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Pediatric vision • Binocular vision • Age related disorders • Pathology screening • Contact lens fitting • Retinal photography
An eye examination at McKenna and Scott Exclusive in Pinelands is not merely about finding a prescription. It is about eyecare, eye health, patient education and friendly service. Vision is not merely about the clarity of the image. It is about how both the eyes work together as a team ie. eye alignment, the contraction and relaxation of the individual eye muscles and ocular movements. These factors affect our visual performance and comfort throughout our daily tasks and activities. The majority of eye diseases are painless and can go undetected for years, leading to possible irreparable damage. Also, certain eye conditions can be manifestations of underlying systemic diseases. All these aspects of vision and health are part of our comprehensive eye examinations.
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We can make so much about the design features of frames these days that it's easy to overlook the most important factors about eyewear lenses. Always choose anti-reflective coating for your lenses. This clear coating eliminates annoying reflections, improves night vision and enables people to see your eyes more clearly. For thinner, lighter, more attractive lenses, choose polycarbonate or high-index plastic lenses with an aspheric design. Photochromic lenses that automatically darken in sunlight are a great choice if you spend time outdoors and don't want to always carry a pair of sunglasses with you. If you're over age 40,
Low vision is the term used to describe significant visual impairment that can't be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. Causes Of Low Vision Eye diseases are a common cause of low vision. Hazy, blurry vision can result from cataracts. Blurred or partially obscured central vision is typical of macular degeneration. Diabetic retinopathy causes blind spots, blurriness and visual distortions. Poor peripheral vision is a hallmark of glaucoma. Retinitis pigmentosa reduces peripheral vision and the ability to see in the dark. Light sensitivity and loss of contrast are other symptoms of these and other diseases.
If you are an older driver, what can you do to keep yourself and loved ones safe on the road at night? First, assess your ability to drive safely. Also take these steps: Make sure you visit an eye care professional at least once every two years, or even more frequently if you have a significant eye condition or visual complaint. Tell your optometrist about any problems you experience on the road at night so that you can undergo specialized testing, such as evaluation of your visual field or contrast sensitivity. If you have diabetes, get your eyes examined