Jan 24, 2023
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause severe vision loss, but early detection can help preserve your vision.
Jan 24, 2023
Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates to schedule your appointment.
Jan 17, 2023
Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why diabetics are at higher risk, and how Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates Dry Eye Center can help.
Jan 08, 2023
Glaucoma is one of the most common eye worldwide and yet associated vision loss can be prevented with the most simple step: have an eye health exam at Hopewell - Lambertville Eye (https://www.seelife.net/) for early detection and treatment (if needed). Glaucoma even though it is thought to occur in older...
Jan 07, 2023
Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates is a full scope optometric-ophthalmic practice known for its cutting-edge proactive and preventive eye and integrative health care. Now it offers patients three technologies few other practices in the country have: the Clearpath Diabetes Screening, iTrace combination ray tracing aberrometer/topographer, OPD Scan topography and aberrometry VMAX Vision’s...
Dec 31, 2022
Switching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take several weeks. your Hopewell eye doctor will provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for the lenses, as well as how to monitor for any potential complications. Read on to learn more.
Dec 31, 2022
Many retinal conditions can lead to vision loss if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. If your optometrist notices signs of retinal disease, they’ll manage the condition until it's necessary to refer you to a retina specialist.
Dec 28, 2022
Eye care doesn’t take a holiday As December is upon us and the Lights of Hannukah will burn bright as does Rudolf’s Nose leading Santa to your home, so, does Old Man Winter arrives on Dec. 21, bringing bitterly wintry blasts to nip at our faces and eyes and when...
Dec 17, 2022
Discover why experts say there’s a myopia epidemic, and learn what you can do to keep your kids’ eyes healthy. Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates Myopia Management Center proudly offers myopia management treatments to nearsighted children for healthy and clear life-long vision.
Dec 17, 2022
Medication doesn't always work to heal dry eye syndrome's underlying cause. The following natural and holistic remedies may relieve your eye discomfort and relieve your symptoms.
Dec 08, 2022
Your eye experts at Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!
Dec 04, 2022
Flexible Spending Accounts : Eye Health - Eyeglasses – Contacts – Refractive Surgical Care With just a couple of weeks remaining in calendar year, time is running out to spend your designated “Flex” funds from your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) on eligible healthcare costs. If you or your spouse /...
Nov 27, 2022
Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates Dry Eye Center today!
Nov 25, 2022
Aging comes with many blessings but also certain challenges. Having a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of them. Fortunately, a formulation of vitamins and minerals called AREDS2 may slow the progression of vision loss from AMD. We at in Hopewell offer treatment for macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
Nov 17, 2022
Did you know that a risk factor for developing myopia (nearsightedness) is living in an urban area? But don’t worry – the myopia management program at Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates Myopia Management Center can help.
Nov 13, 2022
Thanksgiving and Eye Health : Vitamins, nutrients in holiday foods could benefit eye health: Eat Well - See Well: www.seelife.net Eating well reflects not only on your overall health but also your eyesight. Colors in your food will allow you to continue to see the beautiful colors of the seasons...
Nov 08, 2022
World Keratoconus Day is celebrated every year on November 10 to raise awareness of this rare eye condition. Read on to learn about keratoconus and how it’s treated.
Nov 06, 2022
Daylight Savings Time - Sleep and Vision The doctors of Hopewell - Lambertville Eye (www.seelife.net) want to give you some background information on the effect of daylight savings time and how your eyes and critical in re-setting your circadian and functional rhythms. The major issues associated to the eyes are...
Nov 02, 2022
"See the ball - Hit the Ball" Ask the Phillies How that might win the World Series Ask Bryce Harper how contact lenses have transformed his on field performance and how it can help enhance your kids as well as your own visual athletic, past-time activities and academic performance. Pete...
Oct 26, 2022
Genetic testing can help determine whether you have a genetic variant that may put you or your children at risk for certain diseases. Read on to learn about genetic testing for keratoconus.
Oct 25, 2022
In the grand scheme of things, having dry eyes might not seem like a big deal, but dry eye syndrome can negatively affect your quality of life over time. At Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates Dry Eye Center we treat dry eye syndrome by targeting the root cause of your symptoms.
Oct 19, 2022
It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.
Oct 16, 2022
Glaucoma in children is rare, but when it occurs, it must be treated with surgery to prevent vision loss. Read on to learn more about congenital glaucoma symptoms and treatments.
Oct 15, 2022
Eye Health and Safety during Halloween Season: Keep Your Eyes Safe on Halloween All contact lenses must be prescribed by a licensed eye doctor such as at Hopewell Lambertville Eye (www.seelife.net) , including decorative lenses. Any contact lenses that are not prescribed by a doctor are illegal and could cause...
Oct 13, 2022
Traditional myopia correction uses glasses to improve visual acuity, but they are not a solution for controlling myopia’s progression and may even contribute to worsening myopia. Myopia management is an effective treatment program to slow or halt myopia progression.
Oct 09, 2022
Eye Health Concerns with Breast Cancer (and other Cancers) October is breast cancer awareness month and ocular health can show signs of metastasis. Most people are not aware that breast cancer (which occurs both in female and males) can cause health changes in the eyes. The most common place in...
Oct 02, 2022
Are Contact Lenses Right for You? Contact lenses are available for virtually every prescription and lifestyle. Being able to see well, for most, is essential to performing the activities of day to day life. Good vision contributes to overall well-being and independence for people of all ages. For those with...
Sep 28, 2022
Macular degeneration is a disease that can threaten your sight as it progresses, but early diagnosis and treatment can delay and even lower your risk of vision loss.
Sep 28, 2022
Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates can help!
Sep 16, 2022
The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added benefit: it may save you money in the long run!
Sep 16, 2022
If you have corneal dystrophy, it will become increasingly difficult to wear standard contact lenses. Scleral lenses are an excellent choice for patients with many types of corneal irregularities, including most types of corneal dystrophy. Read on to learn how Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates Scleral Lens Center can help.
Sep 11, 2022
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.
Sep 07, 2022
Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as certain medications, hormonal changes, and your environment. No matter the cause, having dry eyes feels pretty terrible. Here we list the different symptoms of dry eye and address treatment options.
Aug 31, 2022
Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn't show any symptoms until its advanced stages. Read on to learn what you can to preserve your vision and live your best life.
Aug 31, 2022
Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.
Aug 28, 2022
Why Are Eye Exams Important? Good vision is critical to the academic and athletic performance of your kids (and yourself). While parents are anxious that their children not fall behind academically, eye professionals are concerned that undiagnosed visual problems will have an impact on the child's performance during the coming...
Aug 21, 2022
There’s one demographic that may use screens more than any other: gamers. Results from our Gamer Survey show that on average, gamers spend more than eight hours a day using handheld electronic devices and over four of those hours playing video games on those devices. That is more than a...
Aug 21, 2022
Have you or a loved one have experienced complications following LASIK or any other type of refractive surgery? Scleral lenses may be just the solution you need! Read on to learn how scleral contact lenses can help restore clear and healthy vision.
Aug 17, 2022
Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.
Aug 15, 2022
Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.
Jul 31, 2022
Parents and educators often incorrectly assume that if a child passes a pediatrician’s or school screening, there is no vision problem. The American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that 75% of school vision screenings miss vision problems, and 61% of children with vision problems never see an eye doctor. Screenings are...
Jul 31, 2022
Custom contact lenses are specially designed to fit irregularly-shaped corneas. If you find wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable, ask your optometrist if custom contact lenses are right for you.
Jul 31, 2022
High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to find out how you can slow or halt your child’s myopia progression.
Jul 28, 2022
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're at risk of developing certain eye diseases. Read on to find out how to protect your vision.
Jul 27, 2022
Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?
Jul 23, 2022
Summer Eye Problems While the hot weather gives us a warm welcome from the chills of winter and the showers of spring, hot weather can also have adverse effects on the eyes. There are many potential threats to your health and your eyes from the hot weather that require a...
Jul 17, 2022
Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.
Jul 15, 2022
Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times when it’s not. Learn how a dry eye optometrist can help.
Jul 10, 2022
Nothing beats the allure of a shimmering swimming pool on a hot summer’s day. But before you dive in, make sure your eyes are adequately protected from the dangers that lurk under the surface. Wear Sunglasses Our skin isn’t the only part of our body that needs to be...
Jun 29, 2022
Enjoy the Celebration of the 4th of July - But Be Safe As families and communities make plans for a star-spangled Fourth of July, many anticipate the holiday’s traditional fireworks displays and the use of home fireworks. The poor and improper handling and use of consumer fireworks are highly related...
Jun 27, 2022
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge, resulting in blurry and distorted vision. Here are the most commonly asked questions about keratoconus.
Jun 27, 2022
Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.
Jun 26, 2022
Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned? Can you get sunburned eyes? The short answer is YES. You can get sunburned not just on the eyelids and skin around your eyes, but also on the cornea (on the front part of your eye) and whites of the eye....
Jun 20, 2022
Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.
Jun 20, 2022
Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.
Jun 13, 2022
Studies have found a correlation between asthma and dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, a dry eye optometrist can help by treating your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.
Jun 12, 2022
Nutrition - AREDS: Help You Keep Your Vision People whom have concerns about their eye heath or suffer this vision impairment should learn about the proven benefits of the formulations produced by the AREDS and AREDS2 to reduce the risk of AMD (Aged Related Macular Degeneration), cataracts, or glaucoma. Whether...
Jun 05, 2022
June Cataract Prevention: To learn more - ask the doctors of Hopewell Lambertville Eye: http://www.seelife.net https://s3.amazonaws.com/ecp-uploads/wp-content/uploads/sites/1270/2022/06/cataracts.mp4 Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans...
May 31, 2022
Scleral contact lenses provide the perfect fit and maximum comfort for people with keratoconus, other corneal irregularities or severe dry eye syndrome. Discover how scleral lenses can provide comfort and improved vision.
May 29, 2022
Working at home has many benefits, but it can also trigger computer-related eye strain. Here are some proven ways to reduce digital eye strain, whether at home or in the office.
May 26, 2022
Myopia — nearsightedness — affects your ability to see faraway objects. Unless myopia is managed during childhood, it raises the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. Find out more about myopia management.
May 16, 2022
At some point in our lives, we've all had our eyes examined using an eye chart – whether during a school screening or at the optometrist's office. But what exactly is the chart and what does it measure? Read on to find out!
May 09, 2022
Covid-19 patients have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes than people who haven’t had the virus. Diabetes-related diseases can cause severe vision loss, so anyone who has recovered from Covid should have regular comprehensive eye exams.
May 09, 2022
Depression is an illness that can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including the eyes. Researchers are currently investigating whether depression can cause dry eye symptoms.
May 02, 2022
Bloodshot eyes can be harmless, but may also be a sign of an underlying eye condition.
Apr 30, 2022
Can you pass myopia, or nearsightedness, onto your kids? According to research, there is definitely a genetic component. Fortunately, myopia management can slow myopia progression.
Apr 27, 2022
Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss. Here are 6 ways to help lower your risk of developing this sight-threatening condition.
Apr 25, 2022
In people with certain eye conditions, regular contact lenses may be uncomfortable—even impossible— to wear. Here's why scleral lenses may be a better option.
Mar 31, 2022
Scleral contact lenses are tailor-made for people with keratoconus, irregularly shaped corneas and severe dry eyes, as well as patients recovering from certain eye surgeries. But did you know that they’re also ideal for people who live active lifestyles?
Mar 31, 2022
If your child spends too much time in front of screens, it’s important to set limits and establish routines to protect both their general health and their eye health and help prevent the development or progression of myopia.
Mar 31, 2022
Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness, but its symptoms usually aren’t noticeable until vision is already compromised. Here are 5 things you should know about this serious eye disease.
Mar 31, 2022
If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, your optometrist will monitor its progression and manage your symptoms. Once you need surgery, your optometrist can direct you to an eye surgeon.
Mar 30, 2022
Did you know that spending time in a climate-controlled airplane cabin can dry out your eyes? Find out what you can do to keep your eyes hydrated the next time you fly.
Mar 20, 2022
This March, in honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’ve compiled a list of 5 essential ways to help you keep your eyes healthy and strong.
Mar 19, 2022
For your safety and the safety of our staff, we ask all of our patients and staff to wear masks when entering our offices. As of June 8th, 2020 - resumed hours for patient care. With this - we have instituted an extensive protocol for the safety of our patients...
Mar 06, 2022
Published article @ https://eyecare.org/site/what-you-need-to-know-about-buying-contact-lenses-from-online-vendors/ Optometrists care about patient health and safety. When you are interested in purchasing contact lenses, consider first the potential negative impacts of using online contact lenses vendors that may affect your vision health, eyes, and wallets. An educated consumer makes for healthy choices. In this chaotic...
Mar 01, 2022
There are many reasons why your eyes may feel itchy and sore. However, new research suggests that these symptoms can also be linked to COVID-19.
Feb 27, 2022
Surgery is the only way to treat cataracts. Usually, it is better to have cataract surgery early so the patient can see clearly and resume the activities they enjoy.
Feb 17, 2022
With scleral lenses, you’ll experience consistently clear vision—even if you have an irregular cornea and dry eye syndrome. Here are some of the benefits of wearing scleral lenses.
Feb 14, 2022
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to give your eyes some love. Here are 10 ways you can give your eyes the attention they deserve, to protect them both now and in the future.
Feb 13, 2022
Research suggests that children who are obese may have a higher risk of developing high myopia. Read up to learn why and discover what you can do about it.
Jan 31, 2022
An eyelid twitch can develop for a number of reasons, and most of the time it’s not a cause for concern. Find out what may be causing your eye to twitch and what can relieve it.
Jan 27, 2022
Isotretinoin, popularly known as Accutane, is a very effective acne medication that may cause eye dryness. In this article, we explain why it causes dry eye symptoms and what you can do to prevent or treat such an occurrence.
Jan 27, 2022
Myths and misinformation about glaucoma symptoms, treatments and detection can cause people to wait to see their eye doctor only once they’ve suffered vision loss. In this article, we debunk 6 common glaucoma myths.
Jan 23, 2022
Keratoconus is an eye disease that changes the shape and function of the cornea. Here are 6 facts about keratoconus that you should know.
Jan 23, 2022
For many children, COVID-19 restrictions have meant more time indoors, and more time spent on digital screens. According to research studies, this has led to a worrying increase in myopia progression. Fortunately, there are ways to slow and sometimes stop myopia from worsening.
Jan 06, 2022
Your children's vision is their primary window into the world around them. Keeping their eyesight healthy is an important part of allowing them to experience life to the fullest. Read these 5 tips!
Dec 28, 2021
If your child spends a significant amount of time playing online video games, here’s what you need to know about how it can contribute to the onset and progression of myopia — nearsightedness.
Dec 28, 2021
During cataract surgery, your natural clouded lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). Learn about multifocal intraocular lenses and how you can benefit from these lenses.
Dec 28, 2021
Did you know that pregnancy hormones can affect your vision? Read on to learn about the possible visual changes that some women may experience while expecting, and what warning signs to look out for.
Dec 22, 2021
Blinking plays a crucial role in maintaining the right amount of moisture on the eye’s surface. If you don’t blink properly or enough, it can leave your eyes feeling dry and irritated. Fortunately, there are certain blinking exercises you can perform to prevent your eyes from becoming dry.
Dec 22, 2021
Have you or a loved one just been prescribed scleral contact lenses? If so, here are a few tips for making the transition a little smoother.
Dec 06, 2021
For many children, learning via a digital device has become routine, and their eyes are paying the price. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize digital eye strain while your child is studying.
Nov 30, 2021
A torn retina is a serious problem that makes your vision blurry. If not treated early on, it can lead to retinal detachment, a sight-robbing eye disease. Learn what causes a retinal tear and find out what you can do about it.
Nov 29, 2021
Red, itchy, irritated eyes are no fun. Here are 7 tips for alleviating the discomfort of dry eye syndrome.
Nov 25, 2021
Creating healthy living habits is a great way to preserve your vision throughout your lifetime. These can help keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
Nov 10, 2021
Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that gradually causes the cornea to thin and change shape. Luckily, there are different contact lens options to treat it.
Nov 01, 2021
If you've noticed that your vision turns hazy after enjoying a meal, you may have an early stage of diabetes mellitus. Here's how your optometrist can help.
Oct 31, 2021
Excess fluid inside the eye can be a sign of a serious eye disease. That’s why it’s crucial to diagnose the underlying condition as soon as possible, and treat it, to prevent or minimize vision loss.
Oct 30, 2021
Astigmatism is a non-spherical cornea that causes blurred vision. Here are 7 frequently asked questions and answers regarding this very common refractive error.
Oct 29, 2021
Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common refractive error in children. While glasses and contact lenses can help correct a person’s vision, they don’t cure or slow the progression of myopia.
Oct 22, 2021
Dry eye syndrome can leave your eyes red, irritated, and itchy. If you ignore your symptoms, other complications can arise. Treating your dry eye syndrome is essential for your eye health and vision.
Oct 22, 2021
Photophobia (light sensitivity) is a common side effect of certain eye conditions. This discomfort can be treated with scleral contact lenses.
Oct 11, 2021
Eye care is just as important for children as it is for adults. The sooner you teach your children how to care for their eyes, the more likely they will be to ingrain these habits for life. Here are some tips for kids!
Oct 05, 2021
Do your eyes become irritated and itchy when you wear contact lenses? Could be dry eye syndrome, allergies or the contact lenses themselves. Read on to find out what to do if you experience contact lens discomfort.
Sep 29, 2021
Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to treat the bite at home, and when it's a good idea to contact your optometrist.
Sep 19, 2021
Are your contact lenses uncomfortable? It may be time to look into custom-designed scleral lenses, which provide clear and comfortable vision to people with keratoconus, corneal irregularities, severe dry eye syndrome, astigmatism and hard-to-fit eyes.
Sep 19, 2021
Playing outdoors offers numerous benefits, including delaying the onset of myopia. Read on to learn why that is, and learn why slowing myopia progression is vital for your child’s eye health.
Sep 19, 2021
Do you have a lump on your eyelid? It could be a chalazion. Learn what a chalazion is, how to treat it and prevent it from recurring.
Aug 29, 2021
Diabetes increases a person’s risk of developing a variety of serious eye diseases, such as glaucoma. Learn more about the link between diabetes and glaucoma and discover what you can do to preserve your vision.
Aug 29, 2021
Do people with dry eye syndrome have to forgo wearing eyeliner and other eye makeup? Although eyeliner can lead to meibomian gland dysfunction, there are steps you can take to safely wear eye makeup without compromising your eye health.
Aug 22, 2021
Dry eye syndrome can cause dry, red, itchy, irritated eyes. While eye drops or artificial tears provide relief to some individuals, they may not be effective for people with severe dry eye symptoms. For these individuals, scleral lenses may be a better option. Find out how scleral lenses can help relieve your dry eye symptoms.
Aug 17, 2021
You may be familiar with dry eye syndrome, but still have some questions. Here, you’ll find answers to 7 of the most frequently asked questions about this common eye condition.
Aug 15, 2021
Is your child nearsighted (myopic)? Here’s what you need to know about myopia and how it can lead to sight-threatening eye disease in the future.
Aug 15, 2021
As we age our eyes start to change, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with declining vision. Find out what you can do to maintain eye health after the age of 50.
Aug 10, 2021
Although COVID is still present in our lives, we are slowly returning to a semi-normal life. With so many disruptions this past year, the one thing that should be consistent is your child's back-to-school eye evaluations.
Jul 29, 2021
If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping can damage your eyes?
Jul 26, 2021
If you have recently been diagnosed with keratoconus, you’ll likely have many questions. We’ve compiled 5 frequently asked questions about keratoconus so you can better understand the disease and learn how to manage it.
Jul 25, 2021
Eye conditions like cataracts and retinal disease affect the way we see the world, and may have influenced the famous works of several well-known artists.
Jul 20, 2021
Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market. Learn all about the types of artificial tears available and start feeling better today.
Jul 19, 2021
If you wake up in the morning with itchy, burning eyes, you may have dry eye syndrome. Wonder how this happens when your eyes are closed all night? Read on to find out!
Jun 22, 2021
Since blue eyes contain very little melanin — a pigment that helps block out light, including the sun’s harmful UV rays and blue light — they often feel more sensitive to bright light. Find out more.
Jun 20, 2021
Scleral contact lenses are so much more than oversized contact lenses. Here are our top 4 reasons why patients and doctors are calling scleral lenses a ‘big deal.’
Jun 17, 2021
More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Find out what myopia is and how to prevent it from progressing
Jun 09, 2021
Here’s another reason for parents to send their kids out to play. Research shows that spending 2 hours or more outdoors lowers the risk of developing myopia and slows its progression.
Jun 09, 2021
Although caffeine has a diuretic and drying effect, it also has tear-producing properties that can potentially lessen your dry eye symptoms.
May 28, 2021
Here’s a glimpse into the life of Kenneth, a keratoconus patient. Read on to learn about his struggle with this eye disease, and how scleral lenses opened up a world of opportunities to him.
May 25, 2021
Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.
May 20, 2021
Using your computer for long periods of time can irritate and dry your eyes. The condition is so common that researchers have coined it computer vision syndrome. Learn more about the causes and treatments of this condition.
May 20, 2021
Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.
Apr 29, 2021
Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable contact lenses that are often prescribed to patients with irregular corneas and severe dry eye syndrome, among other eye conditions. Read on to learn how to insert, remove and care for scleral lenses.
Apr 29, 2021
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is more than just blurry vision. Here’s why parents of myopic children should consider myopia control, and what we can do to help.
Apr 28, 2021
Eyes that protrude can signal an underlying medical condition and can cause uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Your dry eye optometrist can help.
Apr 28, 2021
Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.
Apr 18, 2021
Encourage Eye Safety for Hobbies Sport and safety eyewear should be discussed at every patient encounter. Kenneth Daniels, O.D., F.A.A.O., Hopewell, NJ Consider the patient who experienced an alkaline burn to the cornea, the patient who had a thorn enter her left eye; the patient whose weed whacker belt injury...
Apr 08, 2021
A reduction in hormones during menopause, may lead many women to experience symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Read on to learn about the link between menopause and dry eye syndrome.
Apr 06, 2021
Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.
Mar 29, 2021
Myopia is an eye condition with increasing prevalence. While there is a lot of information out there on myopia, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to discover the REAL facts.
Mar 22, 2021
Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases, and discover what an eye doctor can do to help.
Mar 15, 2021
Scleral lenses are becoming increasingly popular among those with corneal problems and dry eye syndrome—and for good reason! Here are our top 5 tips for anyone who wears scleral lenses.
Mar 14, 2021
Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked to sleep apnea.
Feb 25, 2021
Glare is that annoying bright light that causes you to squint. It also can cause eye strain when using your computer. Luckily, anti-glare coated glasses offer many benefits, such as reduced glare, allowing you to see and feel better.
Feb 20, 2021
While rare, LASIK surgery can occasionally cause dry eye symptoms. It is essential to speak to your eye doctor to determine your risk and effectively address the condition.
Feb 15, 2021
Night blindness is not an eye disease. It’s a symptom of several conditions that can range from mild to severe. Learn more about night blindness and discover ways we can help.
Jan 31, 2021
If current trends continue, roughly half the world’s population will have myopia (nearsightedness) by 2050. But is the growing rate of myopia due to increased use of digital devices?
Jan 27, 2021
It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about contact lenses for the younger demographic.
Jan 24, 2021
People with astigmatism may wonder whether they can wear contact lenses. They absolutely can! The two main contact lens choices for astigmatism are scleral lenses and toric lenses. Read on to learn more and discover how we can help.
Jan 13, 2021
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a lot of information out there on glaucoma, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to learn to discover the REAL facts.
Dec 30, 2020
There are so many fun things you can do outdoors this winter! Here we share tips on fun outdoor activities you can do and explain why playing outside can help your child’s vision.
Dec 21, 2020
Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.
Dec 08, 2020
Scleral contact lenses were designed to vault over irregular corneas to create a smooth optical surface that provides sharp, comfortable vision. Here are 5 facts about sclerals to better understand how and why they work.
Dec 08, 2020
Wearing face masks is something that will be around for the foreseeable future, and so will mask-associated dry eye. Ask your eye doctor how to minimize dry eye symptoms today.
Dec 06, 2020
The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading glasses and when to visit the eye doctor.
Nov 29, 2020
Flexible Spending Accounts and Eyecare Eye health and Vision care and materials are a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible expense. Eye exams for your kids and yourself, and the expenses for eyeglasses, contact lenses, contact lens solution, refractive surgery (LASIK), myopia (nearsighted) control, Orthokeratology, dry eye treatments and more are...
Nov 25, 2020
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage and reduce the risk of developing it.
Nov 17, 2020
It’s nearly the holiday season, so it’s a great time to learn which gifts may be beneficial to children with myopia, and which may be a hindrance.
Nov 05, 2020
If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.
Oct 30, 2020
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 the pandemic, scleral wearers should consider taking additional precautions. Read on to learn more.
Oct 23, 2020
Demodicosis occurs when the microscopic Demodex mites living on your face or in your eyelashes proliferate, causing uncomfortable, even painful symptoms. But worry not, it can be easily treated by your dry eye optometrist.
Oct 22, 2020
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.
Oct 14, 2020
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 lenses and how they've improved the vision and lives of these patients.
Oct 11, 2020
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!
Sep 23, 2020
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 myopia”. Our eye doctors can help.
Sep 17, 2020
Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?
Aug 30, 2020
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 moist. This can lead to a condition known as dry eye. Using compresses can help keep your eyes hydrated and comfortable.
Aug 27, 2020
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 can help you relax your eyes and find relief.
Aug 26, 2020
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, making them an excellent choice for people with these conditions.
Aug 17, 2020
Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.
Aug 06, 2020
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 at a time when an unprecedented number of children are being diagnosed with the condition.
Aug 05, 2020
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 to learn how.
Jul 28, 2020
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 throughout the day. Below are a few strategies to help you prevent your eyeglasses from fogging up when wearing a mask. But First, Why Do...
Jul 22, 2020
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 a lifetime.
Jul 20, 2020
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 coatings become less effective.
Jul 15, 2020
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. Scleral lenses offer permanent comfort and relief while providing vision correction and hydration.
Jul 14, 2020
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 they’ve noticed a change, but put off a visit to an eye doctor. Regardless of whether you’re experiencing problems, make an appointment with Dr. Daniels...
Jul 12, 2020
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 and myopia progresses. In contrast, orthokeratology (ortho-k) slows the progression of myopia.
Jul 12, 2020
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 eye exam to identify the cause of the problem and get the appropriate treatment.
Jul 07, 2020
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 eye twitching. Here’s why.
Jun 28, 2020
Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a new, fresh pair is inserted the next morning. Used properly, dailies promote eye health, and they’re comfortable and convenient. Despite the...
Jun 11, 2020
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 methods.
Jun 01, 2020
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 responsible for diminished vision clarity in people who spend much time on the computer.
May 27, 2020
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 eye health. Below are a few simple rules to follow when applying eye drops.
May 25, 2020
An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way to evaluate your vision or get an eyeglass or contact lens prescription, as these tests can be administered using your computer, tablet, or smartphone from...
May 19, 2020
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 with dry, irritated, red eyes. What is it? And can it be treated? Read on to find out!
May 13, 2020
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 be implementing the strictest health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on to find out what to expect on your next visit.
May 12, 2020
COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the pandemic, while others began to offer emergency appointment services and telehealth. As mandatory restrictions begin to lift in many locations, optometrists are beginning to open...
May 03, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye emergency call your Hopewell optometrist first.
Apr 23, 2020
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 4 important eye hygiene practices to help you stay safe and healthy.
Apr 21, 2020
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. Read on to learn more about the composition of tears and how they benefit not only our eyes, but also our general well-being.
Apr 16, 2020
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 care through digital medical equipment and telecommunications technology, such as online videos accessible through smart phones and tablets. This allows patients to easily receive screenings,...
Apr 13, 2020
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 doing so poses a threat to your eye health and can potentially lead you to contract COVID-19? Read on to learn why eye doctors instruct people to avoid rubbing their eyes.
Apr 12, 2020
You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens can cause computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, in certain people. While not serious, this condition can be very uncomfortable, potentially causing: Headaches Eyestrain...
Apr 09, 2020
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.
Apr 05, 2020
If your eyes burn, itch or feel gritty, you may have dry eye syndrome. This is typically caused by a low production of tears or low-quality tears. Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as the medication you’re taking, the time spent staring at your phone or computer...
Apr 01, 2020
Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to our eyes, nose, and mouth? This is because viruses — as well as bacteria — are easily transferred from our surroundings to our hands and...
Mar 26, 2020
As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their hands, practicing social distancing, and not touching their nose, mouth, or eyes. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that the eyes play an...
Mar 18, 2020
Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff are safe is our top priority. We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our...
Mar 17, 2020
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 a lens that isn’t only comfortable but can also improve dry eye syndrome.
Mar 05, 2020
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 a higher risk factor than other contact lens modalities. Let's take an open and honest look at some of the issues.
Feb 28, 2020
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 cause distortion. Read on to learn the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy eye shape.
Feb 26, 2020
Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your eyes can cause a condition called "digital eye strain" (DES) or "computer vision syndrome" (CVS). Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck...
Feb 23, 2020
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 for reimbursement with major savings accounts, such as HSA and FSA.
Feb 18, 2020
Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign shining a spotlight on the importance of fitness and good nutrition. However, despite the public’s knowledge of obesity’s effects on...
Feb 13, 2020
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 myopia have a similar risk of developing eye disease later in life as smokers do.
Jan 27, 2020
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 at home or travelling on a winter-weather get-away. Before you let your children run outside to build the most adorable snowman or fling themselves onto...
Jan 16, 2020
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 conditions that diabetics are at risk for developing: cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. To prevent these sight-threatening diseases, it's important to control your blood sugar...
Jan 11, 2020
Though some people think vaping is a harmless alternative to traditional smoking, it can actually cause a whole host of health problems — including dry eye syndrome.
Jan 05, 2020
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 often prescribed.
Jan 01, 2020
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 and it’s important to be aware of the risks.
Dec 31, 2019
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 in front of the TV or computer screen. These are the findings of a recent university study. Since Myopia is a progressing condition that can lead to more severe vision problems, every parent should be aware of this.
Dec 22, 2019
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, including: diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. It is not unusual for people to come in for an eye exam just to check their eyesight...
Dec 18, 2019
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 family is nearsighted (myopic), Ortho-K lenses is the perfect gift. Read on to learn why.
Dec 17, 2019
Emergency Eye Care Services Near You in Hopewell First of all, don’t panic! Styes may cause pain, yet they are generally harmless and very rarely have any effects on your vision or eyeball. In addition, they’re pretty common. Most people experience at least one or two styes at some point...
Dec 15, 2019
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 left in your HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible spending account), as these may expire on December 31st. If so, skip the trip to...
Dec 11, 2019
Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes. Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such as lung cancer, heart disease, and bad teeth, few know about the negative impact it can have on our vision. Smoking and Eye Disease Smoking,...
Dec 10, 2019
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, such as redness, grittiness, and stinging. Click here for tips on how you can prevent dry eye this winter season.
Dec 08, 2019
The sensation of burning eyes can have several causes - read on to find out what they are and which treatment options are available.
Dec 06, 2019
At this time of year when the sun sets earlier, 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...
Nov 26, 2019
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 for your eyes and contacts. There exist 2 different types of solution for contact lenses: Multipurpose and Hydrogen Peroxide-based. While both remove debris and build-up,...
Nov 19, 2019
Diabetes Awareness Month – Learn about Diabetic Eye Health in Hopewell November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to learn more about diabetes of all types – type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Everyone knows the word “diabetes,” but can you define the condition? Diabetes is a disease characterized...
Nov 04, 2019
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 vision. Below are daily habits to adopt for optimal contact lens care: Wash Your Hands Regularly Whether you use daily or monthly contact lenses, make...
Oct 23, 2019
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 cold outdoors sporting glasses that are no longer transparent, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself. Why Do Glasses Fog Up? There are several factors that...
Oct 18, 2019
Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates Eye Clinic in Hopewell, New Jersey LASIK may fulfill your dream of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts! Many people are good candidates for this vision correction surgery. Stop dreaming and look into your eligibility for LASIK. Consult with our eye doctor for more information Many eye...
Oct 03, 2019
Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and the risks associated with vision loss only grow as you age. By neglecting eye care, you place yourself at a higher risk of suffering from...
Sep 24, 2019
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 those cat-eye contacts are doing to your eyes? If you got them without a prescription, beware of health complications. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween...
Sep 16, 2019
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 people get treated for sports-related eye injuries a year, with the most common injuries occurring during water sports and basketball. Infections, corneal abrasions, eye socket...
Sep 14, 2019
Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates Eye Clinic in Hopewell, New Jersey Do contacts make your vision worse? You have just visited our eye care clinic for an eye exam in Hopewell, New Jersey and you received a new vision prescription. Now it is time to purchase new eyewear – should you buy...
Aug 29, 2019
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 certain areas, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself. For best practices and tips for maintaining healthy vision in the summer heat, talk...
Aug 07, 2019
See the Benefits of Our Eye Exam in Hopewell, New Jersey No matter how you look at it, eye care is an expense. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s always worthwhile to chase after the lowest price for your eye exam! When it comes to the health of your eyesight, you...
Jul 22, 2019
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 your eyes from harmful UV rays. During this month, people who have suffered from UV ray damage and their loved ones are encouraged to share...
Jul 02, 2019
Your eyes are extremely sensitive – the smallest particle of sand or thinnest eyelash stuck in your eye can lead to intense pain. With this in mind, you may be wondering how do people tolerate LASIK eye surgery? The concept of a laser eye specialist cutting your corneal tissue sounds...
Jun 28, 2019
Our eyes are important to protect no matter whether we are working outside, playing sports or just out enjoying the sunshine. Especially as Independence Day approaches, we look forward to taking in a fireworks show. When it comes to safety, the best way to enjoy these spectacular displays is to...
Jun 27, 2019
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 vacation in your own backyard, don't forget to protect your eyes! Summer Eye Care Near You Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy...
Jun 19, 2019
Do you wait until you notice a problem before visiting your eye doctor for an eye exam? Or do you schedule routine check-ups? Many people are not aware of how important it is to have regular eye exams. In fact, it is the most dependable way to preserve your long-lasting...
Jun 11, 2019
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 by giving each other helpful information and sharing their knowledge and advice. Use the hashtag #CataractAwarenessMonth on your social media channels to encourage and support...
May 22, 2019
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 of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Dr. Daniels treats patients from all over Hopewell, New Jersey...
May 17, 2019
Eye Clinic near you in Hopewell, New Jersey Do you eat healthily and work out to keep your body in shape? Did you know that there are specific ways to keep your eyes strong too? You need your eyes for just about everything you do, and vision changes – such...
May 08, 2019
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed throughout the United States as a way of drawing attention to the importance of proper mental health. This year’s theme is #4Mind4Body. The idea is...
May 01, 2019
Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and your neighbors are dragging their lawnmowers out for an annual spring tune-up. And suddenly you find a need to rub your itchy, red, and sore...
Apr 16, 2019
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 together to raise awareness and share helpful information. People with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their loved ones are encouraged to share their stories, struggles, and...
Mar 19, 2019
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. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander,...
Mar 07, 2019
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, education to the military, women are achieving great strides in areas of business like never before. In addition to professional achievements, International Women's Day is...
Feb 24, 2019
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 of cleaning products can be toxic and harmful to your health? In small amounts, they generally don’t cause much damage. But when used on a...
Feb 07, 2019
It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when kids fervently hope for snow days and parents hope they don’t happen. As we head towards the second half of the school year, you’ve probably...
Jan 28, 2019
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world. It is actually a group of diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to...
Jan 17, 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 gift that Braille has given to those who are blind or suffer from vision loss. What is Braille? Braille is a tactile representation of letters...
Dec 19, 2018
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, many parents are excited to surprise their kids (or their spouses) with these coveted toy weapons. There is, in fact a whole culture behind these...
Nov 29, 2018
What can I do about Dry Eyes in Winter ? Dry eyes is one of the most common complaints eye doctors get from patients during the winter season, especially in the cooler climates. That’s why we’d like to share some tips on how to relieve dry eye discomfort, and how...
Nov 12, 2018
Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...
Oct 24, 2018
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 you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...
Oct 08, 2018
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 mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...
Sep 17, 2018
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 have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...
Sep 13, 2018
How can I keep my Eyes healthy as I get old 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 prevent age related eye disease and vision loss, especially if you start early. Keeping...
Aug 30, 2018
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, myopia is projected to affect half of the world’s population! Many children diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) experience a consistent worsening of their vision as they...
Aug 21, 2018
As myopia among children is being described as ‘epidemic,’ a variety of techniques for treating them are coming to the forefront. A 6-year-old Asian female who presented for an exam already had –1.00D of myopia, and both her parents were significantly myopic. As studies have shown, early manifestations of myopic...
Aug 09, 2018
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 they are chocked up to be. In fact, they may even be dangerous. What is an online eye test really testing? An online eye test...
Jul 26, 2018
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 school, athletics and many other aspects of life can be impacted by poor vision. Good vision goes beyond how far you can see, and also...
Jul 23, 2018
For lots of people summer means hitting the Delaware River with a kayak or canoe. The Park behind Lambertville station is one of those spots that locals will tell you is a great place to launch a day on the river. The Delaware offers calm water for families and beginners...
Jul 16, 2018
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, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible to live safely on your own. This knowledge includes eye and vision safety, as...
Jun 25, 2018
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 that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...
Jun 18, 2018
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 the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...
May 30, 2018
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 the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...
May 10, 2018
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 that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports. The eyes and the...
Apr 25, 2018
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 attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...
Apr 16, 2018
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...
Mar 27, 2018
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...
Mar 12, 2018
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...
Feb 27, 2018
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...
Feb 18, 2018
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...
Jan 29, 2018
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...
Jan 10, 2018
It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...
Dec 31, 2017
While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...
Dec 24, 2017
As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...
Nov 27, 2017
Managing Dry Eye Syndrome Dry eyes are a common condition that leads many people to seek care and treatment from their local eye doctor. Due to an insufficient tear quantity or quality, the irritating symptoms include redness, stinging and constant blinking or eye rubbing. These symptoms can range from mild...
Nov 27, 2017
The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...
Nov 13, 2017
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...
Nov 06, 2017
BY KENNETH DANIELS, OD, FAAO As myopia among children is being described as ‘epidemic,’ a variety of techniques for treating them are coming to the forefront.A 6-year- old Asian female who presented for an exam already had –1.00D of myopia, and both her parents were significantly myopic. As studies have...
Oct 29, 2017
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...
Oct 18, 2017
Your morning cup of coffee or energizing can of Red Bull may be surprising sources of relief from the annoying symptoms of dry eye. A study conducted at the University of Tokyo’s School of Medicine showed that caffeine can increase the eye’s ability to manufacture tears. These results are significant...
Oct 15, 2017
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...
Sep 27, 2017
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...
Sep 25, 2017
Our Dry Eye Specialists Explain Causes of Dry Eyes Are you always rubbing your eyes or blinking constantly to spread more moisture across the surface? Dry eyes can be extremely irritating, even painful for some people. Inadequate lubrication may cause sore eyes, redness, an inability to wear contact lenses and...
Sep 19, 2017
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...
Aug 27, 2017
Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.
Aug 13, 2017
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...
Jul 26, 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...
Jul 12, 2017
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...
Jun 26, 2017
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...
Jun 19, 2017
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...
May 28, 2017
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...
May 10, 2017
Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...
Apr 30, 2017
In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...
Apr 06, 2017
Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...
Mar 30, 2017
There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...
Mar 15, 2017
Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...
Feb 27, 2017
Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...
Feb 14, 2017
Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...
Jan 31, 2017
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.
Jan 16, 2017
Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.
Dec 12, 2016
This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:
Dec 06, 2016
Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.
Nov 21, 2016
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.
Nov 14, 2016
Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...
Oct 21, 2016
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 shoes,...
Sep 27, 2016
90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection. Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements. This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...
Aug 30, 2016
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...
Aug 19, 2016
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...
Jul 30, 2016
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...
Jul 22, 2016
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...
Jun 26, 2016
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...
Jun 19, 2016
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...
May 26, 2016
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...
May 18, 2016
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...
Apr 26, 2016
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...
Apr 17, 2016
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...
Mar 30, 2016
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...
Mar 09, 2016
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.
Feb 28, 2016
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...
Feb 24, 2016
Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates is a full scope optometric-ophthalmic practice known for its cutting-edge proactive and preventive eye and integrative health care. Now it offers patients three technologies few other practices in the country have: the Clearpath Diabetes Screening, iTrace combination ray tracing aberrometer/topographer, and VMAX Vision’s PSF Refractor and as...
Feb 10, 2016
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...
Jan 27, 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...
Dec 31, 2015
Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dec 09, 2015
‘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.
Nov 23, 2015
Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!
Nov 02, 2015
Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes
Oct 25, 2015
Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...
Oct 13, 2015
Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention
Sep 24, 2015
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...
Sep 03, 2015
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...
Aug 30, 2015
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...
Aug 16, 2015
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...
Jul 30, 2015
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...
Jul 24, 2015
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...
Jul 21, 2015
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...
May 29, 2015
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...
May 17, 2015
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...
Apr 30, 2015
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...
Mar 31, 2015
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...
Mar 19, 2015
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...
Mar 11, 2015
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...
Feb 12, 2015
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 which...
Jan 27, 2015
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...
Dec 31, 2014
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....
Dec 22, 2014
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...
Dec 04, 2014
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...
Nov 25, 2014
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?
Oct 31, 2014
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,...
Oct 23, 2014
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....
Sep 28, 2014
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...
Sep 18, 2014
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...
Aug 27, 2014
A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.
Aug 24, 2014
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...
Jul 24, 2014
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...
Jul 17, 2014
Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...
Jun 29, 2014
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. ...
Jun 19, 2014
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...
May 22, 2014
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...
May 21, 2014
05-14-2014 through 05-21-2014
Dr. Daniels lectured to students from Singapore and Saudia Arabia regarding the Identification and Management of Cataracts at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry: Center for International Studies.
May 19, 2014
Hopewell Lambertville Eye Associates acts as an educational training site for two Optometric Institutuions. At this time we welcomes our (2) new 4th year graduate externs. Sohil Manhoobi from the New England College of Optometry and Melissa Kendall the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. They will be studying and working with...
Apr 29, 2014
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...
Apr 21, 2014
Dr. Daniels has been participation in the education and direct patient care of students from Germany and Austria at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry: Center for International Studies.03-21-2014 to 04-04-2014
Apr 17, 2014
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...
Apr 13, 2014
Dr. Daniels presented a lecture to the Bucks Montgomery Optometric Association on Screening for Diabetes – Lens Autofluoresence....
Mar 31, 2014
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...
Mar 28, 2014
Dr. Daniels presented a lecture at Vision Expo East, the largest eyecare exposition in the world, on the topic of Point Spread Function Refraction.
Mar 17, 2014
Dr. Daniels has been participation in the education and direct patient care of students from Saudia Arabia at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry: Center for International Studies. 03-17-2014 through 04-30-2014...
Mar 16, 2014
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...
Feb 27, 2014
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...
Feb 20, 2014
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...
Feb 15, 2014
Dr. Daniels presented lectures in Singapore on the topics of Pharmaceutical Interactions with Contacts Lenses, Refractive Surgical Co-management, and Corneal Imaging Technologies on behalf of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry: Center for International Studies....
Jan 31, 2014
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...
Jan 29, 2014
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....
Dec 31, 2013
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...
Dec 11, 2013
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...
Nov 25, 2013
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...
Nov 18, 2013
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...
Oct 30, 2013
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...
Oct 20, 2013
Dr. Daniels, as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor a the Penns. College of Optometry, recently (Sept 2013) finished teaching an advanced patient care course for students from Germany, Austria, Poland, adn Finland. As well, he made several presentations at Vision Expo West (Las Vegas, NV) on topics of Point Spread Function...
Oct 14, 2013
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...
Sep 29, 2013
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...
Sep 24, 2013
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...
Sep 12, 2013
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...
Aug 26, 2013
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...
Jul 31, 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...
Jul 19, 2013
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...
Jun 30, 2013
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...
Jun 24, 2013
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...
Jun 17, 2013
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...
May 26, 2013
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...
Apr 24, 2013
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...
Mar 27, 2013
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...
Mar 06, 2013
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...
Feb 21, 2013
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,...
Jan 18, 2013
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...
Dec 24, 2012
Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...
Nov 21, 2012
Complications that arise from diabetes put patients at increased risk of developing a number of vision-related diseases. These conditions include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, as well as a number of other conditions that, even when seemingly unrelated to your sight, can impact your vision. Diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when...
Nov 13, 2012
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that results in elevated levels of glucose in the blood either due to inadequate insulin production or because the body's mechanism to make use of insulin is disrupted. The risk of vision loss is increased when diabetes is not treated. Diabetic eye disease can come...
Nov 10, 2012
Dr. Daniels presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology a discussion on Wavefront technology and its utilization in refractive and surgical cataract care....
Oct 31, 2012
There are various assessments that you have seen during an eye exam and asked yourself how they work. Having a bright light shined into your eyes may be an example. Such as test is used to help test the refractive error of your eye, and it's known as retinoscopy. Whether...
Oct 24, 2012
These days, it seems hard to find someone who doesn't own some sort of mobile device. We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to stay in touch with whoever we want almost always. Nevertheless because these devices sport small screens, many people usually hold their...
Oct 24, 2012
Dr. Daniels and Parma attended the American Academy of Optometry. During the event Dr. Daniels discussed new clinical developments in ocular surface disease, refractive technology care and co-management of surgical care as a member of several corproate advisory panels....
Oct 16, 2012
If you're middled-aged and having some difficulty reading small print, you may have developed presbyopia, a common age-related condition that prevents you from clearly seeing near objects. If you already struggle with distance vision, and are later on diagnosed with presbyopia, you won't have to start carrying and switching between...
Sep 30, 2012
If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time in the near future, there are a number of things you can do to be extra ready for it. There are several things you should inform us of to help make sure your exam is a worthwhile one. Because...
Sep 30, 2012
Are you concerned that your child has a lazy eye? Amblyopia comes about when the brain shuts off or suppresses vision in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if a child can't see as well with one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism. Along...
Sep 13, 2012
Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or you're searching for a light switch or door handle or phone in a room with the lights off. It's happened to all of us. It takes a couple of minutes for your vision to return. This remarkable process is...
Aug 27, 2012
Ever wonder why even people who never had glasses have a hard time seeing things up close when they reach middle age? Because as you age, the lens of your eye is likely to become more and more inflexible, making it challenging to focus on near objects. This is known...
Aug 20, 2012
Of course, parents are concerned with keeping their kids' eyes safe. But it can be hard to know how to choose the toys that are the safest and most beneficial. Babies don't have a properly developed visual system at birth, but it becomes more refined over time. Nothing stimulates a...
Aug 13, 2012
It's been a wonderful summer and it's difficult to believe it's almost over. Moms and dads all over are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their kids have all the gear they need for the upcoming school year. And if you haven't already done it, it's also the...
Jul 26, 2012
When a child struggles at school, it's not always a learning disability. In truth, he or she may be suffering from a particular condition that impacts learning at school. It's called Convergence Insufficiency (CI). Here's the breakdown: CI is a near vision issue that negatively affects your ability to see,...
Jul 20, 2012
We've all heard the terms visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. As common as these terms are, do people really grasp their meaning? When you really understand what they imply, you will see why an eye doctor asks to assess more than just how well you read from an eye chart....
Jul 16, 2012
How would you like an updated look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook®. They offer a large palette of color contact lenses, which slightly enhance or totally change your eye color. This cutting edge line of contact lenses includes so many options, that you're sure to end up with exactly what...
Jun 30, 2012
Do you have inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis? It's a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, specific types of skin conditions, or dry eyes. Generally, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, a gritty sensation in your eye, tearing and crusting around the eye. It can often...
Jun 26, 2012
How often do you leave your disposable contact lenses in for an extra few days? It's a fact of life that so many things are in their best condition when they haven't been used too much. It's important to know that the same rule also applies to your lenses. As...
Jun 19, 2012
It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Are you aware that cataracts are the leading reason behind loss of vision among those 55 and older? More so, more than half of those aged 65 or older have some degree of cataract development. According to the National Eye Institute, by...
May 31, 2012
It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. Even though this is the case, the potential risks of years of exposure to these harsh rays aren't really thought about, and many take little action to shield their eyes, even when they're planning to be out in the...
May 24, 2012
This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best steps you can take to be sure that your eyesight remains in top form. During the procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes to...
May 16, 2012
We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have just launched an exciting product as part of their popular range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've increased the features of their popular light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Glare...
May 14, 2012
Dr. Ken Daniels was attended a meeting in Boston of a select gropu of educators for the New England College of Optometry. This meeting is designed to utilize the expetise of external educators from around the country to develop external optometric education and training of graduate students....
Apr 30, 2012
In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be the result of a few conditions including changes in the body or abnormalities in the eye or visual system, diseases affecting the eye, side effects due to medication or injuries to the eye. Commonly, people also experience visual abnormalities...
Apr 17, 2012
This month, Prevent Blindness America is focusing on Women's Eye Health and Safety. 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, especially in aging women. Actually, studies show that most women...
Apr 09, 2012
With the spring, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the number of sports related eye injuries. Every year, many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could be avoided with the right safety measures. Using proper eye protection while playing sports is particularly important...
Mar 27, 2012
Excellent vision is essential for road safety. As a matter of fact, driving safely relies on a number of visual capabilities such as being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, plus many others. Distance vision is...
Mar 20, 2012
To educate corporations and their employees about the relevance of vision wellness, and to spread advice on how to prevent vision-threatening eye mishaps, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Every day, workers suffer from workplace related eye injuries that require the...
Mar 13, 2012
Around your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under usual circumstances, spherical. As light hits your eye, part of the role of your cornea is to help focus that light, aiming it at the retina, which is in the anterior portion of your eye. What is the result...
Feb 28, 2012
Conjunctivitis, informally referred to as pink eye, is a common eye illness, particularly with kids. Pink eye can be caused by bacteria, a virus or allergies to pollen, ingredients in cosmetics, and chlorine in swimming pools, or other substances that come in contact with the eyes. Many forms of pink...
Feb 27, 2012
February has been designated by Prevent Blindness America to raise awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the foremost causes of vision loss in adults over the age of 65. AMD is characterized by a deterioration of the macula...
Feb 14, 2012
A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that many people regularly use strange substances rather than contact lens solution to clean their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to beer to butter was reportedly used as an alternative to actual lens solution by twenty percent of the...
Jan 31, 2012
Winter time often leads to an increase in instances of dry eye syndrome due to the circulation of cold, dry air.
Jan 24, 2012
It's official! Winter is here, which means in some places bitter cold winds and freezing rains and sometimes snow are also on the horizon. Most of us wouldn't ever think of leaving the house without a jacket in cooler weather, but surprisingly, many people leave their sunglasses at home. Although...
Jan 19, 2012
As this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to stress the importance of knowing about the threat of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a class of progressive ocular disorders that cause damage to the eye's optic nerve, which can be a precursor to a permanent loss of vision....
Jan 08, 2012
Visit your Lambertville, NJ Eye Doctor to Learn More About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment that comes with age in which the ability to focus on objects at a close distance becomes noticeably diminished. With the increasing international population reaching older ages, a significant number of people are...
Dec 15, 2011
The holidays are almost here which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Adoring grandparents delight in treating the favorite little ones with the coolest toys to start off the New Year. Leading optometry specialists advise that parents explain to others some guidelines about toys and eye safety. Accidents...
Dec 12, 2011
Need new eye glasses? Think it's time for an eye examination? Contemplating laser vision correction? The time has arrived to take care of all of your eye and vision needs. December 31st is coming which means that your annual flex plan will soon run out for the year. If flex...
Nov 30, 2011
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Nov 28, 2011
Are you aware that diabetes is the dominant causal factor of blindness among men and women of all ages? In just the last four years, over four million people in North America suffering from diabetes were found to have blindness caused by diabetes. Of this group, 70,000 had advanced diabetic...
Nov 20, 2011
For proper sight, it is essential for the eyes to function in cooperation with each other and with the brain. When this process doesn’t function properly, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye. With most cases of lazy eye the actual eyes are typically healthy but good vision cannot...
Oct 30, 2011
Have you ever wondered why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it truly represents? 20/20 vision is a phrase to express normal visual acuity or clarity of vision. In other words someone with 20/20 vision can clearly see an object at a distance of 20 feet...
Oct 25, 2011
As the end of summer approaches, many people begin to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. Above sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose, ocular allergies can significantly impede one's ability to go about one's normal functions. Eyes are often itchy, puffy, and red and often sting...
Oct 23, 2011
Halloween is a time for fun, parties and dressing up but you don't want the fun to lead to some scary damage to your eyes. Over the past few years, decorative contacts have become popular particularly with teenagers and young adults and this is alarming eye doctors. Contact lenses...
Oct 12, 2011
Dr. Daniels recently attended the American Academy of Optometry in Boston, Mass. where he participated on several medical and optometric advisory panels. ...
Sep 27, 2011
Findings from the American Optometric Association show that above seventy percent of employed persons that sit for the majority of the day at a computer monitor (over 140 million individuals) experience computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Prolonged computer use can result in eye strain and impact eyesight in...
Sep 25, 2011
As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to highlight ways to keep your house eye safe specifically when selecting toys that are safe for your children's eyes. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to guarantee your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your...
Sep 13, 2011
For those who wear contacts there are a few guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying cosmetics. Below are some professional pointers for ways to ensure your eyes remain looking great and safe. Buying Makeup Even before we discuss how to apply makeup, eye care professionals recommend...
Sep 01, 2011
Dr. Ken Daniels becomes of 1 of 500 optometrists in the country to achieve Diplomate - Board Certification by the American Board of Optometry. Board certification is recognized by several medical and health organizations monitoring physicians and their advanced level of knowledge in a given field of practice....
Aug 21, 2011
A surprising number of individuals aren't aware that cataracts are the primary culprit for blindness for individuals 55 and over. In truth, over 50% of the population above age 65 have some amount of cataract development. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens. This prevents...
Aug 14, 2011
Many professionals emphasize that about 80 percent of learning takes place through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight can change frequently, consistent eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Surprisingly, most parents don't make vision exams part of their child's back-to-school doctor's appointment line-up. In...
Jul 31, 2011
No teenager wants to be caught wearing something that makes them different, and in the case of some adolescents, eyeglasses can often feel that way. Adolescents may balk at the very idea of being seen in eyeglasses and appearing ''uncool''. As opposed to glasses, kids and teenagers who opt for...
Jul 25, 2011
There are a variety of different types of eye accidents that can occur, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be treated at home. Read these guidelines for typical eye injuries, to determine your next step in case...
Jul 15, 2011
When we have healthy eyes, we sometimes overlook the importance of a routine eye test. Nevertheless, timely diagnosis of eye disease is crucial to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. This can easily be done with an annual eye test. A significant number of eye and vision diseases don't have any...
Jun 30, 2011
It’s officially summer and it’s time to protect your eyes from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun: Buy glasses with 100% UV protection. If your sunglasses don’t provide 100% UV protection to guard your eyes from harmful UV damage,...
Jun 15, 2011
Did you know that each year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? That's an eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of the damage could be simply avoided by using protective eyewear. The majority of injuries take place when participating in...
May 31, 2011
You may have heard that carrots improve your vision, but is this the truth? Optometrists know that carrots can't actually improve your vision. However, they are rich in beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for your eye health and therefore eating foods rich in this vitamin is clearly a recommendation...
May 10, 2011
Most Americans are familiar with the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer) and the necessity of using sunblock and using other forms of sun protection during outdoor activities. But did you know that ultraviolet rays and other harmful types of radiation...
Apr 30, 2011
Contact lens wearers must be sure to treat their contact lenses adequately. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts...
Apr 10, 2011
Although soft contacts are more often used, a second, less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses, also known as oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, and they are longer-lasting, allow finer vision quality, and offer enhanced...
Mar 27, 2011
ASCRS (Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) meeting in San Diego, CA.
Mar 24, 2011
If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from seasonal eye allergies. For some, spring time is eye allergy time, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Spring eye allergies are largely due to the release...
Mar 19, 2011
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certification completed by Hopewell - Lambertville Eye
Mar 13, 2011
Be very aware of fraud and counterfeit products by online eyeglass and contact lens vendors. If it sounds to good to be true --- it's not true. While many of us are accustomed to shopping for more and more products online, eyeglasses are one product that should be cautiously reviewed...
Feb 22, 2011
Even though many people refer to winter as the wet season because of the precipitation, the air is really a lot dryer during the winter, causing your eyes to be irritated more quickly. Our team is available to assist you in selecting the most effective ways to keep your eyes...
Feb 10, 2011
February is dedicated to spreading awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the foremost cause of visual impairment for individuals age 65 and over. AMD can result in low vision, a phrase eye care professionals use to categorize significant vision loss that is sometimes...
Jan 26, 2011
To spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading source of permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of complete vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Since...
Jan 08, 2011
Dr. Ken Daniels (01-08-2011) recently lectured in Vienna, Austria on behalf of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry on the topic of Corneal Physiology, Anatomy and Complications Associated to Contact Lenses....
Jan 06, 2011
Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only an essential accessory in the summer. While many of us are aware of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes in the summer, how many of us realize that we need to take precautions in the winter months as well? In reality,...
Dec 08, 2010
Keratoconus: Our office has been asked to assist in the development and fitting guidelines of a new soft lens design for keratoconus. Patients with this disorder are asked to contact the office for details of the study. The final protocol and honoraium are being completed. Enrollment starts immediately. Astigmatism: Our...
Nov 18, 2010
Dr. Ken Daniels recently moderated a panel of contact lens specialists on the topic of new technology and Hybrid contact lenses at the American Academy of Optometry. The panel was sponsored by Synergeyes....
Nov 15, 2010
Dr. Ken Daniels participated on an advisory panel meeting fro Science Based Health, premier naturaceutical company producing vitamins and supplements for ocualr health, macualr degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts....
Oct 20, 2010
Diabetes, high blood pressure and other vascular related diseases can have a very deleterious effect on eye health.
Oct 17, 2010
What Is Laser Vision Correction?
Oct 13, 2010
Eye Care / Vision care is your first step towards preventative and long-term health care. Eye health and vision evaluations are one of the most important aspects of an individual’s annual health care. It is the job of our doctors and staff to work as an integral part of your medical team to assure your well being.
Oct 08, 2010
Eyeglasses Are Back! Picking out new eyeglasses can be a daunting task, whether you're getting your very first pair or you've worn them nearly all your life. The sheer volume of eyeglass choices can be torture to work your way through if you don't have any idea what you're...
Sep 18, 2010
You can now request your next appointment online. Visit the Contact Us section of our web site and complete the Patient Registration Form. The form is secure and our office will be notified once the form is complete. When you walk in for your next appointment, we'll already have the...
Sep 11, 2010
Dr. Daniels, as an adjunct assistant clinical professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, lectures for Oko Medica an Opotmetry - Ophthalmology group in Warsaw Poland on the topics of Corneal Topography an Wavefront Imaging, Refractive Surgery and Cataract Procedures and Co-management....