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The Vision Awareness badge is now available to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts!

Earning the Vision Awareness Badge is FUN for Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

Has your Girl Scout or Boy Scout earned the Vision Awareness Badge, yet? Follow these steps to get your child’s troop involved: Find an optometrist near you and ask if they offer the Vision Awareness Badge* Schedule a time to bring your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop into the optometric physician’s office -or- schedule […]

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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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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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Vision + Reading + Academic Performance

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 […]

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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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Sunglasses: How to Pick the Perfect Pair

Before we can talk about what makes a pair of sunglasses a good pair of sunglasses, we first have to discuss why protecting your eyes and eyelids is essential. The sun emits UV light in three forms – UVC, UVB and UVA – all three can damage the eyes: Skin Cancer – the eyelids are […]

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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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How do you know if you have a cataract?

Most people have heard the term cataract before, but few really understand exactly what it is. For you wordsmiths out there, yes, a cataract can also mean a waterfall or a floodgate. It’s derived from Greek, yet it morphed its way into our lexicon to mean a barrier to light entering the eye. A cataract […]

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Understanding Astigmatism

In Optometry school, our professors warned us about the challenge of trying to explain astigmatism to the general public. They said, “Keep it simple – tell them their eye is shaped like a football.” While that is generally true, some people may want to know a little more. Astigmatism (not a stigmatism) is an optical […]

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Dry Eye and What You Can Do To Help

Struggling with Dry Eyes? Aside from seeing your optometric physician and following his or her care plan, there are plenty of things you can do to help your progress: Turn off ceiling fans and point vents away from your face in the car or bedroom. Use a room humidifier in your bedroom with the door […]

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