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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU’s College of Optometry Opens Dry Eye Care Center

Services offered at NSU’s The Eye Care Institute on Davie campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVAFORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Dry eyes are irritating whether you wear contact lenses or not.  The insufficient or poor quality tears associated with dry eye is a common complaint impacting millions of Americans.  There are many causes for dry eye syndrome including problems with the production of tears, blocked glands in the eye lids, certain medications, and systemic diseases.  Computer use and air conditioning can make the condition worse. No matter what the cause red, burning or itching dry eyes can impact one’s quality of life.

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry recently opened a dry eye service at The Eye Care Institute under the supervision of Dr. Chandra Mickles, an optometrist and associate professor with special interest in contact lenses and dry eye disease.  “There are many causes of dry eye,” said Dr. Mickles, “and there are just as many effective solutions depending on your particular cause.”

NSU’s The Eye Care Institute serves thousands of students and members of the South Florida community. The new Dry Eye Care Center is located at The Eye Care Institute’s Davie location at 3200 S. University Drive, 2nd floor.   Click here for the telephone number and additional information about The Eye Care Institute.  Since the clinic is part of the university, the patient gets thorough care as optometry students work along with the doctor.

Most insurances are accepted and a sliding pay scale is available to those in need. Call (954) 262-4200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mickles.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

 

 

May 25, 2017

Contact Information:
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julies@nova.edu | www.nova.edu