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Dr. Bodkin and the staff at the Vision Center at Seaside Farms feel very fortunate to live and work in such a great community and we feel very strongly about giving back to our community. Though there are many worthy causes, here are four charities that we have chosen to support. Every year we donate…

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Fruits and vegetables, as well as beans and nuts, are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle due to their high concentrations of antioxidants and vitamins.  However, very few people routinely eat enough of these foods to obtain an adequate supply of these nutrients.  Listed below are key nutrients and suggested daily amounts needed for optimal…

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Always wash hands before handling contact lenses. Rub and rinse the surface of the contact lens before storing. Use only sterile products recommended by your optometrist to clean and disinfect your lenses. Saline solution and rewetting drops are not designed to disinfect lenses. Avoid using tap water to wash or store contact lenses. Contact lens…

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In the most basic of terms Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) is the science of changing the curvature or shape of the cornea to affect how light is focused on the retina at the back of the eye by using a contact lens that is worn while you sleep. The cornea is responsible for most of the eye’s…

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Higher-order aberrations or HOAs are more complex vision errors than lower-order aberrations, which have more familiar names such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. HOAs have relatively unfamiliar names such as coma, spherical aberration and trefoil. These types of aberrations can produce vision errors such as difficulty seeing at night, glare, halos, blurring, starburst…

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