Smart Contact Lenses: The Wave of the Future

Smart contact lenses are coming to eyes near you sometime in the next few years. The latest in wearable technology (think Apple Watch and FitBit) will be able to not only monitor your heart rate but will help you to see in the dark, take photos or videos, calculate distances, and even call up your…

Myopia on the Rise: Can Retinal Detachment be Far Behind?

In the past six months, Drs. Cheryl and Dave Roell have seen an increase in retinal detachment cases with patients who also have high myopia (extreme nearsightedness) at their All About Eyes office in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. “I’ve been trying to educate all my high myopes on the seriousness of [retinal detachment] and…

Red Eyes and Their Causes

At one time or another, everyone is affected by red eyes. They happen when the tiny blood vessels in the white area of the eye, known as the sclera, become inflamed or “bloodshot.” But the reasons behind the red eyes can vary widely and that’s why it’s important to keep an eye on them and…

Autoimmune Disease and Vision

Autoimmune diseases affect millions of Americans. You may have heard of some of these: Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, Graves disease, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, or Lyme disease. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, there are over 100 known autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune Disease Explained So, what exactly is an autoimmune disease? Our bodies…

Vision Issues for People with Down Syndrome

October is Down syndrome awareness month! All About Eyes offers specialty eyewear for our patients with Down syndrome, and we also cater to their special needs during eye exams. Down syndrome, named for the English physician John Langdon Down, who classified the genetic disorder in 1862, occurs in 1 out of every 792 births in…

Amblyopia and Wandering Eyes

Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. The eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally because the brain is favoring the other eye. This condition is also sometimes called “lazy eye.”…