Update: Keeping Your Health a Priority

Surreal and Unprecedented,
In light of the current Corona Virus situation, we would like to inform you that the office will remain open pending any further Mandated closures. However, we appreciate delaying routine examinations for those experiencing possible symptoms or who have been in contact with someone who has, those who have traveled recently to a known hot spot, and those who are immune comprised.  Because your health is our ultimate priority, we are taking as many precautions as possible to ensure a sanitary environment to help prevent further spread of the virus. In addition to reducing your exposure through avoidance and frequent hand washing, we recommend that everyone takes all measures to boost their immune systems. This includes a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, plenty of rest, reduced stress, and a heightened feeling of optimism because this too shall pass.
For now, we are sending everyone our best wishes for optimal health!

Spring is in the Air

Bulbs are emerging,
Buds are popping,
The ground is warming,
And allergens are swarming

Daffodils are yellow,
Hyacinths are blue,
The eyes are not feeling mellow
As they’re a rich red hue.

Spring is in the air and so are the allergens! If you are suffering with red, itchy, watery eyes don’t fret! Here are a few simple tips to improve your comfort:
-Rinse eyes with cold water, especially after being outside.
-Apply very cold compress i.e. ice packs
-Resist the urge to rub, which releases more histamine
-Flush the nasal passages with saline, which can reduce the allergens from setting into the eyes.

If these measures do not produce enough relief, then consider a topical antihistamine drop. An oral antihistamine can be taken in addition if systemic symptoms like sneezing and nasal congestion occur.

Happy New Year!

Optometry Giving SightHappy New Year! At Bordentown Family Eye Care, we feel hopeful that 2020 will be a year of great clarity! As we look forward with great anticipation, we also reflect on a year, and a decade, that has just ended. Last year we excitedly participated in World Sight Day, which was a fundraising event for Optometry Giving Sight. We proudly donated our exam proceeds to provide eyecare to those in need across the globe.

Our third annual Dr. Lavine Day was another huge success. Because of his love for the arts, and with gratitude to our patients who participated in the day, we created a scholarship in Dr. Lavine’s name to be given to a graduating BRHS senior pursuing a future in Theater.

We also rejoice in the sheer delight of providing improved vision for our patients whether it be by preventative maintenance through routine care and monitoring, or by diagnosing and treating ocular disease or by simply prescribing a new pair of glasses and contact lenses. We appreciate our wonderful family of patients who have entrusted us with their eyecare needs and look forward to meeting those needs this year.