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Gaffney Eye Clinic Gift Certificate

Give the gift of sight with a Gaffney Eye Clinic gift certificate!

Your Family Tree

Remember to talk about hereditary vision problems as you spend time with your family this holiday season.

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month!

Kate Spade Frames & Sunglasses

Did you know that we carry Kate Spade frames and sunglasses?

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

National Family Week

This week is National Family Week!

Keep Eyes Moist in Cooler Weather

As cooler, dryer air arrives, remember to keep your eyes moist.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Thank you to our veterans!

Diabetes Awareness and Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month!

Holiday Gift Idea

Give a Gaffney Eye Clinic gift certificate this holiday season!

Home Eye Safety Month

October is Home Eye Safety Month!

Protecting Your Loved One

Precautions needs to be made as the vision of an aging loved one changes.

Fall Eye Protection

Even on cooler or cloudy fall days, UV rays can still affect your eyes.

Happy Birthday Dr. Barry Gaffney!

We'd like to wish Dr. Gaffney a Happy Birthday!

Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month

September is Fruits and Veggies - More Matters Month!

Signs Your Child May Have a Vision Problem

There are several signs that could indicate that your child has a vision problem.

National Video Games Day

Today is National Video Games Day!

Patriot Day

Today we take a moment to remember the tragedy that changed our country 14 years ago.

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from Gaffney Eye Clinic!

Protect Your Eyes During Lawn Care

Make sure to include eye protection on your summer lawn care shopping list.

Treating Astigmatism

If you experience headaches, blurriness or eyestrain, you may suffer from astigmatism.

Stress’ Effect on Eyesight

Stress can not only take a toll on your body, but also your eyes.

Eye Protection on Cloudy Days

Even on cloudy days, sunglasses should be the first accessory you should grab.

Eye Care Tips for Diabetics

If you suffer from diabetes, it is essential that you undergo a yearly comprehensive eye exam.

National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month!

Vision Tips for Students

Students should heed these tips to prevent eye strain, dryness and blurriness.

Ways to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

Wear the latest styles while protecting your eyes during UV Safety Month with a pair of our designer sunglasses.

Back to School Eye Exams

School's out for summer...but not for much longer.

Dry Eye Center of Central Florida

Gaffney Eye Clinic is also home to the Dry Eye Center of Central Florida.

Changes in Vision During Pregnancy

If you are an expectant mother, you may experience temporary changes in your vision.

Keeping your Eyeglasses Clean

To care for your eyeglasses, use a microfiber cloth that can get rid of smudges and buildup. Remember to only use wipes or sprays that are specified for use cleaning lenses, rather than household window cleaners.

Choosing the Right Eye Drops

Did you know that many drugstore eye drops can harm your vision?

Window to your Health

While you may see a difference in your vision over time, you may also experience sudden changes.

Stay Active to Prevent Vision and Health Issues

Staying active this summer can help prevent vision problems.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks Safety

Every year during the month leading up to 4th of July, fireworks cause eye injuries.

No Substitute for Comprehensive Exams

Schedule your yearly comprehensive exam today.

June is National Fruits and Vegetables Month?

How do you celebrate National Fruits and Vegetables Month?

UV Safety Month

Pick up the latest sunglasses in observance of UV Safety Month.

Happy Father’s Day from Gaffney Eye Clinic!

Happy Father's Day!

Men’s Health Month

June is Men's Health Month!

Designer Sunglasses for Dad

Buy dad designer sunglasses this Father's Day.

Iced Tea Day!

Today is Iced Tea Day!

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month?

World No Tobacco Day

Did you know that today is World No Tobacco Day?


National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day!

A/C Vents Can Cause Dry Eyes This Summer

Keep A/C vents away from your eyes.

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day from Gaffney Eye Clinic!

Relieve Puffy Eyes

One of the first visible signs of stress is puffy and/or dark under-eye circles

Protect Your Eyes During Your Lawn Care Routine

As you begin your spring and summer lawn care routine, remember to wear protective eyewear when you mow, trim trees and edge.  ...

Relieve Allergies with Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning can help reduce the number of irritants that can bother your allergies and eyes.

May is Healthy Vision Month!

Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month?

Happy Mother’s Day!

May your day be filled with sights of your children and family!

Vision Tips for Students

Students should take visual breaks and schedule a comprehensive exam if they experience vision problems.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Give the gift that keeps on giving this Mother's Day.

Women and Glaucoma

Did you know that women are at a heightened risk of glaucoma?

Your Eyes are the Windows to Your Overall Health

Did you know that your eyes serve as a window to your overall health?

Minimize the Effects of Allergies

Here are three tips for minimizing the effects of allergies this spring.

More to Sunglasses Than Style

Do you know if your sunglasses are really protecting your eyes?

Hit the Pool with Eye Protection

Don't forget your goggles when you hit the pool this summer.

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month.

Family Vision History

Talk with your relatives about their vision history.

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month!

Avoid Watery Eyes

Here are tips to help keep tears at bay.

Three Reasons to Schedule Your Comprehensive Exam

While you may have put off scheduling your comprehensive eye exam so far this year, here are three reasons to schedule it today.

False Eyelashes and Dry Eye

Your false eyelashes may be causing dry eye.

American Diabetes Alert Day

Today is American Diabetes Alert Day.

Driving at Night

Did you know that multifocal contacts may make it harder to see road signs at night?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Gaffney Eye Clinic wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

National Eye Donor Month

March is National Eye Donor Month.

Spring Break Eye Protection

Protect your eyes on spring break.

Daylight Savings

Just like time changes, so do your eyes.

Tips for Preventing Digital Device Eye Strain

Prevent eye strain caused by digital devices with these tips.

Medical and Vision Insurance

Examine your medical health insurance plan because it many cover the cost of regular vision exams.

Happy Presidents Day!

Happy Presidents Day from Gaffney Eye Clinic!

Digital Device Reading

Reading from a digital device requires your eyes to constantly align and focus.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Gaffney Eye Clinic wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Help Your Local Lions Club

Donate old frames to the Lions Club.

Recommendations for Kids’ Vision Screenings

New recommendations for administering vision screenings to preschool-aged children were recently released.

Ward Off AMD

Age-related macular degeneration can cause seniors to experience a decreased reading speed and difficulty seeing words.

Is your contact lens case giving you an eye infection?

Did you know that the condition of your contact lens storage case can cause infections?

Eyewear for Outdoor Winter Sports

Remember to wear appropriate eyewear when enjoying outdoor sports this winter.

Glaucoma Awareness Month 2015

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.

Happy New Year!

Gaffney Eye Clinic wishes you a Happy New Year!

Winter Eye Health Habits

To keep your eyes healthy this winter, follow these tips.

Why Rubbing Your Eyes Can Be Dangerous to Their Health

You're likely in the habit of rubbing your eyes when you're tired, but if you bring your hands to your eyes too often, your eye health can be threatened.

Merry Christmas!

The staff at Gaffney Eye Clinic wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Christmas Hours

We will be closed tomorrow and Thursday, and will reopen Friday at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Merry Christmas!

Cooler Weather Brings Dryer Eyes

As cooler weather arrives, you may notice that your eyes are dryer than normal.

The Gift of Sight

Give the gift of sight this holiday season.

Ways to Promote Eye Health

If you want to keep your eyes healthy, don't commit these eye care no no's.

Safe Toys & Gift Month

December is Safe Toys and Gift Month.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gaffney Eye Clinic wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Hours

Just a reminder that our office will be closed tomorrow and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. A huge "thank you" to all of our customers and we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Do Your Glasses Fit Properly?

Is it often uncomfortable to wear your glasses?

Eye Exam Recommendations for Your Children

The American Optometric Association recommends that children undergo their first comprehensive eye exam at six months of age.

Fall Allergies

Fall can stir up a number of allergies.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

We appreciate the service of our veterans!

Aging Eyes and Your Vision

If you are over the age of 50, you are at an increased risk of suffering from several vision problems.

Diabetic Eye Disease and Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Diabetic Eye Disease and Diabetes Awareness Month? Diabetes can cause a number of complications, especially when it comes to your vision. If you have diabetes, it is important that you undergo a dilated eye exam at least once a year, keep your blood sugar and pressure under control, and quit smoking to preserve your sight.

Vision Benefits of Pumpkins

Not only are pumpkins fun to carve, but they can also boost vision.

Happy Halloween!

Have a spooktacular Halloween!

Healthy Colored Contact Lens

There is finally a healthy colored contact lens.

Help Your Child in School with an Eye Exam

Your child may be having trouble in school due to their vision.

Utilize Your 2014 Eye Care Benefits

Schedule your annual eye exam before your 2014 benefits run out.

Gear Up for Hunting Season

Hunting season is on its way!

Home Eye Safety Month

October is Home Eye Safety Month!

Happy Birthday Dr. Barry Gaffney!

We want to wish Dr. Barry Gaffney a very Happy Birthday!

Tips for Keeping Kids’ Eyes Healthy at School

The spread of infectious diseases is the cause of more than 164 million missed school days .

Tell Us About Your Experience

Are you a patient of Gaffney Eye Clinic?

Causes of Puffy Eyes

If you suffer from puffy eyes, there are a number of factors that may be their cause.

Fruits & Veggies Month

September is Fruits & Veggies Month!

Wear Eye Protection While Mowing

When you mow or weed whack the lawn, don’t forget to wear sunglasses or other protective eyewear.

Protect Your Eyes from the Effects of Electronics

In many professions there is no way to get around using electronics on a daily basis.

Healthy Aging Month

Did you know September is Healthy Aging Month?

Remembering 9/11

Our hearts go out to the many whose lives were changed 13 years ago and those who are still affected today as they fight to protect our country

Happy Labor Day from Gaffney Eye Clinic!

Happy Labor Day!

If you are having trouble seeing your phone or tablet…

If are you having trouble seeing your smart phone or tablet you may be suffering from presbyopia or accomodative insufficiency.

Emergency Care

In the case of an eye emergency, call our office at (813) 754-3593.

Summer Eye Protection

While you are outside on the water make sure your eyes have the right protection.

Dealing with Uncomfortable Contact Lenses

Have you been struggling with the comfort of your contact lenses?

Latest Vision Technology

At the Gaffney Eye Clinic, we utilize the latest in vision technology.

New Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Summer may almost be over, but it's not too late to get a new pair of shades!

Did you know?

Women are affected by dry eye more often than men.

Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

Summer Tip for Hydration

Keep both your skin and eyes hydrated.

A Better Contact Lens Experience

There could be several reasons why your contact lenses are constantly bothering you.

Eye Injury Prevention Month

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month!

Children’s Comprehensive Eye Exams

Since school is out, summer is the perfect time for your child’s comprehensive eye exam.

Fresh Spinach Day

Today is fresh spinach day!

UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month.

Presciption Sunglasses That Fit Your Style

Over the July 4th weekend, did you wish you had a pair of prescription sunglasses?

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful day Independence Day!

National Firework Safety Month

Did you know that June 1-July 4 is National Firework Safety Month?

Ward Off Allergies With Disposable Contacts

Wear daily disposable contact lenses to prevent eye allergies.

Prevent Diabetes From Affecting Your Vision

Among people ages 20 to 65, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness.

Don’t Be Fooled By Clouds

On cloudy days don’t be fooled into thinking your eyes can’t be affected by the sun.

Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing you a happy Father's Day!

Get Your Father’s Day Gift at Gaffney Eye Clinic

Did you forget that Father's Day is around the corner?

Summer Eye Care Tip

Here's why you should never look directly into the sun.

Dad Deserves the Gift of Sight

Give dad the gift of sight this Father's Day!

Cataract Awareness Month

Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month?

Summer Protection for Your Kids

You kids' eyes need to be protected while they are outside playing sports or just enjoying the great outdoors.

Happy Memorial Day!

We can't thank our military enough.

Exercise Can Benefit Your Eye Health

Did you know that diet and exercise can benefit your eye health? 

Summer Sunglasses

Wear one of our stylish pairs of sunglasses while enjoying the Florida sunshine!

Eye Health’s Link to Overall Health

Your eyes can offer important information about your overall health.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day Gifts

We have Mother’s Day gifts that any mom will love.

Engage in Conversation with Your Eye Doctor

It’s important that you play an active role in your eye health by engaging in conversation with your eye doctor.

Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month!

It’s Never Too Early to Have Your Eyes Examined

Don't wait until your 40th birthday to have your eyes examined.

Two Causes of Blurred Vision

Glaucoma and myopia can cause blurred vision.

Do you suffer from dry eyes?

Dry eyes can be caused by a number of factors.

Did you know?

Styes are the most common type of eye infection.

You May Have Cataracts If…

Do you suffer from blurry vision, seeing multiple images in one eye, or frequent changes in your prescription glasses or sunglasses?


If your baby’s eyes look like they are not in the same place at the same time, he/she may suffer from strabismus.

The Latest Sunglasses for Your Kids This Easter

Fill you kids' Easter baskets with the latest sunglasses.

How to Choose New Frames

Are you having difficulty choosing frames?

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month.

Use a Humidifier During Cooler Months

Prevent dry eyes with a humidifier.

Nutrients & Vitamins That Can Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

The power of vitamins and nutrients like lutein and vitamin C.

Did you know?

More than 10 million children in the United States suffer from undetected vision problems!

If you have diabetes…

An annual dilated eye exam is a must if you suffer from diabetes.

Workplace Eye Health & Safety Month

March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month!

If your contact lenses are bothering you…

Are your contact lenses dry and irritating?

Gear up for Spring Break

Spring break is just around the corner!

Florida Strawberry Festival

Today is the first day of this year's Florida Strawberry Festival! 

Swap Your Coffee for Green Tea

A tip for better eye health.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Show your eyes some love this Valentine's Day.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month

Did you know that February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month? 

If You Wear Contacts…

A tip for contact wearers.

Designer Sunglasses for Valentine’s Day

Designer sunglasses are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for anyone you love.

Save Your Vision Month

February is Save Your Vision Month!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil saw, we can help improve what you see.

Online Appointment Request Form

Now it's easier than ever to schedule an appointment!

We want to hear from you!

Fill out our online customer satisfaction survey.

Ladies’ Tips to Good Eye Health

Ladies, make sure to toss your mascara tube after three months.

New Shipment of Costa del Mar Sunglasses

Did you put off getting a new pair of Costa del Mar sunglasses until after the holidays?

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month!

Foods That Can Help Improve and Protect Your Eyesight

Did you know many foods can help improve and protect your eyesight?

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Gaffney Eye Clinic!

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season! 

Get Your Children’s Eyes Examined During Christmas Break

The Christmas break from school is a great time to get your children’s eyes examined.

Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffer?

New Costa del Mar Sunglasses Have Arrived!

Have you been waiting to buy a new pair of Costa del Mar sunglasses?

FSA & HSA Benefits

Don’t know what to do with your FSA or HSA with the end of the year fast approaching?

Stocking Stuffers from Gaffney Eye Clinic

Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at Gaffney Eye Clinic!

How to Treat Dry Eye Symptoms

How to treat dry eye symptoms due to cooler weather.

Christmas is almost here!

Christmas time is around the corner!

Another Reason to Quit Smoking

If you need another reason to quit smoking, here it is.

A Tip for Better Sight

A tip for better sight.

Did you know?

Did you know that newborns don’t produce tears?

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day.

Improve Eye Health by Working Out

Do you need another reason to work out?

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month.

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween, keep in mind that eating too much sugar can put you at a greater risk for AMD.

Pediatric Care

If your little ones are having difficulty seeing, bring them to us. 

Caffeine Can Help and Harm Eyesight

Did you know that two daily servings of tea or coffee can help protect your eyes from becoming dry?

Simple Tip for Healthier Eyes

A simple tip for healthier eyes.

How to Avoid an Eye Infection

Wash your hands when handling your contacts.

Keep Pet Dander Away

If you have pets, keep their hair off chairs, couches and other sitting areas.

Link Between Overall Health and Eyesight

Did you know that there is a link between your overall health and eyesight?

What To Do If Chemicals or Soap Gets in Your Eyes

What to do if you happen to splash chemicals or soap in your eyes.

Sunglasses are Still Important in Cooler Weather

As cooler weather approaches, don't forget that the sun and its UV rays can still damage your eyesight.

Home Eye Safety Month

October is Home Eye Safety Month.

Tip for Better Vision

A quick tip for better vision.

Latest Fall Trend

Looking for the latest fall trend? We’ve got it.

Dr. Barry Gaffney is the Optometrist for You

Dr. Barry Gaffney knows how important it is that not only are your visual needs met, but also that your ocular health is looked after.

“Fruits and Veggies

September is “Fruits and Veggies—More Matters” month.

Healthy Aging Month

Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month?

Day of Remembrance

We would like to remember the victims and their families whose lives were forever changed 12 years ago.

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from Gaffney Eye Clinic to you and your family.

Did you know?

Did you know that the muscles that control your eyes are more active than any other muscles in your body?

Star Pupils

As your kids go back to school, to be the star pupil they need 20/20 vision.

We Can Answer Your Questions

The staff at Gaffney Eye Clinic is knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you may have.

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! 

Dry Eye Center of Central Florida

Did you know that Gaffney Eye Clinic is home to the Dry Eye Center of Central Florida?

Designer Prescription Sunglasses

Enjoy the summer in style with a pair of our designer prescription sunglasses.

Eye Injury Prevention Month

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month!

Happy July 4th!

Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

Fireworks Safety Month

Thanks to Prevent Blindness America, June 1-July 4 is known as Fireworks Safety Month.

More Than 30 Years in Practice

The times have changed, but our desire to give you 20/20 vision hasn’t.

Contact Lenses

No matter what your contact lens needs are, we can evaluate and fit you for the perfect brand in our private contact lens area.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day from father-son duo Dr. Barry Gaffney and Dr. Jeremy Gaffney.

Father’s Day Gift

If you’re searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift, look no further.

Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America declares June as Cataract Awareness Month. 

Prada Shades & Prescription Glasses

No need to visit the mall to buy those Prada sunglasses you’ve been eyeing.

Online Appointment Resources

The staff of the Gaffney Eye Clinic desires to make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Costa Sunglasses

Not only do we carry the latest in Costa sunglasses, but we can also put your prescription lenses in them!

Mother’s Day Gift

Don’t know what to get mom for Mother’s Day?

Healthy Vision Month

May is known as Healthy Vision Month thanks to the National Eye Institute.

Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Ladies, did you know that April is Women's Eye Health & Safety Month?

Prescription Eye Drops

Do you find yourself suffering from burning, dryness, itching, or even excessive tearing day in and day out?  Call our office today at (813) 754-3593 to schedule your dry eye exam. You may be a candidate for Restasis® which is the only prescription eye drop that can help your eye produce more natural tears and relieve your symptoms!

National Eye Donor Month

This month marks the 30th celebration of National Eye Donor Month. The annual commemoration was established by President Ronald Reagan and is held to increase public knowledge of the need to donate eyes. 

TearLab Accredited Dry Eye Center

Dr. Gaffney specializes in treating the condition known as Dry Eye Disease. One of the most common clinical challenges faced in optometry is dry eye. Thanks to new technology we can now treat dry eye in ways never before available. The latest in technology is called The TearLab. It measures a small sample of the patient’s tears to see how “dry” they really are. Our clinic is one of the first in Florida to offer this advanced diagnostic evaluation.

Macular Risk Genetic Test

We are one of only a few doctors in the state of Florida to offer the Macular Degeneration Risk Genetic Test.  This test allows us to determine your risk of progression from Dry AMD to Wet AMD (the visually devastating type of AMD). A simple swab of the inside of your cheek provides us with enough DNA to determine your risk of progression.  

Health Spending Accounts

Did you know that glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses are all covered by Health Savings Accounts (HSA's)?

Gift Certificates Available!

The Gaffney Eye Clinic now has Gift Certificates available. These certificates can be for any amount and can be used for our many products and services including Office Visits, Contact Lenses, Glasses and Sunglasses. Stop by our office to purchase one today!

When was your last Dilated Eye Exam?

Has it been more than two years since your last dilated eye exam?
If so, call our clinic today to schedule an appointment to have a dilated eye exam. Holes, tears, breaks, and even tumors are just a few conditions that can be found during a dilated eye exam, and don't cause any changes in your vision.

Like us on facebook!

Hey, everyone!  Like us on facebook to receive the latest updates from our clinic and be up to date when it comes to the latest arrival of glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses!

Are You Experiencing Headaches?

Are you experiencing frequent headaches, especially in the frontal portion of your head and behind your eyes?

Back to School

The new school year is approaching fast. Whether you are a student or a teacher, now is a great time to schedule your annual eye exam with either Dr. Barry Gaffney or Dr. Jeremy Gaffney.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a scary condition to have.  If you or a family member have macular degeneration, you should have a dilated eye exam at least once a year.  We have started genetic testing to determine your risk of progressing from dry macular degeneration to wet macular degeneration, the visually devastating type.  If you are interested in this genetic test, call the Gaffney Eye Clinic at 754-3593 to find out if you qualify to undergo this important test.

Our New Website!

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Online Registration Forms- Please print and fill out all forms and bring to your appt .

You can now request your next appointment online. ...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better