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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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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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InfantSEE

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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7 Month-old Charlie has his first eye exam

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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Governor Christie Proclaims August Children’s Vision and Learning Month

For many, August means beach holidays, pool days, and back-to-school sales. Here at Eyecare.org and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) we spend the last whole month of summer celebrating Children’s Vision and Learning Month. Governor Chris Christie’s proclamation brings emphasis to an important subject prior to kids heading back to school: undiagnosed vision problems can […]

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High-quality eye care can help enable your children to reach their highest potential.

Helping Your Child Adjust To Glasses

NJSOP member, Dr. I. David Nestorowicz’s latest article equips parents with ways to help their children when transitioning to wearing glasses:Getting glasses when you are young can be a difficult adjustment for any child. Helping children adjust properly and love their glasses may be difficult, but it can make all the difference! We care about […]

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Proper Eyewear and Healthy Vision Crucial for Athletes’ Performance

As athletes gear up for a game, a vital component must be on their checklists—eye protection. Although extremely important, eyewear isn’t always a priority for some. According to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, only 21 percent of those surveyed wear protective eyewear when playing contact sports. Athletes also need to […]

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Katie Van Hise

Parents and Children Don’t See Eye-to-Eye When it Comes to Technology Use

As technology use continues to rise both at home and in classrooms, parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices. A survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA) found that 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 say they use an electronic device for at least three hours each […]

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