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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. 

Are Daily Contact Lenses My Best Choice?

dailies Are Daily Contact Lenses My Best Choice? When soft contact lenses first came on the scene, the ocular community went wild. People no longer had to put up with the initial discomfort that hard lenses dealt to you, and a more frequent replacement schedule surely meant better overall health for...
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Ocular Allergies at the Jersey Shore

Ocular Allergies at the Jersey ShoreOcular allergies are among the most common eye conditions from which people of all ages suffer. Though typically worse in the high allergy seasons of spring and summer due to new plants sprouting, for some people these problems can last year-round. This is especially true for people who have allergies to...
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Red Eye: Should I go to the Emergency Room?

mud in your eyeAt some point, you might have been the victim of this scenario: you rub your eye really hard, or walk into something, or just wake up with a red, painful, swollen eye. However it happened, your eye is red, you’re possibly in pain, and you’re worried. What do you do next?...
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Do and Don'ts of Contact Lens Care

contact lens cleaningOften times contact lens wearers will try and skimp on their lens care because some of the solutions are costly and it seems like a good way to save some of your hard earned cash.   This is not a good idea.   If you do cut corners, it can result in infections...
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Over 40 and can't read with my contacts, what can I do? UPDATED

Reading_with_contacts_over-40 Over 40 and Wearing Contacts by Jonathan Gerard O.D. The population is getting older. People are living longer, and the demand for those looking for solutions to their reading problems with contact lenses is growing.  Presbyopia is the diminished ability of the natural lens in our eyes to focus up...
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