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About Dr. Fishkin

Why Choose Dr. Fishkin?

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Joseph Fishkin, MD

85 Kinderkamack Road

Suite 201

Emerson, NJ 07630

Office: (201) 383-9140

Fax: (201) 262-7800

 

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    Sunday
    Jul122015

    JULY IS DRY EYE DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

    July is Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month. Dry eye disease affects approximately 40 million people in the U.S. and fewer than 5% of people with dry eyes have been accurately diagnosed and are being treated.

    Dry eye disease is a common, uncomfortable eye condition caused by a lack of tear production or poor quality of tears produced. Typical symptoms can include burning, itching, redness, and excess abnormal tearing. Dry eyes can interfere with contact lens comfort, and cause issues with reading or computer use.

    Fortunately, since dry eye disease is so common, there are a number of methods to succesfully treat the problem. These include eye drops, nutritional supplements, lifestyle modifications, and simple in-office procedures.

    If you've been experiencing dry eye symptoms, call the office and schedule a complete eye exam, including a dry eye evaluation.

    Tuesday
    Jun302015

    10,000 PATIENTS CHOOSE DR. FISHKIN

    Dr. Fishkin's practice has now grown to a patient population of 10,000. Thank you very much to all of our 10,000 patients for trusting us with the health of your eyes!

    Sunday
    Mar082015

    YES, YOU CAN WEAR CONTACT LENSES!

    Every day in our office, we see people who were told in the past that they couldn't wear contact lenses, or who had to stop wearing contact lenses for various reasons. But with the latest generation of contact lenses, there is a contact lens for almost everyone. Just in the last year...
    - There are new lenses for people with dry eyes.
    - There are new lenses for people with astigmatism.
    - There are new lenses for people who need help with reading as well as distance at the same time.
    - There are new colored contact lenses which are more comfortable, and more realistic, than previous lenses.
    If it has been over two years since you last tried contact lenses, you owe it to yourself to try the latest advances in contact lenses. Almost all lenses are available as free samples, or with money-back guarantees, so there is no financial risk involved.

     

     

    Thursday
    Jan292015

    DR. FISHKIN WINS 2014 VITALS ON-TIME DOCTOR AWARD

    Dr. Fishkin was just awarded the 2014 Vitals On-Time Doctor Award. Vitals.com surveys patients to determine the amount of time they have to wait to see their doctor. Based on the results of their 2014 surveys, Dr. Fishkin's patients reported much shorter-than-average wait times.

    The national average wait time to see a physician in 2014 was 20 minutes, 16 seconds. Vitals on-time doctors had an average wait time of 11 minutes. Dr. Fishkin's average, according to the survey, was 7 minutes. Our office continues to work to reduce this wait time even further. We value your time!

    Thursday
    Jan012015

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

     

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a condition which causes progressive damage to the optic nerve, slowly causing a permanent loss of vision. Glaucoma affects over 2.7 million people in the USA, and it is the #1 preventable cause of blindness. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms in glaucoma's early stages, and once vision has been lost, it is permanent. If a person waits until they notice a problem, it can be too late. Glaucoma is one of the top reasons why routine eye exams are so important.

    The good news about glaucoma is that with today's technology, it has become much easier to catch glaucoma early. For most people, there are treatments available to prevent vision loss. Our office is equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art equipment to effectively screen for and manage glaucoma. We perform glaucoma screening as part of our routine yearly eye exams, but an appointment can also be made specifically for glaucoma screening.