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Glaucoma Awareness Month: What YOU Need to Know

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January 15, 2018

What is glaucoma? The most common form of glaucoma affects the pressure on the inside of the eye. When this pressure increases, vision loss can occur. The most at-risk group of people are those over 60 years of age, so it is extra important that these individuals have an eye exam once per year. This...  read more


Where Your Clear Eyesight Came From: A History of Contact Lenses

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December 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered where those thin plastic gadgets in your eyes that help you see came from? For decades, contact lenses have been helping people see without the burden of wearing glasses, but where did they come from? It all began in 1887 when a German ophthalmologist by the name of Dr. Fick invented...  read more


The Secret To Healthy Eyes, Not Much of a Secret...

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November 17, 2017

It’s November, which means that it’s time for Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month! Did you know that you are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases if you are diabetic? Many people don’t realize this startling fact, which is why November is dedicated to this issue. What is eye disease due to diabetes? The most...  read more


October is Halloween Eye Safety Awareness Month: What You Need To Know

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October 10, 2017

With Halloween quickly approaching, children and adults alike are planning out their costumes for trick or treat and Halloween parties this year. It is easy to get caught up in the fun and forget all about your eye health and eye safety for the month of October. For those of you looking to make a...  read more


September is Healthy Aging Month

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September 15, 2017

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans aged 65 and older will suffer from vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses? For this reason it is crucially important that patients in this age range see an ophthalmologist yearly for their eye health. This makes September officially, Healthy Aging Awareness month!...  read more


August is For the Kids: Children’s Eye Health Awareness Month

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August 14, 2017

  August is a time commonly associated with the last leg of summer vacation, but August is also a crucial time to remember your eye health­, and specifically your children’s eye health. August is officially known as “Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month”, so this month it’s all about the kids! Why August? This month...  read more


The Phenomenon of Eye Color

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July 19, 2017

Until The American Journal of Human Genetics determined otherwise in a 2007 study, it was commonly believed that eye color was a simple trait that was passed on by one gene from each parent. Ten years ago, this ‘fact’ was disproved and the new fact stands that eye color can be determined by up to...  read more


Horizon Eye Care’s eldest employee retires at age 90 !!

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December 12, 2016

December 12th, 2016, Margate, NJ- With mixed emotions, Horizon Eye Care announces the retirement of Leila Giannini, aged 90! After 20 years of devoted service, our most senior employee is leaving and will be dearly missed. Leila began working at age 14. After working for over 75 years, she has decided to move on to...  read more


CONSIDERING CATARACT SURGERY? CONSIDER THE NEW SYMFONY LENS !!

By editor
August 22, 2016

By the age of 80, over half of all Americans suffer from a cataract or have undergone cataract surgery. It is important to note that cataracts do not just affect seniors. In 2016, approximately one in four cataract surgery will be completed on those under the age of 65. Because of this, it is important...  read more


WHY UV PROTECTION IS SUPER IMPORTANT

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July 25, 2016

In support of UV (Ultraviolet) Protection Month in July, and how this particular awareness falls smack in the middle of the summer season, it is extremely important to go over the details of why it is so important to protect your eyes and offer solutions to protecting them from future implications. First and for most,...  read more