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What are scleral contact lenses?

These lenses aren’t for everyone, but for those with certain eye conditions scleral lenses can reduce discomfort and improve vision. A scleral lens is a very large contact lens that rests on the white of the eye and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea. Scleral lenses are designed to treat a variety of eye […]

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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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Understanding Myopia

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!          

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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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Seeing Is A Gift: Think About Your Eyes Releases New Commercials

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 […]

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InfantSEE Resource Guide

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. […]

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Proper Eye Care Essential for Americans with Diabetes

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 […]

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How is the light from your cell phone affecting your vision?

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!

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Clear Vision, Living Independently Top Priorities for Older Americans

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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Ready for School: Kids and technology infographic

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