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Spring Time Red Eyes: Allergies or Pink Eye?

Spring is officially here and that has many people hopeful warm weather will arrive soon. But often times the change in weather brings on those red, puffy, itchy eyes. Is it Pink Eye or is it Allergies? Pink eye and allergies can come on with similar symptoms and it is important to be able to […]

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Dr. Maria Richman (far right) with the NJSOP staff at the Breast Cancer 3-day walk in 2009

The Optometrist’s Role in Breast Cancer Treatment & Management

October is breast cancer awareness month. Women with a history of breast cancer are routinely checked with mammograms and ultrasounds but they should also routinely visit their optometrist. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women. The incidence of breast cancer is increasing especially in developed world. It is classified as the second most […]

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Proper Eyewear and Healthy Vision Crucial for Athletes’ Performance

As athletes gear up for a game, a vital component must be on their checklists—eye protection. Although extremely important, eyewear isn’t always a priority for some. According to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, only 21 percent of those surveyed wear protective eyewear when playing contact sports. Athletes also need to […]

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Katie Van Hise

Cover Your Butt, Take Care of Your Eyes – Is your underwear cleaner than your contacts?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Americans make nearly one million visits to doctor’s offices, outpatient clinics, and emergency rooms annually due to eye infections. That statistic again: Almost one million trips to the doctor for eye infections per year! Fortunately, there are simple things that can be done to avoid the […]

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Katie Van Hise

Eye Health: An Increasing Concern for Aging Adults

It’s a fact of life that vision can change over time, resulting in a number of noticeable differences in how well aging adults see the world around them. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, 78 percent of adults age 55 or older report experiencing some vision loss. […]

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Katie Van Hise

Let the Buyer Beware: A Closer Look at Ordering Eyeglasses Online

Purchasing eyeglasses online may offer convenience to consumers, but the American Optometric Association (AOA) the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) warn that the consequences of making an incorrect or uninformed purchase could cost patients more time and money in the long run.  The AOA and the NJSOP stress that eyeglasses are an investment […]

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