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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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Do children need sunglasses? Yes, they absolutely do. Damage to eyes from exposure to the suns harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation is cumulative over our lifetime. Because kids spend much more time outdoors than most adults do, sunglasses that block 100 percent UV are especially important for children. Some experts estimate that up to half of a person's lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs by age 18. If this is true, sunglasses may be more important for children than most people imagine. Wearing sunglasses during childhood may play an important role in preventing eye problems later in life that have
Consider making your Holiday easier with Photochromic lenses such as Transitions and other light-adaptive lenses Photochromic lenses are eyeglass lenses that are clear (or nearly clear) indoors and darken automatically when exposed to sunlight. Other terms sometimes used for photochromic lenses include "light-adaptive lenses" and "variable tint lenses." The most popular brand of photochromic lenses is Transitions Lenses (Transitions Optical). Because of this, some people — including some eye care practitioners refer to photochromic lenses as "transitions lenses" or "transition lenses." The molecules responsible for causing photochromic lenses to darken are activated by the sun's ultraviolet radiation. Because UV
Practical tips for protecting your eyes in the sun while on holiday Wear good quality sunglasses – choose ones that block 100 per cent of UV rays and most HEV rays. Beware, do not confuse the darkness of the tint with the level of protection. Choose sunglasses that have wide or wrap around legs with a close fit to ensure maximal protection. Wear a wide brimmed hat- this will not only protect your eyes but also the skin of the face and neck. If you are a contact lens wearer make sure you pack an adequate supply of lenses