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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Looking for more resources on Myopia? Check these out: — Myopia (Nearsightedness) — My Children Wear Glasses, Too! Find an optometrist in your area (NJ) here and make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam today!
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 […]
Think About Your Eyes (Thinkaboutyoureyes.com) a national public awareness campaign presented by The Vision Council and The American Optometric Association, has released several new advertisements showcasing the gift of sight and asking consumers what are you doing to protect it? Take a look at the ads below, or check them out during the August 8 airing […]
InfantSEE® is the American Optometric Association’s public health program, launched in 2005. It is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. […]
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million have prediabetes and areat risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults. During American Diabetes Month®, Dr. George Veliky, optometric physician and president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP), reminds […]
Tech Insider recently posted a great article and infographic on how light from one’s smartphone can affect the brain and body. We thought it would make a great share – check it out here!
Fluctuations in vision are often one of the first health changes adults notice as they get older. Although these changes can be bothersome, even more troubling problems could be lurking beneath the surface and cause vision loss. According to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2015 American Eye-Q® survey, the inability to live independently would concern […]
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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!