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Latest news and promotions from Shore Eye Associates with offices in Monmouth and Ocean County.
Dr. Gerard received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Union College in Schenectady, NY before receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2014. 

Demodex Mites and Your Eyelashes

demodex Demodex Mites and Your Eyelashes Demodex is a mite that occurs naturally on many people's faces and resides in hair follicles, and in particular the follicles of eyelashes. Most of the time, demodex causes no problems whatsoever. However, sometimes an infestation can become particularly parasitic, resulting in unhealthy eyelid margins...
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Pregnancy and the Eye

pregnancy   Pregnancy and the Eye   During pregnancy, not only does the body go through a great deal of change hormonally and physiologically, but also so does the eye. Below are some of the most common effects pregnancy can have on the eye. Corneal changes- in some cases, pregnancy can...
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Why you shouldn't rub your eyes

eye rubbing Why you shouldn't rub your eyes When your eyes feel itchy, it’s a natural reaction to want to rub, rub, rub. It temporarily relieves the itching, and frankly feels great when you’re doing it. Unknowingly, however, you are likely doing short-term – and in some cases long-term – damage to...
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Blephex for Blepharitis

Blephex  Blast Blepharitis with Blephex!   We, at Shore Eye Associates, now have an excellent treatment for the most common eye disease that we treat (Blepharitis).  The Blephex system is currently one of the best treatment options available for sufferers of this eye condition, as it is the one treatment that...
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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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