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Low Vision: Helping People Live Their Lives

There’s a place between 20/20 and blindness, and it’s called low vision. Most people whom have it are older and having other vision impairing problems. Low vision is not a disease in its own right, but it usually goes along with other age­ and health related conditions. Diabetes with retinopathy,...

Driving with Low Vision

Driving with Bioptics for Low Vision Driving with Bioptics for Low VisionThe doctors of Shore Family Eyecare acknowledge that driving is not a right but a privilege and find Issues related to public safety are of primary concern. However, access to driving privileges should not categorically bedenied to individuals with reduced visual...

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.

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...

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 iris...

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...

Sunscreen in the Eyes – OUCH!

If you have ever witnessed an unfortunate encounter between sunscreen and eyes, you are aware just how much it can sting. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can be a while until the victim can comfortably open his...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

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!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

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....

Dr. Susan D’Emic Joins the Office

Dr. Susan D'Emic Joins our Practice

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 than 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...

What You Need To Know About Traumatic Brain Inuury

Read here: http://www.aoa.org/news/eye-care-advances/what-you-need-to-know-about-traumatic-brain-injury...

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...

Dry Eye Survey

Think your suffering from Dry Eye syndrome? Take the survey now! 

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...

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...

Low Vision as You Age

Did you know how prevalent low vision is in older Americans? Find out what you can do to preserve your vision and how to make the most of low vision. Call us to book an appointment today!...

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...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

Control Your Diabetes, Preserve Your Vision

Are you aware that having diabetes increases the risk of developing a number of eye-related diseases? Generally, these include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, plus many other conditions that, even if they're seemingly unrelated to your sight, may worsen your vision. What is diabetic retinopathy? It occurs when excess blood...

A Look at the Diabetic Eye

Unfortunately, many people are not informed about the damage diabetes can have on your eyes and vision. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that results in elevated blood sugar levels either due to insufficient production of insulin or because the body's mechanism to make use of insulin is disrupted. There are...

Retino-what? What Happens During your Eye Exam

There are some assessments that you have experienced at an eye exam and questioned how they work. Having beams of light shined into your eye may be one of them. Firstly, this test is called a retinoscopy examination, and if you have issues with accurate vision, this is one way...

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

Technologically, we've really progressed in the last couple of years and now, it would be challenging to find someone not on a smartphone. We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to be connected whenever we need to be. Nevertheless many people hold their handheld devices...

Bettering the Bifocal: Multifocal Lenses

If you're middled-aged and having some difficulty reading books and newspapers, you may have developed presbyopia, a common age-related condition that makes it challenging to focus on close objects. But, this doesn't mean that individuals who already wear prescription eyeglasses for distance vision need to own two pairs of glasses...

Computer Related Eye Strain and Eyeglasses

Did you know that a pair of prescription glasses that are fitted specifically for you can help with computer related eye strain? Even if you don’t experience other vision problems wearing a specifically made pair of glasses while working on the computer can significantly change how you work. If you...

Treating Lazy Eyes in Children

Does your son or daughter have a lazy eye? A lazy eye comes about when the brain turns off or suppresses vision in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if your child struggles to see properly through one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism....

What We’ll Ask You At Your Eye Exam

Is it already time for your next eye exam? In order for us to guarantee that your exam is effective and productive, there are several bits of information we will need from you. It is crucial to inform us of any recent health problems you may have noticed, because your...

Turn Out the Lights: How Does Night Vision Work?

Everyone has found themselves in the dark, at some point in their lives. You notice that it is difficult to see anything for several moments before your vision returns. This process is known as ''dark adaptation''. Many people don't know that night vision relies on the cooperation of physical, neural...

Are You Suffering From Presbyopia?

Frequently, around age 40, people notice that they're beginning to have a difficult time reading. Being able to see clearly things that are up close is a visual function that weakens as you age. Why? Because as you age, your eye's lens becomes less flexible, making it challenging to focus...

Let’s Play Safe: Eye Safety and Children

Choosing the right toys with eye safety in mind is a concern for all parents. How do we choose toys and activities that keep our kids' eyes safe? Children don't have a completely developed visual system at birth, but it becomes more refined over time. Few things stimulate a child's...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

About 80% of progress at school is achieved visually. But even with this obvious connection between vision and learning, many parents don't seem to be aware of just how frequently occurring vision problems are, and don't include eye exams as part of their child's back to school preparations. As your...

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

Many children are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in reality, that isn't the problem at all. He or she might be one of many kids who have a hard-to-detect condition that effects learning. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). To explain, CI is a condition that impacts your...

Focusing on Visual Acuity

Everyone has heard the expressions 20/20 vision and visual acuity. As frequently used as these terms are, do most people actually grasp what they mean? When you understand them, you will see why your eye care professional asks to assess more than just how well you read from an eye...

A Fresh Look At Contact Lenses

Do you want a new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a vast assortment of color contact lenses, allowing you to just boost or radically transform your eye color. This cutting edge line of lenses boasts such an extensive amount of options, that you'll...

Keep a Lid on Eye Hygiene

Are you suffering from inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis? It's a common eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, certain types of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eyes. Common symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the feeling of a gritty or foreign body in the eye, tearing...

Keeping Your Contacts

Are you someone who leaves your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It goes without saying that things are in in top form when they're new. You won't be surprised to hear that the same rule can be used to understand the...

Treating Cataracts

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Are you aware that cataracts are the main reason behind loss of vision among those 55 and older? In fact, more than fifty percent of the population 65 or older have at the very least, partial cataract development. So what exactly is...

Keeping Eyes Safe from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. Even though this is the case, the potential risks related to many years of exposure to these harmful rays aren't really considered, and many barely take enough action to guard their eyes, even when...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the best steps you can take to guarantee your eyes remain healthy. During your session, your eye care professional checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for commonly occurring vision...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

One of the most reputable lens manufacturers, Transitions® Optical, have announced a new addition to their popular range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has added a great new feature to their popular light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Sunlight that bounces off smooth...

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of several possible conditions including changes in the body or defects in the eye or visual system, eye diseases, side effects due to medicine or injury. Lots of people also report visual abnormalities resulting from aging or eye stress. These...

What Every Woman Should Know About Health and Vision

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease among the female population is being diagnosed in increasing numbers, more notably in middle-aged women. In fact, studies indicate that the majority of...

April we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as often better weather, comes a rise in the prevalence of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each season, far too many children and adults sustain eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with the right safety measures. Using...

Eye Care on The Go

Good vision is required for safe driving. If you think about it, driving safely depends on a combination of a number of different visual abilities - for example, distance and near vision, side or peripheral vision, seeing in limited light and color vision, plus many others. Strong distance vision is...

Workplace Vision Wellness Month

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, an initiative by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The aim of this directive is to teach companies and their workers about the importance of vision health, including advice on how to prevent vision-endangering eye incidents. Every day, people suffer from job related eye injuries that...

Astigmatism: All You Should Know About This Common Condition

Around your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under usual circumstances, round. As light enters your eye from all angles, part of the job of your cornea is to project that light, aiming it toward the retina, right in the rear part of your eye. But what does...

Dealing With Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially when it comes to kids. This condition can be caused by bacteria, viruses or hypersensitivity to chlorine in swimming pools, ingredients found in cosmetics, and pollen, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Certain types...

Risk Factors and Symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. How many of us are aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading reason for vision loss in individuals aged 65 and over? AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the macula in the eye which...

How Do You Clean Your Contacts?

Contact lens wearers understand the importance of proper eye care. Research performed by Bausch & Lomb this past August showed that a large number of individuals regularly use dangerous lubricants rather than contact solution to wet their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to lemonade to butter was reportedly used as...

Dry, Itchy Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

Winter time often brings an increase in instances of dry eye syndrome because of cold and dry air conditions.

You Need to Wear Shades in the Wintertime too!

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some parts of the country biting winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow are also in the forecast. You would never even conceive of leaving the house without a coat in cooler conditions, however surprisingly, far too many people leave their sunglasses behind....

This Month Heighten Your Glaucoma Awareness

Since this month has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to stress the importance of being aware of the threat of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a category of ocular diseases that damage the optic nerve, which may be a precursor to irreversible blindness. When not...

Presbyopia and Aging

Contact your Manasquan, NJ Optometrist to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment related to aging in which objects at a close range, such as newspapers, books or sewing, become blurred. With the increasing worldwide population of older adults, more and more people develop presbyopia, which currently...

This Holiday Season Choose Children’s Gifts that are Eye Safe

The holidays are upon us which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Adoring relatives enjoy treating the young ones to the ''in'' toys for the holidays. It is crucial that family members teach relatives about some rules about eye safety and choosing toys. Accidents with unsafe toys do...

Don’t Throw Away Your Flex Spending Account Dollars!

Looking for new glasses for the kids? Wondering if your prescription has changed? Contemplating Lasik? The time has arrived to take care of all of your eye care needs. December 31st is coming fast which means that flex spending credits will soon expire. If flex spending doesn't sound familiar to...

What is Color Blindness?

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Diabetes and Vision

Did you know that diabetes is the main cause of blindness among adults between age twenty and seventy-four? If not, you are not alone. As of 2008, over 4 million people in North America suffering from diabetes were tested positive for blindness caused by diabetes. Of this group, 70,000 suffered...

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Eye and Vision Benefits

Good nutrition is important to keep your eyes healthy and functioning their best throughout your lifetime. Two very important eye nutrients that may reduce your risk formacular degeneration and cataracts have names you may not be familiar with: lutein (LOO-teen) and zeaxanthin (zee-ah-ZAN-thin).

 

All You Need to Know About Lazy Eye. Treatment in Manasquan, NJ

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye is the lack of central vision development due to the failure of the two eyes to work together. In the majority of occurrences of ambylopia the eyes themselves are usually in good health yet the condition is not correctable by just glasses. When not...

Manasquan, NJ Eye Tests: Exploring the Vision Chart

  Ever wonder why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it actually means? The term 20/20 eyesight expresses a normal level of clarity of eyesight (visual acuity) measured from a 20 feet distance. In other words an individual with 20/20 visual acuity can clearly see an object...

Autumn Ocular Allergy Treatment in Manasquan, NJ

  At the end of the summer, many individuals start to suffer from seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. Above sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose, symptoms that affect the eyes can severely impede one's ability to function as desired. Eyes are often itchy, swollen, and irritated and...

Have Halloween Safe Eyes: Decorative Lenses Can Be Dangerous

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't end in some frightening eye damage. A popular costume accessory in recent years has been decorative contact lenses and the trend is alarming eye care professionals. Contacts are a...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Management in Manasquan, NJ

  The American Optometric Association states that above seven out of 10 of workers that work every day from a computer screen (over 140 million ) suffer from computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Excessive computer use can cause eye stress and effect eyesight in kids and adults. Anyone...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes specifically when purchasing eye safe toys. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to make sure your home is safe for your kids' eyes. In general, kids...

Cosmetics Tips for Contact Lens Wearers from your Manasquan, NJ Optometrist

If you wear contact lenses a few precautions should be taken when using cosmetics. Below are some pointers for how to ensure you keep your eyes attractive and safe. Purchasing Makeup To start, we recommend you buy only products that are oil and fragrance free. Additionally, to avoid peeling and...

This Month is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Examination in Manasquan Today

Many individuals aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In truth, more than 50% of adults above sixty-five have some degree of cataract development. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. This prohibits the transmission of light necessary...

School’s Coming… Time for a Manasquan Eye Exam

Back to school season is in full swing. Before heading back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) suggests a check-up with the eye doctor. Proper vision is crucial to the learning processes and a child's accomplishments in school. There are numerous activities that depend on visual skills, such as...

Why Contact Lenses Are a Great Option for Adolescents

No adolescent wants to be seen wearing something out of style, and for some teens, glasses can often feel that way. Young adults may balk at the idea of having to wear eyeglasses and appearing ''uncool''. In comparison with glasses, kids and teenagers who opt for contact lenses feel a...

A How-to Guide to Treating Frequently Seen Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be treated at home. Read this guide to typical eye injuries, to plan out your next move in case of an...

The Importance of Early Eye Disease Diagnosis

For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, it's common to forget about the importance of taking preventative steps such as an optical examination. However, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is crucial to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with a simple eye test....

A Guide to Summer Eye Care

Now that the summertime is officially here it’s time to keep your eyes protected from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun: Buy glasses that block 100% of UV rays. If your glasses don’t provide 100% UV protection to protect...

Prevent Children’s Eye Damage with Protective Eyewear

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is the equivalent of an eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the accidents could be easily avoided by wearing proper eye protection. Most eye damaging accidents take place when...

Eye Doctor Insight: Carrots and Vision

We have all been told that carrots help you see better, but is it the truth? Optometrists say that the orange vegetable can't actually improve your vision. However, carrots do contain substantial amounts of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for your eye health and therefore consuming carrots and other...

May is UV Awareness Month

  The majority of Americans are aware of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer) and the need for using sunscreen and avoiding direct contact with the sun when spending time in the sun. But did you know that ultraviolet rays and...

Contact Lens Care

  Contact lens wearers need to be sure to treat their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their...

Rigid Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

  While you may be most accustomed to soft contact lenses, another lesser-known type of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses are a newer technology than soft contacts, and they last longer, are often more effective in improving eyesight,...

Guarding Your Eyes During Allergy Season

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For some, March is the start of eye allergy time, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Spring eye allergies are largely due...

Purchasing Eyeglasses On the Internet…A Good Idea? Maybe Not

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, eyeglasses are one item that needs to be carefully reviewed prior to clicking that purchase button. Here's why. Although web-based e-commerce sites often promote reduced rates, the advantages of going to...

Winter Dry Eyes… A Few Simple Tips

While you may refer to winter as the wet time of year because of the rain and snow, the atmosphere is actually a lot dryer during the winter, which often causes your eyes to be irritated easily. Our optometry staff can help you find the most effective options to hydrate...

This Month Pronounced AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the number one source of vision loss for senior citizens. Macular degeneration often results in low vision, a term eye care professionals use to describe significant vision loss that cannot be helped by standard treatments such as...

Be Informed About Glaucoma

In order to increase awareness about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses aren't just an important accessory in the sunny season. While most people are aware of the damage the sun poses to our eyes in the summer, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take extra care in the winter months as well. In...

Dr. Fejzo is a mom!

Dr. Bardha Fejzo had a baby boy and doing well.

Dr. Satty Returns

Dr. Robert Satty has returned to Shore Family Eyecare, working on Saturdays in the Manasquan office.

Dr. Maria Richman-Optometrist of the Year in NJ

Dr. Maria Santullo Richman will be recognized as Optometrist of the Year on October 11, 2009 at the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians annual meeting in Atlantic City.

Dr. Lane is Pregnant

Dr. Sarah Lane will be taking the months of September and October off from her extremely succesful vision therapy practice for some well deserved maternity leave.  Drs. Richman and the staff wish Dr. Lane, her husband and two daughters the best of luck in this exciting time.

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Dr. Maria Richman Elected PTO President

Dr. Maria, proud parent of two children in Sea Girt Elementary, is elected the newest president of the school PTO.  She looks forward to bring her Optometric Leadership skills to the local community.

Dr. Richman named Optometrist of the Year

Dr. Harvey Richman was recognized as Optometrist of the Year by the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians in Atlantic City.

Dr. Lane Joins Practice

Dr. Sarah Lane, Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Optometrist joined Shore Family Eyecare in August 2007.

Dr. Maria Recognized as Top 50 Women in Optical

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