Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle, but constant, eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. Dry eye syndrome is a chronic... Continue reading → » August 28, 2018 Added 4 months ago

An Update From Dr. Ciobanu O.D.

  Dear valued patient, It seems incredible to me that over a year has passed since I succeeded Dr. Amen at Optometry at The Shops. He continues to be greatly missed by the entire community. I’m writing today to express my sincere gratitude for the support that you have provided... Continue reading → » May 25, 2018 Added 7 months ago


Spring is in the air!  Unfortunately, so are many new allergens that can affect your eyes.  Allergies can cause sneezing, congestion and itchy and watery eyes. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 50 million people in the U.S suffer from seasonal allergies. Common airborne irritants are pollen,... Continue reading → » April 21, 2018 Added 8 months ago

Blue Light

As your Optometrist, I recommend blue light filters on glasses for all of my patients. I personally wear lenses with blue light filters. Blue light has been in the news quite often recently and doctors are just now beginning to understand the true impact of its exposure. Not unlike most... Continue reading → » February 6, 2018 Added 10 months ago

Nutrition for Healthy Eyes

Prior to Optometry school, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science from The University of Connecticut. It was during this time that I began to understand the importance of the correlation between nutrition and a healthy body.  You’ve probably heard the expression, “you are what you eat,” and it... Continue reading → » October 25, 2017 Added 1 year ago
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