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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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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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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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