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Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: allergies, red eyes, swollen eyelids, soreness

Runny nose? Scratchy throat? Sneezing? These can all be caused by allergies, but allergies can effect a lot more than your nose and throat. The eyes are subject to many different allergens as well, and unfortunately many people are susceptible to these allergies.

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The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: eye irritation, wildfire, smoke exposure

Wildfires can be an issue anywhere when there isn’t enough rain during the hot summer. If you live in California, then you most likely already know the dangers these wildfires pose to the ecosystem and neighboring towns. A lesser known fact about fire is that the smoke can be equally as detrimental to your health as the fire itself. Exposure to smoke can cause damage to your lungs, but did you that smoke can damage your eyes as well?

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Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

Created on: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: amblyopia, lazy eye, vision correction, virtual reality

In most cases, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of virtual reality headsets is their function in the wonderful world of entertainment. Virtual reality is considered the new frontier of the entertainment world, but could there be more to the technology than meets the eye?

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The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

Created on: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, eyes, health

Diabetes is a growing issue throughout the world, with an estimated 382 million people suffering from it in 2013. If not treated, diabetes can lead to other serious medical complications such as: ischemic heart disease, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke—but did you know that diabetes can also affect your eyes?

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7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: eyes, eye health, nutrition, foods, vitamins, macular degeneration

There are a lot of different foods out there that help to promote good eye health, but how many do you know about? In this article we talk about some of these foods and how they can be beneficial to your daily diet.

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Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Created on: Monday, June 08, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: uv, rays, danger, protection, safety, eyes, skin

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to see a raised level of awareness surrounding these issues, but in regards to how and when you should protect yourself from the dangers of UV radiation, there are some common misconceptions. In this article you will learn some of these misconceptions.

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Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Created on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: sunglasses, uv rays, eye health, macular degeneration, cataracts

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool or Audrey Hepburn glamour, but they're much more than just a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes. Sunglasses provide critical protection from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage the surface of your eye as well as its internal structures -- sometimes contributing to macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Healthy Vision Month

Created on: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: healthy vision, eye health, eye examinations

Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and exercising regularly. When it comes to our health, we often visit our physician to ensure that our bodies are healthy. But what about when it comes to the health of our eyes? They're not always top of mind, but they're definitely just as important.

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7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: eye health, vision, uv exposure, eye diseases, eye examinations, healthy diet

Some eye conditions are hereditary, but many are a result of poor vision care and bad habits. You may be surprised to find that things you do each and every day might actually be damaging your eye sight.

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What is 20/20 Vision?

Created on: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: visual acuity, hyperopia, presbyopia, eye exam, vision health

20/20 vision a term used to describe normal visual acuity -- the sharpness of a person's vision -- measured at a distance of 20 feet. If a person has 20/20 vision it means that they can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance. If someone has 20/100 vision it means that they must be as close to 20 feet as possible to see what a person with normal vision could see at 100 feet.

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