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Monthly Archives: April 2024

SJEA Announces the Addition of Dr. Samantha A. Miletta to the SJEA Family!

Dr. Samantha A. Miletta will officially join the trusted eyecare and eyewear center as an Optometric Physician on June 3, 2024, and will practice primary care optometry primarily at its Millville location.

Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo, Optometric Physician and owner of SJEA, expressed enthusiasm for the newest member of his staff. Together with Dr. Russell W. Chappius III, who has been with SJEA since 2020, the on-site doctors and affiliated specialists strive to offer South Jersey the latest in vision care services, all with a patient-first philosophy.

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

Dr. Miletta graduated from Rowan University in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and will graduate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in May 2024. She was a long-time patient at South Jersey Eye Associates and shadowed Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo for several years before starting optometry school.

Dr. Miletta’s training consisted of an internship at The Eye Institute, with externships at Cassey’s Optical, Gubman Eye Associates, Wilmington VA Medical Center, South Jersey Eye Associates, and William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center at The Eye Institute which specializes in low vision training. These externships included training in contact lenses, ocular disease, and low vision. While at SJEA, Dr. Miletta completed her optical clerkship in July 2021 and completed a 3-month externship from November 2023 through February 2024.

A lifelong resident of Fairton, Dr. Miletta exclaims, “SJEA has always made me feel like family—from being a patient to now being an optometrist in the practice. I am excited to be able to give back to the community I grew up in!”

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Optometric Physician Dr. Russell W. Chappius presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for April.

April is Sports Eye Safety Month and our doctors at SJEA want to help you keep your eyes healthy anytime you are participating in sports activities. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that over 30,000 sports-related eye injuries are reported every year. Most of these eye injuries are preventable.

Eye protection is not only for prescription wearers, but for anyone active in sports. In fact, regular eyeglasses and contact lenses provide little or no protection and regular eyewear may even cause an eye injury when worn while participating in a sporting event.

To prevent injury, athletes are advised to wear eye protection that may include safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards designed for a particular sport and that meet American Society for Testing and Materials(ASTM) standards.

Athletes also need to visit their eye doctor regularly for comprehensive eye care so that they can perform their best on the court or field with clear and healthy vision.

Contact SJEA today to learn more about sports eye safety to ensure you and your family has their best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you!