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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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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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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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