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“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 […]

Are You the One in Ten?

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 […]

Does your mask have you walking around in a fog?

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 […]

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 […]

Age-related Macular Degeneration

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 […]

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 […]

The Win-Win Holiday

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 […]

Improving Dark Under-Eye Circles

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 […]

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 […]

Non-prescription Contact Lenses Put Eyes at Risk

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 […]

Don’t Neglect Your Eyes!

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...

A team with vision

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...