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, […]
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...
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...