Katie Van Hise

About Katie Van Hise

Katie Van Hise serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). She works closely with members of the NJSOP to provide consumers with current and factual information regarding eye and vision care.

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The Vision Awareness badge is now available to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts!

The Vision Awareness Badge is now available to ALL SCOUTS in NJ!

This just in…Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can now earn the Vision Awareness Badge in New Jersey! Get your troop involved by contacting an optometric physician in your area to schedule a group office tour or a time for the OD to come speak during a troop meeting. Office visits are a great way for […]

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Video: Learning with Poor Vision

Ever wonder what it’s like to try and LEARN with poor eyesight? Check out this video from Think About Your Eyes: Remember to schedule your child’s back to school comprehensive eye exam early. September brings a rush of students scheduling appointments and wanting to achieve their best academic work, which means they need to see […]

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Children’s Vision + Learning Month 2019

Governor Murphy has once again declared August Children’s Vision + Learning month in New Jersey! As exposure to digital devices increases both in and out of the classroom, comprehensive vision exams are an essential part of the back-to-school readiness routine. As stated in the proclamation, all children deserve the opportunity to learn and to achieve […]

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Have fun this 4th of July, but leave the fireworks to the professionals and enjoy a safe holiday!

Handle with Care: Don’t Let Your Fun Fizzle Due to Fireworks Injury

July Fourth is nearly here and business at fireworks stands across the country is booming. Have fun, the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) say, but leave the fireworks to the professionals. “We want everyone to have a fun celebration,” says Dr. Susan D’Emic, president of NJSOP. “However, decades of experience show that fireworks […]

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The Vision Awareness badge is now available to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts!

Girl Scouts observe Save Your Vision Month with creative posters

During Save Your Vision Month, Girl Scout troops in New Jersey learned about eye and vision health by visiting optometrist’s offices and creating posters about what they had learned. In doing so, the girls earned the Vision Awareness badge! If you’re a NJ-based Girl Scout troop leader and are interested in finding an optometrist who […]

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Understanding Myopia

Looking for more resources on Myopia? Check these out: — Myopia (Nearsightedness) — My Children Wear Glasses, Too! Find an optometrist in your area (NJ) here and make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam today!          

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Prioritize Your Eyes | SYVM 2019

Save Your Vision Month (SYVM) serves as a reminder to have your eyes and vision checked by an optometric physician once a year. Even children as young as 6 months old should be seen by an OD to assess development and eye/vision health. Schedule your annual eye exam with an optometrist near you today!

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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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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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