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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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Top 6 Reasons to wear your Sunglasses

lower eyelid basal cell cancerWe are about to embark on another great summer season here at the Jersey Shore.  Apropos to the coming increase in our exposure to sunlight, our blog this week is about sunglasses. Sunglasses are not just a fashion statement.  They provide an important means of protecting your eyes from problems that...
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My eyes are tearing, how could it be Dry Eyes?

tearing My eyes are tearing all the time, how could it be DRY EYE? Tearing is a problem that can be caused by many different factors including dry eyes. Dry eyes would not be your first thought if your eyes were tearing all the time but there is a mechanism by...
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Macular Degeneration and Stem Cell Therapy

stemcellsThere has been recent publicity surrounding stem cell treatment with devastating results in 3 patients with age related macular degeneration.  In March, the New England Journal of Medicine published a case report of three patients who went to a clinic in Florida that purported to use fat cells from their abdomen...
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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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