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More Older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision, Here’s How to Make Life Easier and Safer Sep 1st, 2021

The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. Low vision describes poor vision that can't be fixed or improved with glasses, contacts or surgery. People with low vision have blind spots that can make it difficult or...

Seven Myths About Sunglasses That Could Damage Your Vision Jul 9th, 2021

Did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye disease? The good news is that prevention is simple: Wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. But there are a lot of common myths about sunglasses and eye health....

Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th Jun 28th, 2021

Every Fourth of July, families, friends, and communities come together throughout the country to view firework displays. And every year, we encourage the public to leave the fireworks to the professionals and go to a public display. At the same time, fireworks sales have spiked as much as 400 percent...

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts Jun 14th, 2021

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 by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.   As...

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) May 17th, 2021

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) is the swelling or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin and filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye. Signs and symptoms may occur in one or both eyes. The most common causes of conjunctivitis are infections (viral or bacterial),...

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease May 3rd, 2021

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. During the month of May, Friedberg Eye Associates, PA joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information...

Eye Protection for Recreational and Professional Sports Apr 20th, 2021

New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. This April during Sports Eye Safety Month, Friedberg Eye Associates, PA and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind the public that the right protective eyewear...

Reverse the Signs of Aging Mar 22nd, 2021

Sun spots, age spots and facial veins seem inevitable as we age even if we try to protect ourselves from the sun.  Don't you wish there was a way to erase sun damage and signs of aging? Luckily Friedberg Eye Associates, PA offers an optimized light skin revitalization treatment that...

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time Mar 5th, 2021

Research found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this screen time has led to an increase in complaints of eye strain, dry eye, headaches and insomnia. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month...

Six Things You Should Know About AMD Feb 4th, 2021

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: 1. There may be no early symptoms. In its early stages,...

Six Helpful Hints for People Taking Glaucoma Medication Jan 7th, 2021

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 to adhere to their treatment schedule because they may forget, have...

Here’s How To Open a Champagne Bottle Without Hurting Your Eye Dec 17th, 2020

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. "Champagne cork injuries really...

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Holiday Shopping List Dec 1st, 2020

In the beloved holiday movie, A Christmas Story, Ralphie attempts to convince his parents and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift. They all reject his pleas with the same warning: "You'll shoot your eye out." While you may not literally shoot your eye out, a new study in Ophthalmology...

How to Find out if Your Halloween Contact Lenses are Illegal Oct 1st, 2020

Spooky contact lenses can complete your Halloween costume. But beware of the dangers of illegal costume contact lenses lurking on store shelves and invading online retailers. Though the federal government works to keep illegal and harmful versions of decorative or color contact lenses off the shelves, they can still be...

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Sep 24th, 2020

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 when the glands in your eyelids are obstructed or clogged and aren’t creating the necessary...

Healthy Vision Sep 2nd, 2020

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 and preserve their sight by following some simple tips. Live a healthy lifestyle. Eating...

Dry Eye Education Aug 25th, 2020

Some people do not produce enough tears to keep the eye comfortable. This is known as dry eye.Tears are produced by two different methods.  One method produces tears at a slow, steady rate and is responsible for normal eye lubrication.  The other method produces large quantities of tears in response...

Contact Lens Health Week Aug 18th, 2020

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. Always wash...

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month Aug 12th, 2020

Whether your children are heading back to school in person or remotely this September, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. Friedberg Eye Associates joins the American Academy of...

Sunglasses and UV: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Jul 27th, 2020

Forget your sunglasses – no big deal, right? Think again. 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. We'll talk about the...

Woodbury Eyewear Optical Shop Jun 11th, 2020

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. FINDING THE PERFECT FITBefore selecting and purchasing eyewear there are few things to consider - all of which will...

Cataracts Jun 2nd, 2020

More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts. A cataract is a gradual clouding of the clear lens in the eye, the part that focuses light and produces clear images. As old cells die they become trapped. As time passes, more cells die and accumulate causing...

Seasonal Allergies Got You Down? May 27th, 2020

  Seasonal allergies affect more than 35 million Americans each year and can have a tremendously negative impact on an individual’s quality of life. Tree pollens in April and May, grass pollens in June and July and mold spores and weed pollens in July and August add up to a...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes May 20th, 2020

Protecting Your Eyes and Health 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. If you wear contact lenses, try switching to glasses for a...

Workplace Eye Wellness Month Mar 4th, 2020

In support of Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, Friedberg Eye Associates PA and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are offering tips to desk workers everywhere whose eyes may need relief from too much screen time.Many people who spend long hours reading or working on a computer for their jobs experience eye...

Your Eyes Need Love Too! Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month Feb 21st, 2020

Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), 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...

Glaucoma Awareness Month Jan 20th, 2020

Happy New Year to All!Millions of people in the United States are at risk for blindness, and some do not know it. 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. We recommend that...

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month Dec 5th, 2019

This holiday season is a time for family, fun and celebration, but also a time to think about safety. 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...

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Nov 8th, 2019

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? Here are some facts to know about diabetes and diabetic eye disease:There...

What is Dry Eye? Could you have it? Oct 15th, 2019

Some people do not produce enough tears to keep the eye comfortable.  This is known as dry eye. Tears are produced by two different methods.  One method produces tears at a slow, steady rate and is responsible for normal eye lubrication.  The other method produces large quantities of tears in...

Consult an Eye Care Professional if Your Halloween Costume Includes Scary Eyes Oct 1st, 2019

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription can lead to serious eye infections or permanent vision loss. Decorative lenses are medical devices, not costume jewelry. They must be prescribed and fitted by an eye care professional, just like regular contact lenses....

Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy Sep 27th, 2019

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. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in...