COA Vision Blog

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Dr. Derick and Dr. Litzinger are a valuable part of our team at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates. Their love for helping their patients and providing the best service possible is evident to everyone they see. On an average day, patients from Central Ohio trust both Dr. Derick and Dr. Litzinger with one of their most valuable possessions: their sight. Time and time again, patient after patient, we have seen success story after success story in patients regaining their vision and satisfied with their procedure. This is what they live for. Or is it? What you may not know about both Dr. Derick and Dr. Litzinger is that their passion for assisting patients’ regain their vision goes well beyond Central Ohio. These brilliant surgeons have been making a difference in the lives of people around the world, helping others regain their sight, one cataract or glaucoma surgery at a time. In order to learn more about their personal decision to give back in this way and about their passion, we’ve invited them to share their personal experiences with you!


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May 31, 2019 Eye care

Springtime is here and along with the warm weather we all patiently waited for comes seasonal allergies. According to the CDC, over 50 million Americans will suffer from allergies this year. Seasonal allergies can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms including, sneezing, sinus congestion, itchy throat, and eye irritation. With the pollen count around Columbus, OH averaging in the medium to high zone (5.3-12 )* for the past month, our doctors at COA have been seeing an influx of patients that have irritation, itching, and redness around the eyes. Find out how you can help protect your eyes from seasonal allergies and when to see a doctor for major eye issues that could easily be masked by allergies.


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May 16, 2019 Eye care
You may think the obvious answer to that question is no, but in sports such as basketball, you could possibly become an all-star with less than perfect vision. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal explains how Stephen Curry became one of the NBA’s best shooters despite having an uncommon degenerative condition known as keratoconus.

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April 8, 2014 Uncategorized

I got my first pair of eyeglasses when I was seven years old. My distance vision was pretty blurry and I was simply fascinated when I put on my glasses for the first time. How did the optometrist know exactly what my eyes needed to see things clearly?




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