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Latest news and promotions from Shore Eye Associates with offices in Monmouth and Ocean County.
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. 

Swimming and Contacts, Not a Good Mix

swimming with contacts Swimming and Contacts, Not a Good Mix UPDATED It's the summer time at the Jersey shore and one of the most common questions I'm asked is, “Is it safe to swim with my contact lenses?” The answer I give to my patients is “NO."  Do millions of people swim with...
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Heated Eye Pad for Dry Eyes, Blepharitis and Styes

heated eye pad for dry eyes Heated Eye Pad for Dry Eyes, Blepharitis and Styes. Dry eyes is a chronic, progressive condition from which many people suffer. It is one of the most common ocular conditions, and one of the most common complaints that I hear from my patients. Symptoms usually include burning, stinging, tearing, redness,...
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Should I worry about Astigmatism?

astigmatism Should I worry about Astigmatism? The word “astigmatism” is used so much in the ophthalmic world now that most people have used the term when discussing their eye health with their doctor. The word “astigmatism” comes from the Greek a- meaning “without”, and -stigma, meaning “a point”. In technical ocular...
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Are Daily Contact Lenses My Best Choice?

dailies Are Daily Contact Lenses My Best Choice? When soft contact lenses first came on the scene, the ocular community went wild. People no longer had to put up with the initial discomfort that hard lenses dealt to you, and a more frequent replacement schedule surely meant better overall health for...
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Ocular Allergies at the Jersey Shore

Ocular Allergies at the Jersey ShoreOcular allergies are among the most common eye conditions from which people of all ages suffer. Though typically worse in the high allergy seasons of spring and summer due to new plants sprouting, for some people these problems can last year-round. This is especially true for people who have allergies to...
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