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Kerataconus and Coronavirus

Scleral lenses are a good solution for people with keratoconus, a corneal condition that leads to nearsightedness. Besides observing general recommendations for staying coronavirus-free during...

How to Know If Your Child Has a Functional Vision Problem

Even children with 20/20 vision may experience functional visual problems that can negatively affect their schoolwork and enjoyment of activities like reading and sports. Our...

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

Succeeding With Sclerals

Scleral lenses offer an excellent option for vision correction for people with irregular corneas, providing unparalleled comfort and improved eyesight. Learn more about these specialized...

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

Old Bridge, New Jersey | 6 Actions You Can Take to Prevent Cancer

Family Eye Care Eye Doctor near you in Old Bridge, New Jersey Nowadays, cancer is so widespread that most people have faced it – either...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Breaks the Visual System — And Self Esteem

Traumatic brain injuries can cause problems with the visual system that negatively impact self-esteem in both children and adults. Read on to learn how a...

Can At-Home Learning Cause Vision Problems in Children?

Many schoolchildren have started the new school year at home, learning in online classes at least part of the time. It’s important for parents to...

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive...

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

You’ve likely experienced occasional visual “floaters” or flashes and may have wondered what they were and if they are a cause for concern. They look...

Warm Compresses Can Relieve Dry Eye

Eyes naturally tear up to provide lubrication and comfort, but sometimes we don’t produce enough tears or tears of sufficient quality to keep our eyes...

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that...

When Other Contact Lenses Have Failed, Scleral Lenses May Be the Answer

Many people with severe dry eye or irregularly shaped corneas find standard contact lenses uncomfortable or impossible to wear. Scleral lenses don’t touch the cornea,...

Will Wearing Glasses Weaken My Eyes

Eyeglasses correct deficiencies in our vision. Our eyesight might weaken as we age, but wearing eyeglasses is not the cause.

Signs That You Might Have Cataracts

Cataracts, which are caused by the build-up of protein on the lens of the eye, are usually age-related, but other causes can bring about the...

Prism Glasses for Post-Concussion Patients

Concussions affect the visual system by disrupting communication between the eyes and the brain. Prism eyeglasses may offer relief from the debilitating symptoms that concussions...

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Most people who wear glasses are excited and have a confidence boost when they receive their new eyeglasses.  There is usually an adjustment period before...

Special Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression in Children

A study that was just published (August 11, 2020) showed that children who wore multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia (nearsightedness).  This...

Flattening the Curve: Ortho-K is an Answer to Battling the Myopia Epidemic

Ortho-k therapy can address a child’s myopia (nearsightedness) without surgery. Inserted at night and removed in the morning, ortho-k contact lenses can slow myopia’s progression...

How Vision and the Brain Work Together

Neuro-optometry focuses on “rewiring” the brain to improve visual function that may have been impaired due to trauma, illness, or other neurological conditions.

Is Your Job Placing You at a Higher Risk For Dry Eye?

Whether you work in an office, from home, or outdoors, certain elements of your work environment could be contributing to dry eye symptoms. Read on...

The 5 Most Common Vision Problems In Children

Most parents have heard of nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), but there are many other visual problems that can affect a child’s success. Here are...

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear...

How Do I Prevent My Child’s Myopia From Becoming Worse?

Does your child have myopia (nearsightedness)? Here’s what you can do to try and slow down it’s progression to keep your child’s eyes healthy for...

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV...

Scleral Lenses Can Prevent Dry Eye, Tiredness, and Discomfort

Certain contact lens wearers experience eyes that are dry, red, itchy, uncomfortable, and painful. Though eye drops can offer relief, it tends to be temporary....

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or...

Give Your Elementary School Student The Life-Changing Gift of Ortho-K

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common childhood condition. While eyeglasses and traditional contact lenses correct vision, prescriptions must be updated regularly as a child’s eyes develop...

Managing Dry Eye Symptoms While Enjoying the Outdoors

Don’t let dry eyes stop you from enjoying your time outdoors. If you experience any dry eye symptoms, implement the following tips, or get an...

Ever Wonder What Causes Your Eyes to Twitch?

Is your eyelid twitching again? Dry eye syndrome could be at the root of those little eyelid spasms. Treating your dry eyes can help reduce...

What are the Complications of Myopia?

An article was published this week in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  The authors reviewed other studies to determine the relationship and risk...

Nystagmus — Is That a Super Villain or Something?

Nystagmus is an eye condition that causes rapid uncontrolled eye movements and affects vision. Thankfully, a neuro-optometrist can help.

11 Things You Should Not Do If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Daily disposable contact lenses are the healthiest solution to soft contact lens wear, particularly during this COVID period. or dailies. Single-use lenses are removed and...

Is Your Child a Struggling Student?

If your child struggles with reading, focusing, or performing other academic tasks, it may be time to consider vision therapy. Here’s why.

Children becoming more nearsighted is linked to smartphone use, study says

Children who are nearsighted use twice as much smartphone data each day as their non-nearsighted peers, a recent study found. Does digital connectivity from such...

Do you suffer from Vertigo and Dizziness?

Do you suffer from Vertigo and Dizziness? There may be an underlying vision problem. Do you find that the room begins to spin when you...

Why Vision Therapy Provides Lasting Correction For Strabismus [Eye-Turn]

Vision therapy is the ideal treatment for strabismus and offers long-term results because it targets the root of the issue — the brain.

Ortho-K for Myopia Management

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is becoming the standard for myopia management in children today. There are several good reasons why many optometrists prefer this treatment to other...

Therapeutic Benefits of Blinking Exercises in Dry Eye Disease

Dry Eye Disease (DED) has become much more common and impacts patient quality of life. When we spend time on digital devices; computer, cell phone,...

Is It Normal To Have Long-Lasting Symptoms After A Head Injury?

Concussion or TBI patients can sometimes suffer from symptoms long after the injury occurred, but this doesn’t have to be the case. A neuro-optometrist can...

Your Eyes Can’t Focus? It Could Be Dry Eye!

Blurry vision can have many causes and may not always be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Insufficient tears or poor tear quality are often...

8 Ways to Prevent Common Eye Drop Mistakes

Are you using your eye drops the right way? If not used properly, drops may not only lose their effectiveness, but could also damage your...

Online Eye Tests: Good or Bad ?

The internet is exploding with information. It brings on opportunity, but there is also risk and danger. An online eye exam is an automated and...

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Myopic (nearsighted) Children: Study shows …

A review on the epidemiology of myopia in school children worldwide Myopia (nearsight) has become increasingly more prevalent and it is studied by epidemiologists.  Children...

Did You Know That 20% of People Sleep With Their Eyes Open?

1 in 5 people sleep with their eyes open. Known as nocturnal lagophthalmos, this condition can interfere with sleep and cause people to wake up...

We, at Family Eye Care, are here to help you for Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Your visit to our office, like nearly everything else, will be different the COVID-19 era. The Governor has now given his OK to resume comprehensive...

Am I Safe From COVID When I Am Outside?

Health experts say people are significantly less likely to get the coronavirus while outside.  This is comforting as warmer weather approaches and many want to...

When Routine Eye Exams Return 

Optometrists are slowly reopening their practices to offer routine services like eye exams for contact lenses, glasses, and eye surgery. This time around they will...

When will be able to have a Comprehensive Eye Exam? 

We are beginning to see patients, at first for emergency and prioritized care.  Once the goveror has given the OK to see patients for Comprehensive...

Myopia, (near-sight): A Growing Childhood Epidemic.

Myopia, (nearsight) is a growing childhood myopia epidemic. In these times of increased online education and entertainment, protecting children’s vision is more important than ever....

What Will Our Practice Look Like Post-COVID?

COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced us to make some rapid clinical management decisions. Government order required that we temporarily close our office...

Digital Eye Strain During COVID-19 Quarantine

Social Distancing has been the buzzword for weeks now.  One of the most important ways to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 is to remain...

Is the ER really the best place if you have an Eye Emergencies During COVID-19?

On April 22, the American Optometric Association (AOA) urged patients with emergency eye care needs to get in touch with their local optometrist prior to...

4 Eye Hygiene Practices That Reduce the Risk of Infection 

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in full-swing, it's important to practice good eye hygiene because eyes are a portal for infectious diseases. Implement these...

The Power of Tears

Tears flush out toxins, provide vital oxygen and nutrients to our eyes, and, among countless other benefits, ensure that our eyes remain lubricated and healthy....

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

We all instinctively rub our eyes, whether we're tired, our eyes are itchy or when something gets stuck in them. However, did you know that...

Fun Home-Based Activities to Strengthen Your Child’s Vision

Did you know kids can keep developing visual functions from the comfort of their home? In this text, we outline various fun and engaging exercises...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are probably spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens...

COVID-19 –  What Is Considered to be an Eye Care Emergency? 

An eye care emergency is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in ocular or visual health.

Home Remedies For Dry Eye

If your eyes burn, itch or feel gritty, you may have dry eye syndrome. This is can be caused by a low production of tears...

How to Disinfect Your Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Your eyeglasses (lenses and frames) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Viruses and bacteria...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, and specifically in our area in New Jersey, health professionals advise that we limit our risk of contracting...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your comprehensive eye eye examination coming up? Are you concerned about coming because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and...

This Contact Lens Can Actually Treat Dry Eye Syndrome!

Wearing traditional contact lenses is particularly uncomfortable when you have dry eye syndrome as it can further exacerbate itchy and irritated eyes. Fortunately, there is...

Dizziness and Balance: How Vision Plays a Vital Role

While vision may not seem to be the most important factor in maintaining balance, the brain relies on visual input to keep your world appearing...

How Safe Are Overnight Contact Lenses?

Wearing lenses overnight has been shown to be safe and effective in slowing down myopia progression in children. That said, many parents believe orthokeratology involves...

What Is the Shape of a Healthy Eye and How Does It Affect Vision?

Your vision depends on your eyeball shape. A perfectly shaped eye will provide crystal vision, whereas any deviation in size or irregularity in contour will...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

We all spend a considerable amount of time on computer monitors, smartphones, or another digital devices. This produces visual stress and can cause a new...

Treating Your Non-Reader With Vision Therapy

Are you frustrated your bright child is not reading at the level you think they should be? They may actually be suffering from an issue...

Use Your Benefits in 2020 for Ortho-K

Use your new benefits to make 2020 your year of perfect vision. Ortho-k overnight lenses, which are particularly advantageous for myopic patients,  can be eligible...

Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Vision Therapy

Vision therapy helps children with poor visual skills perform daily tasks more efficiently and with ease. This can lead to more success with school-work and...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Awareness about the dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as Michelle Obama’s...

What’s Worse For Your Vision: High Myopia (Nearsightedness) or Smoking?

Though many wouldn’t place “smoking” and “myopia” in the same sentence, the harmful effects they have on vision are comparable, as children with rapidly progressing...

Football Trivia: How Can An Eye Doctor Help Athletes After a Head Injury?

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are common in high-impact sports —such as football — and can have drastic effects on visual function. Fortunately, neuro-optometrists...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether...

A Short History of Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, practiced for over 150 years, has been helping patients with visual problems strengthen the eye-brain connection. Over the years, it has developed and...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye...

Ever Wonder How People See Following a Corneal Transplant?

It is not uncommon for patients to experience post-surgery refractive errors, particularly following a corneal transplant. To achieve clear and comfortable vision, scleral lenses are...

Prevent Dry Eyes While Keeping Warm This Winter

The use of heaters, as lovely as they are, can contribute to dry eye symptoms. Dry eye is one of the most common eye-health concerns...

Does Your Child Have Myopia? Send Them Outside!

Children who spend a considerable amount of time playing outside are less likely to develop myopia than children who spend most of their time indoors...

Does Your Child Have Myopia?

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive condition that affects millions of adults and children worldwide. This condition occurs when a person’s eyeball...

Tips to Avoid a Concussion or TBI

The complexity of the brain is truly fascinating; any slight change in its chemistry or structural integrity can result in a multitude of health problems,...

Can Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Help Stroke Patients With Vision Problems?

Though not always evident, a stroke almost inevitably affects vision. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can treat the resulting vision deficiencies and improve the person’s functionality and quality...

5 Things About TBIs You Never Knew

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can lead to severe health problems, and in 90% of cases, vision problems. Here are 5 things about TBI that you...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses,...

Perfect Vision is The Perfect Gift: Ortho-K

This holiday season, offer the gift of perfect vision that will have your loved one thanking you every day. If you or anyone in your...

3 Reasons Why You Should Kickstart the New Year With Vision Therapy

Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a 4th grader struggling to read, improved vision skills can boost confidence and success in life. Consider vision therapy this...

Your Benefits Can Be Used For Dry Eye Treatments

Are your eyes red, watery, itchy and burning? There's a chance you may have Dry Eye Disease (DES). Check whether you have unused eyecare benefits...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

How To Prevent Dry, Itchy Eyes This Winter

Winter is entering full-swing, which also means that your eyes can experience unfavorable effects. This season's cool and arid winds may trigger dry eye symptoms,...

 Why a New Pair of Glasses Is NOT the Best Holiday Gift for Your Child

If your child is nearsighted (myopic), it may seem like a great idea to get him or her a new pair of glasses. They will...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

How does ophthalmology look at myopia management?

There was a pediatric ophthalmologist who told his patient that Ortho-K, a form of myopia management, is a hoax, and a waste of time and...

November 10 is World Keratoconus Day

November 10 will be the fourth annual World Keratoconus Day. Keratoconus is an eye disease in which the eye bulges and its shape becomes less...

Why Do My Eyes Burn?

The sensation of burning eyes can have several causes - read on to find out what they are and which treatment options are available.

What are the risks of myopia and how does the medical world respond?

We tend to think that myopia is not such a big deal, but in reality, when somebody becomes more nearsighted, there are greater risks for...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Why do people become nearsighted after LASIK or receiving a higher glasses prescription?

It’s not unusual for people who undergo LASIK to become nearsighted again after two or three years because you’re changing the structure without changing how...

Blinking and Dry Eye: The Clear Connection

Your vision is dependent on the quality of your tears, any imbalance will tend to disrupt the way your eyes can focus and receive light....

Where do solutions for myopia such as LASIK fit in?

Dr. Moshe Roth: Well if you wait until the child becomes an adult and is old enough for surgery, that means your child is going...

Is it Allergies or Dry Eyes?

Allergic reactions and Dry Eye Syndrome have overlapping symptoms. Read on to learn the differences and assess whether or not you should see an eye...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Does the increase of myopia affect school-aged children in learning and sports abilities?

Dr. Moshe Roth: Well, here’s a question: people that are accountants are very frequently nearsighted, so is it that nearsighted people go to become accountants...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

How do your actions affect the chances of developing myopia?

Dr. Moshe Roth: The concept is that how you use your body changes your body. When somebody lives in the field, picking up grain, you...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

What are some studies and misconceptions regarding myopia management?

Dr. Moshe Roth: There was a study that came out recently about atropine and how it can benefit someone. They took two groups, one that...

When should a parent start getting their child on myopia management?

Dr. Moshe Roth: Five or six years old is the age to start a child on myopia management. However, if both parents or at least...

Seven Myths About Children’s Eyes

August is Vision & Learning Month and it is a great time to learn about your children’s eyes. 

Your Child’s Eye Exam & Their Future

Preparing for school means new school supplies, meeting new friends and teachers, and ensuring your child visits their eye doctor for an eye exam. Although...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some relief....

Is My Child Too Young for Vision Therapy?

Those with excellent visual acuity may experience difficulty with visual processing or focus, which can impact various aspects of a child’s development, learning ability, and...

Spring Dry Eyes

Spring Dry Eyes Spring is a time of renewal, when the harsh winter is just a memory and the outdoors seem to beckon us to...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA. Did you know that your vision can affect your mental health?  How Does Vision Affect Mental...

MYTH #6:   Surgery Is The Only Answer If Someone Has A Crossed Eye

Unfortunately, people think that eye surgery will correct an eye that turns in or out.  In fact, those who have had eye surgery in order...

Prevalence of Keratoconus & Likelihood of Detection

Prevalence of Keratoconus & Likelihood of Detection. Ever wonder how common is keratoconus? Do people simply develop keratoconus overtime? Is it genetic?...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

MYTH #5: Vision Therapy Is Only For Children

Many adults with vision problems have learned to live with their vision difficulties and have been told that nothing can be done.  Their doctors may...

Myth #4: Therapy Can’t Help Athletic Performance

Vision plays an important role in the ability to succeed in sports. It's impossible to catch a ball or throw it accurately if you have...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

MYTH #3: Can’t I Just Do Eye Exercises At Home?  Why Do I Need Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy is much more than an eye exercise program.  Developmental Optometrists are experts that can guide the program.  They help people correct issues that...

COMMON VISION PROBLEMS & SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING A CONCUSSION

Vision Problems frequently occur after a concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Acquired  Brain Injury such as a stroke because there is often interruption in...

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

MYTH #2: Vision Can’t Be Improved

Many people, even pediatricians, and some eye surgeons think that vision cannot be improved. That is incorrect. Although we may think that eyeglasses can solve...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

MYTH #1: Eyeglasses Solve All Vision Problems

Although we think eyeglasses solve all vision problems, in fact, they do not. The ability to clearly read an eye chart at a distance is...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re right in the middle of winter and right in the middle of the school year. Kids hope for snow...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is called the sneak thief of sight because it is silent eye disease that has...

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Using a flex benefits and health spending account on Orthokeratology | Old Bridge, NJ

Flex benefits for the end of the year can not only help your eye health but even bring you perfect daytime vision through orthokeratology!

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes has become much more common.  According to the International Diabetes Federation, in 2017, approximately 425 million adults live with diabetes and 352 million more...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Brain Injury or Concussion? Consult with a Neuro-Optometrist

Have you had a concussion or brain injury? Neuro-Optometrists are an important part of the recovery team We frequently hear of many NFL players and...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

August is Vision & Learning Month!

Why the Summer of Skills? As technology becomes more and more central to our lives, the increased screen time means kids are starting school without...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month   Glaucoma is a sight threatening disease. It is known as 'The Sneak Thief of Sight" because it causes permanent...

Winter Snow Can Cause Snow Blindness

Winter Snow Can Cause Snow Blindness Sunglasses may be high on the packing list for a tropical vacation, but many people don’t consider it as...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

If you have an eye injury or and eye emergency during this holiday season, or any time, we are here to help.  The holiday season...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

This it the time of year many people make New Year's resolutions.  A common resolution is to eat healthier and exercise.  A healthy diet and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Vision problems may affect children’s ability to return-to-learn after a concussion

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia July 20, 2016 Problems are especially worrisome considering importance of near visual work in an education setting. New research from...

Indian University study finds infant attention span suffers when parents’ eyes wander during playtime

Eye-tracking study first to suggest connection between caregiver focus and key cognitive development indicator in infants BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime...

Is your child becoming more nearsighted? … Here are the Top Steps For Myopia Control

Some parents are very concerned about how quickly their children are becoming more nearsighted and look for a more pro-active preventative approach to address this. ...

Vision, Sports, and Concussion

Vision plays an important role in sports.  Concussions, caused by injury while playing sports, can lead to vision problems that affect both athletics and academics. ...

International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals Established

The International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals (IKA) was recently established to promote ongoing professional education and scientific development in the area of keratoconus...

Children with Lazy Eye Read Slower

Amblyopic Children Read More Slowly Than Controls Under Natural, Binocular Reading Conditions Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology...

Young Girl’s Plea For Contact Lenses Pays Off

Preteen's organized personality was key to safe use of these devices, mom says December 26, 2012 By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay...

Article Explaining Overnight Corneal Reshaping

Overnight Corneal Reshaping in 2014 and Beyond A review of what we currently know about corneal reshaping and what the future holds for the modality....

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Eye Complications of Diabetes It's true. Diabetics have a higher risk of blindness than those without the disease. That fact coupled with the superior prognosis...

What are those floaty things in your eye?

Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of...

Comprehensive Eye Exams Ensure Long Term Eye Health

Irrespective of your age or physical health, it's crucial to have standard eye exams. During a comprehensive eye exam, an eye doctor will not only figure out...

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...

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...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss.  Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts...

Orthokeratology in Slowing Myopia Progression

There has been a lot in the news recently about the impact orthokeratology (ortho-k) can have on slowing the progress of myopia in children. A...

A Look At Women’s Eye Health

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...

Children with IEP’s At Risk For Vision Problems

A recently published book titled: A Parent’s Guide to Special Education by authors, Linda Wilmshurst, Ph. D. and Alan W. Brue, Ph. D. offers advice...

LAWN AND GARDEN: AVOID TRIMMER TROUBLE BY USING EYE PROTECTION

When it comes to landscaping, nothing puts the finishing touches on a tidy garden or yard like a power lawn trimmer. Trimmers are the second...

HEALTHY EATING HABITS PLAY A ROLE IN EYE HEALTH

In honor of Save Your Vision Month, celebrated each March, Dr. S. Moshe Roth and staff at Family Eye Care want to remind you about...

Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes

Diabetes, sometimes called "sugar" can cause many different eye problems. It can bring on Cataracts, Glaucoma, and new blood vessel that break easily and leak...

How One Parent Solved the Homework Battle

For many families, homework is the most dreaded time of day, because it can be so frustrating. In Rachel's case, her mother had to read...

Makeup Advice for Contact Wearers from your Old Bridge, NJ Eye Doctor

For those who use contact lenses a number of precautions should be taken when applying cosmetics. Here are some professional pointers on ways to ensure...

Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Diabetes is the main cause of blindness of men and women aged 20-74 years. Since 2008, over 4 million people in North America suffering from...

Understanding Color Blindness

Color blindness is a generally innate disability that impairs someone's ability to differentiate between colors. Color blindness is caused by a dysfunction of the cones...

The End of the Year Is Coming! Use Your FSA Credits

Need new glasses? Time for an eye examination? Contemplating laser vision correction? This is the time to save big on your eye care needs. As...

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

The holidays are just around the corner which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well intentioned parents enjoy treating the kids to the...

Battling Presbyopia

Contact your Old Bridge, NJ Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which objects at a close range,...

Eye Care on The Go

Safe driving depends largely on proper eyesight. In fact, safe driving relies on several different visual capabilities including being able to see both far ahead...

A Look At Women's Eye Health

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...

Recognizing Poor Vision

A decline in strong vision is usually the result of a few factors including changes in the body or defects in the eye, eye diseases,...

3D for Classroom Learning

3D is not just for movies and entertainment anymore.  It is now used to enhance classroom learning.  Computer generated 3D animation, originally developed for the...

The Link Between Vision & Learning

August has been proclaimed as Children’s Vision and Learning Month by Governor Christie and many local government officials.  Its purpose is to promote the detection...

Did your child struggle in school this year?

Did your child struggle in school this year?  Is he still having trouble with reading?  Do you want to make next year a better one? ...

Children with IEP's At Risk For Vision Problems

A recently published book titled: A Parent’s Guide to Special Education by authors, Linda Wilmshurst, Ph. D. and Alan W. Brue, Ph. D. offers advice...

What Sport is #1 for Head Injuries?

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Begin A Lifetime Of Healthy Vision For Your Infant Today!

Call us today to schedule your complimentary comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment!...

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how......

“Nothing More Can Be Done,” or Can It?

When a doctor says that nothing more can be done to help, it can be very frustrating. It can be even more devastating when this...

Protecting your Children’s Eyes in the Home

  As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to highlight ways to keep your home eye safe particularly when selecting toys...

Winter Is Here! Don’t Leave Home Without Your Shades

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What’s New In Our Office ?

What’s New in Our office? We are committed to bringing the best instrumentation to our office to help our patients. ...

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Transitions® Optical, manufacturers of variable tint lenses, have announced a new addition to their extensive range- the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've increased the features of...

Poor Report Cards: Simple Solutions Often Overlooked

The end of the school year is fast approaching. Many parents are starting to worry about their children's final report card. Although poor grades are...

Vision Therapy Helps Struggling Students to Succeed

Even though school is out and it is time for some summer fun, there are those who know that the summer is just a brief...

Report Card Woes?

Johnny struggles with reading. He loves to be read to, but hates to read. Is he an auditory learner or is something else wrong? We...

Worried About Achievement Tests?

As the NJ-ASK, GEPA, and HSPA achievement tests draw near, students, parents, and teachers become anxious. Parents of children who are struggling become even more...

Vision Problems Sometimes Misdiagnosed as ADD or AD(H)D

When a child struggles with reading and learning, it can be just as frustrating for parents and teachers. The search to figure out just what...

"Nothing More Can Be Done," or Can It?

When a doctor says that nothing more can be done to help, it can be very frustrating. It can be even more devastating when this...

Protecting your Children's Eyes in the Home

  As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to highlight ways to keep your home eye safe particularly when selecting toys...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Treatment in Old Bridge, NJ

  According to the American Optometric Association over 70 percent of the American citizens that sit every day on a computer screen (which is over...

This Halloween Watch Out for Special Effect Lenses

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, costumes. It's important to know of some threats to your eyes that could accompany with the...

Old Bridge, NJ Treatment for Fall Eye Allergies

  While many correlate eye allergies with the spring, just as many people suffer during the fall months as well. In addition to nasal symptoms...

Old Bridge, NJ Eye Tests: Examining the Vision Exam

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it truly means? The term 20/20 eyesight represents a...

All About Lazy Eye. Treatment in Old Bridge, NJ

To achieve optimal vision, the eyes and the brain need to operate as a team. In instances when this process doesn’t function properly, a condition...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Winter Is Here! Don't Leave Home Without Your Shades

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A Tearless Winter

The winter brings an increase in instances of dry eyes as a result of cold and dry air conditions....

Aging and Vision: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to creating awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD)...

The Best Solution for Your Contact Lenses

When it comes to contact lenses, it is crucial to practice proper eye care. A study performed by Bausch & Lomb in August showed that...

Pink Eye: Types and Treatments

Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most frequently encountered eye diseases, especially when it comes to kids. Conjunctivitis can be caused...

Focusing on Astigmatism

The cornea that surrounds your pupil and iris is, under normal conditions, spherical. When light enters your eye, the cornea's role is to help focus...

Train your Brain for Sports

Do you want to be better at your game? A new sports device, along with the training to use it, may provide you with the...

Your Vision in the Workplace

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, as marked by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The aim of this initiative is to teach businesses and their employees...

What's New In Our Office ?

What’s New in Our office? We are committed to bringing the best instrumentation to our office to help our patients. ...

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often better weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each season, many children...

Introducing Transitions® Optical's Vantage™ Lens

Transitions® Optical, manufacturers of variable tint lenses, have announced a new addition to their extensive range- the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've increased the features of...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

It's a fact: almost everybody is regularly exposed to UV rays. But the possible dangers related to long-term exposure to these unsafe rays are rarely...

September Is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Month!

What is protective sports eyewear?   These are eyeglass frames or goggles specifically designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the appropriate United States impact...

Dr. Roth Presents to JFK Pediatric Rehab

February 2, 2015 Dr. Roth gave a workshop presentation at JFK Rehabilitation Hospital to 40 Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech & Language Pathologists.  Incorporating...

The Case for Myopia Control Now

The Case for Myopia Control Now by Bruce H. Koffler, MD | November 2012 Basic research has given us important clues to the environmental factors...

School’s Out For Summer!

Many of us can hear this song by Alice Cooper in our heads. Was this past year a struggle for your child? Are you hoping...

Governor Christie’s Proclamation

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“Double Amblyopia”

“My son had double amblyopia, all discovered at the age of 7."

When Are Contact Lenses Appropiate For Children?

When Are Contact Lenses Appropriate For Children? This story portrays the benefits of children wearing contact lenses from the child's and parent's perspective. People often...

Non-LASIK Vision Correction

Non-LASIK Vision Correction Many adults would like to be able to see clearly but don’t want to take the risks associated with LASIK or other...

When You Read, Do You Feel That Your Arms Are Too Short?

This is common for most people that are over forty and is a condition called presbyopia (pres-bee-o-pi-ah). People start to notice that reading the newspaper...

New research shows evidence: Emotional and ADD-like behavior problems in children linked to common vision problem

A team of researchers has recently released the results of a new study that shows a strong connection linking Convergence Insufficiency (CI), a relatively common binocular vision problem,...

Is Your Child Struggling in School This Year?

Are you glad that school is almost over and summer nearly here?  Are you hoping that somehow school will be better next year? What will...

Governor Chris Christie's Proclamation: August is Vision & Learning Month

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Lazy Eye: Is Patching Effective?

Got a lazy eye? Patch the other one.  Right?  Wrong!  Lazy eye, medically known as amblyopia, has long been treated with patching.  Eye patching is...

Does your child hate reading?

So reading is not your child’s favorite thing to do?  Ok, it is one of their least favorite things to do. Actually it’s like pulling...

What is Dyslexia?

What does print look like to people with Dyslexia?  Is it really that “he sees things backwards?” For some, the spaces between words do not...

School's Out For Summer!

Many of us can hear this song by Alice Cooper in our heads. Was this past year a struggle for your child? Are you hoping...

August is Vision & Learning Month

As the new school year approaches, parents anxiously ask themselves; Will this year be different than last year? Will my child progress? Will she have...

Governor Christie's Proclamation

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Eye tracking may help quantify concussion, brain injury severity

Concussion & Brain Injury New technology may help measure ocular motility dysfunction associated with brain injury and concussion, according to a study in the Journal of...

Concussion & Brain Injury presentations

Dr. Roth presented a lecture on Concussion & Brain Injury at Momnmouth-Ocean Optomeric Society.  Click the link above to listen to this lecture and learn...

"Double Amblyopia"

“My son had double amblyopia, all discovered at the age of 7."

Dr. Sue Barry, PhD Both a researcher and an individual with Strabismus & Amblyopia

Below is a 'translation into common language" of a technical paper that reviewed literature on Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, and then a review...

Vision Examinations Versus Screenings in Childhood

The Affordable Care Act covers vision care for children from birth to age 18 years, including eyeglasses.

School Related Problems due to Convergence Insufficiency

Dr. Vandervort's TED video on how vision problems are at the root of school related problems and ADD....

The ACA and pediatric eye care

The Affordability Care Act, is frequently referred to as Obamacare It is important for parents, pediatricians, other healthcare professionals, educators, childcare providers, education providers, churches,...