January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. Glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, and vision loss progresses at such a gradual rate that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has already been compromised. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the […]

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Reminder About COVID Protocols in Our Office

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“I know people are tired of this, but the virus is not tired of us” — Francis Collins, MD, PhD, retiring Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With COVID-19 cases spiking in New York, New Jersey, and throughout our region, it’s important to remember that COVID is not “over.” At Bedminster Eye and […]

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A Patient Wants You to Know…

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“I am writing just to let you know how amazing Dr. Ortenzio (shown in photo, right) is. Approximately one year ago, Dr. Ortenzio examined my eyes as a first-time patient and found what she thought might be a mass behind my right eye (Prior to this appointment, for eight years I had been to 5 […]

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What Christie Brinkley’s Routine Eye Exam Revealed

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Supermodel Christie Brinkley went in for a routine eye exam and ended up discovering that she has a type of glaucoma — one that required surgery to treat. “I just discovered that I have something called Acute Angle Closure,” Brinkley wrote on Instagram. “I only found out because I included an eye exam as part of […]

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Why is Dry Eye So Difficult to Treat?

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Many people living with dry eye feel misunderstood and unsatisfied with their treatment, according to a new survey. Health Union interviewed 415 Americans with chronic dry eye about their experience managing the condition. Here’s what the survey found, and what eye doctors say could help. The most frustrating thing about dry eye is …Difficulty finding relief from dry eye symptoms […]

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Last Minute Gifts? Come In and Get ‘Em!

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Tis the Week for last minute eyewear gifts to everyone on your list! Come to the Optical Shoppe for colorful kids sunglasses, sports goggles, magnifiers, snazzy eyeglass cases (all shown above) and fashionable Eyeglass Holders (at left). Or give a Gift Certificate that allows your loved one to choose the perfect gift for themselves! WOW: […]

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Updated Office Procedures in Light of Covid-19

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“We’re all in this together and we can only stop it together. This is the time for facts, not fear. This is the time for science, not rumors. This is the time for solidarity, not stigma. Now everyone, everywhere must use this short window of opportunity to intensify and maximize all efforts to contain this virus, […]

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Dr. Lawrence Najarian Named ‘Healer of the Year’

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Lawrence V. Najarian, M.D., founder and medical director of Bedminster Eye and Laser Center at Teaneck, received the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce ‘Healer of the Year’ Community Service Award. At the organization’s 2019 18th Annual Community Service Awards Dinner, Chamber President Larry Bauer thanked Dr. Najarian and several other community, business and civic leaders leaders […]

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Basketball a Leading Cause of Sports-Related Eye Injuries

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A study published in JAMA Ophthalmology has found that about 30,000 people in the US go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. Three sports accounted for almost half of all injuries: basketball, baseball and air/paintball guns. Seizing upon recent modifications to the ICD-9-CM, which allow for classification […]

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