March is Workplace Eye Safety Month, and your doctors at Atlantic Eye want to remind you that protecting your eyes from injury is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each […]
If your New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier, here’s another reason to put that at the top of your list: eating the right foods can help protect your vision as well as benefit your overall health. Research says that a vitamin-rich diet is linked to a lower risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and […]
If you’ve been putting off routine health screening exams due to Covid-19 restrictions, you’re not alone. But as we go into a new year, your Atlantic Eye ophthalmologists want to remind you that regular eye exams are vital to maintaining vision and reducing the chances of vision loss due to disease. A comprehensive eye exam […]
About one out of every 10 people in the U.S. has diabetes, a disease that puts them at an increased risk of developing serious eye disease. If you or a loved one are diabetic or pre-diabetic, you may already be aware of the risks of diabetic eye disease. But studies have shown that sixty percent […]
We are committed to wearing masks to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, but for eyeglass, sunglass, or safety goggle wearers, masks can cause the nuisance of foggy lenses. When warm breath escapes upward from under the mask, the cooler lens surface often mists up. But don’t ditch the mask – the American Academy of […]
If you are in your 60s or older, you are probably becoming more concerned with how to maintain health and preserve function in body, mind – and not to forget the eyes. Normal aging of the eyes does not have to lead to low vision. Here are some tips for maintaining eye health as you […]
Fact: There is a world-wide epidemic of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. A new study offers evidence that at least part of the worldwide increase in nearsightedness has to do with near work activities with screens and also traditional books. And, that spending time outdoors—especially in early childhood—can slow the progression of nearsightedness. Fact: There […]
Most of us remember to protect our skin from sunburn, but protecting our eyes from the damage done by ultraviolet light is just as important. Too much exposure to UV light raises your risk of cataracts, eye cancers, and other diseases of the eyes. By wearing UV-blocking sunglasses, you can enjoy the summer safely while […]
Preventive Steps can Help Even as we cope with the Coronavirus threat, spring has sprung here in Monmouth County, and our trees and plants are blooming with gusto. We’ve also had strong winds to carry pollen and other particles into the eyes and noses of allergy sufferers. Unfortunately, more than 40 million Americans who struggle […]
Whatever may be blowing on the March winds, our focus this month is on the indoor “digital” environment and how it affects our eyes. Our ever-increasing use of electronic devices for work and leisure activities can lead to eye complaints, including eye strain, dry eye, headaches, and insomnia. This month, our eye care team at Atlantic […]
You may have heard of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), but did you know that early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision loss from this serious eye disease? During February, Atlantic Eye joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in putting a special focus on this stealthy vision-stealer. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a […]
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so we at Atlantic Eye are taking this opportunity to talk about this leading cause of vision loss. Glaucoma is a stealth enemy, since there are no symptoms early on. Bottom line is, once vision is lost to glaucoma, it can’t be regained. But take heart: Early detection and treatment, […]
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 […]
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...
Our vision plays such a crucial role in everyday life, and that’s why the doctors at Atlantic Eye offer a full continuum of the most up-to-date procedures for restoring and maintaining eye health and function for their...