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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease refers to eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of the disease. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States for those under the age of 65. If you have diabetes, it’s important to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Diabetic eye disease may not have any early symptoms. Finding it early can help you take steps to protect your vision.

Contact SJEA today to schedule an appointment to learn more about Diabetic Eye Disease and ensure you and your family has their best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you!

Contact Lens Care: Reduce Your Infection Risk

Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo presents this addition to the SJEA Eye on Vision Library. Here he discusses contact lens care and how to reduce your risk for infection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October is Halloween Eye Safety Month

EYE ON VISION. Optometric Physician Dr. Russell W. Chappius III presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for October.

October is Halloween Eye Safety Month. To ensure that your family enjoys a vision-safe Halloween, follow these safety tips from Dr. Chappius:
* Test any eye or face makeup on the back of your hand to check for allergy or sensitivity
* Avoid masks or props that may block your peripheral field
* Don’t wear a cosmetic contact lens without a prescription

Contact SJEA today to schedule an appointment to learn more about Halloween Eye Safety and ensure your family has their best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you!

September is Healthy Aging Month

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

September is Healthy Aging Month; 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!

 

 

Helping Our School Nurses

HELPING OUT OUR SCHOOL NURSES. With the new school year in focus, our dedicated team at South Jersey Eye Associates has continued our tradition (13 years running) of distributing complimentary contact lens care kits to the nurses at schools throughout our region.
Poor lens care can sometimes lead to eye infections and other complications. With this resource on hand—for teachers, staff, and students—SJEA can help prevent some of these complications.

Floaters: What are they and why do you see them?

EYE ON VISION. Dr. Russell Chappius III presents this addition to the SJEA Eye on Vision Library. Here he explains what floaters are, why you see them, and when you should be concerned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

With August being Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month, South Jersey Eye Associates has asked our very own Optometric Physician, Dr. Russell W. Chappius III to present SJEA’s “Eye on Vision” for August.

In this video, Dr. Chappius gives us his thoughts on the importance of eye exams for children of all ages, especially as they prepare for school in the fall. Even if your child doesn’t complain about or exhibit eye problems, poor vision can still greatly impact their learning.

Dr. Chappius also mentions that one of his biggest concerns is myopia or near-sightedness. He has been seeing an increase in this diagnosis in children lately, due in part to the use of phones and tablets being introduced at an earlier age. A baseline examination is recommended as myopia can lead to other complications down the road. This baseline exam will also give your eye doctor an opportunity to check for hereditary retinal diseases that often present themselves during childhood.

With the start of the new school year right around the corner, there is no better time than now to bring your child in for a comprehensive eye exam. Contact SJEA today to schedule an appointment so that you can confidently send your child back to school with the best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Eye On Vision: Ultra-Violet (UV) Safety Month

EYE ON VISON. Optometric Physician Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for July.

July is Ultra-Violet (UV) Safety Month. A reminder that 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.

Be sure to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year, where your doctor at SJEA can check for signs of damage from harmful UV rays. Early treatment may save your vision.

Contact SJEA today to schedule an appointment to help ensure you and your family have their best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

EYE ON VISION: Cataract Awareness Month

EYE ON VISON. Optometric Physician Dr. Russell W. Chappius III presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for June.

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States and more than half of all Americans have cataracts by the time they are 80 years old.

To delay a cataract, we recommend wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block the sun’s ultraviolet rays. If you smoke, please STOP.

Be sure to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year, where your doctor at SJEA can check for signs of cataract and other age-related eye problems such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Early treatment for these other eye diseases may save your vision.

Contact SJEA today to schedule an appointment to help ensure you and your family have their best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

EYE ON VISION: HEALTHY VISION MONTH

EYE ON VISION. Optometric Physician Dr. Brandon J. Wuzzardo presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for May.

Many people see the doctor every year for a physical. Most of us also schedule regular visits to the dentist to get our teeth cleaned. But what about our eyes? It’s important to take care of your eyes — just like you take care of the rest of your body!

Join the doctors and staff at South Jersey Eye Associates and the National Eye Institute (NEI) for Healthy Vision Month 2022! This year’s theme is Healthy Vision: A Family Focus — an opportunity to inspire families to team up and learn how to protect their vision together!

Healthy Vision Month is the perfect time to learn how to protect your eyes — and to spread the word about simple steps you can take now to prevent vision loss later. Make vision a priority…now and for years to come.

Contact SJEA today to schedule an exam and to learn how to help ensure you and your family have their best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you!