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December is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. With the holidays right around the corner, shopping for presents is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. While no one buys gifts with the intent to harm others, there are certain gifts that can be more dangerous than others. Learn how to buy safe toys this holiday season below. Read More

How Diabetes Can Create Cataracts

Dr. James A. McHale Dr. James A. McHale

Diabetes is a disease that affects the amount of sugar in the blood, and can also cause cataracts. Cataracts cloud the eye’s naturally clear lens, and diabetics are more likely to develop this condition that impairs your vision. Columbus Ophthalmology Associates specializes in eye care for patients with diabetes, and the following video with Dr. McHale shows how we can help restore your eyesight through cataract surgery. Read More

With Halloween coming up on Monday, now is a popular time for people to make a costume even scarier with colored contacts. From cat eyes to glow in the dark lenses, colored contacts can create a spookier effect to your costume, but it comes with risks. Read More

October is breast cancer awareness month and Columbus Ophthalmology Associates is proud to support the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Throughout the month of October, COA has fundraised through several events, and raised over $500 to donate. Read More

world sight

Thursday, October 13 is World Sight Day, which was created by the The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) to raise awareness on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. Read More

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On Sept. 11, Dr. James McHale and his daughter Kaitlyn, 11, raced in the Discover Your Abilities 5k.

The event is organized by the Franklin County Board of Developmentally Disabled (FCBDD) and aims to celebrate all participants, regardless of abilities. Read More

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The new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has an iris scanner. 

Several years ago, fingerprint scanning technology for phones was the latest trend. Now, the technology has moved to the eyes with iris recognition security. Read below to learn more about the technology and watch Dr. Orlando talk about how the scanner uses your eyes. Read More

BMV blog
In Ohio, drivers are required to renew their driver’s licenses every four years. The process involves providing identification, reviewing your information and completing a vision screening. For many drivers, passing the vision screening is simple, but when several drivers failed the test, Dr. Lara Leach of Horvath Vision Care took notice. Read More
Dr. Litzinger Hot Topics

On Aug. 26, Columbus Ophthalmology Associates annual Hot Topics in Eyecare continuing education event, which has been taking place for over ten years, commenced at the Dublin Marriott. This year’s presenters included both Columbus ophthalmologists and optometrists speaking about current topics in their fields. Read More

Dr. Derick Pelotonia

On Aug. 6 and 7, Dr. Derick cycled 180 miles for Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour that funds cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Read More

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