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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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Diabetes Related Eye Problems

Having type 1 or type 2 diabetes may put you at risk for common diabetes-related eye problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic macular edema (DME), and diabetic retinopathy (damage to blood vessels that lead to the retina), which may lead to retinal detachment. What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy? In most cases, diabetes affects the eyes because high blood sugar and hypertension (high blood pressure) can damage the tiny blood vessels in your retina, causing them to swell, leak or even close. This may lead to a number of complications, from blood getting into the vitreous (or gel-like area) of the eye,

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Diabetes Related Eye Problems

What are itchy eyes?

When we say we have itchy eyes, we actually mean that we have an irritation of the eye lid/s, usually around the eyelash area but it can also be an irritation of the clear membrane that covers the eye. Itchy eyes are often a symptom of another condition. Who is affected by itchy eyes? Nearly everyone has itchy eyes now and again and they are usually nothing to worry about. What are the symptoms of itchy eyes? Itchy eyes are itchy! The skin around them can be red and inflamed or dry and flaky. They can be caused by

February 17th, 2020|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on What are itchy eyes?

What is a detached retina?

Retinal detachment is when your retina, the thin layer at the back of your eye, peels away from the back of your eye. Before the retina detaches you may see flashes and/or floaters. You should contact your optometrist straight away if you notice: a sudden increase in floaters, particularly if you also notice flashing lights a new, large floater a change in floaters or flashing lights after you have had a direct blow to your eye. If you cannot contact your optometrist, or if you notice a shadow spreading across the vision of one of your eyes you should

February 10th, 2020|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on What is a detached retina?