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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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Laser pointers shine a focused beam of high intensity light, usually red, and are commonly used in corporate and classroom presentations to highlight specific points or images on media screens. Very Important! Looking directly at the light beam of a laser pointer can cause temporary vision loss and even permanent damage to the retina. This was learned after children and young adults began purchasing laser pointers and using them as toys. Also, laser pointers began to be used as sighting devices for paintball guns. Because of the potential for eye injuries and now it’s mandated that laser pointers carry
If you’re entertaining and have an outdoor ‘braai’ area with an open fire, you may have experienced times where the fat of the meat (or chicken) touches the fire and it ignites. You probably threw some water (or beer) on the fire and it reacted by flaring up before cooling down. This reaction can throw out or ‘pop’ oil and debri all around and can injure your skin and eyes if not protected. If you use a fryer, or a frying pan where you add margarine, fat, butter or oil into the hot frying pan – the chances are
Experts say more than 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented by simply taking a few precautions and wearing safety glasses. If you use a lawn mower, leaf-blower, drill or similar power tools, you need protective eyewear. These glasses should have a snug, wrap-style frame to decrease the likelihood of small, airborne particles getting behind the lenses. If you wear corrective lenses, hardware stores sell inexpensive goggles that will usually fit over your glasses. But a better and more comfortable option is to purchase a pair of customized safety eyewear with polycarbonate lenses from an eye care practitioner.