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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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How long is pink eye contagious? If you have pink eye caused by a virus or bacteria, your conjunctivitis can be contagious for several days to several weeks once symptoms (red, itchy, watery eyes; possibly with eye discharge) appear. Schools and day care centers often require a child diagnosed with pink eye to stay home until the condition is resolved. This is a good idea, because infectious conjunctivitis (pink eye) can be highly contagious in environments where children are in close contact with each other. But determining how long pink eye is contagious and how long you or your
Do babies need sunglasses? Do babies really need sunglasses? Surprisingly Yes, you definitely should protect your infant's or young child's eyes from the sun with baby sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV protection. Most long-term damage to our eyes from UV rays is related to cumulative exposure — how much our eyes are exposed to sunlight and other UV radiation sources over the course of our lifetime. So beginning to shield your child's eyes from UV as early as possible is a good idea. In fact, the lens inside a baby's eye allows more solar radiation to pass through
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Glasses? The only way to know for sure if your child needs glasses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism or other vision problem is to schedule a comprehensive vision exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Vision screenings at school or at the pediatrician's office are not a substitute for a thorough children's eye exam because vision problems frequently are missed during screenings. As much as 25 percent of all school-age children have vision problems. There are many warning signs that your child may need corrective eyewear, but these often are overlooked.