It’s New Year’s Eve. You’re holding two glasses of champagne — one for you, and one for that special someone. It’s nearing midnight, and everyone heads outside to watch the fireworks. You’re excited. You’ve been waiting for this. You hear the first burst as you step outside. You look up and see … nothing! Your glasses have fogged up. As you rub them clean, you realize that you’re missing the show — and you’ve been looking forward to seeing the fireworks all night.

More than 60% of Americans wear glasses. In New Jersey, that means that over 5 million people will ring in the new year with their glasses. This New Year’s, fireworks will light up the sky throughout the state, from North Jersey to South Jersey and everywhere in-between. With EyeCare 20/20’s LASIK Eye Surgery there’s no better time to perfect your vision. Once you do, here are five great spots to enjoy the fireworks as you ring in the New Year:

First Night Morris County

(North New Jersey):

This New Year’s extravaganza in Morris County, New Jersey is a great choice for families, from couples with young children to grandparents ready for a night out. First Night Morris County will bring together nearly 200 artists in more than 24 venues, and families will have 85 events to choose from.

The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick

(Central New Jersey):

For those looking for an elegant New Year’s celebration, the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick is hosting a rooftop fireworks spectacular. The 10-minute fireworks show will begin at midnight sharp.

First Night Ocean City

(Jersey Shore/South New Jersey):

Featuring live music at the pier and a midnight fireworks show on the boardwalk, New Year’s in Ocean City is sure to make an impression. The family friendly event begins at 4 P.M. and wraps up at midnight.

New Year’s on Battleship New Jersey, Camden

(South New Jersey):

America’s most decorated battleship will once again host a beloved annual tradition: the New Year’s Eve fireworks show. Spaces are limited and tickets ($20) are required, so make sure to plan ahead for this unique celebration. Also, consider the encampment option ($72), which includes a tour of the ship, accommodations, dinner, and a flight simulator ride!

First Night Seaside Heights

(Jersey Shore/South New Jersey):

With a boardwalk fireworks show at 5:00 P.M. this event is perfect for early birds and parents with small children, as they will also hold a children’s show, face painters, balloonists, and caricature portrait drawings in each of the participating arcades along the Boardwalk.

Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or even chronic dry eyes, the professionals at EyeCare 20/20 offer state-of-the-art solutions customized to meet your needs. Make this year the last year you need glasses. Our team of experts is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact us today to schedule your LASIK consultation!

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