Sooner or later, all of us will experience some loss of vision. Whether we simply notice ourselves squinting more often at the sign across the street, or we find it increasingly difficult to see anything at all, our vision seems to become more fragile over time. The eye must tolerate continual exposure to dust, smoke,…

Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. People with…

Before having LASIK, most patients couldn’t imagine waking up in the morning and seeing the alarm clock without glasses. They never dreamed they’d be able to drive a car, watch a movie or enjoy sports such as swimming and skiing without contact lenses. Since they were children, this dependence on glasses and contacts has shaped…

Kids should have an examination by an optometrist BEFORE AGE 1 so the doctor can examine for eye disease and normal eye development.  Early detection at this age can prevent vision problems that can have lifelong effects.  The American Optometric Association recommends a first eye exam at age six months. At AGE 3 kids are…

Dr. Bateson graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2003.  Dr. Bateson held honors in Clinical Practice and Pediatrics upon graduation.  She currently serves as the Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, a prestigious position elected to by her peers. Dr. Bateson is also an active member of the American Optometric Association.  In 2008,…

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