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Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

Eye Care for Your Family near Mahwah, NJ

Eye care services for Mahwah, NJ at Walter Shurminsky OD.

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

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How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

This Month is National Diabetes Month

Far too many people are not aware that diabetes can lead to vision loss. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in individuals between 20 and 74, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is when the retina is damaged by...

Can People With Astigmatism Also Wear Lenses?

Are you aware that there are contact lenses especially for people with astigmatism? Firstly, what is astigmatism? Astigmatism means that your eye has a differently shaped cornea, which means that light entering your eye through the cornea can't come to a single focal point on the retina, resulting in blurred...

Focusing on Retinoscopy

There may be various assessments that you have seen during an eye exam and asked yourself what they are for. Having a bright light shined into your eyes could be one of them. This test is known as a retinoscopy examination, and it's a basic way to determine the refractive...

Mobile Devices and Your Eyes

Lately, it would be challenging to find someone who doesn't own some sort of smartphone. Tablets and smartphones are so handy when we're on the go. However as handheld devices have little screens, a lot of users often hold their iPads and iPhones much closer than they would hold newspapers...

Multifocal Lenses and You

A lot of people begin to notice problems with reading small print and seeing close objects during their 40s. This condition is called presbyopia. If you already wear glasses for distance vision, and develop presbyopia, you won't need to start carrying and switching between two pairs of glasses. This is...

Patches: Not Just For Pirates

Lazy eyes are seen in many children, and are also quite easy to treat. It comes about when the brain shuts off or suppresses vision in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if someone isn't able to see as well with one of their eyes because of issues with distance...

What We’ll Ask You At Your Eye Exam

Do you have an eye exam coming up in the near future? In order for us to make sure your exam is effective and productive, there are several things we will need from you. Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, you'll need to let...

Night Vision: How Does it Work?

Picture this: there's a blackout and suddenly, you need to find a flashlight or the fuse box. After a few moments you are able to distinguish between the objects in the room and the darkness around you. This is called ''dark adaptation''. Many people don't know that night vision relies...

Middle Age and Presbyopia

Ever wonder why older people prefer books with larger font sizes? As time passes, the lens of your eye becomes more rigid, which makes it harder to focus on near objects. This is known as presbyopia. Those with undiagnosed presbyopia tend to hold books, magazines, newspapers, and menus at arm's...

Playing Safe: Kids and Eye Safety

It's crucial to know how to select toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Children are born with an immature visual system which, through stimulation, develops throughout their growing years. Few things stimulate a child's visual development more easily than playing, which involves hand-eye coordination and...

Good Vision In The Classroom

  Most progress at school is accomplished visually. But even with this obvious connection between vision and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular...

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

So many children are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in reality, that isn't the problem at all. In truth, he or she may be one of many kids who have a hard-to-detect vision problem, which hinders learning. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). To explain, CI is a...

So What IS 20/20 Vision?

It's safe to assume that you've stumbled upon the expressions twenty-twenty vision and visual acuity. As common as these terms may be, do people really grasp what they mean? Having a proper understanding of these terms will help you appreciate how an eye specialist determines the state of your eyes...

Get The Fresh Look

Don't you think you're ready for a new look for your eyes? FreshLook® offers a large palette of color contact lenses, which let you subtly enhance or radically change the color of your eyes. This line of lenses has such a large number of choices, that you'll be sure to...

Looking at Eyelid Hygiene

Inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, some kinds of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eye symptoms. Usually, symptoms include itching, burning,...

A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

Have you ever left your disposable contact lenses in for just a bit too long? We don't need to tell you that so many things are in in top form when they haven't been used too much. It's helpful to know that the same principle is also applicable to your...

Treating Cataracts

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Are you aware that cataracts are the most common culprit of loss of vision among those 55 and older? More so, more than fifty percent of those who are 65 and older have at least some cataract development. So what...

What You Need To Know About UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. Even though this is the case, the potential risks of many years of exposure to these harmful rays aren't really thought about, and the majority of people barely take enough action to protect their eyes, even when they're expecting...

When Did You Last Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your eyes remain healthy. During this session, your optometrist thoroughly...

The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have put out a new addition to their popular range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've increased the features of their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization. Glare that shines off...

When to Get Your Vision Checked

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a few conditions such as changes in the body or in the eye or visual system, eye diseases, side effects of medication or eye injuries. Many people also suffer from visual disturbances due to aging or eye strain. This...

Some Tips All Women Should Know About Safe and Healthy Eyes

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease among the female population is becoming more common, more notably in aging women. Actually, studies show that large numbers of women...

This month we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the springtime comes, along with more chance to be involved in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the number of sports related eye injuries. Each season, far too many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could be avoided with suitable defense....

Driving with Good Vision

Good vision is required for road safety. As a matter of fact, safety on the road requires a number of visual abilities such as being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, to name a few....

Workplace Vision Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The purpose of this initiative is to teach corporations and their workers about the relevance of vision wellness, with advice on how to avoid vision-impairing eye mishaps. Every day, employees sustain workplace related eye injuries...

Astigmatism: All You Want to Know About This Common Condition

The cornea that surrounds your iris and pupil is, under perfect circumstances, spherical. When light hits your eye from all angles, the cornea's role is to project that light, aiming it at your retina, which is in the rear part of your eye. What happens if the cornea isn't exactly...

Red, Itchy Eyes? Perhaps it’s Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a frequently seen eye illness, particularly when it comes to children. Pink eye can be caused by a virus, bacteria or allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients found in cosmetics, or other chemicals, which penetrate your eyes. Many types of...

The Aging Eye: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

This month has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to creating awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. How many of us are aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading reasons for vision loss in those aged 65 and over? AMD is...

How Do You Clean Your Contacts?

Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August determined that an alarming number of adults regularly use dangerous chemicals rather than lens solution to moisten their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to lemonade to petroleum jelly was reportedly used as an alternative to proper lens solution by 20% of the...

Guard Your Eyes From Dry Eyes This Winter

Winter time often brings many more patients suffering from dry eyes due to cold and dry air conditions.

The Dangers of UV to Your Eyes – In the Winter

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some areas biting winds and frigid precipitation are also in the forecast. You wouldn't ever think of leaving the house without a heavy sweater or coat in freezing weather, however unfortunately, a lot of people leave their sunglasses at home. While many...

Raise Your Glaucoma Awareness this January

Since January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we are here to emphasize the importance of early detection of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is a category of progressive ocular disorders that cause damage to the eye's optic nerve, which can lead to a permanent loss of vision....

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Visit your Ramsey, NJ Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which objects at a close range, such as newspapers, books or sewing, become blurred. As people worldwide are reaching older ages, a larger number of people are developing the condition, which currently cannot...

Presents, Toys, and Eye Safety Awareness

Holiday season is almost here and that means gifts and new toys. Adoring grandparents delight in treating the young children with the newest toys for the holidays. It is important that parents instruct relatives about the guidelines about toys and eye safety. Mishaps with unsafe toys can occur, occasionally resulting...

Take Advantage of Those FSA Dollars Before You Lose Them!

As the year's end approaches, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If flex spending doesn't strike a familiar chord you probably don't have an FSA (or flex spending account) but you should check your benefits to make sure. If you contribute to a Flex Plan through your...

How We Perceive Color: All About Color Vision Deficiencies

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Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Are you aware that diabetes is the main agent of impaired sight among men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? If not, you are not alone. Since 2008, over 4 million adults in North America afflicted with diabetes were tested positive for diabetic retinopathy. Out of those tested, 70,000...

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Ramsey, NJ

Amblyopia or lazy eye is a deficiency in adequate vision development caused by the failure of both eyes to function together. In the majority of occurrences of ambylopia the actual eyes are typically healthy however good vision cannot be achieved by just eyeglasses. When untreated lazy eye can result in...

Ramsey, NJ Vision Tests: What Does 20/20 Eyesight Really Mean?

  Have you ever asked yourself what 20/20 eyesight really represents? 20/20 vision is a term to describe normal visual acuity or sharpness of vision. That is to say that someone with 20/20 visual acuity will be able to clearly see an object from 20 feet away that most individuals...

Autumn Ocular Allergy Treatment in Ramsey, NJ

  Although many correlate seasonal allergies with the arrival of springtime, just as many individuals suffer during the fall months as well. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, ocular allergies can result in a significant level of discomfort. Eyes can become itchy, puffy, and irritated and often sting...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Decorative Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, costumes. It's important to know of certain dangers to your eyes that could put a damper on the Halloween spirit. Over the past few years, decorative contacts have been increasingly becoming popular especially with teenagers and young adults and the trend...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Management in Ramsey, NJ

  Findings from the American Optometric Association show that above seven out of 10 of employed persons that work every day at a computer monitor (over 140 million ) suffer the affects of computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Excessive computer use can result in eye stress and impact eyesight...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

  As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to highlight ways to keep your house eye safe specifically for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your house is an eye-safe zone. Naturally, babies are born with an underdeveloped optical system that grows...

Contacts and Cosmetics: Tips from your Ramsey, NJ Eye Care Practitioner

For those who use contacts a few guidelines should be followed when using makeup. Below are a few basic tips on how to be sure your eyes remain beautiful and safe. Which Cosmetics Are the Safest for your Eyes? To start, eye care professionals advise that you use only products...

How to Get Sunscreen Out of Eyes

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand how much it can sting. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may say that it is a good alternative to carrying around mace or pepper spray. It can take hours before the victim can feel comfortable...

August is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Examination in Ramsey Today

Many don't know that cataracts are the primary culprit for vision loss amongst individuals 55 and over. In truth, more than half of senior citizens have some degree of cataract development. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. This prevents the passage of light...

Add Vision Screening to Your Back to School Routine: Ramsey Children’s Eye Exams

Back to school season is in full swing. It's also the time to ensure your kids' vision is satisfactory. Healthy eyesight is critical to the thinking process and a child's success in school. There are numerous activities that depend on optical skills, such as reading, writing and computer assignments, which...

Improving Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem with Contacts

The need to purchase eyeglasses is often difficult for a teenager. Teenagers can cringe at the idea of having to wear eyeglasses and coming across ''uncool''. Compared to eyeglasses, children and teenagers that wear contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, a newly published report shows. The study...

Treating Some of the Most Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might require emergency treatment and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be treated at home. Read these guidelines for common eye injuries, to decide the next move following an eye emergency. Keep in mind...

Have You Had an Eye Exam Recently?

When we have eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes forget about the importance of a routine eye examination. However, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is crucial to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with an annual eye exam. Many eye and vision problems...

Safeguarding Your Eyes This Summer

Now that summer is here it’s time to make sure you keep your eyes protected from summertime hazards. Here are some tips to keep your precious eyes safe in the sun: Get sunglasses with 100% UV Protection – and try to wear them every time you go outside. If your...

Preventing Children’s Eye Accidents with Safety Glasses

Did you know that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? This is the equivalent of one eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that the vast majority of those injuries could be simply prevented by using protective eyewear. Most eye damaging...

Truth or Myth: Do Carrots Really Improve your Eyesight?

We have all been told that carrots help you see better, but is this really true? Eye doctors say that the orange vegetable can't actually improve your eyesight. However, carrots do contain significant quantities of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for your eye health and therefore eating carrots and...

Learn more about the Danger that Ultraviolet Rays can cause Your Eyes

  Because of campaigns to create awareness of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most know about the need for using sunblock and using other forms of sun protection particularly during the blazing summer months. But did you know that ultraviolet rays...

The In’s and Out’s of Caring for Your Contacts

  Contact lenses necessitate careful handling in order to be a safe and feasible option for individuals needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which occasionally can lead to vision loss. Children and adults that are...

Rigid Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

  Although you may be more familiar with soft contact lenses, a second, lesser-known brand of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, also referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In truth, GP lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, and they are longer-lasting, offer finer vision quality, and...

Spring is Eye Allergy Season

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For many, March begins pollen season, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Spring eye allergies are often a result of an influx...

Reasons You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Eyeglasses on the Web

Though many people are used to shopping for anything and everything online, glasses are one item that needs to be cautiously reviewed before you click that purchase button. Why? Although you may encounter reduced rates on the Internet, the benefits of going to an optical store far exceed the ''deals''...

Ways to Avoid Dry Eyes This Cold Season

Although you may refer to winter as the rainy time of year due to the precipitation, the air is really more dry in the winter, which can cause your eyes to become more sensitive. Our staff is available to help you find the best ways to keep your eyes moisturized...

In February Spread Awareness About Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision

This month has been declared age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the leading source of vision loss for seniors. Macular degeneration often leads to low vision, a phrase eye doctors use to refer to substantial vision loss that is sometimes known as “legal blindness” or...

January Has Been Named National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' January has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world. Due...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the summer. Although many people are aware of the damage the sun poses to our eyes in the summertime, how many realize that we need to take extra care during the winter as well? In reality, the UV...

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You can now request your next appointment online.  Visit the Contact Us section of our web site and complete the Patient Registration Form.  The form is secure and our office will be notified once the form is complete.  When you walk in for your next appointment, we'll already  have the...

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