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.

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. As the second leading cause of blindness in the US, glaucoma is very much treatable and manageable, as long as it is diagnosed in a timely manner, to avoid vision loss. The good news is that time is on our side, as it is typically a slowly progressive disease. The bad news is that the damage to the optic nerve that results is typically permanent and the vision loss irreversible:

Because there are no real symptoms to alert you early on, it is imperative to have routine eye exams to detect glaucoma. Many varieties exist, but it essentially restricts the flow of fluid from the eye, causing an increase in the eye’s internal pressure, which ultimately compromises the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss. For more information regarding this devastating disease, click on the link below: