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Should I make my regular doctors appointment now or put it off until later?

exam   Should I make my regular doctors appointment now or put it off?   I am writing this post on May 15th, 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic from New Jersey, which is one of the hardest hit areas in the country from this virus.   The state has now had about...
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What is a Freckle in the back of my eye?

nevus What is a Freckle in the back of my eye? Choroidal nevus is the fancy word for a freckle in the back of the eye.  This lesion arises from a collection of cells that make pigment in the choroid.  The choroid lines the back of the retina and supplies the retina with...
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Why is my vision different between glasses and contacts?

phoropterWhy Is My Vision Different Between my Contacts and Glasses?  For patients who wear glasses or contact lenses, they sometimes notice that their vision is different between the two modalities. This is especially true for people with higher prescription numbers. I often hear the following complaint: “I see fine with my...
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You aren't going to do that puff thing are you?

puff eye pressure test A common question asked during the eye exam is, “When is the puff coming?”  Patients are referring to the air-puff or non-contact tonometry.  Tonometry is the procedure used to measure eye pressure, and this is important to diagnose and monitor glaucoma.  In the non-contact tonometry, a puff of air is used to measure...
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Health vs. Vision Insurance: what's the difference and which should I use?

health vs vision insurance Health vs Vision Insurance The eye care space unfortunately has an unusual split between two different types of insurance for covering eye problems: Health Insurance and Vision Insurance. Not all patients have both. In most cases, your health insurance gets used to cover medical and surgical eye problems but not routine...
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