As part of Moran Eye Associates outreach program, Dr. Bianca Tang is visiting schools in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton to teach young students about vision. Using crafts and a story time presentation, she explains to first graders how the eye works and the importance of protecting your eyes.
“It’s been fun working with the students. They are good listeners and are enthusiastic to share what they know about vision.”
She shows the students with pictures of different kinds of animal eyes. These pictures illustrate how although cat, horse, lizard, fish and lizard eyes all look very different, the design gives the animals the right vision for their environment.
She talks with the students about how to protect their eyes, so that they can have good vision that lasts them a lifetime. They discuss how wearing sunglasses protects your eyes from the UV rays of the sun. They also talk about the importance of eye protection while playing sports, and how everyone should wear eye shields at work and at home if there is a danger of something hitting their eye. Everyone attending gets a pair of sunglasses with UV protection to take home.
To help the students learn about the parts of the eye, the children do a craft project to make an eye of their own, complete with iris, pupil and lots of eyelashes!
If you would like Dr. Tang to make a visit to your school, please contact our office.
If you would like Dr. Tang to visit your school, please contact our office to set up a date.
Cocoons Fit-Over Eyewear
Cocoons Fit Over Your Glasses
Moran Eye Associates now offers Cocoons Eyewear, our doctors’ choice for professional-grade fitover sunglasses. Designed specifically to fit over your prescription glasses, these lightweight sunglasses come in a variety of tints, styles and sizes to fit your vision needs. Stop in our office to see for yourself!
The unique design of Cocoons isolates your eyes from the elements, keeping you free from glare, harmful UV rays, and fluctuating light conditions. These lenses and the frames work together to keep your eyes protected.
Eliminates glare for people with normal vision and low vision.
Frames come in multiple colors
These polarized glasses offer UV400 protection, scratch resistant technology, and a one-year warranty. If glare is a problem, polarized lenses provide a significant reduction in glare compared to regular tinted sunglasses. Most sunglasses sold at the store are not polarized unless specifically indicated.
Cocoons are designed to reduce glare and to enhance vision. The specialized color options were developed to target different issues. We recommend that you try on the different lens types to see what works best for you.
- Gray: for natural color definition and general daily use. Reduces light sensitivity while eliminating reflected surface glare.
- Amber: filters scattered blue light to increase contrast and provide improved depth perception in varying lights conditions. Amber is the preferred color for driving.
- Copper: filters scattered blue light and minimizes color distortion to deliver enhanced contrast and color definition
- Yellow: ideal for low light conditions. Maximizes contrast for improved definition and depth perception while eliminating glare. Best in dusk and dawn light, but not the best option for general daily use.
- Blue Mirror: maximizes glare elimination and filters additional blue light for improved contrast while delivering true color definition.
Recommended for Nighttime Driving – Twilight Lenses
Nighttime driving has unique vision issues, due to glare from headlights and reduced available light. Cocoons have developed a special Twilight lens that we recommend. These specialty Twilight lenses help to solve night driving issues because of their anti-reflective coating.
Dr. Moran explains the benefits of the Twilight lenses, “The key to better nighttime vision is anti-reflective coating. Although yellow and amber lenses help with contrast and clarity, they reduce the available light, which can make it hard to see well when you are driving. You have to balance the benefit of increased contrast with the reduction in brightness. Polarized lenses work well in the natural daylight, but don’t help with artificial lights from headlights and streetlights at night. Additionally, polarized lenses cut out 50% of light, which is counterproductive in the dark.”
The Twilight lens system blocks 100% of harmful UV light and 60% or more of harmful High Energy Visible (HEV) blue light while providing 93% overall visible light transmission. The unique filtering properties of these HEV filters effectively reduce scattered blue light and improve contrast without compromising overall light transmission. The lens system is protected by a one-year scratch resistance warranty and includes an anti-reflective coating to minimize glare and halos created by artificial light sources.
Help for patients who have heightened photophobia (light sensitivity).
Low-vision patients may benefit from a different colored tints to give them the best acuity. Sometimes, the tint correlates with specific medical conditions, but most of the time, it is a matter of personal preference. All of these lenses reduce glare and heighten contrast, which is important for low-vision patients. Additional color options include.
Cocoons Offer Color Options for Best Vision
- Boysenberry (pink): reduces glare and heightens contrast. Blocks 90% of blue light.
- Hazelnut (brown:) reduces glare and heightens contrast. Blocks 98% of blue light.
- Orange: enhances contrast by intensifying the background to improve object definition and clarity. Blocks 100% of blue light.
- Lemon (yellow): enhances contrast and visual acuity in low light conditions. Blocks 40% of blue light.
Whatever your vision needs, we can help you to see your best. We offer the latest technology to help keep your eyes healthy and to protect your vision for years to come.
Call or text us at 610-628-2022 for more information on enhancing your vision. If you’d like to schedule a visit, just click to request an appointment.
Have some safe summer fun in the sun!
Dr. Moran makes sure that every member of his team is well-taken care of! To help insure a safe & happy 4th of July holiday, he gave us a special Independence Day gift…wide-brimmed hats to keep the sun off of our faces and out of our eyes!
When we hit the beach and the pool, we’ll be sure to complete the look by adding sunscreen and sunglasses with UV Protection to keep our skin and eyes safe from the damaging rays of the sun!
Dr. M always takes the time to show that he cares for his patients and his staff too! So we weren’t surprised that he took an extra step to make sure that we will return from the holiday well-rested. The hats have a special “Do Not Disturb” message on the brim!
Please note! Our office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th and Thursday, 5th of July. We will re-open on Monday, July 9th.
Enjoy the holiday! From Dr. Moran and the rest of the team at Moran Eye Associates, from right to left:
Fun in the sun!
Dr. Bianca Tang, Cindy Male, Mandy Bolton, Beth Handwerk & Bobbi Spain
Dr. Tang Teaches About Eye Care
Students at Paxinosa Elementary School in Easton are all eyes!
On Tuesday, June 5th, Dr. Bianca Tang brought eye education to 1st grade classrooms at Harry S. Truman Elementary School in the Salisbury School District, and Paxinosa Elementary School in the Easton Area School District. Her visits were part of Moran Eye Associates commitment to community outreach.
Dr. Tang contacted local school nurses and offered to teach the children about eye care, to help the children feel more comfortable about visiting the eye doctor. She explained the importance of taking care of your eyes and wearing eye protection. She talked to them about what to expect at an eye exam, and showed them the tools that the eye doctor uses to check their vision. They talked about how important it is to visit the eye doctor even if you don’t need glasses.
Not surprisingly, all of the 1st graders knew what pink eye was!
The children were excited to learn about how the eyes work. Dr. Tang explained that your eyes can play tricks on you, and played some games with optical illusions. The students did a great job identifying the eyes of different animals…
fish, birds, horses, goats and reptiles…and seeing the differences between each one.
Then it was time to get out the glue sticks! Each student made a craft which helped them to identify the parts of the eye. They quickly learned that the color part of the eye is IRIS, and the black center part is the PUPIL. They finished off their project with beautiful eyelashes!
At the end of the 30-minute presentation, the children enthusiastically answered questions about what they learned. We aren’t sure who had more fun, the children or our staff!
Next stop on the education tour is Lincoln Elementary in Emmaus, and Jaindl Elementary in the Parkland School District, next week.
If your child’s school would be interested in an eye care program for any grade, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 610-628-2022.
Don’t worry, it’s not your vision!
Mandy’s twin granddaughter’s, Aubrey & Harper are protecting their eyes with Moran Eye Associates sunglasses for children. Dr. Tang is sharing these glasses, along with lessons on vision safety to local elementary schools.
If you would like her to visit your school, please contact our office, we would be happy to come by!
Northern Lehigh Junior Prom
Mandy’s son Jagger enjoys the Northern Lehigh Junior Prom with his girlfriend Franki!
Jagger knows whatever the season, sunglasses are a must! Mandy and her husband John are pictured here with Jagger and Franki, on this beautiful night in April.