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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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DIY Home Projects Thinking of doing up your home in the summer holidays? We recommend that protective eyewear should be worn for any DIY activities where there is a risk of an object entering the eye. These activities include hammering, chiselling, drilling, stripping paint, painting ceilings and laying insulation. Wear protective eyewear and clothing. Check with your optometrist that the protective eyewear you use suits the application. Keep your goggles on - many accidents occur when people lift their goggles to take a closer look. Make sure you keep them on for the duration of the task. Very important:
Summer sports Whether swimming, sailing, water skiing or scuba diving, it’s important that you take precautions to protect your eyes. Wear goggles to protect your eyes when in the water as chlorine can irritate the eyes and may cause redness. Do not swim wearing contact lenses. Always remove your lenses before showering or using a hot tub because there are bugs in the water which may lead to a particularly nasty eye infection and wearing contact lenses increases the risk of contracting such an infection. If you are a contact lens or glasses wearer, prescription swimming goggles are available
The summer can take its toll on our eyes, whether it comes in the form of hay fever, chlorine in swimming pools or simply increased exposure to sunlight. Here are some tips of enjoying the summer safely: Eye protection Sunlight can increase the long-term risk of developing conditions such as cataracts. Make sure you, and your children protect your eyes with good-quality sunglasses. Hay fever Hay fever sufferers endure symptoms including itchy eyes and nose, sneezing, runny or blocked nose and difficulty in breathing. Exposure to pollen may also set off an allergic reaction, leaving eyes swollen and weepy.