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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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Light usually scatters in all directions, but when it's reflected from flat surfaces, it tends to become polarised — meaning it travels in a more uniform (usually horizontal) direction. This creates an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of reflected light that causes glare and reduces visibility. Polarised lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare. Though polarised sunglasses improve comfort and visibility, you will encounter some instances when these lenses may not be advisable. One example is downhill skiing, where you don't want to block light reflecting off icy patches because this
Polarised sunglasses have been popular for years with boaters and people who enjoy fishing because these lenses greatly reduce reflected glare from the water. Now many others who spend time outdoors have discovered the benefits of polarised lenses. Besides boaters, outdoor enthusiasts who benefit the most from polarised sunglasses include skiers, bikers, golfers and joggers, as all of these activities require the elimination of glare for optimum safety and performance. Polarised sunglasses can be helpful for driving, too, because they reduce glare-causing reflections from flat surfaces, such as the hood of the car or the road's surface. Some light-sensitive
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