News and Updates

Exercise and your eyes

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Many of us know that exercising can help us maintain good health. But did you know that having a regular exercise regimen can also reduce the risk of eye disease? Many eye diseases are linked to other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, so it stands to reason that having a healthy lifestyle…  read more

Eye problems due to medications in Old Bridge, NJ

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

When people visit their Ophthalmologist or Eye M.D. in Old Bridge, or anywhere else,¬†they expect to be asked about any medical conditions they may have. But, did you ever wonder why your Eye Doctor inquires about the medications that you take? The reason is that medications can sometimes affect the eyes. Some antibiotics can cause…  read more

Hereditary Eye Diseases

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Genetic factors are responsible for many eye diseases and conditions. More than sixty percent of cases of blindness among infants are caused by inherited eye diseases. Congenital cataracts and congenital glaucoma are present at birth. Up to forty percent of patients with strabismus (ocular misalignment) have a family history of the condition. In adults both…  read more

Eye Myths of Old Bridge residents

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Has anyone ever told you that reading in dim light or using computers frequently can damage your eyes? Both of these statements are actually myths. While these activities may cause eye fatigue, neither will cause permanent damage. Some myths have some truth to them. For example, many people believe that wearing the wrong kind of…  read more

Welcome to our blog!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in ophthalmology. We believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, fully functional results and patient satisfaction,…  read more

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