Come visit our office, conveniently located by the Jersey City Waterfront.
Whether you need a routine eye exam, contact lenses, or more advanced eye care treatment, Dr. Frank Derienzo and Dr. Bruce Meyer will be glad to see you. They are currently celebrating 30 YEARS of practicing together right here in Jersey City.
Our office is taking every precaution necessary during this COVID-19 era. Staff and doctors alike have PPE, protective barriers are placed where possible, common areas are sanitized frequently, hand sanitizer is available throughout the office, patient paperwork is now done online, and as always, machines and rooms are sanitized after every patient. We also ask that every patient comes in properly wearing a face mask.
- Mon: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
- Tue: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
- Wed: Closed
- Thu: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
- Fri: Closed
- Sat: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Sun: Closed
Q: What is Amblyopia?
A: Sometimes called Lazy eye, it is the underdevelopment of central vision in one or sometimes both eyes; it also prevents both eyes from working together.
Q: What exactly is astigmatism?
A: Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, the front surface of the eye. Instead of being a perfect sphere, like a ball bearing or a marble, it can become a little more like a football, being more curved in one direction than the other. This brings light into focus at more than one point on the retina at the back of the eye, resulting in blurry or distorted vision.
Q: Does reading my smartphone or tablet in the dark damage my eyes?
A: Reading from a tablet or smartphone in the dark is okay for your eyes, as long as it's not for a long period of time. These devices have decent lighting and good contrast. However, they give off blue light, and long-term exposure may cause damage to the structures of the eye. As well, studies have shown that blue light at night disrupts melatonin production and interferes with healthy sleep cycles. Optometrists recommend wearing blue light blocking eyewear for extended digital device use, and limiting screen time during the last hour before bedtime.