The following articles were posted in 2017.
With the holiday shopping season now in full swing South Jersey Eye Physicians joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones in their lives. A number of recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood eye injuries. These include air guns and other toys that shoot projectiles, high-powered lasers, and sports equipment.
Posted on December 05, 2017
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.
Posted on November 03, 2017
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 04, 2017
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.
Posted on September 05, 2017
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 02, 2017
The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. A little preparation now can ensure that you and your family enjoy the event and keep your eyes healthy.
Posted on August 02, 2017
With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, greater. South Jersey Eye Physicians and the American Academy of Ophthalmology warns that excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems.
Posted on July 11, 2017
South Jersey Eye Physicians wants people to know the facts about fireworks so everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July.
Posted on June 05, 2017
Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1 In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, South Jersey Eye Physicians and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind women to make vision a top priority.
Posted on May 01, 2017
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.
Posted on April 03, 2017
On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. This is important because each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment.
Posted on March 02, 2017
Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide . By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million . People may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk of vision loss by neglecting to have sight-saving eye exams.
Posted on February 03, 2017
Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, South Jersey Eye Physicians joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public that early detection and treatment can help protect your sight.
Posted on January 04, 2017