November Newsletter

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Please Celebrate Safely and Buy Safe Toys and Gifts With the Holidays and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, let’s review how to celebrate while protecting your eyes. Here are three tips to keep it happy and healthy. 1.) Keep decorations safe by being careful when decorating trees, hanging glass ornaments higher up where […]

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October Newsletter

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Laura’s Story: Costume Contacts Scarred My Eye Just 10 hours after she first put in a pair of colored contact lenses that she’d bought at a souvenir shop, Laura Butler of Perkersburg, W. Va. , had “extreme pain in both eyes,” she said. “Because I had not been properly fitted by an eye care professional, […]

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Important Medicare and Insurance Information

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October 19, 2022 To All Patients:You may not be eligible for Medicare, but you probably know someone who is. Please pass this helpful message on to anyone you know who is eligible for Medicare! It is that time again…… Don’t be caught off guard….the Medicare Open Enrollment 2022 session begins October 15 and runs through December 7, 2022! This is the only period during […]

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Newsletter

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What Older Patients Need to Know about Healthy Aging September is Healthy Aging Month, and Bedminster Eye and Laser Center wants older patients to know that regular eye care helps to maintain healthy vision and could possibly save their lives. “Many people only go to the eye doctor when they experience a vision change or […]

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March is Workplace Eye Safety Month

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Eye injuries at work are surprisingly common – and expensive The personal and economic toll of eye injuries at work is alarming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed workdays for recovery. In fact, the Occupational Safety and […]

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Another Workplace Concern: Computer Eye Strain

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If you work in an office, you probably notice some uncomfortable effects from staring at your computer screen for too long. Digital-related eye strain affects people of all ages. If you spend hours a day using digital devices, you might notice your vision blurs, and your eyes feel achy and tired. You may also find your eyes become dry, […]

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New Feature: What Are You Reading These Days?

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We’ve noticed that many of our patients enjoy reading a good book. We’re collecting recommendations for a “good read,” and we will be sharing them every month in our newsletter. Here’s the first recommendation from a patient: Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt (if you like it, you’re in luck, it’s part of a 25-book series). Have a reading […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Debunking Myths & Legends

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Here’s a bit of Irish fun! Let’s get our facts straight by exploring common misconceptions about the holiday.St. Patrick was Irish.Though one of Ireland’s patron saints, Patrick was born in what is now England, Scotland or Wales—interpretations vary widely—to a Christian deacon and his wife, probably around the year 390. According to the traditional narrative, at 16 […]

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Could Eyedrops Replace Reading Glasses?

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More than one-third of Americans have presbyopia, a gradual loss of near vision with age. Most people reach for eyeglasses or specialty contact lenses, but these are easily lost or can seem burdensome. Now, a promising nonsurgical treatment for presbyopia is on the horizon: topical eye drops. Two kinds of eyedrops Presbyopia occurs when the clear lens of the eye stiffens […]

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CDC Says: Face Masks Still Are Important Protection

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Masking is a critical public health tool for preventing spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently. […]

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