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New Transition Contact Lenses

transition New Transition Contact Lenses Transition lenses in eyeglasses have been around for many years now. The mechanics behind transition lenses is that certain chemicals in the lens interact with UV light from the sun and turn the lenses dark when you go outside and back to clear when you go...
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Do I really need glasses if I have Contact Lenses?

contact Why do I need glasses if I have contact lenses? There is an old adage in the eye care industry:  glasses are a necessity, contact lenses are a luxury.  Ninety-nine percent of the time this is absolutely true. In the absence of unusual eye disorders or very high prescriptions which don’t allow...
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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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Are my reading glasses making my eyes worse?

presbyopia2 Are my reading glasses making my eyes worse? Short answer- NoAlthough we don’t know the exact mechanism by which humans have a decreased ability to focus up close as we get older (a process called presbyopia), the fact remains that it will happen to all of us.The leading theory of...
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Swimming and Contacts, Not a Good Mix

swimming with contacts Swimming and Contacts, Not a Good Mix UPDATED It's the summer time at the Jersey shore and one of the most common questions I'm asked is, “Is it safe to swim with my contact lenses?” The answer I give to my patients is “NO."  Do millions of people swim with...
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