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Prate Family Eye Care Welcomes Your Family

The doctors of Prate Family Eye Care are private practice optometrists who are committed to their patients, giving excellent patient care in a comfortable family setting. Our clinic services the South Jersey area with state of the art equipment to help diagnose and treat eye diseases as well as a large selection of eyewear and contacts. Prate Family Eye Care serves patients from Camden County and Gloucester Township including Laurel Springs, Runnemede, Somerdale, Stratford, Blackwood, and Deptford.

Our doctors excel in fitting specialty contact lenses, co-managing refractive surgery and treating and managing glaucoma and other eye health conditions. Our optometric technicians are knowledgeable and trained in their field and are ready to help you with your frame selection emphasizing your lifestyle and vision needs.

Our Patients Know Best!

I have been going to Prate Family Eye Care for 10 years!

My family and I have been going to Prate Family Eye Care for 10 years! I have always been impressed with their staff. From the front office, to the techs and doctors, they are all professional and personable. I love the fact we could all go on a Saturday afternoon. On my last visit, I also spent forever looking at glasses and really appreciated the staff’s patience and excitement looking at frames with me. This office is a little far from our house, but it is well with the drive for the service we receive.

– Lynn B., Google Review

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Q&A with Dr. Prate | Dry Eyes?

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

Eye Emergency Care in Laurel Springs

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: (856) 205-4141 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room. Visit our Eye Emergencies & our Eye Emergency FAQ’s pages for more information.

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