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The Importance of Wearing Sunglasses All Year Long

Did you know the winter sun sits lower in the sky and at a different angle compared to warmer seasons? Did you also know that the sun’s lower position causes more ultra-violet (UV) exposure to Earth’s surface? Don’t be fooled when you feel less heat from that winter sun. Research shows that UV rays can be damaging to various layers of the eye and can contribute to various eye diseases. Plus, wearing sunglasses all year long keeps your eyes from drying out and prevents windblown particles that can cause corneal abrasions. Those trendy sunglasses you bought in the summer are … 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

Diabetes and Your Eye Doctor

According to www.diabetes.org, recent data has shown that 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and about 86 million are showing signs of pre-diabetes. With so many sufferers, our team of eye doctors in the Princeton and Hamilton, NJ areas see a lot of patients for diabetes-related eye care. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which an individual has increased levels of blood glucose, or sugar. The pancreas is the vital organ that is responsible for producing the hormone insulin, which converts sugar into energy for the body. Blood sugar levels increase in the absence of insulin or when the body … Continue reading

Seasonal Allergies and the Eye

For most people, spring brings with it short sleeve shirts, outdoor activities, no more cold weather, and fun days in the sun. However, for some it means another dreaded season plagued with allergies. As an eye doctor serving Princeton, Hamilton, and other New Jersey communities, I see a lot of patients who are affected by allergies in the area. Seasonal allergies are brought on by an immune response in certain individuals with sensitivity to certain allergens, such as pollen. As the pollens are inhaled, allergy sufferers experience rhinitis, or inflammation of their nasal passages. Symptoms include a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, … Continue reading

Meeting Your Multifocal Needs With Progressive Lenses

              Outlook Eyecare’s team of licensed professional ophthalmic-dispensing opticians works closely with our ophthalmologists and optometrists to ensure that each patient’s individual needs are not only met but exceeded when it comes to eyeglasses. Through years of experience serving Monroe Township, Princeton, Hamilton, and other New Jersey communities, we’ve learned one of the most common patient needs is for top-of-the-line multifocal options. That’s why we’re proud to offer the latest and best progressive addition lenses. These lenses, unlike the lined bifocals of past generations, have a gradient of increasing lens power. This design has … 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

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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