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General Eye Care
10/01/2021

Mitchell Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL is here for all your eye care needs with Ophthalmologists Dr. Alan L. Mitchell & Dr. Anup Kabal and our top-of-the-line team. Our team can help you with yearly eye exams to figure out what works best for you when it comes to healthy eye vision. We always make sure to educate our patients on glasses, eye contacts, Lasik eye surgery, different eye conditions, and general care of their eyes.

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When Emergency Eye Care is Necessary
10/01/2021

At Mitchell Eye Center, we provide comprehensive eye and vision care to patients throughout the Boca Raton, FL community and surrounding areas. We are passionate about giving patients the ability to see clearly with healthy eyes. To do so, our ophthalmologists and staff offer cataracts surgery, LASIK eye surgery, glaucoma care, treatment for eye allergies, emergency eye care, and so much more. Mitchell Eye Center is here when you need us, even in times of emergency.

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Benefits of Sunglasses
02/11/2021

Mitchell Eye Center is your expert Boca Raton eye doctor, offering a variety of ophthalmology services for your vision needs. Dr. Alan L. Mitchell and all of our staff are committed to providing you expert, compassionate care. That’s why we want our patients to understand how to best protect your eyes every day, and learn about the benefits of sunglasses!

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What Do Your Eyes Reveal About Your Heart?
02/08/2021

February often brings thoughts of heart-shaped candies and heart-themed décor for Valentine's Day, but more importantly, it should make you think about your heart health too! February is Heart Health Month, a time to focus on heart health and disease prevention.

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Preventing Digital Eye Strain
01/11/2021

With COVID-19, more people are working from home than ever before solely using a computer, which can strain your eyes. With our daily lives, we tend to neglect the care for our eyes. During these unprecedented times is the perfect time to think about how you can care for the health of your eyes. Mitchell Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL has tips on how to care for your eyes.

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What is Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
01/02/2021

AMD is a disorder of the macula. The macula is the part of your retina where your central and color vision calls home. AMD is a complex disorder where degenerative protein/lipids (called "drusen") deposit under the retina. These deposits are seen in early macular degeneration.

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What Causes Ocular and Visual Migraines?
10/07/2020

At Mitchell Eye Center in Boca Raton, we strive to provide each and every patient with clear and accurate vision. Our eye doctors and staff offer individualized treatments like eye exams, LASIK eye surgery, botox injections, and other cosmetic procedures. We will work with you and your eye condition to ensure you receive the care you need and deserve.

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How to Protect Your Eyes While Driving
09/01/2020

Many of us have been told regularly the importance of taking care of our eyes. Some of us follow the 20/20/20 rule where every 20 minutes you look at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

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Eye Sun Damage Symptoms
07/01/2020

The sun is incredibly strong and can temporarily damage an individual’s eye. At Mitchell Eye Center, our Boca Raton eye doctors recommend precautions when being in the sun to protect your eyes from a corneal sunburn and other eye damage.

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Are You A Candidate For LASIK Eye Surgery?
03/01/2020

At Mitchell Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL, it is our goal to give every patient clear, healthy vision in a manner that fits their lifestyle and eye care needs best. To do so, Dr. Mitchell offers a number of procedures like LASIK eye surgery, cataract surgery, and treatments for different eye conditions.

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What to Expect After Cataract Surgery
What to Expect After Cataract Surgery
12/19/2019

At Mitchell Eye Center, we strive to be your premier choice when you’re looking for a local eye doctor. We’re proud to provide some of the most comprehensive eye care around, offering a variety of services from traditional eye exams to laser vision correction to cataract surgery. While cataract surgery itself is a stress-free procedure, there are still some things that you’ll need to keep in mind when you’re on the road to recovery from it. Here are a few of the things that you should prepare for after you’ve undergone cataract surgery in Boca Raton.

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Different Types of Cataract Surgery
11/27/2019

Your natural eye lenses work much like a camera, allowing you to focus on objects so that you can process what you are seeing. When you have a cataract, your eye lens develops a clouding effect that causes blurry, dim, and faded vision—diminishing your eye’s ability to focus. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, learn how Mitchell Eye Center can restore your vision with cataract surgery.

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What is Photorefractive Keratectomy?
What is Photorefractive Keratectomy?
10/15/2019

Considering corrective eye surgery? Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) might be for you! Let your Boca Raton expert eye doctor at Mitchell Eye Center help you understand what PRK is, how it works, and what to expect after experiencing this treatment.

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Lose the Double Chin with KYBELLA®
Lose the Double Chin with KYBELLA®
09/04/2019

A double chin can be the result of a few different factors such as age, diet, weight, genetics, and posture. While some claim that there are various exercises you can do to prevent a double chin, there is little scientific research on those exercises’ effects. However, there is a different tried and true method for quickly eliminating your double chin: KYBELLA® injections.

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 What is Uveitis?
What is Uveitis?
08/20/2019

Uveitis is an inflammatory condition within the eye. When a person contracts uveitis, inflammation of the uvea becomes so severe that it interferes with the function of blood vessels whose job it is to supply oxygen and nutrients to the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

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Dangers of Fake Eyelashes
Dangers of Fake Eyelashes
07/31/2019

You may be a sight for sore eyes with those beautiful, long fluttering lashes, but did you know that fake eyelashes can literally make your eyes sore causing eye infections, allergic reactions, and in some cases, more serious eye problems.

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What are the Negative Effects of Screens on the Eyes?
What are the Negative Effects of Screens on the Eyes?
07/04/2019

With the increasing use of technology in our lives, our eyes have suffered. Although technology can do amazing things to change our lives for the better, it has also brought on negative effects, especially for our eyes. Today, we stare at screens all day long; whether it is a cellphone, tablet, computer, or television—they all have a screen. At Mitchell Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL, our experienced eye doctor wants to responsibly limit your use of screen time or at least lessen the damage that it may cause. We want to educate all our patients on the dangers of too much screen time and the negative effects it can have on our eye health.

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When Should I Get an Eye Exam?
When Should I Get an Eye Exam?
06/21/2019

It’s always a good idea to schedule regular eye exams with your Boca Raton ophthalmologist, the same way you would with your primary care physician. Yet, all too often it’s difficult to find the time to make it to the eye doctor, especially if you have to cancel meetings or take a sick day from work to do so. Time has become such a valuable commodity that people will ignore telltale signs that something is wrong; signs that suggest it’s time for a thorough eye exam.

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What is the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist & an Optometrist?
05/01/2019

Your eyes make it possible to see all the beauty the world offers. Quality eye care can help you maintain your vision so you can continue to enjoy the view. When it comes to choosing an eye doctor, it’s important to know whether an ophthalmologist or an optometrist is right for you. The Mitchell Eye Center is happy to explain the difference to you.

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Should I Get Botox®?
04/22/2019

When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, the muscles in your face contract. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry, and tired. Botox® cosmetic injections not only prevent you from deepening lines during natural facial movements, Botox® can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.

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Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery
03/23/2019

Officially defined as surgery that permanently changes the shape of your inner cornea in order to improve the vision of one’s eye, LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. In layman’s terms this simply means surgery that corrects your vision. But what exactly are the benefits of going through this eye surgery?

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How to Recognize & Treat Dry Eye
How to Recognize & Treat Dry Eye
12/07/2018

Henry David Thoreau said, “The eye is the jewel of the body.” But if your eyes are feeling scratchy, itchy, or sensitive to light, those jewels may not feel very valuable. These symptoms may be a result of a condition called Dry Eye Syndrome. If you are experiencing Dry Eye Syndrome, visit the Mitchell Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL to discuss treatment options and prevention plans.

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Pterygium Surgery
Pterygium Surgery
11/27/2018

The eyes are the window to the soul. If you have problems with your eyes, it can feel like your soul itself is in turmoil. At the Mitchell Eye Center, we are ready and eager to help you treat your eye conditions and put your mind at ease. One condition that may affect your eyes is called a pterygium or “surfer’s eye.” If you are experiencing a pterygium, there are options for you. Reach out to our Boca Raton, FL office today to take the first step toward being pterygium-free!

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Optical Shop
Optical Shop
11/06/2018

At the Mitchell Eye Center, we know quality eyeglasses are important for your optical needs. But beyond that, your eyeglasses are an opportunity to express your style and personality, so finding the perfect set matters even more! When you visit our eyeglasses shop known as “The Optique” at our Boca Raton, FL office, our optician Kevin Derry will provide expert knowledge and a thorough explanation to ensure you walk away with the “proper fit.”

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Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses
10/09/2018

At the Mitchell Eye Center we provide a myriad of eye care services to patients from across Palm Beach County. A common vision-fix that many patients utilize is contact lenses.

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Everyday Habits That Are Hurting Your Eyes
Everyday Habits That Are Hurting Your Eyes
10/01/2018

The team at the Mitchell Eye Center is dedicated to helping you maintain healthy, clear vision. Unfortunately, despite having a great eye doctor, there are elements of our daily lives that can hurt our eyes over time. Learn about the top 5 small, seemingly innocuous habits that could actually be having detrimental affects on your vision and overall eye health.

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Back-to-School Eye Exams
Back-to-School Eye Exams
09/10/2018

At the Mitchell Eye Center, our highly trained eye doctors know the importance of regular eye examinations, especially for young children! With the first day of school upon us, now is the perfect time to start thinking about scheduling an eye appointment for your child. According to the American Public Health Association, about 10% of preschoolers have eye or vision problems, yet children this age generally will not voice complaints about their eyesight!

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Recognizing & Treating Vision Problems in Children
08/02/2018

The exceptional team at the Mitchell Eye Center can help you recognize if your children are having vision problems that are causing difficulty in the classroom, struggles with reading books, or interference with performing seemingly mundane activities that once seemed easy for them. It’s important to understand that even from an early age, comprehensive eye care is a vital component to your children’s overall health. So learn how to see the signs of vision problems in your children, and discover how to take care of them too!

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Treating Diabetic Eye Disease
Treating Diabetic Eye Disease
05/18/2018

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, and in the United States it is the most common cause of vision loss in people younger than 65 years of age.

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Glaucoma Treatment
04/13/2018

Glaucoma is an eye disorder that damages the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damaged it cannot send images from the eye to the brain correctly. Currently there is no cure for glaucoma, only treatment to slow the process or stop it. At the Mitchell Eye Center, it is our goal to detect glaucoma early and prevent the loss of vision. If you suffer from glaucoma, call or visit our Boca Raton, FL office today. Our exceptional eye doctor and trained staff will be able to assist you in finding the most appropriate treatment to meet your needs. For the most part, glaucoma is primarily treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, microsurgery, or a combination of these treatments.

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How Safe Is LASIK?
How Safe Is LASIK?
03/19/2018

LASIK eye surgery is a very popular procedure these days and is becoming synonymous with easy and effective vision correction. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may have considered LASIK yourself, but may also wonder if the procedure is safe. Allow us to assure you by telling you more about it!

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Diabetic Eye Disease PART 2 – Diagnosis & Treatment
Diabetic Eye Disease PART 2 – Diagnosis & Treatment
12/14/2017

The best way to protect yourself against the harmful side effects of diabetic eye disease is by having regular examinations with your eye doctor. Different forms of the disease, including serious conditions like proliferative retinopathy, can be present without symptoms. So you could be going about your daily life not knowing that an extremely harmful disease is damaging your vision.

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Diabetic Eye Disease PART 1 – Diabetic Retinopathy Development & Stages
Diabetic Eye Disease PART 1 – Diabetic Retinopathy Development & Stages
11/08/2017

Diabetes can affect the human body in many ways. The condition occurs when the body does not use and store sugar properly. This can cause high blood-sugar levels, excessive thirst, and excessive urination. It may also result in changes to the body’s veins, arteries, and blood vessels.

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The Latest on LASIK
10/05/2017

LASIK laser eye surgery can be a transformative procedure for many patients, allowing for clear, sharp vision without glasses. While LASIK isn't right for everyone, it can be a powerful way to make permanent corrections to vision.

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Improved Vision & Quality of Life Through Cataracts Surgery
09/27/2017

At the Mitchell Eye Center, our experienced ophthalmologist uses the most advanced technology to provide comprehensive eye care to all our patients. For patients in need of eye surgery like cataract removal, we perform high quality procedures that improve quality of life!

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Everything You Need to Know about LASIK Surgery
09/08/2017

LASIK, laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a type of eye surgery used to correct vision in patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism.

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Implantable Contact Lenses
07/20/2017

If your natural optic lens is too damaged, ophthalmologists offer another way for you to see clearly that doesn’t involve thick eyeglasses or the daily use of regular contact lenses. Our skilled eye doctor can place an implantable contact lens (otherwise known as an intraocular lens, IOL) inside your eye to help you see near, far, and in between.

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Tips for Improving Eye Health
06/27/2017

When you’re looking for a trusted eye doctor in and around the Boca Raton, FL area, look no further than the Mitchell Eye Center. Our skilled eye doctor, Dr. Alan Mitchell, provides the latest in advanced eye treatment and comprehensive eye care to help patients maintain their best vision possible. In terms of general sight improvement, our doctor recommends four key steps to take to safeguard your eyes and improve your vision.

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Six Misconceptions about LASIK
06/02/2017

Despite the many benefits of LASIK, over the years some fear-based misconceptions have emerged. Never fear; Dr. Alan Mitchell at the Mitchell Eye Center of Boca Raton, FL is not only here to fix your vision, but address your LASIK hesitancies as well.

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Cataracts: A Treatable Problem
05/11/2017

Sight is one of the most important ways we interact with the world, and some scientists estimate that up to 90% of the information processed by the brain comes in through the eyes.

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Five Exercises for Your Eyes
04/05/2017

We all know it’s important to stay fit and work out regularly to keep our bodies and minds in shape. But did you know you can also help your eyes with a special regimen of exercises?

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Eye-Enhancing Foods
03/10/2017

Food alone isn’t going to protect your eyes, but choosing a diet rich in eye-enhancing nutrients can help strengthen your eye health on a daily basis. To start with, foods containing vitamins A, C, and E, copper, and zinc, are all very good for your eyesight.

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All About That Botox
06/30/2016

Botox® is a type of cosmetic injection with the potential to give you younger, less tired looking skin. It is the only cosmetic injection treatment that can improve the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and wrinkles on the face.

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Welcome to Our Blog
06/30/2016

From Lasik procedures to comprehensive eye surgery, the Mitchell Eye Center offers patients the highest standards of optical treatment. Additionally, we are also known for our quality cosmetic injections such as Botox®.

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