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What Is a REFRACTION and why doesn’t insurance always cover it?

refraction A refraction is a test that is done by your eye doctor that determines if glasses will make you see better.  Click HERE to see a short video explanation. The charges for a refraction are covered by some insurances but not all.  For example Medicare does not cover refractions because they...
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If I’m taking AREDS 2 vitamins for Macular Degeneration should I take a multivitamin too?

Dry Macular DegenerationHigh levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss. Researchers found that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD, a leading cause of vision loss, lowered their risk up to 26% when taking vitamins which contained:...
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What is a "Progressive" lens and do I need one?

Progressive Add Lens  A quick explanation and background of this progressive addition lens is necessary in order to understand the importance of choosing the proper lens for your needs. The progressive lens give people an array of prescriptions, placed in the proper positions throughout the lens, to best imitate normal vision. Imagine having...
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Current Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Shore_Eye_AssociatesBy Dr. Jane PanDry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and nutritional supplements The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) showed that people at high risk of developing advanced stages of AMD benefited from taking dietary supplement.  It lowered the risk of macular degeneration progression by 25 percent.  These supplements did not...
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What Exactly is Macular Degeneration?

Macular DegenerationBy Jane Pan M.D.   What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration, often called ARMD or AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 65 and older.  AMD causes damage to the macula, which is the central portion of the retina responsible for the sharp central vision.  AMD doesn't...
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    530 Lakehurst Road Suite 206
    Toms River, NJ 08755

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    2018 Highway 71
    Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762

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    Route 530 and Schoolhouse Rd, Suite 19
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