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 July & August, 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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Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts account for 48% of blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens on the eye behind the iris, causing reduced vision and often glare issues depending on the type and density of the cataract.

Typically, cataracts represent an age-related change but there are other risk factors to consider such as: Continue reading