What a Dry Eye Exam Looks Like | Dr. Shaver

Dry Eye, Eye Exams

When The Eye Center began a Dry Eye Clinic and began performing Advanced Dry Eye exams in 2012, it was a bit of a surprise to much of our staff and patients because most people assume that dry eye is one of the conditions covered in a routine exam. Because a routine involves checking all […]

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Meet Dr. Langston

The Eye Center News

I’m Andy Langston, one of the optometrists at The Eye Center.  We’re reaching out to friends and followers to tell you a little about ourselves and our clinic. I’m very happy to be a part of our Team here. I’m a native Arkansan from Salem, Arkansas.  There are actually three communities in Arkansas named Salem.  […]

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Contact Lenses for Sports | Dr. Taylor


I remember talking to one of my best friends in optometry school about hitting. He was a division one baseball player and was explaining to me what it was like trying to hit a 90mph fastball. In summary, it’s hard. But the funny thing to us as optometrists, was him talking about trying to hit […]

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Glaucoma Surgery | Dr. Toller


Surgery for glaucoma is always the last resort. It usually means we have tried all forms of medication and other non-invasive methods to control eye pressure and nothing has been successful. Glaucoma surgery, while successful, also comes with risks. These risks can range from mild to severe. The common risks associated with all surgeries such […]

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Causes of Dry Eyes | Dr. Shaver

Dry Eye

Age. As we age, eyelids loosen and tear, and oil production decreases which will add to dry eye symptoms and often worsen over time. Numerous dry eye therapies can help alleviate these natural changes. Contact lenses tend to soak up tears along with other substances which include allergens and particles that can irritate the surface […]

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Diabetes & Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Control, and Reversal © | Dr. Brown


Diabetic retinopathy is a terrible disease causing blindness. It is slowed by exercise, tight blood sugar control, tight blood pressure control, fibrates, certain vitamins, and anti-VEGF intraocular injections. Diabetes also causes problems like heart disease, stroke, leg and foot amputations, and early death. Diabetes and diabetic retinopathy can be prevented, slowed, and even reversed if […]

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The Importance of Eye Exams for Children | Dr. Taylor

Eye Exams

Little girl with hand over her eye

A common question I get from parents at our practice is, “when should I bring my child in for an eye exam?” It’s an important question for parents to consider. It can be difficult for parents to spot a problem in their child’s ocular health, without obvious issues that would bring them in. The American […]

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Meet Dr. Shaver

The Eye Center News

Man on a mountain bike

Hello, my name is Jonathan Shaver and I am an optometrist here at The Eye Center in Fayetteville where I’ve been practicing since 2007. I was born and raised in southern Arkansas in Magnolia, home to Southern Arkansas University. I graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a biology and a psychology […]

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