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Can Hand Sanitizer Cause Eye Damage?

March 04, 2021
Hand sanitizer causing eye damage in Toms RiverYou’re probably using more hand sanitizer than ever before. That’s because it helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 when soap and water are not available. Unfortunately, our ophthalmologists know all too well that… Read Full Post

How to Make Your Eyes Look Younger

February 02, 2021
Eye surgery patient in Toms RiverThe eye area seems to age faster than any other part of the face. The skin is thin and delicate, and the underlying muscles are very expressive. These factors lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, dark circles, and volume loss over time… Read Full Post

How Many Days Rest is Required After Lasik Surgery?

December 23, 2020
Woman recovering from Lasik We’ve all had to make changes this year, whether that means working from home or dialing back our social lives. But those changes come with a surprising benefit: It’s more convenient to accommodate LASIK recovery than ever before!… Read Full Post
Category: Lasik

How Can I Tell if My Glasses Prescription is Wrong?

December 18, 2020
Woman shopping for glasses in Toms RiverYou’ve heard that it takes time for your eyes to adjust to a new prescription. Even people who have worn glasses for years find that their latest lenses or frames take some getting used to. If you continue to… Read Full Post

How To Prevent Cataracts From Getting Worse

October 14, 2020
The truth is that it can be difficult to prevent cataracts. They are quite common as you get older and typically form due to normal changes in your eyes. However, the following practices may be able to slow the progression of early-stage cataracts and delay the need for surgery. Avoid Ultraviolet Light… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

Questions To Ask Your LASIK Surgeon

October 07, 2020
Man preparing for LASIK consultation While LASIK benefits many people, it’s not the ideal choice for everyone. You should talk to our New Jersey LASIK surgeons about your lifestyle, general and eye health, expectations, and other unique circumstances before deciding to move… Read Full Post
Category: Lasik

What Can You Not Do After LASIK Surgery?

September 23, 2020
There are several things that you cannot do after LASIK surgery without interfering with the healing process. These include but are not limited to rubbing your eyes, looking at screens, and swimming. If you are unsure whether something is safe to do during LASIK recovery, it’s best to consult your eye surgeon. Are you interested in knowing exactly what you can expect after LASIK? Keep reading for more detailed recovery restrictions. At Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, our experienced LASIK surgeons provide all patients with aftercare guidelines. Recovery Timeline and Guidelines After… Read Full Post
Category: Lasik

What is PRK?

September 11, 2020
Woman removing glasses Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser eye surgery that predates LASIK. It’s a safe and effective way to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Here’s how it works. During a PRK procedure, our ophthalmologists… Read Full Post
Category: PRK

Can Stress Cause Glaucoma?

September 10, 2020
Stress affects everyone at some point or another. You may notice your stress levels rising when you’re under a lot of pressure or in an overwhelming situation. While stress isn’t always a bad thing, it can have a physical impact on your body. Stress plays a role in various problems, including skin conditions, headaches, heart problems, and high blood pressure. However, the link between stress and the eyes, particularly eye pressure, is not fully understood. Chronic stress is not a known risk factor for primary open-angle, or wide-angle, glaucoma. This is the most common type of glaucoma,… Read Full Post

What is a Cataract?

March 10, 2020
Cataract definition | Toms RiverA cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of your eye. It forms when proteins break down and stick together. A cataract can develop in one or both eyes, but it cannot pass between them. Most cataracts are age-related.… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts