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Dr. Gerard received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Union College in Schenectady, NY before receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2014. 

Why am I having difficulty adjusting to my new glasses?

newglasses Why am I having Difficulty Adjusting to My New Glasses? Eye doctors typically pride themselves on being able to improve someone’s vision through either glasses or contact lens prescriptions. Whether it’s a first time glasses wearer, or someone having either a small or large change in their prescription, we like...
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What does 20/20 Vision actually mean?

20/20 vision What does 20/20 Vision actually mean? One of the most commonly asked questions in an eye exam comes right after the refraction, or glasses prescription check. “What is my vision?” Almost invariably, people know the term “20/20”. In fact, it’s a measure of pride for many people. “My doctor says...
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Dry Eyes or Allergies: Which do I Have?

redeye Dry Eyes or Allergies: Which do I have? As an eye doctor, diagnosing a red eye can be challenging.  Are we dealing with an infection, allergy, inflammation or dryness? One of the most common questions I get is, “Doc, my eyes are red, burning, itchy, and tearing. Is this dry...
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The Three O's of Eye Care: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician

threeo The Three O's of Eye Care: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist and Optician Knowing the difference between the various specialties in the eye care industry can be confusing, especially given the fact that they all start with the same letter and in many ways sound alike. I therefore thought I’d break down the...
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When should my child get an eye exam?

pediatric eye exam When should my child get an eye exam? Just like adults, children need to have their eyes examined. This begins at birth and continues throughout the child’s life on into adulthood. However, many parents are not equipped with the proper knowledge on when their children need to be seen for...
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