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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 at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

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.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

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 while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

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 or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

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 leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

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 night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

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 damage without any noticeable symptoms, until it’s too late.  The vision loss happens gradually and therefor someone can lose an incredible amount vision without ever...

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 much of a priority for colder climate getaways.  Here’s why you should. Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice.  This and even...

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 present the opportunity for potential eye injury.  Avoid these potential accidents waiting to happen so you can enjoy your holidays to the fullest! An eye-full...

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 regular exercise can protect your visual system; both from changes that produce dry eye and changes that bring on macular degeneration.  Changes can occur due...

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. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

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 world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

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 why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

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 around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

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...

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 doctors at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Sports Medicine and Performance Center finds children may suffer from abnormal near point of convergence (NPC) following...

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 -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study...

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.  Some parents are content to simply increase the eyeglass prescription each year.  This re-active approach compensates for the amount the child has become more nearsighted...

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.    It is important to identify student athletes who sustain concussion when playing organized sports. Young athletes are reluctant to acknowledge or admit that their function...

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 and other forms of corneal ectasia. Its mission is to promote and develop the knowledge base and awareness of the state-of-the-art pertaining to the diagnosis...

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 and Strabismus, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-29, 2015. TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Eye movements while reading grade-level text at the habitual reading distance were recorded in a small...

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 RSS Feed Print By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- It came as no surprise to Christina Daves from Gainesville, Va., when her daughter asked for contact lenses at the...

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. BY MICHAEL J. LIPSON, OD, FAAO Orthokeratology, or corneal reshaping, has been practiced in some form in the United States since the 1970s. Overnight corneal...

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 of early intervention, makes it easy to understand why optometrists and doctors say routine eye care is absolutely essential. Below, we'll discuss what your eye...

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 vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Michael Mauser explains the visual phenomenon that is floaters.

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 your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work simultaneously as a...

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...

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 are a part of the natural aging process.  Everyone gets cataracts if you live long enough,. 2. A cataract is a clouding of the usually...

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 group of doctors from the Department of Ophthalmology Affiliated Eye Hospital of Shandong University in China recently reviewed the professional literature and studies that had...

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 vision differently. Eye disease among women is becoming more common, particularly in aging women. In fact, studies indicate that the majority of women over the...

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 to parents on how to navigate the system and help their children succeed.  This easy to read text offers a wealth of information about services and...

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 most popular lawn implement, behind the lawn mower, with gardeners and homeowners. Unfortunately, these nylon lawn trimmers are now the fifth leading cause of penetrating...

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 the importance of healthy eating habits for optimum eye health. More than 22 million Americans suffer from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the two...

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 blood. This is called a hemorrhage. It can also cause blurred vision and frequent changes in eyeglass prescription. In this article, we will focus primarily...

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 the homework assignments to her every night because she read too slowly. Rachel is now in 8th grade at a private academically accelerated school, but...

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 you keep your eyes beautiful and safe. Which Makeup Are Best for your Eyes? To start, we recommend that you buy only cosmetics that are...

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 diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with diabetes related blindness. Of this group, 70,000 had acute diabetic retinopathy, which can result in total blindness. While not everyone...

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 in the eye's macular area, typically affecting a person's capability to distinguish between shades of green or red, but sometimes adversely affecting the perception of...

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 the year's end comes near, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If you haven't heard of the term you likely don't have...

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 newest toys to start off the New Year. Leading optometry specialists advise that parents explain to relatives some guidelines about toy safety and vision. Injuries...

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, such as newspapers, books or sewing, become blurred. With the increasing worldwide population reaching older ages, a significant number of individuals develop the condition, which...

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 as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, plus many others. Strong distance vision is very important...

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 vision differently. Eye disease among women is becoming more common, particularly in aging women. In fact, studies indicate that the majority of women over the...

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, side effects of medicine or injuries to the eye. Many people also suffer from visual disturbances resulting from aging or eye stress. These experiences can...

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 general entertainment industry, is now applied to education in the classroom to enhance learning.  “Avatar,” the movie, broke all box office records and established a...

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 of vision problems that affect reading and learning.     It is a common misconception that eyeglasses solve all vision problems and that all eye...

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?  There may be an underlying vision problem that goes beyond just seeing 20/20 that most eye doctors, pediatricians or school nurses test for.  Now is...

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 to parents on how to navigate the system and help their children succeed.  This easy to read text offers a wealth of information about services and...

What Sport is #1 for Head Injuries?


 

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“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 pertains to a child. But what if this wasn't true? What if, "nothing more can be done," really meant, "I don't know what else to...

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 that are safe for your child's eyes. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to make sure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers...

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 their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Sunlight that bounces off surfaces like water or glass can result in vision...

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 often difficult to turn around at this time of year, the good news is that summer is an excellent opportunity to get a jump-start on...

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 vacation from school struggles. The following is a story that may help some of you: Jacob hated reading. His mother would struggle and fight with...

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 are told that there are many different learning styles. Our job as parents can often be very difficult in then sorting out what is actually...

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 concerned. Parents and educators try to uncover the root of their children's difficulties, but often overlook one important detail - vision. People often assume that...

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 is wrong can be exhausting. Many assume that if a child is having trouble paying attention in school, that ADD or AD(H)D is at the...

"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 pertains to a child. But what if this wasn't true? What if, "nothing more can be done," really meant, "I don't know what else to...

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 that are safe for your child's eyes. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to make sure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers...

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 140 million people) suffer from computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Prolonged computer use can cause eye fatigue and effect eyesight in children and...

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 Halloween spirit. A popular costume prop in recent years has been special effect contact lenses and the trend is causing serious concern amongst eye doctors....

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 such as sneezing and congestion, eye allergies can significantly impede one's ability to function as desired. Eye allergy symptoms include tearing, itchiness, swelling and stinging....

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 normal level of sharpness of vision (visual acuity) assessed from 20 feet away from the object. In other words someone with 20/20 vision can see...

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 called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can occur. With the majority of occurrences of lazy eye the eyes themselves are typically in good health but visual...

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) is a leading cause of vision loss in individuals over age 65. AMD is a condition that causes a breakdown of the macula of the...

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 an alarming number of adults regularly use strange lubricants rather than lens solution to soak their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to lemonade to petroleum...

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 by viruses, bacteria or even sensitivities to chlorine in pools, ingredients found in cosmetics, and pollen, or other substances that penetrate your eyes. Certain forms...

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 that light, directing it to the retina, in the anterior portion of your eye. What does it mean when the cornea isn't perfectly spherical? The...

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 advantage you are looking for. 

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 about the necessity of eye wellness, with advice on how to avoid vision-endangering eye incidents. Every day, workers suffer from workplace related eye injuries that...

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 and adults incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be averted with suitable defense. Protecting your eyes while participating in sports...

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 their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Sunlight that bounces off surfaces like water or glass can result in vision...

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 most important things you can do to be sure that your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During this session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your...

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 considered, and the majority of people barely take enough action to guard their eyes, even if they're expecting to be out in the sun for...

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 protection standards.  All protective sports eyewear must also have polycarbonate lenses designed to withstand impact.   Will your child be the next statistic?    A...

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 vision into other therapies improves effectiveness and outcomes for patients that have special needs, Autism, ADD, Dyslexia, and Learning Disabilities.  Dr. Roth also instructed the...

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 that incite axial elongation in children’s eyes—and new clinical technologies allow us to harness these insights and slow myopia progression in developing eyes. Like autism...

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

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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 that somehow things will get better on their own or your child will have a "better" teacher" next year? What can you do to make...

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? A story was recently printed by U.S. News & World Report (see below for the article or click this link) (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/12/26/young-girls-plea-for-contact-lenses-pays-off). This story portrays the benefits of children wearing contact lenses from the child's and parent's perspective. People often ask us when is...

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 surgical procedures.  Many children become more nearsighted each year, and the most common suggestion by doctors is to simply increase the eyeglass prescription.  In addition...

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 and seeing at near is no longer clear. From the time we are born, the lens within the eye slowly loses its ability to focus....

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, with ADD/ADHD behaviors and emotional problems.  The results of this study were recently published in an article titled Behavioral And Emotional Problems Associated With Convergence...

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 you do if things don’t get better on their own? Statistically, 20% of school-aged children have difficulty control their eye movements when reading.  As a...

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 no longer the standard of care, although many eye doctors still hold onto this longstanding, but ineffective treatment.  Lazy eye is the most common cause of...

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 teeth and your child hates reading, and you, the parent, are faced with a dilemma. Your child is struggling and you want answers. You have...

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 exist and words seem to meld together, while others see the spaces but the letters of each word are jumbled, or the end of one...

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 that somehow things will get better on their own or your child will have a "better" teacher" next year? What can you do to make...

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 a good teacher that will finally enable her to succeed? Often, poor grades are due to underlying vision problems. The College of Optometrists in Vision...

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 Neurotrauma.

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 more about the consequences of brain injury.

"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 by Dr. Susan Barry, PhD, who is both a researcher, college professor, and an individual who had several surgeries as a young child to address...

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, and nonprofit organizations to be aware of the pediatric eye care benefit. It is important that a child see an eye care professional early and...