Eye Care, Newsletter

Protect Your Scalp from Skin Cancer with Innovative Hair Volumizer

Zenon 3-in-1 sunscreen

You know that Bedminster Eye & Laser Center urges you to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging UV rays with optical-quality sunglasses (scroll down to see article from The Optical Shoppe). With your health in mind, we are expanding our recommendation to protecting your scalp from skin cancer with an innovative scalp and hair sunscreen (SPF 40) at ZenonLife.com. This new product prevents skin cancer and also adds lift and style to your hair. It is a 2-in-1 sunscreen/styling product — a perfect sunscreen for people at risk for skin cancer.

Who is at risk for skin cancer? Well – everyone! People at a higher risk for skin cancer on the scalp include adults with thinning hair:

  • All middle-aged and older adults
  • Many adults in their 20s and 30s

Zenon is a product that should be applied daily to protect your scalp, and it also makes thinning hair look great. Take a look at the Before Zenon & After Zenon photos below.

before and after comparison of hair after Zenon usage
list of what is in zenon

We urge all our patients with thinning hair to try this product. to protect their scalp from skin cancer. The gentle, natural ingredients (graphic at right) combine to make your hair look great!

Right now, Bedminster Eye & Laser patients can enjoy an introductory 15% discount on this product. Order Zenon by visiting Zenonlife.com and entering discount code ZL15OFF at checkout.

What’s the Connection?

image of Dermatologist Steve Wang, MD

Of course, we are recommending Zenon sunscreen because it’s a great new product that will protect your health. But there’s more! Dermatologist Steve Wang, MD (photo at left) is a colleague of our very own Lawrence V. Najarian, MD, BE&L founder.

“Dr. Wang and I collaborated on treating patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for more than 10 years. I have so much confidence in his expertise as a dermatologist to treat skin cancers of the scalp and face. His commitment to skin cancer prevention arises from first-hand experience treating skin cancer patients,” Dr. Najarian noted.

What Are You Reading These Days?

We’ve noticed that many of our patients enjoy reading a good book. Here are recommendations for March 2024.

Have a recommendation? Email our newsletter editor

Emperor of rome book cover
the wager book cover
unvruly americans book cover

Workplace Eye Injuries Cost Time, Money and Vision

image of man cutting wood while wearing proper eye protection

Workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million per year in worker’s compensation, medical treatment, and lost productivity, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A simple precaution could prevent up to 90% of these injuries and protect thousands of workers every year. 

How Common Are Eye Injuries at Work?

Eye injuries at work are alarmingly common. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each year and often require one or more missed work days for recovery. These injuries range from simple eye strain to severe trauma that can cause permanent eye damage or vision loss. 

The most important thing you can do to protect your vision at work is to always wear appropriate protective eyewear. This can prevent more than 90% of serious eye injuries.

Learn more from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Please visit our optical department to see our full selection of options to help you see your best while wearing your eyeglasses.

Connect with The Optical Shoppe

(908) 719-2020

Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses

person wearing sunglasses

Sunglasses are must-have eyewear, helping minimize brightness in any season or place where the sun and its reflective rays impact your eyes and your vision. 

Available in many shapes and styles, sunglasses are more than fashion accessories—they are important tools to protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays, the radiation energy produced by the sun. These UV rays—including UVA and especially UVB—damage the eye’s surface tissues, cornea and lens. Over time, that damage can lead to cataractsmacular degeneration and other vision-stealing eye conditions. 

Sunglass Selection Tips

To help keep your eyes healthy, keep these tips in mind when buying sunglasses.

  • Don’t settle for less than 100%
    • When buying sunglasses, make sure they have a tag or sticker that says they provide 100 percent UV protection from all UV light. Some manufacturer’s labels say “UV absorption up to 400nm.” This is the same thing as 100 percent UV absorption.
  • Darker sunglasses don’t always mean they offer more UV protection
    • When looking for sunglasses, don’t be fooled into thinking the darker the lens, the safer they are for your eyes. Only sunglasses with 100% UV protection provide the safety you need.
  • Polarized lenses reduce glare, but don’t block UV rays
    • Polarized lenses are designed to reduce the glare bouncing off reflective surfaces like water or roads. Polarization itself does not provide UV protection. Instead, it provides a better visual experience for certain activities like driving, boating, or golfing. There are polarized lenses made with a UV-blocking substance. Check the label of polarized sunglasses to make sure they provide maximum UV protection.

Learn more from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Please visit our optical department to see our full selection of options for sunglasses that will protect your eyes from damaging UV Rays.

30% OFF

Complete pair of sunglasses* with the purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses

*excludes Maui Jim

Offer expires April 30, 2024

Connect with The Optical Shoppe

(908) 719-2020

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