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Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes

As kids begin to resume their favorite sports, Friedberg Eye Associates, PA and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are reminding the public that the best defense against potentially blinding sports-related injuries is wearing protective eyewear.
Apr 14th, 2022

Meet Dr. Karen Levy!

We are excited to welcome Karen Levy, O.D. to our practice! She is now accepting new patients at our Mullica Hill office! Dr. Levy specializes in routine eye exams, diabetic eye exams, contact lens exams including those "hard to fit" patients and...
Jan 19th, 2022

How to Open Champagne Safely this Holiday Season

Champagne signals a time of celebration – but opening bubbly can come with some risks. A Champagne cork can fly up to 50 mph as it leaves the bottle — fast enough to shatter glass. If the cork hits an eye, it can cause bleeding, abrasions and even glaucoma
Dec 17th, 2021

Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th

This July 4th we encourage the public to leave the fireworks to the professionals and go see a public display. Too many hospital related injuries have occurred throughout the country around this time of year due to fireworks. Be smart, be safe and enjoy!
Jun 28th, 2021

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, Friedberg Eye Associates, PA joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month...
Jun 14th, 2021

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

What is Conjunctivitis? Signs and symptoms may occur in one or both eyes. The most common causes of conjunctivitis are infections (viral or bacterial), allergies or irritation from something in the environment.
May 17th, 2021

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight.
May 3rd, 2021

Reverse the Signs of Aging

Friedberg Eye Associates, PA offers an optimized light skin revitalization treatment that can quickly and easily remove undesirable brown spots, sun damage and facial vessels from the face and body leaving you with younger, more beautiful looking skin!
Mar 22nd, 2021

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

Why does computer use strain the eyes more than reading print material? Mainly because people tend to blink less while using computers. Focusing the eyes on computer screens or other digital displays has been shown to reduce a person’s blink rate...
Mar 5th, 2021

Six Things You Should Know About AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments and protective steps can help people with AMD avoid vision loss. Here are the six things we think everyone should know about the condition...
Feb 4th, 2021

Six Helpful Hints for People Taking Glaucoma Medication

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Remember that an annual comprehensive eye exam is the best way to detect eye disease.  If diagnosed with Glaucoma it is important to stick to your treatment schedule. Many patients with glaucoma may struggle...
Jan 7th, 2021

Here’s How To Open a Champagne Bottle Without Hurting Your Eye

Champagne signals a time of celebration – but opening bubbly can come with some risks. A Champagne cork can fly up to 50 mph as it leaves the bottle—fast enough to shatter glass. If the cork hits an eye, it can cause bleeding, abrasions and even glaucoma.
Dec 17th, 2020

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Holiday Shopping List

If toy guns are on your shopping list, Friedberg Eye Assoiciates, PA and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge you to also give the gift of protective eyewear. Protective eyewear and proper guidance make BB, pellet and paintball gun activities safer.
Dec 1st, 2020

How to Find out if Your Halloween Contact Lenses are Illegal

Beware of illegal costume contact lenses lurking on store shelves or online. Here’s an easy way to tell if your lenses are counterfeit: Can you purchase them without a prescription? If the answer is yes, those creepy lenses are a danger to your vision.
Oct 1st, 2020

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

If your eyes are dry and gritty and eyedrops just don’t seem to be helping, you may have an underlying issue in your eyelids causing your Dry Eye Disease.  Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD, is a leading cause of Dry Eye Disease.
Sep 24th, 2020

Healthy Vision

Regular eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss. In support of NEI’s Healthy Vision Month, Friedberg Eye Associates and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are encouraging everyone to take charge of their eye health...
Sep 2nd, 2020

Dry Eye Education

Tear production normally decreases as we age.  Although dry eye can occur in both men and women at any age, women are most often affected.  This is especially true after menopause. Dry eye can also be associated with arthritis and...
Aug 25th, 2020

Contact Lens Health Week

It is contact lens health week. We are here to remind all contact lens wearers that proper wear and care is so important to help protect your eyes. Using CDC guidelines, we will go over what you need to know to ensure you stay away from eye infections.
Aug 18th, 2020

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. Friedberg Eye Associates joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.
Aug 12th, 2020

Sunglasses and UV: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a known culprit for painful sunburns and melanoma, yet few adults associate it with serious vision problems. But unprotected exposure to UV rays can have very serious eye consequences – especially over the lifetime.
Jul 27th, 2020

Woodbury Eyewear Optical Shop

Woodbury Eyewear (located inside Friedberg Eye Associates, PA) has licensed, knowledgeable and experienced opticians. They are dedicated to helping you select the proper frames and lenses that suits your lifestyle and needs. 
Jun 11th, 2020

Cataracts

A cataract is a gradual clouding of the clear lens in the eye, the part that focuses light and produces clear images. Cataracts form slowly and painlessly, but can eventually lead to blindness. Learn what causes them and what you can do to preserve vision.
Jun 2nd, 2020

Seasonal Allergies Got You Down?

Seasonal allergies affect more than 35 million Americans each year and can have a tremendously negative impact on an individual’s quality of life. If seasonal conjunctivitis is bothering you, here are some tips that can help.
May 27th, 2020

Coronavirus and Your Eyes

Guarding your eyes — as well as your hands,nose, and mouth — can slow the spread of coronavirus. Here are some ways you can keep your eyes safe and healthy during this coronavirus outbreak.
May 20th, 2020

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Many people who spend long hours reading or working on a computer for their jobs experience eye discomfort. To help avoid workplace dry eye and eye strain, follow these eye ergonomics tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Mar 4th, 2020

Glaucoma Awareness Month

During January’s Glaucoma Awareness Month, we are urging everyone who may be at risk for glaucoma to see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.
Jan 20th, 2020

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

During December’s Safe Toys and Celebrations Month we encourage everyone to take a number of steps before purchasing toys, sports equipment, opening a bottle of champagne, and even going near the Christmas tree. 
Dec 5th, 2019

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month and we are observing this month and urging all diabetics to have a dilated eye exam every year. Do you know if you are at risk for blindness due to diabetes?
Nov 8th, 2019

What is Dry Eye? Could you have it?

Some people do not produce enough tears to keep the eye comfortable. Tear production normally decreases as we age.  Although dry eye can occur in both men and women at any age, women are most often affected.
Oct 15th, 2019

Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, Friedberg Eye Associates, P.A. joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of having regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and vision.
Sep 27th, 2019