The following articles were posted in 2016.
The holidays are right around the corner and for many that means shopping for the children. One thing to keep in mind when buying toys for children is to make sure they are safe. Children receive all sorts of presents that are potentially unsafe for their eyes during the holidays, including BB guns, darts, pellet guns and paintball guns.
Posted on December 01, 2016
Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin in amounts sufficient to control blood sugar levels. People with any type of diabetes can develop hyperglycemia, which is an excess of blood sugar, or serum glucose.
Posted on November 02, 2016
People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. This is especially timely as South Jersey Eye Physicians joins the Academy in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.
Posted on November 01, 2016
Halloween is a popular time for people to use decorative contact lenses. But most people do not know the sight-stealing consequences behind making these choices.
Posted on October 21, 2016
Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying — blindness. South Jersey Eye Physicians joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses.
Posted on October 01, 2016
One in six Americans age 65 and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Also, risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. Here are some facts and tips for seniors age 65 and older about keeping eyes healthy through the years, and why it’s crucial that seniors have regular eye exams.
Posted on September 22, 2016
According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams.
Posted on September 01, 2016
With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.
Posted on August 01, 2016
When it comes to practicing sun safety, Americans are getting smarter. But in some cases, we’re still in the dark on UV exposure and how to avoid it. Remember to cover up with a hat, glasses and sunscreen!
Posted on July 19, 2016
The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldn’t overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, warns South Jersey Eye Physicians and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Posted on July 01, 2016
This June, South Jersey Eye Physicians joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.
Posted on June 01, 2016
In support of NEI’s Healthy Vision Month in May, South Jersey Eye Physicians and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are encouraging everyone to take charge of their eye health and preserve their sight by following some simple tips.
Posted on May 01, 2016
Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection became mandatory. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month in April, South Jersey Eye Physicians and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are offering athletes of all ages guidance on how to best protect their eyes.
Posted on April 01, 2016
Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection.
Posted on April 15, 2016
Each year, thousands of Americans visit the emergency room to treat a workplace eye injury. A significant portion of eye injuries occur in manufacturing, construction and mining. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, South Jersey Eye Physicians, PA is joining the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding employers and workers in these fields about the importance of wearing eye protection.
Posted on March 02, 2016
Long touted as good for backs and necks, proper desk ergonomics are also important for the health and comfort of the eyes. In support of Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, South Jersey Eye Physicians, PA and the American Academy of Ophthalmology is offering tips to desk workers everywhere whose eyes may need relief from too much screen time.
Posted on March 01, 2016
Approximately 2.7 million Americans have the potentially blinding eye disease glaucoma, but only half are aware of it. Meanwhile, glaucoma incidence is on the rise. Researchers predict that glaucoma will affect as many as 6.3 million Americas by 2050. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are sharing a list of risk factors that can lead to the disease.
Posted on January 01, 2016
Low vision occurs when there is significant visual impairment that is not correctable with glasses, contact lenses, medication, or eye surgery. It is characterized by partial loss of sight due to blind spots, tunnel or blurred vision. Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts are all common causes of low vision.
Posted on February 01, 2016