March is Save Your Vision Month

During “Save Your Vision Month”, Drs. MichaelFeinstein and Brandon Wuzzardo would like to share 5 tips with you for a lifetime of healthy vision. 

1) Get yearly comprehensive eye exams
2) Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays
3) Give your eyes a break from digital devices
4) Eat your fruits and vegetables, especially your greens!
5) Practice safe wear and care of contact lenses
Don’t take your vision for granted. Schedule your appointment today.

 

February Is AMD & Low Vision Awareness Month

 

With people in the United States living longer, eye diseases and vision loss have become major public health concerns. Currently, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, this number is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision.

Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Having low vision can make activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV hard to do. In addition, the consequences of vision loss may leave people feeling anxious, helpless, and depressed.

Vision rehabilitation can help people with vision loss to maximize their remaining vision and maintain their independence and quality of life by teaching them how to:

Move safely around the home.
Continue to read, cook, and do other activities.
Find resources, adaptive devices, and support.

Learn more by speaking with your Doctor at South Jersey Eye Associates and join us, along with the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), to help raise awareness about vision rehabilitation among people with low vision and their family, friends, and caregivers. You can start by downloading and sharing the Living With Low Vision [5.5 MB] and Cómo vivir con baja visión [6.0 MB] booklets to help spread the word.

Learn More About Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye.

Infographic: Dry Eye Syndrome

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

 

Glaucoma has no warning signs. Nearly 3 million Americans have glaucoma and half of them don’t even know it.

Left untreated, glaucoma can result in permanent vision loss or even blindness. Fortunately, a comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect glaucoma in its early stages before noticeable vision loss occurs.

While anyone can get glaucoma, people at higher risk for glaucoma include African Americans age 40 and older and everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos and those with a family history of the disease.

If you are at higher risk for glaucoma, make a point of having a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years or as recommended by your eye care professional—even if you are not experiencing vision problems! Keep vision in your future.

Learn more about glaucoma and how to protect your vision by speaking with your doctor at South Jersey Eye Associates.

Follow These Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries 


With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, South Jersey Eye Associates joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones. A number of studies show that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood eye injuries. These include air guns and other toys that shoot projectiles, high-powered lasers, and sports equipment.

We encourage parents to follow these tips when shopping for toys this holiday season.

1. Beware of airsoft, BB guns, and other projectile toys. Every year ophthalmologists treat thousands of patients with devastating eye injuries caused by seemingly safe toys. Avoid items with sharp, protruding or projectile parts such as airsoft guns, BB guns and other nonpowder gun–related toys. Foreign objects can easily propel into the sensitive tissue of the eye.

2. Never allow children to play with high-powered laser pointers.  A number of recent reports in the United States and internationally show that children have sustained serious eye injuries by playing with high-powered lasers (between 1500 and 6000 milliwatts). Over the years, these lasers have become increasingly more powerful, with enough potential to cause severe retinal damage, with just seconds of laser exposure to the eye. The FDA advises the public to never aim or shine a laser pointer at anyone and to not buy laser pointers for children.

3. Read labels for age recommendations before you buy. To select appropriate gifts suited for a child’s age, look for and follow the age recommendations and instructions about proper assembly, use, and supervision.

4. Don’t just give presents. Make sure to be present. Always make sure an adult is supervising when children are playing with potentially hazardous toys or games that could cause an eye injury.

5. Know what to do (and what not to). If someone you know experiences an eye injury, seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist. As you wait for medical help, make sure to never to touch, rub, apply pressure, or try to remove any object stuck in the eye. If an eye injury occurs, follow these important care and treatment guidelines.

“When the gift-giving and celebratory spirit of the holidays is in full swing, we can forget how easily kids can get injured when playing with certain toys,” said Jane C. Edmond M.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.” We hope people will take steps to shop and play responsibly this year. Following these tips can help make sure our loved ones have healthy vision for many holiday seasons to come.”

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit aao.org.

South Jersey Eye Associates Presents High School Football

(September 2018) This fall, South Jersey Eye Associates is proud to present High School Football on SNJ Today Radio, featuring the Bridgeton Bulldogs and the Cumberland Regional Colts.

The dedicated staff, Dr. Michael A Feinstein (alumnus of Bridgeton High School), and Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo (alumnus of Cumberland Regional High School) show no favoritism…but do enjoy a bit of friendly rivalry. 

Tune in to the LIVE broadcasts on SNJ Today Radio 99.9 FM, 1240 AM, or at SNJToday.com

SEPTEMBER

7TH, Oakcrest @ Bridgeton, 7pm

14TH, Bridgeton @ Ocean City, 6pm

21ST, Triton @ Cumberland, 6pm

28TH, Bridgeton @ Cumberland, 6pm (SJEA Staff will toss t-shirts to fans)

OCTOBER

5th, Absegami @ Bridgeton, 7pm

12th, Penns Grove @ Cumberland, 7pm

26th, Delsea @ Bridgeton, 7pm

NOVEMBER

21ST, Cumberland @ Schalick, 6pm

 

SJEA to Sponsor Healthy Kids Running Series

South Jersey Eye Associates is excited to be a sponsor of the Healthy Kids Running Series – Mullica Hill/Mantua, NJ.

This five-week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade will be held at J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School on September 16, 23, 30, October 7, and 14. Start time is 5pm.
You do not have to live in Mullica Hill/Mantua to participate. Race lengths are 50 Yd dash – 1 Mile. At the end of the series, all children receive a medal. The cumulative top boys and girls in each age group receive a trophy!
Learn more:
http://www.healthykidsrunningseries.org/ra…/mullica-hill-nj/

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August is Children’s Vision & Learning Month

Many vision problems can be missed completely or misdiagnosed, due to the incomplete nature of in-school eye screenings. Children with undiagnosed vision problems are often unaware that what they see is abnormal, and that means they don’t know to ask for help. If your child’s vision isn’t all it can be, it can have negative consequences in the classroom.

At South Jersey Eye Associates we know just how precious your children’s eyesight is and provide comprehensive eye exams for children and teens in a caring, family-friendly setting.

Start the school year off right with a visit to SJEA.

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