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How you treat your eyes is as important as how you dress them.

In addition to high fashion collections and super-precise measurements, Spectacles is pleased to be among an elite group of optical stores to professionally utilize the industry's most advanced screening techniques for the accurate diagnosis of diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. These advanced screenings include ophthalmic instruments such as the OCT(Optical Coherence Tomography) and the Optos retinal camera.

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The OCT is a non-invasive test that uses an array of light to rapidly scan the eye and present 3D image of the tissue layers within the retina. It allows for detection of the early onset of a variety of ey...

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We can finally pack away our winter coats, open our windows and start to smell the fresh, spring air! However, for some of us this means allergy season is here. Are you or anyone in your family suffering itchy, red and tearing eyes? Well, you’re not alone with over 50 million Americans who are bothered by some type of allergy, including ocular allergies.

Various pollen released from grasses, trees and other plants usually cause seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Aside from the symptoms described above, your eyes can also become puffy, burn and sometimes are light sensitive as well.

At Spectacles, we aggressively treat ocular allergy with new and innovative medications and carefully mon...

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The miracle and beauty of the sun can be quickly forgotten when you are temporarily blinded by its glare. Having a bright shaft of sunlight hit you directly in the eyes is both annoying and potentially dangerous. Fortunately, today’s sunglasses—with or without prescription—can be modified with a technique called polarization to reduce light glare and improve vision and safety in the sun.


Too much exposure to UV light raises the risks of eye diseases, including cataract, growths on the eye, and cancer. Strong exposure to snow reflection can also cause painful damage called snow blindness. Each time we're out in the sun without protection we could be putting ourselves at ris...

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We all know how important it is to protect our eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays; but what about the harmful effects of blue light?



What is blue light? Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum and reaches deeper into your eye. It's cumulative effect can cause damage to your retina and is connected to the development of age-related macular degeneration. temp-post-image



Where is blue light found? Blue light is everywhere. Sources of blue light includes the sun, as well as artificial sources such as digital screens, electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops, and fluorescent and LED lighting.




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How can we protect our vision from the harmful effects of blue light exposure? Wearing a lens tr...

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Eye doctors may soon be able to locate, diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease before a person even begins to experience symptoms, potentially leading to slower or halted progression of the disease. That’s amazing, right? Well, just wait till you hear how they’re going to do it.


A new technology is currently being developed. It allows doctors to take a look at the back of the eye, where they can actually find clues of the disease before a person is even aware that they have it. In other words: soon, something as simple as an eye examination may be the key to combating dementia – and winning.


Science Daily reports that early detection of Alzheimer’s disease is crit...

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We shield our skin from powerful sun rays by applying SPF, but what about our eyes? UV exposure is just as harmful to our eyes as it is to our skin! Sun damage to our eyes can occur anytime during the year. Everyone is at risk, including children.


Unprotected eyes from sun exposure can cause a variety of eye problems such as:



  • Cancer of the eye, eyelid, or nearby skin

  • Cataracts(clouding of the lens of the eye, triggered by UV exposure)

  • Macular Degeneration(over time UV light may play a role in damaging the nerve cell in the macula causing significant visual disability)

  • Pterygium "Surfer's eye"(caused by sunlight, abnormal growth of tissue on the eye's surface which causes itchy, swollen, irritate...
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If your contact lenses are uncomfortable, you may have tried removing or replacing them, using eye drops, switching solutions, or maybe even changing brands. If you're still experiencing discomfort, or other symptoms like dryness, itching, burning, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, or watering eyes, it may be Chronic Dry Eye, a treatable disease.



  • Do you ever experience dry, itchy, or watering eyes?

  • Do your contact lenses feel more comfortable in the morning than they do in the evening?

  • Do you replace your contact lenses with a new pair sooner than the recommended time period?

  • Do you use eye drops to make your lenses more comfortable?

  • Are you bothered by changes in your vision throughout the ...
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When did you last have an eye examination? It is highly recommended to have your eyes checked yearly for changes in vision and overall eye health. An accurate prescription will allow for better visual comfort while working at the computer. At Spectacles, Drs. Weisfeld, Blumenthal and Seyam will evaluate your computer needs depending on your specific screen distance during your yearly eye exam. Many factors can lead to overall fatigue and eye strain amongst computer users.


Factors contributing to overall computer vision:


Glare:


Anti-reflection coatings can dramatically reduce glare from reflecting on the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses.


Glare can result from reflections enterin...

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