UV Eye Safety in the Winter

Did you know that UV eye protection is important all year round? While we all take extra precautions during the hot summer months, it’s important to remember that the sun can harm our eyes during the winter as well. The risks that UV Light imposes on your eyes are numerous: Increased risk of eye diseases […]

Let’s Talk Eye Health and your Control over the Future

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could mold our future to look exactly as we would like? The truth is, this is a possibility in many more ways than one. We can plan and prepare for a cozy retirement. We can guard our health with good eating and exercise habits. We can also maintain a […]

A contact lens exam, what’s different?

Often patients request a new prescription for contact lenses and are frustrated to find out that they need an eye exam to receive an updated prescription.   “But my vision is fine.” Yes, you may be satisfied with the vision in your current contact lenses. However, it is important to make sure that your current […]

This is Why your Eyes may be Red

In our Brooklyn laser vision center, we have a front-row seat to a lot of different conditions. This enables us to quickly identify what could be at the heart of a slew of symptoms, and also to develop a custom treatment program as needed to resolve individual complaints, such as redness and irritation. These two […]

Halloween Contact Lenses – Is Your Vision Worth It?

    With Halloween around the corner, the demand of decorative contact lenses increases for patients looking to perfect their Halloween costume. With decorative lenses being widely popular, it is important to know the variety of risks associated with using these lenses. Contact Lenses are NOT “One Size Fits All” Contact Lenses are fit to […]

Could Technology be Putting you (and your Child) at Risk?

The technological advances that have occurred in recent decades have seemingly made life significantly easier and generally better. We can cook rice in a matter of a few minutes, rather than the usual 30-40. We can whip out an email faster than the mailman can unlock the mailbox, virtually rendering “snail mail” useless (except for […]

The Importance of Sports Eyewear

  September is Sports Eyewear Safety Month! Sports cause over 40,000 eye related injuries, 90% of which can be prevented with the use of protective eye wear. High-risk sports use a ball, puck, bat, stick or racquet, or they involve body contact. Some high-risk sports are baseball, basketball, hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis and other racquet […]

Are Cataracts a Pressing Concern?

Statistics demonstrate that a large percentage of people (70% or more) have a decent chance of being affected by cataracts sometime during their life. The likelihood of this condition, which impairs vision as protein deposits pile up on the aging lens, is even greater than that of glaucoma or macular degeneration. Typically, the risk of […]

What You Need To Know About Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is one of several concerning eye conditions that affects older adults. According to statistical data, more people are affected by macular degeneration than by cataracts and glaucoma combined. Millions of people in our country have been diagnosed with this condition, for which there is no cure.   Dry Macular Degeneration Dry macular Degeneration […]

Fall Allergies Are Right Around The Corner

Fall is right around the corners, and the change in seasons is usually accompanied by the onset of ocular allergies. Ocular allergies occur when your eyes are exposed to some type of allergen. Allergies can be seasonal or be caused by dust mites, pet hair or many other possible allergens. Although they do not cause […]

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