Dr. Julia Simon Dunnavant

About Dr. Julia Simon Dunnavant

Julia Simon Dunnavant is a licensed Optometrist in the State of New York and New Jersey. She received her doctoral degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry and her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University. ​Dr. Simon Dunnavant is trained in spectacle refractions, standard and complicated contact lens fittings, dry eye evaluations and dilated eye exams as part of the annual eye care routine and, in particular, for the evaluation and management of eye diseases including diabetes, hypertension and glaucoma.

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Eat your way to healthier eyes this Holiday Season!

Healthy vision starts with what’s on your plate this Thanksgiving and the good news is that the foods which are most loaded with eye healthy nutrition such as Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Zinc, Copper and Vitamins A, C, E & K are also fan favorites at any holiday meal. The potential benefits of a healthy […]

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The Contact Lens Exam

Often, patients who have worn contacts successfully for years wonder why they need another contact lens exam. The truth is, the FDA categorizes contact lenses, prescription or cosmetic, as medical devices that cannot be purchased without a valid prescription. In New Jersey, a contact lens prescription expires annually; that means, once a year an eye […]

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The Back-to-School Eye Exam

The back-to-school to-do check list is long. New clothes, new shoes, new backpack, pencils and pens, crayons, markers, notebooks, maybe a pair of sneakers they can grow into and the perfect first-day-of-school outfit. You make sure they get their teeth cleaned and cavities filled, vaccines are updated, medications are renewed, and hair is cut. But […]

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Sunglasses: How to Pick the Perfect Pair

Before we can talk about what makes a pair of sunglasses a good pair of sunglasses, we first have to discuss why protecting your eyes and eyelids is essential. The sun emits UV light in three forms – UVC, UVB and UVA – all three can damage the eyes: Skin Cancer – the eyelids are […]

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Spring Time Red Eyes: Allergies or Pink Eye?

Spring is officially here and that has many people hopeful warm weather will arrive soon. But often times the change in weather brings on those red, puffy, itchy eyes. Is it Pink Eye or is it Allergies? Pink eye and allergies can come on with similar symptoms and it is important to be able to […]

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The Eyes are the Window to the Heart

February is American Heart Month Did you know that 1 out of 4 deaths in America per year are associated with heart disease? Did you also know that nearly 80% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable? Conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease such congestive heart failure […]

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