later in life. Eye injuries can cause loss of vision or complete loss of an eye. Eye injuries can happen at any time anywhere. Children in school, athletes at play, and do it yourselfers at...

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Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be...

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Good Vision for School Students

Good Vision….Important for a Successful School Year for Students Parents everywhere are racing to get the entire back to school checklist completed; school supplies, new clothes, bigger shoes and physical exams at the Pediatrician.  Eye exams need to be worked in right at the top of that list.  Good vision is a fundamental necessity to being able to learn...

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Protective and Sports Sunwear

If you play sports, you should keep two things in mind related to your vision: protection and vision performance. Sports lenses protect the wearer’s eyes. Sports such as tennis, baseball, softball and racquetball may have ball speeds of 90 mph or more. In baseball alone, there are over 500,000 injuries per year! Most eye injuries occur in basketball where...

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Choosing Sunglasses for Children

Children usually get more sun exposure than adults because many of their activities are outdoors including recess, sports and playtime. This increased exposure to sunlight also increases children’s exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) light – an invisible, radiation emitted by the sun. Children’s eyes cannot filter UV light and prevent it from reaching their retinas as effectively as adults...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Sense

For most of us, the eyes are the most cherished of our senses. Yet we potentially expose them to danger simply by going outside. Over time, the sun’s rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin, sometimes leading to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration to eye and eyelid cancers. However, simple daily protective strategies...

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Contact Lenses That Enhance Sports Performance

Many athletes choose contact lenses because of the competitive advantage they can provide. More than half of American adults have vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and need corrective lenses.   Eyeglasses should be your first choice of vision correction but even if you’ve worn contact lenses in the past and found they weren’t that comfortable after a long day, you could try...

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