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Coastal Jersey Eye Center Offering Telehealth Services During Pandemic

Telehealth has been around for years. Many medical professions have embraced the technology but patients have been slow to adopt these new services.

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) keeping people home under stay-at-home orders, Telehealth services are proving to be an easy and convenient path to high-quality and timely health care where a physical visit is not necessary. Coastal Jersey Eye Center is pleased to offer Telehealth appointments to provide care in a safe, no-contact way.

With Telehealth appointments, patients video chat with one of our medical professionals by phone, tablet or computer. Through Telehealth, we can address non-emergency eye issues like:

  • Issuing new prescriptions for eye medication or renew existing ones.
  • Treating allergies that cause itchy, red, irritated eyes.
  • Identifying and treating conjunctivitis.
  • Providing treatments to address the pain and discomfort of a corneal abrasion.
  • Get help soothing your eye and reducing inflammation from Stys.
  • And much more!

Having a virtual visit from the comfort of your home is the best way for us to provide treatment and keep you safe. For more information or to schedule a Telehealth appointment, visit CoastalJerseyEye.com or call 609-927-3373.

Dr. Stephen H. Uretsky is a board-certified ophthalmologist with 35 years of practice experience who specializes in comprehensive eye care. Dr. Michael G. Miller is a dedicated optometrist with a passion for helping correct vision loss in patients. Coastal Jersey Eye Center features an optical center, Classic Eyewear, which provides eyeglass frames and lenses to suit every style and budget.

For more information on eye exams or to schedule an appointment, call the Linwood office at 609-927-3373 or the Cape May Court House office at 609-465-7926. Visit us online at CoastalJerseyEye.com.

Coastal Jersey Eye Center Welcomes Optometrist Dr. Michael G. Miller

Michael G. Miller, OD – License# 27OA00693400, OM# 27OM00161000

LINWOOD (March 16, 2020) – Coastal Jersey Eye Center is pleased to welcome Michael G. Miller, OD, to help serve the eye care needs of Atlantic and Cape May county residents.

Dr. Miller examines, diagnoses, treats and manages diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures. He also identifies related conditions affecting the eye and prescribes medications, vision therapy, eyeglasses and contact lenses.

“Dr. Miller brings a tremendous skill set and helps us continue to provide expert eye care services to our patients,” Dr. Stephen H. Uretsky, founder of Coastal Jersey Eye Center, said. “He cares deeply about helping patients and is committed to preserving their vision.”

Dr. Miller is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania and earned his Doctorate of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. He completed his Residency in Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care at VA Boston Healthcare System, where he completed rotations at the Jamaica Plain VAMC, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Ophthalmic Consultant of Boston and Boston Foundation for Sight.

About Coastal Jersey Eye Center:

Dr. Stephen H. Uretsky is a board-certified eye doctor with 35 years of practice experience who specializes in comprehensive eye care. Dr. Michael G. Miller is a dedicated optometrist with a passion for helping correct vision loss in patients. Coastal Jersey Eye Center features an optical center, Classic Eyewear, which provides eyeglass frames and lenses to suit every style and budget. For more information on eye exams or to schedule an appointment, call the Linwood office at 609-927-3373 or the Cape May Court House office at 609-465-7926. Visit us online at CoastalJerseyEye.com.

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Why Regular Eye Exams Are So Important

Eye exams are more about vision – they’re also about your health.

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends eye exams at least once a year. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist may recommend more frequent exams.

For adults and children, eye exams are an important part of maintaining good health. Having your eyes checked regularly ensures your best possible vision. Eye health exams also check for signs of eye disease or conditions that affect more than your vision but your overall health.

A comprehensive eye exam is performed by an eye doctor who scans for eye and vision health. Such an exam assesses underlying causes for vision problems and possible diseases that can threaten your sight and overall health, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tumors, cancer, autoimmune disorders and thyroid disorders.

If your child is experiencing developmental delays or trouble in school there could be an underlying vision problem. Proper learning, motor development and other skills are dependent upon good vision. Often children don’t know that the vision they are experiencing is abnormal so they aren’t able to express that they need help. Many conditions are easier to treat when they are caught early on while eyes are still developing.

And just like our bodies, our eyes weaken as we age. There are many age-related eye conditions like presbyopia, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration that affect your vision and your daily life. While some of these conditions are more of an inconvenience, others could lead to vision loss and dependency.

In addition to regular yearly eye exams, it is important to be aware of any changes in your eye health and vision. Also know your potential risk factors as well as your family ocular and medical history. Over half of the vision loss worldwide is preventable with proper treatment and care.

Dr. Stephen H. Uretsky is a board-certified ophthalmologist with 35 years of practice experience who specializes in comprehensive eye care. Coastal Jersey Eye Center features an optical center, Classic Eyewear, which provides eyeglass frames and lenses to suit every style and budget. For more information on eye exams or to schedule an appointment, please call the Linwood office at 609.927.3373 or 609.465.7926 for the Cape May Court House office. Visit online at www.CoastalJerseyEye.com.