Health

EYE CARE FOR YOU!

By Savannah Tribune | April 21, 2021

It’s allergy season in the Low Country. Spring is here and so is pollen and grasses. From itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, and trouble breathing, to red eyes, swollen eyelids, and terrible irritation in the eyes, the allergy season is upon us and here is what you can do to help relieve your symptoms. All too often, I see patients who … Continue reading “EYE CARE FOR YOU!”

Vaccine Appointments Open Next Week From St. Joseph’s/Candler

By Savannah Tribune | April 19, 2021

St. Joseph’s/Candler has partnered with a number of churches in Savannah to bring the COVID vaccine into convenient and comfortable locations. We have open appointments next week in West Savannah, East Savannah, and the South Side. Appointments can be made online at sjchs.as.me. We also know that many people may have questions about the vaccine. Hear what medical experts at … Continue reading “Vaccine Appointments Open Next Week From St. Joseph’s/Candler”

EYE CARE FOR YOU!

By Savannah Tribune | April 14, 2021

Often, women are responsible for taking care of their family’s health but will neglect their own health. Current statistics show that women make up about 53% of the population and account for two-thirds of people who will end up with a visual impairment or blindness. Because the life expectancy for women is increasing, so is the rate of eye diseases … Continue reading “EYE CARE FOR YOU!”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU WHY ARE MY EYES SO ITCHY?

By Savannah Tribune | March 17, 2021

‘Tis the season to be itchyIt’s allergy season in the Low Country. Spring has almost arrived and so have the symptoms. From itchy nose, sneezing, sniff­ing, and trouble breathing, to red eyes, swollen eyelids, and terrible irritation in the eyes, the allergy season is upon us and here is what you can do to help relieve your symptoms. All too … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU WHY ARE MY EYES SO ITCHY?”

Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah Now Open

By Savannah Tribune | March 17, 2021

After years of planning and construc­tion, the Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Sa­vannah opened for patients on March 9. Following a ribbon cutting ceremo­ny, pediatric patients were transported from the former children’s hospital in the main hospital tower to the new freestanding facility. Memorial has been home to southeast Georgia’s only children’s hospital since 1992 and … Continue reading “Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah Now Open”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | March 03, 2021

In a world of online school (kids) and zoom meetings (kids) it is important to know that prolonged use of computers, telephones, and computerized gadgets/games can lead to visual complications known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). Since COVID, there has been an increase in the amount of screen time for adults and children which means there is an increase in … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU:

By Savannah Tribune | February 24, 2021

Did you know that 8 out of 10 people who work are bothered by vision-related fatigue from computers? Symptoms range from fatigue and headaches, to dry eyes and blurred vision. Digital eyestrain and light sensitivity not only affect those in the workplace, but kids also. The average school-aged child spends more than 4 hours a day looking on a digital … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU:”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | February 17, 2021

Macular degeneration (also called AMD or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition that affects the central vision. The part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for that part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. Although the peripheral … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”