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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. 

The Three O's of Eye Care: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician

threeo The Three O's of Eye Care: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist and Optician Knowing the difference between the various specialties in the eye care industry can be confusing, especially given the fact that they all start with the same letter and in many ways sound alike. I therefore thought I’d break down the...
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When should my child get an eye exam?

pediatric eye exam When should my child get an eye exam? Just like adults, children need to have their eyes examined. This begins at birth and continues throughout the child’s life on into adulthood. However, many parents are not equipped with the proper knowledge on when their children need to be seen for...
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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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Heated Eye Pad for Dry Eyes, Blepharitis and Styes

heated eye pad for dry eyes Heated Eye Pad for Dry Eyes, Blepharitis and Styes. Dry eyes is a chronic, progressive condition from which many people suffer. It is one of the most common ocular conditions, and one of the most common complaints that I hear from my patients. Symptoms usually include burning, stinging, tearing, redness,...
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Should I worry about Astigmatism?

astigmatism Should I worry about Astigmatism? The word “astigmatism” is used so much in the ophthalmic world now that most people have used the term when discussing their eye health with their doctor. The word “astigmatism” comes from the Greek a- meaning “without”, and -stigma, meaning “a point”. In technical ocular...
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