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What Causes Dry Eye? | InVision Eye Care Specialists Oct 20th, 2022

Dry eye is a common condition that can impact eye health and vision. Here, the experienced team at InVision Eye Care Specialists discusses dry eye and its causes. If you live in the Lakewood, Ocean County or Monmouth County, New Jersey areas and are suffering from dry eye, you should...

Eye Problems That Affect the Cornea | InVision Eye Care Specialists Sep 20th, 2022

Your eye has many different parts, all of which are essential to clear vision. Your cornea is one of those parts. It is the clear outer layer located at the front of your eye. The cornea helps ensure clear vision by helping the eye focus light. Unfortunately, there are a...

How Vuity Has Changed the Way Our Patients Manage Presbyopia | InVision Eye Care Specialists Aug 21st, 2022

Have you noticed that as you have gotten older reading has become more difficult? If you have, then you may be suffering from presbyopia. Presbyopia is the gradual loss of near vision as we age. Patients struggling with traditional presbyopia treatment options may be interested in prescription eye drops for...

What You Should Do If You Suspect You Have Eye Allergies | InVision Eye Care Specialists Jul 19th, 2022

Eye allergies (aka allergic conjunctivitis) are a reaction to an irritant such as pollen, dust, mold, smoke, pet dander or a perfume. To combat an allergen, the eyes naturally release histamine into the bloodstream, which triggers unpleasant symptoms. Identifying which specific allergens irritate your eyes is a great tool for...

June Is Cataract Awareness Month: What You Should Know | InVision Eye Care Specialists Jun 19th, 2022

For as prevalent as cataracts are in the United States, the doctors at InVision Eye Care Specialists have noticed that a large segment of the population does not have a deep understanding of what cataracts are. Since the longstanding non-profit Prevent Blindness has declared June “Cataract Awareness Month,” our doctors...

3 Reasons Not to Postpone LASIK/PRK | InVision Eye Care Specialists May 19th, 2022

Throughout his celebrated career, Dr. Marc von Roemer has successfully helped many patients in the Monmouth County, Ocean County and Lakewood, New Jersey area to overcome refractive errors and live a life with less dependence on prescription eyewear. After having LASIK/PRK, most of these patients express that they wish they...

Invision Wins Two 2021 Best of the Best Awards | InVision Eye Care Specialists Apr 19th, 2022

InVision Eye Care Specialists puts our commitment to providing the ultimate care to our  patients first, and it is nice to be recognized for these efforts. Recently, we received two distinctions in the 2021 Best of the Best awards from the Asbury Park Press. These awards are especially meaningful because...

ry Upneeq for Elevating Your Eyelids and Improving Your Appearance | InVision Eye Care Specialists Mar 20th, 2022

Do your eyelids droop lower than they used to? Many people despise their sagging upper eyelids because they tend to make the face look more tired and prematurely older. By elevating the upper eyelids, cosmetic treatments like blepharoplasty (AKA eyelid surgery) have been immensely popular for rejuvenating the eyes. You...

Eye Conditions Made Better with Artificial Tears | InVision Eye Care Specialists Feb 19th, 2022

At InVision Eye Care Specialists, our ophthalmologists frequently recommend artificial tears for a variety of conditions. These lubricating eye drops have played a critical role in helping our New Jersey patients maintain strong vision with eyes that are free of irritation. Situations that we have recommended artificial tears for include:...

Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask about Cataracts | InVision Eye Care Specialists Jan 19th, 2022

Cataracts are extremely common among senior citizens, affecting nearly half of all people over 75 in the United States. Alas, the prevalence of this condition does not make it any less scary or frustrating for people who find their vision progressively getting blurrier. To help give you peace of mind...

When Is It Time to Get Treated for Floaters | InVision Eye Care Specialists Dec 19th, 2021

Eye floaters are tiny spots and specks that appear and move across your field of vision. The ophthalmologists at InVision Eye Care Specialists have successfully treated floaters for over 20 years, making them one of the most experienced eye centers in the United States for this condition. In this blog...

What You Should Know about Keratoconus | InVision Eye Care Specialists Nov 19th, 2021

Category: Keratoconus Many younger Americans tune out information about debilitating eye conditions because they feel it does not apply to them until they are older. Keratoconus, however, is a serious corneal condition that primarily begins to affect patients in their teens and 20s. If you fall in that age range...

Eye Conditions That Affect the Retina | InVision Eye Care Specialists Oct 19th, 2021

Category: Macular degeneration The retina is a thin sliver of tissue that rests along the back of the eye. It is responsible for sending the information the eye receives to the brain. Given what a pivotal role the retina plays in the process of sight, it is understandable that retinal...

Why Some Patients Prefer ICL to Refractive Surgery | InVision Eye Care Specialists Sep 19th, 2021

Category: ICL, LASIK For a long time, LASIK/PRK have overshadowed implantable contact lenses (ICLs). While ICLs are traditionally thought of as a consolation for patients who do not qualify for refractive surgery, a growing number of patients who are eligible for all three procedures are choosing ICLs. The procedure involves...

Ways Injectables Can Change the Look of Your Eyes | InVision Eye Care Specialists Aug 20th, 2021

Your eyes can look younger, happier and less tired with the help of some strategically placed injectables from the experts at InVision Eye Care Specialists. Category: Cosmetic Procedures In addition to providing quality vision services, InVision Eye Care is pleased to offer our patients certain cosmetic services. Botox and dermal...

Choosing Contact Lenses: Factors to Consider | InVision Eye Care Specialists Jul 21st, 2021

Deciding between RGP contact lenses and soft contact lenses can be difficult: here are the key factors to consider. Category: Contact Lenses The ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians at InVision Eye Care understand that knowing your vision prescription is only half the equation. Finding comfortable, functional eyewear that fits your lifestyle...

Four Things You Should Know about Macular Degeneration | InVision Eye Care Specialists Jun 25th, 2021

Learn more about symptoms, consequences, treatments and types of macular degeneration straight from the eye experts at InVision Eye Care. Category: Macular degeneration Considering that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of serious vision loss in seniors, it is surprising how little is understood about the disorder by...

Blue Light Computer Glasses | InVision May 22nd, 2021

Working on the computer for hours a day strains vision. Blue light computer glasses help protect eyes from constant screen exposure. The eye doctor team at New Jersey’s InVision Eye Care Specialists explains why blue light computer glasses are a smart choice. Category: Eyeglasses Blue light computer glasses can prevent...

Treating Dry Eye| InVision Eye Care Specialists Apr 22nd, 2021

Over-the-counter eyedrops can ease occasional dry eye, but if symptoms persist, a thorough examination is needed. The dedicated eye doctors at Lakewood, New Jersey’s InVision Eye Care Specialists explain dry eye treatments. Category: Dry eye Dry eye occurs when the eye does not receive sufficient lubrication. This usually involves a...

Progressive Myopia | InVision Eye Care Specialists Mar 24th, 2021

Myopia refers to nearsightedness. Progressive myopia is nearsightedness that gets worse over time. The eye doctor team at InVision Eye Care Specialists explains the condition and treatment options. Category: Eye Exam Myopia affects about 50 percent of the population. It usually starts in childhood. While it is not possible to...

Ways to Calm Your Nerves About Upcoming Eye Surgery     Feb 21st, 2021

In transmitting billions of images over the course of a lifetime, your eyes are incredibly efficient and precise. But when it comes to eye surgery, it is often the imagination that prevails. In our minds, we conjure images of anxiety that may end up obscuring this important reality: Most surgical...

Three Reasons to Schedule an Eye Exam in the New Year   Jan 23rd, 2021

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions for healthy eyes, there’s no better time to start than 2021. This can be the year that your vision goes beyond 20/20 with LASIK, or stays sharp and vibrant with a new prescription. Beginning with a visit to InVision Eye Care, it can...

How LASIK/PRK Can Improve Your Mood and Outlook       Dec 23rd, 2020

Your enjoyment of life has a lot to do with your outlook. That’s definitely true when it comes to the extraordinary benefits of laser vision correction — a convenient LASIK or PRK procedure will literally add new clarity, color and dimension to the way you see the world. Here, the...

Signs Cataract Surgery May Be in Your Future Nov 24th, 2020

You Have Poor Night Vision   Night vision tends to be affected first for people with cataracts. You may see perfectly well during the day, but you start to notice less visual acuity at night.   Driving at night can be particularly hazardous if you have cataracts because you may...

Why Now Is a Great Time To Have Laser Vision Correction Oct 25th, 2020

Laser vision correction is a great choice for people at many different stages of life. Now is a particularly great time to have laser vision correction, as the advances in technology make treatment safer and more customizable than ever before. Also, the COVID-19 pandemic is convincing many people to undergo...

What Happens on the Day of Your Cataract Surgery? Sep 25th, 2020

The idea of having surgery can make anyone nervous. Often these nerves are tied to a fear of the unknown. Having never gone through cataract surgery before, you probably do not know what to expect, which can create stress.   Dr. Edward Hedaya and the team at InVision Eye Care want...

Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Eye Exam Aug 26th, 2020

Eye exams play a crucial role in preventing and monitoring problems that threaten your vision. Having a prepared list of questions to ask during an exam can help you maximize your time with the doctor and feel informed and empowered about your health.  Here, the team at InVision Eye Care...

Is Physical Exercise Good for Eye Health? Jul 27th, 2020

When you hop on the treadmill or take a Pilates class, you probably do so with the goal of benefitting your heart health, your waistline and your energy levels. But did you know that exercising regularly is also good for your eye health? Take a moment to learn more from...

Best Foods for Eye Health Jun 27th, 2020

Eating a healthy, balanced diet benefits every part of your body, including your eyes. Research suggests that consuming certain nutrients can help reduce your risk of sight-stealing eye conditions and help you retain clear vision as you get older.  Take a moment to learn from the team at InVision Eye...

How to Protect Your Eyes When Working on Home Improvement Projects May 28th, 2020

With stay-at-home orders in place due to COVID-19, many people are using this time to catch up on home improvement projects. Whether you want to keep yourself busy while being cooped up or add space or value to your home, quarantine is a good opportunity to work on DIY projects....

The Importance of Monitoring Elevated Eye Pressure Mar 3rd, 2020

Ocular hypertension is a medical condition characterized by elevated pressure inside the eye  (intraocular pressure). Elevated eye pressure levels may increase your chances of developing glaucoma.    Elevated eye pressure should be monitored carefully by an experienced ophthalmologist. While ocular hypertension does not guarantee that you’ll develop glaucoma, elevated eye...

Eyedrop Do’s and Don’ts Jan 29th, 2020

Eyedrops are a staple of any medicine cabinet. They are used to treat a variety of issues, ranging from mild problems, like dryness, itchiness, redness, and allergies, to more series concerns, such as infections and glaucoma. When used correctly, eyedrops can offer significant relief. But if they are used wrongly...

Everyday Mistakes That May Be Hurting Your Eyes Jan 2nd, 2020

There are some things you can’t control when it comes to eye health. Genetics play a role and eyesight tends to deteriorate with age. But a lot of people are unaware that certain things they may do regularly can also hurt their eyes. To keep your eyes as healthy as...

Answering Common Questions about Botox and Fillers Dec 5th, 2019

Botox and fillers are popular treatments to minimize common signs of aging. But despite how common they are, there is still confusion about what the injectables do and what treatment entails. Here, the team at InVision Eye Care answers the most common questions about Botox and fillers. What Can Botox...

Turn Back the Clock with Dermal Fillers Nov 8th, 2019

Everywhere we look there is a product or procedure promising to turn back the clock and make us look younger and fresher. Facelift is a popular option, but one that requires a significant investment in time and money.  Dermal fillers offer many of the anti-aging benefits of facelift but without...

Are You a Good Candidate for TrueTear? Oct 1st, 2019

TrueTear from Allergan is generating quite a buzz as the first treatment of its kind to alleviate symptoms of dry eye without drops or drugs. The system uses low-level neurostimulation via the nose to naturally coax the tear glands to produce their own tears. This temporarily increases tear production and...

Understanding Astigmatism and How It Is Treated Sep 1st, 2019

The cornea, or outermost layer of eye tissue, is responsible for helping to “refract” or bend light entering the eye to focus it on the retina. The retina is a layer of light-sensitive tissue that transmits light signals to the brain, which interprets the images that we see.  In a...

What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for PRK? Aug 26th, 2019

For the millions of people who rely on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is an extremely appealing treatment option. The outpatient laser vision correction procedure permanently corrects refractive errors that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, thereby reducing or eliminating dependence on visual aids. Imagine the...

What Causes Early Onset Cataracts? Jul 3rd, 2019

If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “cataracts,” you probably picture a person in their 60s or 70s. Most cataracts are caused by the natural aging process and affect people later in life. However, it is possible to develop cataracts at a younger age. In this post,...

Risk Factors for AMD Jun 3rd, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the gradual deterioration of the macula, the portion of the retina responsible for clear central vision. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, AMD is the No. 1 cause of severe vision loss among American adults ages 65 and older, so it is something you...

How Do Cataracts Affect Vision May 6th, 2019

Cataracts are an age-related eye disease that can interfere with clear vision and quality of life. As you age, your normally clear lens starts to become cloudy and yellow. As a result, you may experience certain changes in your vision that make it difficult to read, drive, cook or enjoy...

Fall-Related Eye Injuries on the Rise: Tips to Protect Yourself Apr 4th, 2019

The annual number of people hospitalized with an eye injury has increased 18 percent in 13 years, and researchers believe most of the spike is due to falls among older adults. As people live longer and elderly adults become more mobile, the rate of falls is likely to continue to...

Study Suggests Vision Loss Leads to Cognitive Decline Mar 5th, 2019

How much does an aging adult’s visual acuity matter to their cognitive function? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology, it may matter more than we think! Research found a strong link between loss of vision and cognitive decline in senior citizens, suggesting...

TrueTear Relieves the Uncomfortable Symptoms of Dry Eye Feb 3rd, 2019

The symptoms of dry eye disease can be irritating at best and debilitating at worst. Eventually, red, watery eyes, sensitivity to light and a sandy or gritty sensation can start to interfere with daily life. If you have been struggling with the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye, Dr. Edward Hedaya...

How LASIK/PRK Can Make Exercise Easier and More Enjoyable Jan 4th, 2019

Do you feel as though your workouts are disrupted or limited because of corrective eyewear? Would freedom from visual aids help you run faster, lift heavier and get in the best shape of your life? If so, you should consider laser eye surgery with Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision Eye...

Can Headaches Be Caused by Vision Problems? Dec 4th, 2018

Headaches are a burdensome and even disabling condition. They may cause you to miss school, work or important social events or to feel anxious or depressed. If you experience headaches frequently, you’ve probably seen one or several doctors to figure out why. But have you considered visiting your eye doctor?According...

Watching for Signs of Cataracts in Your Loved Ones Nov 5th, 2018

Most cataracts are age-related and develop after the age of 60. But even if you’re not in your 60s (or anywhere near that age), it can still be helpful to know the early signs of cataracts. According to Dr. Edward Hedaya and the team at InVision Eye Care, you might...

5 Types of Professionals that Can Benefit from LASIK/PRK Oct 9th, 2018

Dr. Edward Hedaya and the team at InVision Eye Care have blogged before about the benefits of laser vision correction. Something that we haven’t yet explained in previous posts is the effect that procedures like LASIK and PRK can have on your career.  In occupations where glasses and contacts can...

What Is Digital Eye Strain? Sep 6th, 2018

As a number of our daily tasks and responsibilities become digital, we are spending more time than ever looking at computers, tablets and smartphones. And prolonged exposure to digital devices can take quite a toll on the eyes. A 2015 survey by the Vision Council found that 65 percent of...

Common Causes of Low Vision Aug 6th, 2018

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, low vision can be defined as loss of eyesight that cannot be regained. Depending on the severity, low vision may make it difficult to perform everyday tasks, including reading or driving; unfortunately, in many cases low vision cannot be corrected with glasses, contacts,...

July is UV Safety Month: How You Can Protect Your Eyes from the Sun Jul 7th, 2018

Eye doctors agree that long-term exposure to the sun can increase the risk of eye problems, including cataracts, growths on the eye and cancer. Sun exposure is a year-round risk but especially so in the summer months. In an effort to raise awareness of the perils of UV damage and...

Tips for Managing Glaucoma May 21st, 2018

More than 2 million Americans have glaucoma, a serious eye condition that causes vision loss and if left untreated, blindness. Currently there is no cure for glaucoma but there are ways to manage the condition and slow down its progression. Lakewood ophthalmologist Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare shares tips...

Am I Too Old for LASIK/PRK? Apr 23rd, 2018

Lakewood ophthalmologist Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare has helped hundreds of patients enjoy crisper and clearer vision with LASIK/PRK. The trusted eye doctor has fielded many questions from potential patients over the years. In today’s blog post, Dr. Hedaya would like to discuss age requirements for LASIK/PRK and answer...

Is Your Sleeping Position Causing Your Dry Eye? Mar 20th, 2018

If you are one of the millions of individuals who experience burning, itching or other bothersome symptoms caused by dry eye, then you are probably aware of some of the factorsthat cause the condition. Dry environments, smoking, certain health conditions and medications are all known to cause and/or worsen dry...

How Long Does LASIK/PRK Surgery Take? Jan 1st, 2018

Candidates considering LASIK or PRK eye surgery want to know how long the procedure lasts. The common assumption is that a task like permanently reshaping the cornea can take quite awhile. But you may be surprised to learn how brief the procedure actually is. Laser eye surgeons need only a...

Steroid Eye Drops Found to Dissolve Mice Cataracts: What This Could Mean for Us Dec 9th, 2017

As of right now, the only way to remove cataracts (clouding of the eye’s natural lens) is through surgery. A recent study conducted on mice, however, has found promising results on an alternative method for restoring vision after cataracts. Here, Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare discusses the findings and...

Eye Diseases that Can Cause Blindness - Lakewood | InVision EyeCare Dec 1st, 2017

A study from the team at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that people consider losing vision to be the worst affliction that could affect them (even worse than the loss of a limb). But many were unaware of the eye diseases that commonly lead...

Title: Reduce Your Risk of Macular Degeneration by Eating the Right Foods Dec 1st, 2017

Science has not yet found a way to prevent macular degeneration altogether. However, research does suggest that there are some steps we can take to protect our eyes and decrease the risk of developing this disease. One of the most important steps is to carefully consider our diet and make...

Sights to See on Your Summer Vacation Dec 1st, 2017

Are you experiencing clearer, crisper vision, thanks to LASIK, cataract removal or another vision correction procedure performed at InVision Eyecare? If so, planning your summer vacation just became a lot more exciting. Imagine all of the beautiful sights and attractions you’ll be able to enjoy with better vision. If you’re...

Comparing Laser Cataract Surgery to Traditional Cataract Surgery Dec 1st, 2017

Dr. Edward Hedaya and the InVision Eyecare team are pleased to offer a new and exciting alternative to traditional cataract removal: laser cataract surgery. Traditional cataract surgery is a safe, effective and common procedure; however, incorporating a laser enhances the safety and accuracy. Let’s take a more detailed look at...

Should You Have Laser Vision Correction While Pregnant? Dec 1st, 2017

Although everyone is entitled to pursue the goal of clear vision with laser vision correction, there are certain populations that are strongly encouraged to avoid or postpone surgery. One such group is women that are pregnant (or nursing). Here, Dr. Edward Hedaya and the team at InVision EyeCare explain why...

Are Floaters Harmful to My Eye Health? | InVision EyeCare Oct 20th, 2017

Have you ever seen a flashing spot, strand, squiggly line or ring that seems to dart and drift in front of your eyes? Have these visual apparitions — called floaters — made you pause and wonder whether anything was wrong with your eyes? Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare, a...

Harmful Household Products that Could Hurt Your Eyes Oct 20th, 2017

Statistics show that nearly half of all eye injuries happen in and around the home (according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology). What’s more: the number of eye injuries is steadily rising. Your house is filled with potential threats that you might not even be aware of. InVision EyeCare reveals...

Don’t Make These Common Contact Lens Mistakes Oct 20th, 2017

According to the American Optometric Association, more than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses. At least 29.9 million of them have probably been lax with contact lens care at some point — perhaps falling asleep or swimming while wearing their lenses. These mistakes are normal and common. However, a small...

Why It’s Important to Practice Safe Sun Habits Oct 20th, 2017

Dr. Edward Hedaya and the InVision EyeCare team are invested in the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. With summer quickly approaching, it seems appropriate to discuss one of the biggest natural threats to your eyes: the sun, and its harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. Prolonged...

Study: Wine May Reduce Vision Loss Oct 20th, 2017

If you enjoy a nightly glass of wine, you may be at a lower risk of long-term visual impairment, according to a Wisconsin study.A team at the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences looked at 20 years’ worth of data from the Beaver Dam Eye Study. The...

The Financial Advantages of Having LASIK | InVision EyeCare Sep 1st, 2017

Some people hesitate to have LASIK because of the costs. However, as Lakewood ophthalmologist Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare will explain in this post, the long-term benefits of laser vision correction make the up-front costs well worth it. LASIK is actually a wise financial investment in your vision and...

Is Laser Vision Correction Worth the Cost? Aug 28th, 2017

Cost is an important consideration in any healthcare decision. At InVision EyeCare, many of our patients have asked us whether it is financially sensible to undergo an elective procedure such as PRK or LASEK. We strive to give our patients all of the information they need to make a wise...

Use Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Laser Vision Correction Aug 28th, 2017

At InVision Eye Care, we believe everyone deserves to enjoy clear vision and freedom from glasses and contact lenses. However, we understand that finances might prevent you from having laser vision correction. LASIK, PRK and similar procedures are usually not covered by insurance, since they are considered elective procedures. With...

What Are Lifestyle Lenses? Aug 28th, 2017

If you are familiar with cataract surgery, you probably know that during the procedure, your eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). But did you know that not all IOLs are created equal? At InVision EyeCare, we offer a “premium” lens option,...

Fall In Love with Your Vision Again Jul 7th, 2017

Are you tired of needing corrective glasses or contact lenses to perform simple, everyday tasks? Does poor vision prevent you from living the active lifestyle you desire? Are you self-conscious of the way thick, heavy eyeglasses look? InVision EyeCare can help you see the world in high definition, thanks to...

Vision Concerns Over the Decades Jul 7th, 2017

At InVision Eyecare, we understand that every patient has a unique case and different needs. We offer a personalized approach to patient care, and design creative treatment plans tailored to the individual. However, there are commonalities among our patients that are largely related to their age. Here, we explore the...

Makeup Tips for Beautiful Eyes Jul 7th, 2017

Women are lucky: they can emphasize the natural beauty of their eyes with the help of makeup products. Shadows, liners, pencils and mascaras work in tandem to define and emphasize eyes of any shape, size or color. The trick is to know how to deploy these tools properly. Here,  shares...

Celebrities that Have Come Clean about Their Eye Problems Dec 9th, 2016

Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with eye conditions — and Hollywood stars are no exception. In this blog post, Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare reveals some celebrities that have spoken publicly about their chronic eye condition or disease.Jennifer AnistonFormer Friends star Jennifer Aniston recently admitted she was...