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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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Laser pointers shine a focused beam of high intensity light, usually red, and are commonly used in corporate and classroom presentations to highlight specific points or images on media screens. Looking directly at the light beam of a laser pointer can cause temporary vision loss and even permanent damage to the retina. This was learned after children and young adults began purchasing laser pointers and using them as toys. Also, laser pointers began to be used as sighting devices for paintball guns. Because of the potential for eye injuries, it is now mandated that laser pointers carry warning labels
You might think that the family home is a fairly unthreatening setting. But medical statistics tell a different story: nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in and around the home, and home-based injuries are increasing each year. Eye Injury Risks in the House Using hazardous products and chemicals such as oven cleaner and bleach for cleaning and other chores (accidents involving common household products cause thousands of eye injuries each year). Cooking foods can that can splatter hot grease or oil. Opening champagne bottles during a celebration. Drilling or hammering screws or nails into walls or
Housework and sports are two of the most common causes of eye injuries. But even cooking or playing with your dog or cat can get you a scratched eye. You might have symptoms right away or the symptoms may start or get worse hours after the injury. Symptoms of an Eye Scratch If the white part of your eye is scratched, you may see a spot of blood, a scratched line or an area of general redness on your conjunctiva or sclera. Other common symptoms of a scratched eye include: Eye pain A feeling that something is stuck in