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Coastal Jersey Eye Center Welcomes Optometrist Dr. Harvey Wolbransky

LINWOOD, NJ (August 2, 2017) – Coastal Jersey Eye Center is pleased to announce the addition of Optometrist, Dr. Harvey Wolbransky. Dr. Wolbransky examines, diagnoses, treats and manages diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as identify related conditions affecting the eye. In addition, he prescribes medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, eyeglasses and contact lenses.

“Dr. Wolbransky has decades of experience in some of the region’s premiere eye care practices making him uniquely qualified to serve patients in Atlantic and Cape May counties,” said Stephen H. Uretsky, M.D., founder and managing director of Coastal Jersey Eye Center. “He deeply cares about helping patients preserve their vision for life, making him a great addition to our practice.”

Currently, Dr. Wolbransky is also a consulting physician for March Vision Care, Superior Vision Services and Superior Vision Managed Care Affiliates and Spectera Vision Care.

“I chose to join Coastal Jersey Eye Center because of Dr. Uresky’s excellent reputation as an eye surgeon and eye care practice,” said Dr. Wolbransky. “I am happy to be working with this team of talented medical professions devoted to eye health.”

Dr. Wolbransky has served South Jersey’s eye care needs for over 35 years in private practice at Cooper River Eye Associates in Pennsauken and Hammonton, N.J. He dedicated his time to serving on the Board of Trustees at Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Camden Optometric Eye Center. Dr. Wolbransky is currently the athletic sports medicine eye physician for Temple University. He previously served as the president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and has held several executive positions at both the state and national levels.

 

The Solar Eclipse is Coming on Monday, August 21st

This is a monumental celestial event. The “Great American Eclipse” will pass from Oregon to South Carolina and will be partially visible here in New Jersey. Though eclipses happen often, this is the first total eclipse in the mainland United States since 1979.

An eclipse is an awe-inspiring spectacle, but it is also deceptively dangerous for your eyes. If you plan to watch the eclipse from anywhere, be sure to take proper precautions.

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We hope you enjoy the Solar Eclipse! Please watch safely!

August 16, 2017

Back-to-School Already?

With the school year right around the corner, parents are scrambling to get new school supplies and clothes. As they complete their long list of school to-dos, it is crucial to remember one of their children’s most important learning tools: their eyes. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and a great time to remember that good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning.

To keep your child from squinting and struggling through the school year, here are a few easy-to-follow eye care tips:

  • Get your child an eye exam before starting school – While most schools offer eye screenings throughout the year, they are not the most reliable way to track a child’s eye health. To ensure children start the school year with the proper eyewear, parents should schedule a comprehensive eye exam.
  • Encourage your children to wash their hands regularly – When kids come into contact with germs they can be infected simply by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Kids tend to rub their eyes quite a bit, so clean hands will cut-down on eye infections.
  • Limit Exposure to Electronics – Nearsightedness among children 12 years old and older has increased from 25 to 42 percent due to the use of electronic devices. Protect your child from their damaging effects by encouraging them to enjoy in outdoor activities after school.
  • Ensure a Healthy and Balanced Diet – Nutrition is one the most important factors for healthy vision in children. Teaching children to value and enjoy healthy meals can lower their risk for sight-stealing disorders later in life. A diet rich in carotene can reduce age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Carotene is an antecedent to Vitamin A and is found in leafy greens, corn, egg yolks and some grains.

August 5, 2017