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Dr. Maria Richman

Macular Degeneration Can Be Helped With Low Vision Services

February is Low Vision Awareness month. Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 50? The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimated 1.8 million people have AMD in another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD. It occurs […]

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Dr. Friedman

What is Low Vision?

Low Vision can affect people of any age and can’t be corrected with glasses. Contact your optometric physician today to find out if low vision aids can help! Low vision is the term used to describe visual impairment that can’t be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. Low vision can affect […]

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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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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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Vision + Reading + Academic Performance

Risk factors for many eye conditions have no signs or symptoms and often, children don’t realize they’re having trouble seeing well because they’ve never known anything different. It’s up to us as parents, educators, and healthcare providers to make sure kids are visiting an optometrist for an annual, comprehensive eye exam — one that does […]

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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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Dr. Friedman

One Option for Slowing Down Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in the working age population. In fact, 40% of people diagnosed with Type II diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy within 5 years of being diagnosed! Until now, there was nothing we could do to reduce the chances of developing diabetic retinopathy except manage the […]

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Visual Dysfunction in Patients with Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability characterized by: Impaired social interaction and communication – Delayed language development, lack of spoken language, poor understanding of the abstract meaning of words or words with special or temporal meanings such as “here” and “there”. Impairments in nonverbal communication – Limited eye contact, reduced facial expression and limited expressive gestures, […]

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The ultimate list of toys to help visual development

Often, parents ask me for ‘optometrist approved’ toys; toys that are fun and have the added bonus of enhancing visual development and stimulating the mind.  Toys that promote visual learning, strategic thinking skills, visual memory, spatial relations, visual closure, and visualization are always a good idea since they are instrumental in academics, problem-solving, and even […]

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