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Monthly Archives: March 2020


SJEA Adds New Optometric Physician To Its Staff

South Jersey’s Comprehensive Eyecare and Eyewear Center Welcomes Dr. Russell W. Chappius III

Bridgeton, NJ (March 2020) –South Jersey Eye Associates (SJEA) is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Russell W. Chappius III, to the SJEA family. Dr. Chappius will officially join the eyecare and eyewear center as an optometric physician on July 1, 2020.

Both Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo and Dr. Michael A. Feinstein, optometric physicians at SJEA, expressed enthusiasm for the newest member of their staff.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Chappius, a highly trained and caring physician, join South Jersey Eye Associates,” said Dr. Wuzzardo, “Being from the area, many of our patients already know Dr. Chappius personally. He is a great addition to our team and will help us continue to provide our patients with Eyecare At Its Best.”

Dr. Chappius will graduate from Salus University in May with extensive training in primary eye care. 
He completed internships and clinical observation at The Eye Institute and South Jersey Eye Associates, where he observed under Dr. Wuzzardo. He has also completed externships at Bear Eye Associates and The Wilmington VA Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. Chappius completed training to fit scleral lenses and is currently completing his final externship at The Eye Institute with an emphasis on Low Vision.

“Dr. Chappius is a Bridgeton native who knows our area and our way of life,” states Dr. Feinstein, who will be retiring this June, “He has the same values as myself and Dr. Wuzzardo; and will do a great job of filling my shoes which is very comforting to know.”

Dr. Chappius currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Allison and intends to return to South Jersey this summer. Dr. Chappius exclaims, “Returning to my hometown and taking care of its vision needs was always part of the plan.”

Non-Essential Exams Postponed

In a continued effort to keep our patients and staff safe, and help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), South Jersey Eye Associates has made the decision to postpone all non-essential exams for the next 2 weeks, starting Monday, March 23, 2020 through Monday, April 6, 2020.

If you are unsure if your individual situation is considered essential, please call 856-455-5500 to speak with a member of our staff.

In case of a vision-related emergency, our doctors will continue to be available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Call 856-455-5500 for emergency instructions.

South Jersey Eye Associates will remain diligent in monitoring the situation and will provide our patients with updates as they become available.

Your confidence and peace of mind is important to us.

We look forward to seeing you!

Your Health and Safety are Our First Priority

It has always been our first priority to keep the South Jersey Eye Associates (SJEA) family—staff and patients alike—healthy and safe.

We want to assure you, particularly as it relates to Coronavirus (COVID-19), that SJEA is a safe environment for your vision care.

  • SJEA remains diligent in its cleaning regimen, ensuring the deep
cleaning and wiping down of all touch points, including exam equipment.
  • Doctors and staff will continue to follow good hand hygiene habits, including washing their hands before and after each exam.
  • There are hand sanitizer-dispensing stations throughout the SJEA office, available to staff and patients. Please use the sanitizer when you come in, as hands are the most common contact point.
  • Our restrooms are equipped with anti-bacterial soaps with the CDC-recommended alcohol content levels.
  • If you have traveled out of the county and/or are not feeling well, we ask that you reschedule your appointment for the safety of our staff and other patients.
  • SJEA will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and update you with any changes to our protocol.
    We want you to have confidence and peace of mind when you come in to SJEA.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    March is “Save Your Vision Month”

    During this month especially, Drs. Michael Feinstein and Brandon Wuzzardo want to stress that regular, in-person, comprehensive eye examinations are one of the most important, preventive ways to preserve eye and vision health.

    Not only will a comprehensive eye exam help you see your best today, but it can help you protect your vision, and your overall health, for tomorrow.

    Don’t take your vision for granted. Schedule an appointment today.

    COVID-19 Operational ChangesSouth Jersey Eye Associates Now Offers Virtual Eyecare Visits

    In our evolving response to the coronavirus pandemic, South Jersey Eye Associates is now offering Virtual Eyecare* visits during this period of crisis.

    Should you be experiencing an ocular emergency or a problem with your vision, please log in to be seen.

    Virtual appointments are available between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday. If you are not connected within 15 minutes, please call 856-455-5500.

    Virtual Eyecare* is not intended for inquiries regarding contact lens orders, eyeglasses, or payments. These inquiries can be addressed by calling 856-455-5500. 

    *This service will be billed to your medical insurance.

    ENTER OUR VIRTUAL WAITING ROOM