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The Eyes are the Window to the Heart

February is American Heart Month Did you know that 1 out of 4 deaths in America per year are associated with heart disease? Did you also know that nearly 80% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable? Conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease such congestive heart failure […]

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Majority of Teens with Contact Lenses Are Using Them Improperly

Today marks the beginning of the CDC’s Contact Lens Health Week and they’ve provided some interesting facts about teenagers’ use of contact lenses. According to the CDC’s survey, 85 percent of teens with contact lenses use them improperly which increases the risk of serious eye infections†. The survey shows teens are “sleeping, napping, or swimming […]

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Katie Van Hise

Children’s Vision & Learning Month in New Jersey

Governor Christie has officially declared August Children’s Vision & Learning Month in New Jersey! Check back throughout August for helpful information on taking care of your child’s vision and eyes and remember to schedule their yearly back to school eye exam with an optometrist in your area!

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Katie Van Hise

The 21st Century Eye: Three Ways to Protect Your Vision

Everywhere we look, we’re reading, shopping, banking, or being entertained online on digital devices small and large—at work, at school, at play, and on our way in-between. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® survey, 55 percent of adults use computers, smartphones, tablets or other hand-held devices for five or […]

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Katie Van Hise

Floaters Explained

If you’ve ever experienced floaters then you undoubtedly wanted to know what was causing them. This great TED-Ed video by Michael Mauser addresses the phenomenon: Lesson by Michael Mauser, animation by Reflective Films.

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Dr. Saysha Blazier

Breast Cancer Awareness…and the EYES?!

As many individuals are “making strides” this month to raise awareness  and research dollars for breast cancer, I thought it appropriate to talkabout eyes. You, however, are probably confused. What do breasts have to do with eyes? It just so happens that breast cancer, followed by lung cancer, is the most common metastasis to the eye. […]

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Dr. Saysha Blazier

You better watch out…Christmas Trauma

While decorating for Christmas, I was reminded of a patient I saw a few years ago. This particular girl had had a traumatic accident in which a  cast iron stocking hook had penetrated her eye when she was 13 months old.  She had to have multiple surgeries and thankfully they were able to save a […]

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