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Dr. Wayne Grabowski

What Is a Refraction?

Also called a “vision test,” a refraction is given as part of a routine eye examination in our Princeton-area ophthalmology practice. This test allows your eye doctor to determine the best prescription lens for your eyeglasses and contact lenses. A value of 20/20 is considered optimum, or “perfect” vision. When performing a refraction, your eye care professional uses an instrument called a phoropter, which resembles an oversized pair of glasses. As an individual gazes through the phoropter, the doctor flips different lenses in front of their eyes until the patient chooses the correct combination of lenses. The refraction is best … Continue reading

Staying One Step Ahead of Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness in older adults — but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. Early detection can be the key to saving your sight, and it’s easier than you think. In fact, your best line of defense against macular degeneration may be something you’re already doing: getting regular exams with your eye doctor here in Hamilton, NJ. If you’re over 65, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends getting a regular eye exam at least once every 2 years, even if you don’t have any symptoms. In fact, this is a good schedule … Continue reading

When Is It Time for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts develop gradually, and it can be difficult to know when cataract surgery is needed. Our eye doctors in Hamilton, Princeton, and other central New Jersey communities see men and women daily who wonder if it’s time to undergo surgery to improve their blurred vision. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40, and the condition currently affects more than 22 million Americans. And as our population grows older, more than 30 million Americans are expected to have cataracts by the year 2020. So, how do you know if you’re at risk? What are … Continue reading

Cataracts and Steroids: Exploring the Connection

Steroids are a broad, versatile group of drugs that effectively reduce inflammation anywhere from the lungs to the skin. If you have asthma, COPD, or even seasonal allergies, you may rely on inhaled or oral steroids to keep you feeling your best. But a recent study links steroids to the development of cataracts, and it’s something that we want our cataract surgery patients here in New Jersey to be aware of. What the Study Found The study followed more than 3,600 adults over the course of a decade. The study found that the risk of cataract development was significantly elevated … Continue reading

Welcome to Our Blog

During our years providing the Hamilton and Princeton areas with ophthalmology services, we have heard from many patients who have simply felt overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the Internet about their eye needs. That’s why we’ve added a blog to our site. We hope this platform will serve as a trustworthy, easy-to-use resource for both our patients and other people researching eye care topics. We’ll be sure to keep the blog regularly updated with the topics that matter most to you, including: News from the field of ophthalmology, including FDA approvals and emerging science Announcements related to … Continue reading




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