April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Apr 12, 2021

What do baseball, basketball and paintball have in common? Besides being fun activities on a warm spring day, these sports account for almost half of all trips to the emergency room for eye injury treatment. New research reveals that around 30,000 people in the U.S. go to the ER each year for sports-related eye injuries—and most of these are children 18 years old or younger.

What's the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?

Mar 30, 2021

Should I see an ophthalmologist or an optometrist? This is a question people commonly ask when they’ve never been to an eye doctor. Even those who’ve had routine eye exams before may be confused by which kind of eye doctor they should see.

What Happens When People Stop Going to the Eye Doctor?

Mar 18, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to suffer from problems due to missed appointments. What’s behind the “silent pandemic” of health care disruption? Initially, health care resources shifted their focus from primary and preventive care to fighting the virus. As 2020 continued, many people feared going to doctor’s offices and hospitals, concerned about coronavirus exposure. A recent report by the Prevent Cancer Foundation found that 43 percent of their surveyed participants had missed preventive care appointments during the pandemic.

Healthy Heart, Healthy Eyes

Feb 08, 2021

Test Your Knowledge on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Feb 01, 2021

January is #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth

Jan 20, 2021

We're In This Together: Allied Eye's COVID-19 Policy

Jan 04, 2021

Dr. Matzkin receiving his COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you #OperationWarpSpeed & Erlanger Health System!

Spread the Warmth Clothing Drive

Dec 07, 2020

Help our Chattanooga Homeless Community

Freezing temperatures have officially descended onto Chattanooga, leaving at-risk homeless populations vulnerable to its effects. This year, the usual need for warm clothing has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Its negative impact on so many lives has made the need for coats greater than ever before.

How To Maximize Your FSA/HSA Benefits

Nov 30, 2020

Use It. Don't Lose It!

December is here! ‘Tis the season to check your Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts (FSA/HSA) and turn those remaining dollars into something new. You earned those benefits, so make plans to use them before they’re gone!

Diabetic Eye Disease: What You Need To Know

Nov 16, 2020

November is #DiabeticEyeDiseaseAwarenessMonth

If you’ve received a diabetes diagnosis, you may not have thought about how the disease can affect your eyes. Adjusting to the diabetic lifestyle involves revamping your eating habits, exercising regularly and keeping up with your blood sugar levels—all time-consuming tasks. However, as with other serious chronic medical conditions, it’s important to know how diabetes can affect your entire body. That’s why Allied Eye joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month each November.