COVID-19 and Contact Lenses

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread throughout the United States and the world, Drs. Dave and Cheryl Roell remind their patients to be extra vigilant in washing their hands before touching contact lenses to avoid contaminating the lenses. What is COVID-19 COVID-19 is a new and deadly virus. As of now (this may change…

Dry Eyes and Digital Devices

Many articles have been written over the years explaining the common condition of dry eyes. In short, dry eyes happen when the quantity and quality of your tears decline, causing an itching, burning sensation. There are various causes of this condition, everything from aging to side effects of certain medications to contact lens use to…

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…