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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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Photochromic lenses are very convenient, but they do have a drawback: Ultraviolet (UV) rays are required to activate the tint. Because most car windshields block a significant amount of UV, photochromic lenses usually don't darken very well inside a car. For the ultimate prescription eyewear suitable for all lighting conditions, some opticians recommend eyeglasses with photochromic lenses and a frame with integrated magnetic clip-on sunglasses. The photochromic lenses provide automatic sun-sensitive light adjustments for greater comfort outdoors. And the clip-on sunglasses can be conveniently stored in your vehicle for those bright, sunny days when you need darker lenses. UV
If you have a vision problem that requires corrective prescription eyewear, you have several choices when it comes to sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually any lens prescription, including bifocal and progressive lens options if you are presbyopic and need lenses to help you read magazines, books etc. These types of sunglasses can also help you if you need reading glasses only or if you wear contact lenses to correct only your distance vision and still need that additional boost for reading. You might also consider prescription swimming goggles when it comes time to take a dip. Prescription
Are prescription sunglasses a good idea? Here are some reasons why: More focus when driving Imagine driving down the road, sun shining in your eyes, and you searching in vain for those clip-on or magnetically attached sun lenses that came with your prescription eyeglasses. Distraction causes accidents. Contact lens wearers, too, may find that wearing prescription sunglasses is sometimes a far more practical alternative outdoors. For example, you may not want to wear your contact lenses on the beach where your eyes can become itchy and watery as you battle the effects of sand, sun, wind and water. Even