National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month! Have you scheduled your annual examination with Dr. Andrasz? Whether your eyes are feeling great, or maybe there’s some seasonal irritation, it’s always a good idea to have an annual check-up for your eyes. It’s the best way to get a thorough look deeper into ocular health and catch conditions early, while they’re still manageable. Our office has flexible hours and late nights available every Thursday, and we are ready to accommodate you, your family, and new patients. Make sure to stop by and take advantage of our Summer Sunglass Sale and participate in our Contact Lens Recycling Raffle! Bring in any quantity of empty contact lens blister packs to be recycled. That’s right! Those small plastic containers your contacts come in, are enough to get you entered into a raffle to win a free pair of sunglass frames! Its just a small way of thanking you, for being environmentally friendly this summer!

Contact Lens Recycling Campaign – Win a Pair of Sunglasses

Coopervision Contact Lens RecyclingAt Bordentown Family Eye Care, we could not be more excited about summer! To us, this season represents spending more time outdoors, especially at the beach, fun family vacations, and of course, trendy sunglasses! During the months of August and September we will be raffling off sunglasses to help promote our contact lens recycling campaign. We are very concerned about the amount of waste generated from contact lens packaging and it’s impact on our environment. So, simply bring in your empty contact lens blister packs to be recycled and enter our raffle to win a sunglass for being an environmentalist!

Our oceans are being inundated with so much plastic waste that it is found in 25% of all fish. A startling statistic is that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than fish. Therefore, we aim to do our part and you can help too!

Please watch the following video which explains the dire situations of our oceans – you will be amazed!

UV Protection Month

June is UV Protection Month. Are your eyes protected?

The sun plays an essential role to the health of our planet and all life forms on it. 

  • Plants are encouraged in the process of photosynthesis.
  • Our bodies are capable of producing extra Vitamin D from safe exposure to sun.
  • As a community, we can gather renewable solar energy from the sun’s rays.

However, when the sun is not viewed and harnessed in moderation, it can be harmful:

“Most people are aware of how harmful UV radiation is to the skin. However, many may not realize that UV radiation can harm the eyes, and other components of solar radiation can also affect vision. The longer the eyes are exposed to solar radiation, the greater the risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. It is not clear how much exposure to solar radiation will cause damage. Therefore, whenever you spend time outdoors, wear quality sunglasses that offer UV protection.” (AOA.org)

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