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Doctors of Optometry are involved in educating their patients of the harmful effects of smoking and vaping.  The CDC recommends to cease or avoid starting.

Vaping Update

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local health departments are investigating the outbreak of lung injury in people who report using e-cigarettes/vaping, including both tobacco and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) containing products as well as other products. As of October 22, 2019, there have been 1604 […]

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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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Katie Van Hise

Buyer Beware! A Closer Look at Ordering Glasses Online

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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

Consumers Beware: Buying Contact Lenses without a Prescription is Illegal and Dangerous

In recent years, more Americans have been using decorative contact lenses to alter the appearance or color of the eyes. These contact lenses are often used as a costume accessory to change a person’s eye color or create an effect and have become increasingly popular around Halloween. These non-corrective, decorative lenses pose the same potential safety […]

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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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Katie Van Hise

What you need to know before buying eyeglasses online

If you’ve stumbled across the advertisements for, or recent news coverage of, eyeglasses sold online you may be left wondering what you should be considering when it comes to making such an important purchase. The American Optometric Association has provided consumers with guidelines and suggestions in order to ensure your safety: (Click image to view […]

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Katie Van Hise

Practice Firework Safety to Protect Eyes and Vision this Fourth of July

For most Americans, the Fourth of July holiday is marked by traditional backyard barbecues and patriotic fireworks displays. Unfortunately, the fun can be cut short when fireworks are used carelessly and cause serious injuries.   All too common firework injuries include eye lacerations, contusions, and the existence of foreign materials in the eye. The Consumer Product […]

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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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