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We are conveniently located on 130 E. 4th Street in Carthage

We are conveniently located on 130 E. 4th Street in Carthage

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Summertime Safety 

We all know that protecting our skin from harmful UV rays is extremely important, but what about our eyes? According to the American Optometric Association, only 40% of Americans wear sunglasses to protect their eyes and vision from the sun. The sun can actually cause damage to many parts of the eye, such as the eyelids, the conjunctiva, the cornea, the lens, and the retina. Over time, continuous UV damage can cause the eyes to age prematurely, causing early cataracts, macular degeneration, and even skin cancer.

We're here to promote all the fun in the sun, but safely! Remember to wear your sunglasses while enjoying time with your family and friends this summer!

We are happy to inform you that we are now seeing routine care at a very limited schedule. We are doing our best to keep patient- to -patient contact very low in order to decrease COVID-19 spread. This includes cleaning exam rooms thoroughly before and after each patient exam, wearing masks, and decreasing the number of patients we normally see to 1 every hour. We are still here for your emergency calls as well. Please call if you need us, as we have been working, and will continue to work as hard as we can to meet your eye care needs during these difficult times.