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Monthly Archives: September 2021


South Jersey Eye Associates Expands Practice

South Jersey’s Comprehensive Eyecare and Eyewear Center has acquired the Optometry Practice of Dr. Lynne Porreca in Millville, New Jersey

South Jersey Eye Associates, PA (SJEA) is excited to announce, as it celebrates its 35th Anniversary, the expansion of its practice to include the optometry practice of Dr. Lynne M. Porreca, located in Millville, New Jersey. The Millville and Bridgeton locations will operate under the South Jersey Eye Associates, PA name and act as one entity.

“Dr. Lynne Porreca, having more than 38 years of experience, is a well-respected and caring physician who maintains the same patient-first philosophy that we have at SJEA.” said Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo, Optometric Physician and owner of South Jersey Eye Associates. “This opportunity ensures that Dr. Porreca’s existing patients will continue to receive the highest level of vision care and provides SJEA with the ability to reach and better serve more of the South Jersey region.”

Dr. Porreca will continue to practice optometry and see her patients at the Millville location. Both Dr. Wuzzardo and Dr. Russell W. Chappius III, an optometric physician who joined SJEA in July of last year, will primarily practice out of the Bridgeton location. A plan is being developed to also offer their services in Millville in the near future for the convenience of new patients.

“I am thrilled to be working with Dr. Wuzzardo and Dr. Chappius in association with South Jersey Eye Associates,” Dr. Porreca expressed her enthusiasm for this new venture. “They are highly-trained and skilled physicians who have purposely chosen, as I have done, to make the vision needs of South Jersey their main focus.”

Dr. Wuzzardo stated optimistically, “South Jersey Eye Associates, PA opened in 1986 with the partnership of Dr. Robert M. Cole and Dr. Michael A. Feinstein (both doctors having retired in the last five years). Thirty-five years later, we are proud to say that their founding principle—to provide “Eyecare At Its Best” to all of South Jersey—continues to be our mission today.”

 

EYE ON VISION: Healthy Aging Month

Optometric Physician Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vison” for September.

September is Healthy Aging awareness month, which was designated to encourage all of us to take charge of our well-being as we age. That includes taking care of our vision.

As Dr. Wuzzardo says, “birthdays happen.” Vision changes are normal with age, but vision loss and blindness are not. With each birthday we have a higher risk for certain eye diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, dry eye, and low vision. To continue to enjoy healthy vision, it’s important to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam regularly.

Contact SJEA today to schedule your appointment and learn more about what you can do to keep your eyes healthy as you age. We look forward to seeing you soon!