Show Your Eyes and Heart Some Love
We all know how important it is to take good care of our eyes with regular Atlantic Eye checkups, but did you know that eye doctors may also be able to detect signs of heart disease during a comprehensive eye exam? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a new study finds that people with […]
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 […]
It’s Pool Time! — Cooling Down the Burn of Swimmer’s Eye
The ouch, the itch, the sting – summer is a time to enjoy the cooling off in the pool, but most of us are familiar with the red-eyed discomfort that can occur after even the most refreshing dunk. Exposure to ocean, lake, or pool water is tough on the eyes. But if you love to […]
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 […]
March is Sleep Awareness Month — Are You Peeping While Sleeping?
March is Sleep Awareness Month, a good time of year to take stock of whether the quantity and quality of your sleep is helping you to stay as healthy as possible. It is also a chance to consider if you are one of the people who sleeps with open eyes, a condition that negatively affects […]
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 […]
Take a Deep Breath & Close Your Eyes: National Stress Awareness Day is November 3
We’ve all heard about how elevated levels of daily stress, such as many are experiencing related to the Covid-19 crisis, can impact physical and mental health. Being in a prolonged and constant feeling of stress can contribute to serious problems such as hypertension, heart disease, decreased immunity, loss of sociability, and decreased mental resilience. But […]
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 […]
Ask Your Ophthalmologist > How to Keep Your Aging Eyes Healthy
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 […]
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 […]
Don’t Let the Sun Damage Your Eyes – Remember Your Sunglasses!
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 […]
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 […]
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month – Give Your Eyes a Break!
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 […]