Navesink Eye provides comprehensive eye exams as well as the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases including glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, cataracts etc.
Navesink Eye performs contact lens examinations including single vision lenses, toric lenses, multifocal and rigid gas permeable lenses.
Navesink Eye provides emergency care for those with sudden eye issues including conjunctivitis, foreign body, flashes, floaters, red eye, light sensitivity, etc.
Our optical boutique carries ophthalmic frames and sunglasses from designers including Andy Wolf, Gucci, Chloe, Kate Spade, Ray Ban, Puma, SD eyes, Liz Claiborne, Carolina Herrera, and Carerra. Safety Eyewear And Sports eyewear.
Denise Balacich, OD and owner of Navesink Eye provides comprehensive eye exams using the latest technology and latest treatment options. Dr. Balacich is residency trained and experienced in the management and treatment of all eye conditions . We offer a full service optical boutique with a variety of independent eyewear catering to all styles. Your health is very important and should be left in the hands of those that you trust! Let us here at Navesink Eye be those hands.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
An annual eye exam at Navesink Eye will truly be one that you never experienced. An eye health evaluation is important for everyone regardless of whether you require vision correction or not. Exams not only help to prevent serious vision changes and diagnose ocular diseases but can even detect systemic conditions which can save your life! At Navesink Eye we evaluate for diabetes, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and other health conditions that can affect your vision. We strive to ensure that each patient is treated with the upmost respect and is seeing their very best!
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dr. Balacich manages and treats dry eye syndrome and ocular surface disease. Dry eye syndrome can affect people of all ages and can be worsened by various conditions . Some conditions include environmental factors, digital devices , autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus etc) diet, post lasik surgery and contact lens wear . Symptoms include itching, burning, tearing, gritty, intermittent blur, tired eyes, contact lens discomfort and lids stuck upon awakening. If you feel that you or a loved one suffer from any one of these symptoms be sure to schedule an exam at Navesink Eye!
Diabetic Eye Exam
Diabetic retinopathy is the #1 cause of blindness between the ages if 20-74. Diabetic eye exams are essential for detecting early diabetic eye disease. At Navesink Eye we throughly examine the external and internal ocular structures to determine if diabetes has affected any parts of the eyes or vision. We will ensure full communication with your primary care provider or endocrinologist so that everyone is updated on your health. Be sure to keep your A1c and blood sugar in control and book your appointment today!
Age related macular degeneration is a condition that affects your central vision making it difficult to see fine detail and how well you respond in different lighting conditions. There are two types; wet and dry. Risk factors include age, race, smoking and genetics. ARMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss over the age of 50 and at Navesink Eye we offer the latest technology and therapy in evaluating each patient.
Dr. Balacich strongly recommends a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, customized supplements, exercise, smoking cessation and UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. We got you covered with an array of stylish UV protection right here in our optical boutique!
Cataracts are the natural clouding of the lens in your eye which can impair your vision. Symptoms of cataracts include glare and halos around lights, inability to see well in low light conditions ( the menu at your favorite restaurant), decreased color intensity and decreased vision. Dr. Balacich evaluates each patient for cataracts and provides pre and post cataract surgery management.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60. Glaucoma is caused by the increase of pressure within the eye causing damage to the cells that connect the brain to the eye; the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss. Glaucoma is slowly progressive , blinding, and silent. A patient cannot feel that they have glaucoma until significant damage has taken place and peripheral vision loss starts to ensue . At Navesink Eye we screen each patient every visit and are equipped with the latest technology to allow for early detection and management of patients with glaucoma.
At Navesink Eye we are available for all ocular emergencies . If you have had trauma , a foreign object in the eye , a scratch, styes ,infections , redness , light sensitivity , pain or vision loss please don’t hesitate to contact us . For life threatening emergencies call or visit your nearest emergencies room.
We are dedicated and determined to find that perfect contact lens for all of your visual needs while maintaining good ocular health and comfort. At Navesink Eye we fit hard and soft contact lenses including standard distance, astigmatism, mono vision and multifocal options. We provide one on one training for new contact lens wearers and educate each patient on proper hygiene, care and replacement . Want to give your glasses a break? Book today!
To ensure that your child’s vision reaches its full potential, it is very important that they too get a comprehensive examination. Dr. Balacich and the AOA recommends an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years, before kindergarten and once every year after. Dr. Balacich completed an advanced track pediatric rotation during her studies and is welcoming all children. Our exams assess visual acuity, focusing skills, eye tracking and detect conditions such as nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness, amblyopia (lazy eye), and ocular health conditions. Come grow with us here at Navesink Eye!