Did you know that BB and pellet guns are considered firearms under New Jersey law – and that these types of “toys” blind children every year? Unfortunately, the number of eye injuries caused by these non-powder guns is steadily increasing. In fact, a study published earlier this year showed an increase of almost 170 percent over […]
Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving – family, friends, and food! And the best part is, we all have a pass on this one day out of the year where our eyes are allowed to be bigger than our stomachs. Luckily, many of the dishes served on this day have eye health benefits too! Here’s the dish… Turkey contains […]
By Ronald W Kristan, MD, FACS Dark under-eye circles can make us look tired, even sad or angry. A circle, crescent or indent in the lower lid area is often the focus of unhappiness with how our eyes appear. There are many causes of dark circles under the eyes, and the cause will determine treatment […]
In November, as we prepare for winter celebrations, Atlantic Eye joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. This is the month when we bring attention to the fact that people with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases. Because regular eye exams are especially important for […]
We look forward to Halloween as a fun time for trick-or-treating, parties, and creative costumes. But if your costume includes contact lenses for eerie eye effects, the doctors here at Atlantic Eye urge you to think twice about wearing them. Not only are they illegal to sell, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription […]
Think of the essential role that vision plays in daily life – most of the things we want to do and enjoy would become difficult, even impossible, with impaired vision. It’s a fact that as we age, time takes its toll on our eyes just as it does with...