Posts Categorized: South Jersey Eye Associates

July is UV Safety Month

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… Read more »

Fireworks Safety

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… Read more »

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month at Prevent Blindness, Putting Focus on Special Visual Needs of Women

National Non-Profit Group Seeks to Educate Women on Ways to Protect Healthy Vision CHICAGO (March 27, 2018) – In addition to the many differences between men and women, more women than men have eye disease. Eye diseases include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. Women also may have vision issues related to pregnancy… Read more »

Video Games and Vision: How Healthy Eyes Can Help Beat Your High Score

South Jersey Eye Associates and the American Optometric Association Share How to Gain a Competitive Advantage by Giving Eyes a Break [Bridgeton, March 2018] — With the popularity of video games and competitive gaming on the rise, players are always looking for an edge. Whether battling a computer opponent or Player Two, one secret weapon… Read more »

Vision Rehabilitation Maximizes Hope and Independence

New studies predict a boom in cases of low vision, but help is available. As the last of the baby-boom generation approaches the age of 65, the number of cases of visual impairment and blindness is projected to experience a boom of its own in the coming years. According to recent studies funded by the National… Read more »

February Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for individuals age 50 and older. In its earliest stages, AMD can be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, AMD progresses so slowly that many do not notice a change in their vision. In other cases, the deterioration is very rapid and can appear to happen… Read more »