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Latest in Laser Vision Correction & Cataract Surgery – Free Event

This event has been cancelled, however, if you or a loved one have ongoing eye issues, please call Outlook Eyecare at 609-409-2777 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Coleman. Outlook Eyecare’s Colleen Coleman, MD to Discuss the Latest in Laser Vision Correction & Cataract Surgery at Free Event September 10th Who: Dr. Colleen Coleman When: Sep 10, 2018  |  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Where: Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Suite 100, Conference Rooms A & B Hamilton, NJ What: Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified in opthalmology and a member of the Medical Staff at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, … Continue reading

Study Confirms Flomax® Link to Cataract Complications

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures available today, thanks to advances in surgical techniques. But a new study confirms the findings of earlier research: Men using Flomax to treat symptoms caused by enlarged prostate are 2 times more likely to experience complications during and immediately after cataract surgery. About 3 out of 4 men are diagnosed with an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by the time they reach age 70. Flomax is one of the most commonly prescribed medications used for treatment. Flomax works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. … Continue reading

Cataracts and Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked?

Most women approaching menopause begin thinking about hormone therapy to mitigate the most common symptoms that accompany “the change,” which can range from uncomfortable hot flashes to more serious conditions like osteoporosis. When women begin to look into hormone therapy, though, questions about the treatment’s potential risks emerge, which a clinical trial identified several years ago. Those health risks include heart disease, stroke, and even breast cancer. Our eye doctors in the Hamilton Township and Princeton, N.J. areas say you can add cataracts to that list. A study of more than 30,000 postmenopausal women in Sweden found that using hormone … Continue reading

Digital Eye Strain: Causes, Effects, and Prevention Strategies

In this day and age, it seems we are surrounded by digital screens that vie for our attention constantly. And for most of us, they are hard to resist because they have become affordable, accessible, and portable. Think TVs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Together, they’re a major factor in ocular health for the Princeton patients who visit our optometrists and eye care professionals. As a society, we have become hungry for information — be it useful or mostly irrelevant. Other than reading e-books, this also means extended viewing of our emails, the latest YouTube videos, or our friends’ posts on … Continue reading

Fireworks Safety Tips: Prevent Eye Injuries This Fourth of July

Children waving sparklers on the 4th of July is as American as apple pie and baseball. Few of us know, however, that those small wands shooting out sparks sizzle at temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees and, along with other fireworks, cause thousands of eye injuries each year. Watching fireworks with family and friends on Independence Day is a time-honored tradition, but the reality is that eye injuries caused by fireworks have doubled in recent years, resulting in about 1,200 visits to emergency rooms across the nation in 2014. Outlook Eyecare, with eye doctors in Hamilton Township, Princeton, and Mercerville, … Continue reading

3 Important Facts to Know About Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month, an observance created by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to raise awareness of this important eye health issue. At Outlook Eyecare, we see this as an opportune time to educate you about this very common condition. Our eye doctors in Princeton treat patients from surrounding cities like Hamilton Township and other central New Jersey communities, but because it is such a widespread concern, we feel everyone can benefit from learning more about cataracts. Cataracts occur as we age and the eye’s natural lens thickens and becomes cloudy. They are the main cause of vision loss for men … Continue reading

How to Protect Your Eyes & Still Enjoy the Sun

It’s summer, and everyone is looking forward to those hard-earned vacation days spent at the shore or at some exotic beach in the Caribbean. It is the season of travel, outdoor sports, and family picnics. These activities, while fun, can leave us exposed to direct sunlight for longer periods of time, and we have to exercise some caution so we can diminish its adverse effects on our health. Most of us are familiar with sun exposure’s detrimental effects on the skin and the increased risk of melanoma, so as an eye doctor, I’d like to focus instead on how such … Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons Not to Buy Eyeglasses Online

In recent years, it has become more popular for people who wear eyeglasses to buy them online. At our optical shops serving Princeton, Hamilton, and other New Jersey communities, we now see a lot of patients who come in with ill-fitting, uncomfortable frames or low-quality lenses saying they got a good deal online. Here are 5 reasons this so-called “savings” isn’t really worth it: Nothing compares to having the frames in your own hands. You get to physically try on the frame instead of seeing a virtual frame imposed on your uploaded picture (how most online shops let you “try on” their … Continue reading




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