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The Back-to-School Eye Exam

The back-to-school to-do check list is long. New clothes, new shoes, new backpack, pencils and pens, crayons, markers, notebooks, maybe a pair of sneakers they can grow into and the perfect first-day-of-school outfit. You make sure they get their teeth cleaned and cavities filled, vaccines are updated, medications are renewed, and hair is cut. But […]

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Back-to-school Eye Exams

It’s August and a lot of kids are gearing up to head back to school and some have already started. Sending kids into the classroom with the right tools is a priority for parents, many have even made it a tradition involving a family trip to the nearest Staples to load up. But there’s one tool that can’t be […]

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Governor Christie Proclaims August 2017 as Children's Vision & Learning Month. Click to view the proclamation.

Children’s Vision & Learning Month 2017

Governor Chris Christie has once again proclaimed August as Children’s Vision & Learning Month in NewJersey; a time when awareness is brought to the important relationship between healthy eyes and the ability to learn and thrive in school. Earlier this week, the Miami Herald reported on a recent study that found “more than 174,000 U.S. […]

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Governor Christie Proclaims August Children’s Vision and Learning Month

For many, August means beach holidays, pool days, and back-to-school sales. Here at Eyecare.org and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) we spend the last whole month of summer celebrating Children’s Vision and Learning Month. Governor Chris Christie’s proclamation brings emphasis to an important subject prior to kids heading back to school: undiagnosed vision problems can […]

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Katie Van Hise

Parents and Children Don’t See Eye-to-Eye When it Comes to Technology Use

As technology use continues to rise both at home and in classrooms, parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices. A survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA) found that 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 say they use an electronic device for at least three hours each […]

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Katie Van Hise

Governor Christie Proclaims August 2014 Children’s Vision & Learning Month

This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proclaimed August Children’s Vision & Learning Month. In a Letter to the editor commending the Governor for his action, Dr. Maria Richman, president of the NJ Society of Optometric Physicians, explains that the goal of this observance is to help educate parents and teachers about the critical link […]

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Katie Van Hise

Eyecare.org @ the Trenton Thunder

Eyecare.org had it’s second public outing last night (Aug. 15, 2013) with a sponsorship of the Trenton Thunder game and 3D Fireworks show. Not unlike last week’s BlueClaws game, fans loved testing their hand-eye coordination and reaction times using the Sacaddic Fixator. This time, we also had a pair of Nike strobe training goggles on […]

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Katie Van Hise

The A-B-“SEES” of back-to-school season

In the spirit of preparing little ones (and bigger ones) to head back into another academic year, the American Optometric Association has shared this great infographic to illustrate some of the reasons comprehensive, back-to-school eye exam is so essential!

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Katie Van Hise

August is Children’s Vision & Learning Month

Governor Christie Declares August “Children’s Vision & Learning Month” Dr. Rodolfo Rodriguez, President of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, is commending New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for recently declaring August “Children’s Vision and Learning Month.” (View the Children’s Vision & Learning Month 2013 Official Proclamation here!) The goal of this observance is to help […]

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