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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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World Glaucoma Week

This week is World Glaucoma Week! Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that if left untreated cause damage to the optic nerve resulting in permanent loss of vision. Generally glaucoma damage is cause by fluids inside the eye causing intraocular pressure to increase to a higher than the particular optic nerve can tolerate. Glaucoma […]

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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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Buyer Beware! A Closer Look at Ordering Glasses Online

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Most Americans Experience Digital Eye Strain from Overexposure to Computers According to Survey

The average U.S. worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home and the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2015 American Eye-Q® survey reports that 58 percent of adults have experienced digital eye strain or vision problems as a direct result. Symptoms of digital eye strain, also known […]

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Illegal Cosmetic Contacts – Is Going Blind Worth It?

With Halloween approaching many are scrambling to secure those last minute details to put their costume over the top. In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article the dangers of illegal cosmetic contact lenses was addressed and it’s not as rare an occurrence as you might expect: According to the American Optometric Association, 16 percent of Americans have worn decorative contact […]

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Be scary but safe with decorative contact lenses this Halloween

The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians reminds consumers of possible eye and vision problems resulting from the improper or illegal use of contact lenses Halloween is all about trick-or-treating for the kids, and for partygoers, finding a creative costume that ‘wows.’ Some may wear decorative contact lenses as part of their costume. However, if these […]

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InfantSEE Resource Guide

InfantSEE® is the American Optometric Association’s public health program, launched in 2005. It is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. […]

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When should my baby get an eye exam?

As a mother there are a lot of things we must think of; in the chaos of firsts, let’s not forget the first eye exam. Newborns are not born with all their visual abilities. The teamwork between the eyes is developed as is the ability to focus on objects and the ability to see detail. […]

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Two NJ Optometric Physicians Weigh In on Picking Out Glasses for Kids

August is Children’s Vision & Learning month here in New Jersey during which parents are reminded of the importance of a comprehensive, annual eye exam with an optometrist. And what better time to schedule that eye exam than before the school year starts? After all, if a child is struggling with an undiagnosed vision problem, […]

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