For the second year in a row, Dr. Fishkin was named the top Ophthalmologist in Northern New Jersey by the The Jewish Standard. The newspaper holds a yearly poll of its 24,000 readers, the "Readers Choice Awards", and Dr. Fishkin came in first place.
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.
Our office is now the first Accredited Dry Eye Center in Northern New Jersey. This means that we have specialized testing in place to quantify exactly how dry your eyes are, which helps with diagnosis of dry eyes, as well as management over time. More info can be found here: http://www.fishkinvision.com/tearlab-testing/
Dr. Fishkin was interviewed by EyeWorld Magazine, the newsmagazine of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The article was titled "Adjustable Focus" spectacles for presbyopia, and dealt with the difficulties people over age 40 face with reading up close, as well as some of the solutions available.
The full text of the article can be found here.
Dr. Fishkin was interviewed by golf.superfocus.com to discuss the particular vision issues faced by golfers over age 40.
Dr. Fishkin's discusses:
- The unique vision requirements of golfers
- How the age-related condition of presbyopia affects the eyes and when you'll start experiencing it
- The first things you may notice as your eyes begin to change due to age and how they'll impact your scores
- The pros and cons of today's solutions for presbyopia