Prevention

Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Tears

Our everyday tear film is essential for the way it protects our eyes, keeps them moist, and allows us to see clearly. And if you’ve ever had a run-in with a raw onion or sad movie, or numerous other triggers, you’re familiar with the uniquely human phenomenon known as crying. It turns out that tears […]

Lens Implants for Cataract Surgery: Know Your Options

If you live a long life, as most of us would wish, you’re very likely to develop impaired vision because of cataracts. And sooner or later, just about everyone opts for cataract surgery to restore good vision. You may already know that cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded natural lens inside the eye with a […]

The Depression / Vision Connection — A Double-edged Sword for the Eyes

The problem of depression and its health consequences has always been with us, reportedly even more so due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Depression is an insidious enemy that attacks our physical health and well-being, and our eyes are no exception. Studies suggest that vision problems may both cause and be caused […]

Parkinson’s and the Eye — April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

This month, in observance of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, it seems timely for us at Atlantic Eye to note how this disorder may affect the eyes, and what can be done to treat issues that may arise. According to the American Parkinson Disease Association, eye problems that may be associated with Parkinson’s (PD) include: 1. Eye […]

Find out what you can do to reduce your risk

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disease that happens when part of the retina called the macula is damaged. The macula is the part of the eye that delivers the sharp, central vision we need to see objects straight ahead. Over time, the loss of central vision can interfere with everyday activities, such as the ability […]

Did You Know: Glaucoma Runs in Families

Talk to Your Loved Ones About Glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye problem that over time can lead to blindness. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma often has no symptoms in its early stages, […]

Why Santa Claus Wears Glasses

Santa’s eyes get a workout every year, focusing up close to check lists twice and make sure all those toys are up to design specs. No wonder he needs those glasses perched on the tip of his nose! The magical old elf is not alone, since most of us will experience changes in vision, known […]

Raise a Glass to the Holidays – A Little Wine May Help Your Eyes!

Cataracts and Alcohol As you may know, a cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t affect vision early on. But over time, cataracts eventually make it more difficult to read, drive a car or see people’s faces. Treatment includes surgery, where the cataract is removed and replaced with […]

Dr. Ronald Kristan Makes a Lifesaving Call

When Atlantic Eye patient Lisa Economou noticed in a photo that one of her eyelids was drooping lower than the other, she was not particularly concerned. “I thought nothing of it. My grandmother had a droopy eye, and it was fixed. I assume it runs in my family,” explains Lisa, a 40-something wife, and mother. […]

Make April 2021 Your Month for Sports Eye Safety!

Do you know which sport is the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the United States? Answer: Basketball. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye injuries have cost the NBA $2.4 million in a single season! Eye injuries can – and do – happen when playing any sport. In fact, in 2018 more […]

Eating healthier in 2021? Your eyes will thank you!

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 […]

See the New Year with Fresh Eyes!

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 […]

“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”

Consider Eye Safety when Gifting Toys If you’ve seen the classic holiday film A Christmas Story, you’ll remember how Ralphie goes outside Christmas morning to fire his wished-for gift, an “official Red Ryder” air rifle – as his mother warns “don’t shoot your eye out.” Of course, Ralphie is injured with his first shot, when a […]

Screen Time and Your Child’s Vision

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 […]

Allergies

Eyes Irritated from Pollen Allergies?

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 […]

New Year’s Resolution: Detect and Treat Glaucoma Early

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, […]

Add Eye Safety to your Holiday Gift Giving

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 […]

Don’t Let Diabetes Steal Your Vision

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 […]