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Sterling Optical

by Glori Gayster

Extraordinary Vision: Sterling Optical provides 20/20 eye care for the entire family.

They say seeing is believing. If so, it begins with proper vision care, and finding a team of caring professionals who can provide comprehensive eye examinations along with the proper fitting of eyeglasses or contact lenses. They must also be well versed in the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of medical eye conditions, including infections, injuries, glaucoma and cataracts.

“Patients deserve a continuity of care,” says Dr. Robert Spivack of Sterling Optical, a full-service eye care provider with locations in Turnersville and Deptford. “There should be a clear affiliation between the doctor and optical services. Today, that’s not always the case as more large retailers offer eye care, resulting in an impersonal and discontinuous experience.”

Locally owned and operated for more than 22 years, Sterling Optical offers the best of both worlds: the privacy and comfort of a smaller office with the convenience of retail store hours every Monday through Saturday. Led by Dr. Spivack, the team consists of multiple New Jersey licensed opticians skilled in the art of ophthalmic dispensing and proper fabrication of eyeglasses, as well as a support staff with more than 50 years of in-depth knowledge and experience. The entire staff takes pride in supporting the community and knowing clients by name.

Is one pair really enough?
Long ago viewed as a stigma, eyeglasses have become a true fashion-driven accessory. No longer are they simply functional; they are designed to make a statement—confident, fun-loving, sophisticated. According to Dr. Spivack, “Wearing glasses is now chic. Everywhere you look, celebrities are photographed with glasses. In fact, many customers choose more than one set of frames today: something for work, another for play, as well as sunglasses for visual comfort and damaging ultraviolet light protection.”

This is evident in the ongoing trend of designer eyewear. Well-known fashion houses, such as Armani, Gucci and Christian Dior, have been influential. “Newer designer labels, such as Coach, Vera Bradley and Michael Kors, also have their own lines,” says Dr. Spivack, adding that darker plastic frames have come back into style.

“At Sterling Optical, we inventory more than 1,000 eyeglass frames for all budgets and lifestyles,” Dr. Spivack explains. “Moreover, we provide personalized fittings and have an onsite state-of-the-art optical lab to ensure the best in quality. Often, clients can leave with customized glasses the very same day.”

Sunglasses, which have always been a fashion accessory, also contribute to eye health. Whether sitting on the beach, skiing the slopes or running errands, sunglasses protect the eyes from ultraviolet light. Such damage can contribute to a slow progression of cataracts and macular degeneration in the retina.

Protection is also extremely important when it comes to athletics. Involvement in sports may potentially increase the number of eye injuries, Dr. Spivack says, and children are more at risk while their athletic skills, including reaction speed and balance, are still developing. “Many sports-related eye injuries are preventable with protective sports eyewear, through unbreakable lenses and sports frames.”

Contact lenses are also an alternative when it comes to sports and fitness in that they improve one’s side vision, and with today’s single use disposable contact lenses, people of any age can be successfully fit with contact lenses.

Back to school basics
When kids are ready to hit the books, vision skills play a big role in learning and recreational activities. “Poor vision will make children have to work harder and can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems,” says Dr. Spivack.

Some of the key warning signs include when children lose their place or use a finger while reading. Parents may also notice if their child is holding materials closer than before or reversing words when reading and writing. Others will rub their eyes often or show noticeable change in schoolwork or performance. He adds, “Oftentimes, kids will ask to sit closer to the front, so parents should discuss any such changes in behavior with teachers on a regular basis.”

Many of the symptoms that show up in children are also signs of vision changes in adults of any age. Headaches, making mistakes and even missing road signs can all indicate the need for an eye exam. Dry eyes are also common and can result in burning, frequent reflex tearing or blurred vision. A thorough appointment is recommended specifically when other medical conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, are present.

“Educating patients is a key part of our philosophy at Sterling Optical,” Dr. Spivack explains. “Blurry vision and other symptoms can be signs of a more serious condition. Early diagnosis and treatment can help delay or prevent long-term vision loss.” Like many other medical issues, eating right and exercise, along with a healthy lifestyle, makes a significant difference in long-term ocular health. Says Spivack, “At Sterling Optical, we treat one’s overall health, not just their eyes.”

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2 (April, 2012).
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To find out where to pick up your copy of Suburban Family Magazine, click here. Extraordinary Vision Sterling Optical provides 20/20 eye care for the entire family By Glori Gayster They say seeing is believing. If so, it begins with proper vision care, and finding a team of caring professionals who can provide comprehensive eye examinations along with the proper fitting of eyeglasses or contact lenses. They must also be well versed in the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of medical eye conditions, including infections, injuries, glaucoma and cataracts. “Patients deserve a continuity of care,” says Dr. Robert Spivack of Sterling Optical, a full-service eye care provider with locations in Turnersville and Deptford. “There should be a clear affiliation between the doctor and optical services. Today, that’s not always the case as more large retailers offer eye care, resulting in an impersonal and discontinuous experience.” Locally owned and operated for more than 22 years, Sterling Optical offers the best of both worlds: the privacy and comfort of a smaller office with the convenience of retail store hours every Monday through Saturday. Led by Dr. Spivack, the team consists of multiple New Jersey licensed opticians skilled in the art of ophthalmic dispensing and proper fabrication of eyeglasses, as well as a support staff with more than 50 years of in-depth knowledge and experience. The entire staff takes pride in supporting the community and knowing clients by name. Is one pair really enough? Long ago viewed as a stigma, eyeglasses have become a true fashion-driven accessory. No longer are they simply functional, they are designed to make a statement – confident, fun loving, sophisticated. According to Dr. Spivack, “Wearing glasses is now chic. Everywhere you look, celebrities are photographed with glasses. In fact, many customers choose more than one set of frames today: something for work, another for play, as well as sunglasses for visual comfort and damaging ultraviolet light protection.” This is evident in the ongoing trend of designer eyewear. Well-known fashion houses, such as Armani, Gucci and Christian Dior, have been influential. “Newer designer labels, such as Coach, Vera Bradley and Michael Kors also have their own lines,” says Dr. Spivack, adding that darker plastic frames have come back into style. “At Sterling Optical, we inventory more than 1,000 eyeglass frames for all budgets and lifestyles,” Dr. Spivack explains. “Moreover, we provide personalized fittings and have an onsite state-of-the-art optical lab to ensure the best in quality. Often, clients can leave with customized glasses the very same day.” Sunglasses, which have always been a fashion accessory, also contribute to eye health. Whether sitting on the beach, skiing the slopes or running errands, sunglasses protect the eyes from ultraviolet light. Such damage can contribute to a slow progression of cataracts and macular degeneration in the retina. Protection is also extremely important when it comes to athletics. Involvement in sports may potentially increase the number of eye injuries, Dr. Spivack says, and children are more at risk while their athletic skills, including reaction speed and balance, are still developing. “Many sports-related eye injuries are preventable with protective sports eyewear, through unbreakable lenses and sports frames.” Contact lenses are also an alternative when it comes to sports and fitness in that they improve one’s side vision, and with today’s single use disposable contact lenses, people of any age can be successfully fit with contact lenses. Back to school basics When kids are ready to hit the books, vision skills play a big role in learning and recreational activities. “Poor vision will make children have to work harder and can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems,” says Dr. Spivack. Some of the key warning signs include when children lose their place or use a finger while reading. Parents may also notice if their child is holding materials closer than before or reversing words when reading and writing. Others will rub their eyes often or show noticeable change in schoolwork or performance. He adds, “Oftentimes, kids will ask to sit closer to the front, so parents should discuss any such changes in behavior with teachers on a regular basis.” Many of the symptoms that show up in children are also signs of vision changes in adults of any age. Headaches, making mistakes and even missing road signs can all indicate the need for an eye exam. Dry eyes are also common and can result in burning, frequent reflex tearing or blurred vision. A thorough appointment is recommended specifically when other medical conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, are present. “Educating patients is a key part of our philosophy at Sterling Optical,” Dr. Spivack explains. “ Blurry vision and other symptoms can be signs of a more serious condition. Early diagnosis and treatment can help delay or prevent long term vision loss.” Like many other medical issues, eating right and exercise, along with a healthy lifestyle, makes a significant difference in long term ocular health. Says Spivack, “at Sterling Optical, we treat one’s overall health, not just their eyes.

Sterling Optical
Cross Keys Commons
3501 Route 42, Turnersville
(856) 875-8989
Court at Deptford
1500 Almonesson Road, Deptford
(856) 227-4555
SterlingEyes.com

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2 (April, 2012).
For more info on Suburban Family Magazine, click here.
For information about advertising in Suburban Family Magazine, click here.
To find out where to pick up your copy of Suburban Family Magazine, click here.