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Computer Use and Eyestrain

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes […]


American Academy of Ophthalmology Warns Consumers about the Dangers of Eyelash Extensions

The American Academy of Ophthalmology cautions consumers about the dangers of cosmetic eyelash extensions and the adhesives used to apply them to eyelids. Specific dangers of using these extensions include: •Infection of the cornea; •Infection of the eyelid; •Swelling of the eyelid; and •Permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes. A 2013 article published in Consumer […]





Associates in Ophthalmology Now Offers Laser Cataract Surgery with Catalys

Associates in Ophthalmology is proud to be one of the first medical offices in NJ to offer laser cataract surgery with the Catalys® Precision Laser System. Catalys® presents a new standard in precision cataract surgery, providing a highly customized, gentle cataract procedure which offers precision not previously possible with other manual techniques. What is Catalys®? […]


The Hidden Risk for Skiers and Snowboarders

Most of us remember to wear eye protection and sunscreen in the summer, but we probably don’t think about it as much during the winter months, even though studies show that sun exposure — regardless of season — may increase the risk of developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and growths on the eye, including […]



What Are Cataracts?

Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. When we look at something, light rays travel into our eye through the pupil and are focused through the lens onto the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the […]


Five Vision Myths

Just because something is a common belief doesn’t make it true. A lot of things you have probably heard about your vision turn out to be false. Here are five common myths that have no basis in science. Sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyes Your mom may have warned you that […]


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