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.
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.
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.
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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)
5th, Absegami @ Bridgeton, 7pm
12th, Penns Grove @ Cumberland, 7pm
26th, Delsea @ Bridgeton, 7pm
21ST, Cumberland @ Schalick, 6pm
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!
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.
Before you buy your next summer shades, visit SJEA—because there’s more to sunglasses than looking good in them. You need quality lenses that protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays, which can cause cancers, cataracts, and irreversible macular degeneration.
South Jersey Eyewear is serious about sunglasses. Our prescription and nonprescription offerings provide 100 percent UV protection and block nearly 90 percent of annoying sun glare.
Skilled opticians can recommend the right frame style, lens, and color for your facial features. Plus, we’ll even perform a UV analysis of your current sunglasses.
As you partake in summer celebrations, SJEA and the Prevent Blindness America urge you to be aware of the risks associated with fireworks—especially now that certain fireworks are legal in NJ.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries occur every year. A significant number of these injuries involve the eye—with the most common victim being children under the age of 15.
This year, as always, everyone at South Jersey Eye Associates encourages you to leave fireworks to the professionals and avoid marring your celebrations with a trip to the emergency room.