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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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Challenging activities for people with glasses – like Divers

Can people with poor eyesight scuba dive? The answer is yes. Proper diver safety relies in part on keeping a keen eye on your buddy, your location and your gauges. But a lack of 20/20 vision is by no means a barrier to diving. Many people with mild vision impairment don’t need to take any corrective action, as objects in water are naturally magnified by 33 percent. But if corrective measures are needed, there are several methods of compensating for sight problems underwater, making for safer, more enjoyable dives. According to Joan Miscucci, a Clinical Studies Coordinator, you can wear a

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Challenging activities for people with glasses – like Divers

Challenging activities for people with glasses – like Ballerinas

What if a Ballerina cannot see well? Don’t give up on ballet just because you wear specs. Practice your routines with glasses then swap to contact lenses like Ciba vision Air Optic Colors just before your exiting performance. It is very important for dancers to see clearly and crucial for catching things. Ballerinas complain about not being able to see the teacher’s facial expression which makes it harder to perform, not knowing if the teacher has made a gesture or eye contact. Some Ballet teachers are sometimes reluctant to allow Ballerinas to wear specs for shows or upcoming performances, but,

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Challenging activities for people with glasses – like Ballerinas

Challenging activities for people with glasses – like Fire fighters

Did you know that fire fighters train blinded? I've been planning on joining the Firefighters but I couldn't find any information about glasses/contacts. I wear prescription glasses (usually at night when I'm at home) and I also wear contacts for the majority of the day (10+ hours) also without them I'm pretty much blind, I have to put things right in front of my face to be able to see and read. I want to know if any of you firefighters wear glasses/contacts and if so how does that affect you? Thing is that fires involve smoke, so wearing glasses

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Challenging activities for people with glasses – like Fire fighters