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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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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Dr. Najarian Receives Good Scout Award

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Lawrence V. Najarian, MD, founder of Bedminster Eye and Laser Center, was honored by the Boy Scouts of America with the Good Scout Award. Dr. Najarian and several other community leaders were recognized in October at the  2018 Watchung Hills Good Scout Awards Dinner. Dr. Najarian is a lifelong Boy Scout, having earned the rank of Eagle […]

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Back-to-School Eye Exams

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It may feel like the middle of summer, but the new school year is right around the corner. Many college students will be returning to campus in mid-August, and school is back in session before Labor Day in some areas. It’s time to schedule back-to-school contact lens checks and eye exams. Recent research indicates that […]

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Taking Care of Your Contact Lenses

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While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a risk of eye infection. Factors contributing to infection can include: Use of extended-wear lenses; Reduced tear exchange under the lens; Environmental factors; Poor hygiene. The single best way to avoid eye infections is to follow proper lens care guidelines […]

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It’s Sunglass Season: Go Polarized

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These sunglasses can be used for driving and, in fact, can reduce glare from a long, flat surface such as the hood of the car or the road’s surface.Polarized sunglasses have been popular for years with boaters and fishermen who need to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. But now that many others […]

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8 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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May is Healthy Vision Month. Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? It’s true, and Bedminster Eye & Laser Center has some great tips to help you keep your eyes healthy and safe. Check them out – and set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing well. Get an eye exam. More than 23 million American […]

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