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The following articles were posted in 2017.

Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

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.

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Posted on December 05, 2017

Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

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.

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Posted on November 03, 2017

Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

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.

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Posted on October 04, 2017

Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

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.

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Posted on September 05, 2017

Back to School

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.

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Posted on August 02, 2017

Solar Eclipse Eye Safety Infographic

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.

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Posted on August 02, 2017

UV Safety

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.

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Posted on July 11, 2017

No Fireworks Are Safe, Even the Innocent Sparkler Causes Thousands of Eye Injuries

South Jersey Eye Physicians wants people to know the facts about fireworks so everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July.

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Posted on June 05, 2017

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

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.

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Posted on May 01, 2017

Wearing Eye Protection

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.

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Posted on April 03, 2017

AMD One of the Leading Causes of Blindness Among Seniors

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.

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Posted on February 03, 2017