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Terri Optics now carries Tomato glasses for children

Tomato glasses are specially designed to be incredibly light, comfortable, strong, flexible, with non-slip features. They come in a variety of sizes to fit your baby, kids, and juniors. The frames are made using non-toxic materials that are approved by the FDA. The temples are designed with a cushion on the tip that matches the complex curves of the ears for maximum comfort. The bridge of the glasses matches is adjustable to match the curve of the nose and hold the glasses comfortable in place. The frames come in cute colors to appeal to all.

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Approximately 1 in 10 people living with diabetes will develop a vision-threatening form of the disease, one of which is Diabetic Retinopathy.

Diabetic Retinopathy is a secondary complication of diabetes and is caused by changes in the retina’s blood vessels. Small blood vessels swell, leak and hemorrhage into the retina, blurring vision, and occasionally leading to blindness.

In its advanced stages, diabetes may lead to new blood vessel growth over the retina. The new blood vessels can break and cause scar tissue to develop, which can pull the retina away from the back of the eye. This is known as retinal detachment, and it can lead to blindness if untreated. In addition, abnormal blood vessels can grow on the iris, which can lead to glaucoma.

People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to lose vision than those who are not diabetic, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Approximately 4.1 million Americans with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. Anyone with diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, is at risk for developing this condition. Anyone with diabetes is at risk for sight loss. The symptoms of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other eye problems related to diabetes are:

  • Fluctuating vision
  • Eye floaters and spots
  • Development of a scotoma or a shadow in your field of view
  • Blurry and/or distorted vision
  • Corneal abnormalities such as slow healing of wounds due to corneal abrasions
  • Double vision
  • Eye pain
  • Near vision problems unrelated to presbyopia
  • Cataracts

An annual comprehensive eye exam is key to catching and controlling diabetic related retinopathy in its early stages.

 

We're proud to offer Barton Perreira frames

As we have been doing since 1954, Terri Optics celebrates, supports, and partners with independent eyewear brands.

Barton Perreira is hand-crafted eyewear made in Japan. Each piece takes 9 months to make!

Barton Perreira describes itself as “seeing things differently, taking the time to invest in craftsman ship that produces nothing less than the finest eyewear in the world.” Available at Terri Optics your local independent optical boutique!

Dr. Desai Detects a Retinal Tear!

Here is an example of why you should see your optometrist.

Dr. Jay Desai had a new patient who was a 70 year old female who came into the office because she was seeing a flash of light in her right eye. The patient’s history revealed her mother had retinal detachment.

Since retinal detachments can be genetic, Dr. Desai dilated the patient and performed a procedure that is the same test a retinal specialist would do. He looked carefully and found a retinal tear at a 10 am position in her eye. The gel in the eye pulled on the retina causing a tear.

Dr. Desai referred the patient to a specialist who initially did not see the tear. The specialist called Dr. Desai, and he told the specialist where to look. Sure enough there it was! She was successfully treated.

Thanks to Dr. Desai’s careful examination and evaluation this woman has her sight.

Dr. Desai is at Terri Optics Tuesdays.

A Pediatric Optometry Emergency

Recently, on a Friday evening, a local 3-year-old child scraped her cornea. The Emergency room physician told them to bring the girl in to an eye doctor first thing Saturday.

The parents made an anxious after-hours phone call to Dr Muscente of Terri Optics. Saturday morning at Terri Optics, before going in to see Dr Muscente, Teresa Gelsi put the parents’ minds at ease.

Dr Muscente, who is trained and regularly cares for eye emergencies in children as well as adults, successfully treated our small patient. Dr Muscente examined the child’s cornea and pronouced all well and everyone left Terri Optics smiling and happy. The little girl even sent Dr Muscente a thank you video for taking such good care of her eyes!

Another happy Terri Optics patient.

It is Contact Lens Health Week!

When it comes to wearing contacts, proper care and contact lens hygiene are a must. By adopting these healthy habits and following the tips listed below you can reduce the chances of developing an eye infection from wearing contacts.

Healthy Habits for Contact Hygiene

  • Wash your hands with soap, water and towel dry with a lint-free towel before touching your contact lens!
  • Always make sure to take your contacts out before sleeping— don’t sleep with your contacts in!
  • When storing your contacts, dump out the old solution and use new solution each time. Do NOT use water!
  • When swimming, hot tubing, or showering take your contacts out.
  • Replace your contact storage case every three months, or sooner if it gets damaged.

Eye Infections

Some eye infections caused by contacts can cause corneal injuries, serious vision loss or even blindness. Contact lenses that do not fit properly or are over worn may scratch your cornea causing temporary or even permanent damage. The most common eye infection from contacts is Keratitis, which causes the cornea to become infected. This infection can scar the cornea causing your vision to be affected. Some other types of symptoms from contacts lens related issues can cause pain in the eye, excessive tearing or discharge, redness, sensitivity to light, to even feeling like there is something in your eye. If you experience any of these symptoms, see your eye doctor immediately.

Take Care of your Eyes

Contacts are a great way to correct your vision when cared for properly. Contact lens prescriptions EXPIRE after ONE YEAR. Please call Terri Optics today to schedule your annual exam to make sure your contacts are up do date. By following the healthy habits and caring for them properly you can reduce the chances of developing an eye infection. You only have one set of eyes, take care of them!

Why "Vision & Learning"?

August was first declared Vision & Learning Month in 1995. The overall goal of this national observance is to help increase awareness among parents and educators on the prevalence of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed vision problems.

Due to the incomplete nature of in-school eye screenings, many vision problems can be missed completely or misdiagnosed as other conditions like ADHD.

Children who grow up with undiagnosed vision problems are often unaware that what they see is abnormal, and that means they don't know to ask for help. The yearly Vision & Learning Month campaign encourages parents to take their children in for a comprehensive vision exam every year.

Children with vision problems that are not diagnosed and treated may struggle in school and often go on to be adults with the same vision problems--children do not "grow out of" these difficulties.

Call Terri Optics @ 914 693-0035 to schedule your child’s eye exam today.

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