Every picture tells the story of care. The story of the Caribbean Medical Mission of New Jersey is an ongoing tale, as this group continues to bring medical care and supplies to needy people throughout the Caribbean. This past summer, 32 medical professionals traveled to Jamaica, bringing with them their medical expertise and much-needed supplies.
Presbyopia: Changes in your Near Vision. Once you hit age 40, you might start to notice that your near vision isn’t quite as sharp as it used to be. This condition is called Presbyopia. Presbyopia comes from the Latin, literally meaning “old eye”. Presbyopia happens to everyone and is a normal condition of aging. Even if
Whether we are at work or at home, the amount of time that we spend staring at electronic screens is increasing. More and more patients are coming in to see us with issues related to computer use. If you are struggling with the demands that electronics put on your vision, you are not alone. “Computer
Know if you are at Risk for Glaucoma It is essential to have regular eye exams to protect yourself against vision loss from glaucoma, especially if you are in any of these higher risk groups: African-Americans over age 40. Everyone over age 60, especially Mexican-Americans. People with a family history of glaucoma. Why is it
Annual eye exams are critical Recent studies have shown that you can have treatable damage to your eyes, that can progress – even if you have no visual symptoms of diabetic eye disease. Only your eye doctor can determine if you need treatment. How does diabetes affect my eyes? Diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels
Most people over the age of 50 will develop cataracts at some time in their lives. The good news is that cataract surgery has undergone tremendous technological advances since the days of your parents and grandparents. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, that takes just minutes to perform, with a quick recovery time. We are committed
Caribbean Medical Mission Serves Those in Need The Caribbean Medical Mission (CMM) is a group of dedicated medical professionals who venture to the Caribbean each year to bring healthcare to the residents of the islands. The CMM was founded in 1996 by a group of six physicians and three nurses. This non-profit, volunteer organization treats the
Know Your Eye Vocabulary When you come in to see your eye care professional, it is important that you understand the terminology that pertains to the eyes. Here is a brief overview of the eye’s anatomy, and some information on common eye conditions. Cornea: the clear front part of the eye Lens: the eyes natural lens