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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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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Risk factors for many eye conditions have no signs or symptoms and often, children don’t realize they’re having trouble seeing well because they’ve never known anything different. It’s up to us as parents, educators, and healthcare providers to make sure kids are visiting an optometrist for an annual, comprehensive eye exam — one that does […]