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Should you have your infant’s eyes checked?

In 2005, Optometry Cares Foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., launched the InfantSEE® program. InfantSEE® is a no-cost public health program developed to provide comprehensive, professional eye care for all infants nationwide. When a doctor signs up for the InfantSEE® program, they […]

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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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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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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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