Katie Van Hise

About Katie Van Hise

Katie Van Hise serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). She works closely with members of the NJSOP to provide consumers with current and factual information regarding eye and vision care.

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Laila Ali on the Importance of the Comprehensive Eye Exam

Laila Ali had vision issues at a young age. She’s partnered with Think About Your Eyes to get the word out on how important a comprehensive eye exam is for kids. Laila’s bottom line: don’t wait for your child’s vision to become a problem; get them to an optometrist early! Find one here! Other Resources: Children’s […]

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Eyecare.org at the NJAAP School Health Conference – 2018

Were you an attendee at the 27th Annual NJAAP School Health Conference? Thanks for stopping by! We truly appreciated your visit to the Eyecare.org booth. The links below will take you to downloadable versions of some of the most popular materials we were featuring at the event: Ocular Emergencies: What to Do (Downloadable chart) Novelty Contact […]

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August 20-24 marks the 4th annual Contact Lens Health Week

It’s Contact Lens Health Week!

August 20-24, 2018 marks the 5th annual Contact Lens Health Week and the CDC and the AOA have some great information for anyone wishing to learn more about how to safely wear and care for contact lenses. Check out some of the resources below, and remember, #onepairtakecare! CDC: Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care CDC: […]

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Governor Proclamation August 2018

August 2018 is Children’s Vision + Learning Month!

Governor Phil Murphy has declared August Children’s Vision + Learning Month and we could not be happier about the chance to remind parents about the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams for kids! Send them back to school knowing they have healthy eyes that can see clearly, track and converge properly, and help to make […]

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Majority of Teens with Contact Lenses Are Using Them Improperly

Today marks the beginning of the CDC’s Contact Lens Health Week and they’ve provided some interesting facts about teenagers’ use of contact lenses. According to the CDC’s survey, 85 percent of teens with contact lenses use them improperly which increases the risk of serious eye infections†. The survey shows teens are “sleeping, napping, or swimming […]

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Happy Solar Eclipse Day!

The last total solar eclipse (following a path similar to today’s) occurred on June 8, 1918 which is why so many people are excited to witness this afternoon’s rare astronomical event. Remember to keep yourself and your family safe while viewing. Here are some helpful articles and tips to help you prepare and answer any questions […]

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Seeing Is A Gift: Think About Your Eyes Releases New Commercials

Think About Your Eyes (Thinkaboutyoureyes.com) a national public awareness campaign presented by The Vision Council and The American Optometric Association, has released several new advertisements showcasing the gift of sight and asking consumers what are you doing to protect it? Take a look at the ads below, or check them out during the August 8 airing […]

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Back-to-school Eye Exams

It’s August and a lot of kids are gearing up to head back to school and some have already started. Sending kids into the classroom with the right tools is a priority for parents, many have even made it a tradition involving a family trip to the nearest Staples to load up. But there’s one tool that can’t be […]

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Governor Christie Proclaims August 2017 as Children's Vision & Learning Month. Click to view the proclamation.

Children’s Vision & Learning Month 2017

Governor Chris Christie has once again proclaimed August as Children’s Vision & Learning Month in NewJersey; a time when awareness is brought to the important relationship between healthy eyes and the ability to learn and thrive in school. Earlier this week, the Miami Herald reported on a recent study that found “more than 174,000 U.S. […]

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Put Your Digital Devices to Bed Early: Optometrists Caution Overexposure to Blue Light May Cause Health Issues

The American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2016 American Eye-Q® survey revealed that 88 percent of Americans know that digital devices can negatively affect their vision, but the average American still spends seven or more hours per day looking at their screens. This overexposure to blue light – high-energy visible light emitted from digital devices – can […]

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