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.

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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?

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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 critical because it allows effective treatments t...

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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, irritated eyes)
  • Photokeratitis(sunburn of the eye)
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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:


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

Glare can result from reflections entering the eye from outdoor light, indoor light ...

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