Are Sunburned Eyes a Real Thing?

Are Sunburned Eyes a Real Thing?

Warm weather is finally here, and people of all ages are heading outdoors for summer activities.  We all know the importance of sunscreen and its benefit for blocking harmful ultraviolet rays, but what about our eyes?  Do we need to protect them?  Yes, always. Whether...
Hand Sanitizer Can Harm Kids’ Corneas

Hand Sanitizer Can Harm Kids’ Corneas

Alcohol based hand sanitizers (ABHS) are everywhere.  Grocery stores, gyms, doctor offices, shops, and schools.  Convenient and necessary during pandemic times when soap and water are not available.  A downside for convenience is the height of the dispensers...

Understanding Flex-Spending

Its a busy time of year and its easy to overlook some of the items on your year-end checklist.  One of the biggest mistakes you can do is leaving money left unspent in your flexible spending account.  Everyone knows the money can be used to cover medical expenses, but...
Dry Eye–Aggravated with Mask Wearing

Dry Eye–Aggravated with Mask Wearing

As the crisp, cool air of Fall descends upon us in the Northeast, so does the time for us to get out our sweaters, cup our warm beverages and watch for the changing foliage… and an increase in dry eye. Eye care professionals and many of our well-educated patients...
Blue Light Protection for Back-to-School

Blue Light Protection for Back-to-School

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD Parents are doing as much as they can to safeguard their kids this year. Getting blue light protection for their childrens’ prescription lenses should be on each parent’s “must-have” list. This year kids are on screens more than ever. Social...
No Swimming with Contacts: Optometrist not on Duty

No Swimming with Contacts: Optometrist not on Duty

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD When we think of fun in the summer sun it often involves water in some way. We love to hit the beach, open our pools, kayak on the lake, and sit under the summer stars in our Jacuzzis. However, one thing that would put a damper on our fun in...