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November 2013

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, watch football, and enjoy a bountiful meal prepared by the designated cook. Here’s some fun facts you can share with as you sit down to gobble up your Thanksgiving Day feast.

8 Things you didn’t know about a Turkey’s Vision:

  1. They have color vision.
  2. They have poor night vision.
  3. They have excellent visual acuity during daylight hours.
  4. They lack 3D vision, but compensate by bobbing their heads up and down to gather information about their surroundings.
  5. They have excellent peripheral vision to alert them of nearby predators.
  6. Their eyes are set apart on opposite sides of their heads, but the fact that they can rotate their necks 360° proves to be a great asset because they can survey their area from all angles.
  7. Single cone photoreceptors found in a turkey’s retina detect light to wavelengths near 400 nanometers, which is in the UVA light range. The ability to see UVA light helps birds when they are detecting prey, selecting a mate, and foraging for food.
  8. Hunters should be cautious of washing their clothes with phosphates and other chemicals that whiten or brighten clothes. These artificial brighteners glow a bright blue to turkeys, who can see the ultraviolet light as part of the color spectrum.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates takes great pride in being at the forefront of the latest advances in ophthalmic technologies. For this reason, Drs. Del Negro and Senft are excited to announce that they are the first in the area to offer Laser Cataract Surgery to their patients. The LenSx® laser is utilized with skill and expertise by Drs. Del Negro and Senft as an advanced surgical tool that adds computer-control to the first key steps of cataract surgery.

When a patient chooses to have their Laser Cataract Surgery performed, they are choosing an innovative mode that allows for complete customization. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows Drs. Del Negro and Senft to plan and perform surgery to exact, individualized specifications.

Three Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery:

  • It is a bladeless, advanced procedure.
  • Gentle softening of the cataract allows Drs. Del Negro and Senft to utilize less phaco power than the traditional method.
  • Laser precision creates a uniform, circular opening in the capsular bag that is perfectly centered; this is critical for effective lens position to ensure your best visual outcome.

Your opportunity for Blade-Free cataract surgery is just a phone call away. Regain your vision and your quality of life with advanced Laser Cataract Surgery performed by Drs. Del Negro and Senft. Call us at 732-774-5566 to learn if you are a candidate.