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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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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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There Are Contact Lenses Out There, Made Just for Your Eyes.

Have you ever been told that you are not a good candidate for contact lenses? If you struggle with any eye condition you may have given up on contact lenses as a possible method for vision correction. Let’s discuss a special type of contact lens that might be right for your eyes. Scleral contact lenses […]

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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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How do you know if you have a cataract?

Most people have heard the term cataract before, but few really understand exactly what it is. For you wordsmiths out there, yes, a cataract can also mean a waterfall or a floodgate. It’s derived from Greek, yet it morphed its way into our lexicon to mean a barrier to light entering the eye. A cataract […]

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Understanding Astigmatism

In Optometry school, our professors warned us about the challenge of trying to explain astigmatism to the general public. They said, “Keep it simple – tell them their eye is shaped like a football.” While that is generally true, some people may want to know a little more. Astigmatism (not a stigmatism) is an optical […]

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Dr. Friedman

Dry Eye and What You Can Do To Help

Struggling with Dry Eyes? Aside from seeing your optometric physician and following his or her care plan, there are plenty of things you can do to help your progress: Turn off ceiling fans and point vents away from your face in the car or bedroom. Use a room humidifier in your bedroom with the door […]

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Vision Awareness Girl Scout Patch

Girl Scout Activities for Save Your Vision Month in March

March is “National Save Your Vision Month” and now Girl Scouts in New Jersey can earn a Patch while focusing on eye healthand good vision practices. Interested in earning a Vision Awareness Patch? Check out what you need to do below: 1. The first requirement is to visit an Optometrist’s office (You can find one […]

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Dr. Friedman

Dry Eye Disease can be a Symptom of Sjogren’s Syndrome

What Is Sjögren’s Syndrome? Sjögren’s (SHOW-griens) syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. It most often causes severe dryness in the mouth, skin and eyes.  Sjögren’s syndrome can affect other parts of the body, including the  joints, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, digestive organs, and nerves. Who Gets Sjögren’s Syndrome? With upwards […]

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