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When Blue Light Strikes

Our eyes are designed specifically to process light, so it’s difficult to think that over the course of a lifetime light damages them. Exposure to all types of visible and non-visible light happens continuously and it has a direct impact on our body and mind, some positive, some negative. It’s impossible to stop the transmission […]

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

Earning the Vision Awareness Badge is FUN for Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

Has your Girl Scout or Boy Scout earned the Vision Awareness Badge, yet? Follow these steps to get your child’s troop involved: Find an optometrist near you and ask if they offer the Vision Awareness Badge* Schedule a time to bring your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop into the optometric physician’s office -or- schedule […]

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Doctors of Optometry are involved in educating their patients of the harmful effects of smoking and vaping.  The CDC recommends to cease or avoid starting.

Vaping Update

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local health departments are investigating the outbreak of lung injury in people who report using e-cigarettes/vaping, including both tobacco and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) containing products as well as other products. As of October 22, 2019, there have been 1604 […]

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**Contest Alert** How did going to the eye doctor change your life?

Vision health goes beyond seeing 20/20! Eye diseases as well as other health problems can be detected through a comprehensive eye exam. Share your motivational eye health story with Think About Your Eyes for a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize. Learn more and enter now:

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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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Dr. Friedman

What are scleral contact lenses?

These lenses aren’t for everyone, but for those with certain eye conditions scleral lenses can reduce discomfort and improve vision. A scleral lens is a very large contact lens that rests on the white of the eye and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea. Scleral lenses are designed to treat a variety of eye […]

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Katie Van Hise

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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Take the time to try on several pairs of sunglasses to find the ones you feel best in, but don't ignore the safety specifics of each pair!

Are your sunglasses working for you?

How different can the dollar store sunglasses really be from the expensive brands you see at high end mall stores? And is there really a difference to my eye health? The short answer– YES! There is a difference. Sunglasses do 5 things: Protect the eye from UV radiation. This is crucial! UV radiation exposure is […]

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