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Spring for Better Eye Care

Spring for Better Eye Care

Created on: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

The Spring Equinox is upon us! Today marks the first day of spring and many of us are saddling up for the next few months to be filled with our favorite outdoor activities. Most of us are eagerly looking forward to longer days, sunshine, and warmer weather. All the fun aside, the onset of spring comes with a few things to watch out for in relation to eye health. Take some time to look over the list below before heading out into the sun for some fun. See how you can help protect your eyes this spring season.

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The Basics of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

The Basics of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Created on: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 50. It is a loss of central vision that occurs when there are changes to the macula. The macula is a small portion of the retina that is located on the inside back layer of the eye. There are two forms of AMD known as “dry” and “wet.” Most people suffering form AMD have the dry form.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Better Eye Health!

New Year’s Resolutions for Better Eye Health!

Created on: Monday, December 31, 2018
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

With the New Year comes a fresh start. We all make New Year’s Resolutions every year; some of which we keep and others fall by the wayside. For 2019, make eye health part of those resolutions that stick with you throughout the new year. We have provided you with 5 resolutions to help you take the best care of your eyes in 2019!

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Eat With Your Eyes This Thanksgiving

Eat With Your Eyes This Thanksgiving

Created on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Thanksgiving is a time that almost always guarantees family gatherings, thankfulness, and our eyes being bigger than our stomachs! When we think about the food we eat on thanksgiving, our thoughts center around how the food will taste rather than the health benefits. We tend to forget that most of what fills our plate on this holiday helps nourish our bodies and our eyes. Curious on how to feast your eyes this Thanksgiving? Here are 7 Thanksgiving favorites that are good for both your taste buds and your eyes!

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Back to School! Good Vision and Overall Eye Health are Vital to Learning

Back to School! Good Vision and Overall Eye Health are Vital to Learning

Created on: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Back-to-school time is just around the corner, and the scramble to buy school clothes and new pencils, backpacks and notebooks will begin. Eye Associates Ophthalmologists remind busy parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.

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July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month

July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month

Created on: Friday, July 20, 2018
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

While affecting millions of people in the US, dry eye is frequently underdiagnosed. Many dry eye sufferers do not recognize their symptoms are due to the condition of dry eye. Early treatment can decrease progression of severity over time and improve quality of life. Symptoms of dry eye may include burning, itching, excessive tearing, and blurred vision.rn

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Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Death in Women

Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Death in Women

Created on: Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

A large health study analyzing older women has found that those with cataracts who underwent cataract surgery had a lower risk of death from any cause as well as certain specific causes. Eye Associates reported the findings, which drew on data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The WHI is a nationwide study of postmenopausal women in the United States aged between 50 and 79 years. The team also explained that previous studies have shown that, as well as enjoying better vision, individuals with cataracts who have cataract surgery also seem to have a lower risk of dying prematurely.

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The Dangers of \

The Dangers of "Redness Relief" Eye Drops

Created on: Monday, February 05, 2018
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

While suffering from red, itching, and/or irritated eyes, many of us never hesitate to reach for “Redness Relief Eye Drops.” These drops (the most popular brands being Visine, Clear Eyes, B&L advanced redness relief) are known for temporary relief of minor eye redness or discomfort caused by minor irritants. But what are the ingredients in these drops? And how often should these drops be used without consulting your Eye Associates Physician? Sydney L Tyson, MD, MPH (President and Medical Director of Eye Associates) sends a public service announcement to local communities as his practice has recently been seeing many cases of patients abusing these over-the-counter medications.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Wearers of Reading Glasses

New Year’s Resolutions for Wearers of Reading Glasses

Created on: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

It’s a new year – a fresh start. What a perfect opportunity to put yourself first and make plans to do something that could literally change the way you see the world. It’s a new year. Why not give yourself the gift of new vision? If you’re in your 40s or 50s, chances are you’ve had to turn to reading glasses or contact lenses to see up close. It’s incredibly irritating, right? – Especially if you never needed vision correction before. So this year, why not make your vision a priority? Make 2018 the year you discover the KAMRA® inlay and see yourself living without the constant frustrations of reading glasses.

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Use Your Vision Insurance & FLEX Before The Year\'s End

Use Your Vision Insurance & FLEX Before The Year's End

Created on: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

During the holidays approaching the new year, the last thing most families are thinking about is getting themselves to their annual doctor visits. Family, school, and work obligations keep you from considering important things like health care benefits covered by your insurance.

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Gobble Up The Vision Friendly Meal

Gobble Up The Vision Friendly Meal

Created on: Friday, November 03, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

We know your Thanksgiving meal will satisfy your stomach... but what about your eyes? There is nothing quite like a delicious, hearty home-cooked meal to bring family and friends together. Dozens of homemade dishes to pass, funny stories to exchange, memories to share and the collective feeling of love and happiness engulf the end of the meal.rnThroughout the year, there are plenty of opportunities for winter holidays, birthday dinners, and celebratory occasions. However, Thanksgiving is the one meal that takes the cake when it comes to delicious food and amazing times spent with family.rn

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Did the Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes?

Did the Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes?

Created on: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Millions of people across the country turned their eyes to the sky to view the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21st. But what if you looked without a pair of those NASA-approved specks? Monday, August 21, 2017, will go down in history in the United States as the day the Great American Solar Eclipse stretched from coast to coast, leaving millions in awe as they looked directly up at the sun...

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Will Your Sunglasses Protect You From Serious Eye Disease?

Will Your Sunglasses Protect You From Serious Eye Disease?

Created on: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, greater. In honor of UV Safety Month, Eye Associates 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. This is true for young and old, year-round. Prevention is simple. Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation. But how do you know if your sunglasses are up to the task of protecting your family's sight?

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Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

Created on: Friday, May 05, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

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. In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, Eye Associates reminds women to make vision a top priority.

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Eye Safety at Work

Eye Safety at Work

Created on: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

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. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be avoided by wearing eye protection. As part of an ongoing effort to stress the importance of workplace eye wellness, Eye Associates is encouraging the public to do right by their eyes and wear appropriate eye protection.

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Going Green for Eye Health

Going Green for Eye Health

Created on: Friday, March 03, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

In a few weeks we’ll all be seeing various shades of green and it has nothing to do with a strange medical condition! On this day of the year everyone, no matter what their heritage is, turns Irish! However, while we are all for celebrating the luck of the Irish, the word "green" has a different meaning to many of the health professionals at Eye Associates.

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Love Your Eyes

Love Your Eyes

Created on: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read and recognize faces. Approximately 2.1 million Americans had AMD as of 2010. This number is expected to double to more than 5.4 million by 2050. Meanwhile, fewer people are aware of the disease compared to other eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.rnTo help raise awareness of AMD as Valentine’s Day approaches next month, Eye Associates is reminding seniors that their eyes need love, too. There are steps they can take to take better care of their eyes and protect themselves from AMD-related blindness. rn

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Winter Factors That Impact Vision

Winter Factors That Impact Vision

Created on: Monday, January 09, 2017
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

During the winter months, various environmental and circumstantial factors can affect your eye health and vision. As we welcome the new year with “open eyes”, Eye Associates doctors warn their patients about winter factors that impact vision. As outdoor temperatures drop during the winter months, the air becomes colder and can no longer rnhold as much atmospheric water (humidity) as warmer air can. Cold winter winds are especially dehydrating, and therefore damaging, to our eyes and skin (which are comprised mostly of water.)

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Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

Created on: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, Eye Associates is joining the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 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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Dr. Tyson\'s Thanksgiving Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bread

Dr. Tyson's Thanksgiving Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bread

Created on: Friday, November 18, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Clear the table and smell the turkey! Thanksgiving is around the corner! During this wonderful time to share delicious food with family and friends, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your eye health, but many Thanksgiving staples can promote proper eye function. One of our favorites is Dr. Tyson's Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bread! Not only is this dish perfect for Thanksgiving, but also after Thanksgiving when you don't know what to do with your left over pumpkin pie filling and sweet potatoes!

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