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February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, February 04, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: blindness prevention, age related macular degeneration, amd, long island surgical care, p.c.

Over 9 million people in the U.S. have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a painless eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years of age. That statistic is expected to double over the next decade as baby boomers begin heading into retirement.

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, January 21, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: prevention, awareness, glaucoma, vision health, blindness, long island surgical care, p.c.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. It is an important time to spread the word and raise awareness about glaucoma, which is considered a thief of sight. There are virtually no symptoms associated with the disease and once vision is lost, it is gone for good. As much as 40% of one's vision can be lost before a change is noticed. This condition is considered the leading cause of preventable blindness.

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Resolve for Healthier Vision in 2013

Created on: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: healthy vision, resolutions, tips, eye health, long island surgical care, p.c.

Each year most of us resolve to make changes that will result in longer, happier and healthier lives. Most people are determined that with the start of a new year they'll lose weight or kick unhealthy habits. This year why not add eye health to your resolutions? Here's a list of easy tips and simple solutions for healthier eyes and better vision in 2013.

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Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Holiday Season

Created on: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: eye injury prevention, safety tips, holidays, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

The holiday season is in full effect and for most of us it's a time that we all look forward to as it means attending parties, relaxing, and spending time with the people we love most. It is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. Do not let preventable eye injuries ruin your time with family and friends this season. Parents should be especially aware of the potential holiday eye hazards that could affect their children. By simply following a few helpful tips you can ensure that your holidays will be safe, merry, and bright!

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How Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Vision

Created on: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: sleep, vision problems, myokymia, dry eye, ischemic optic neuropathy, long island eye surgical care

In today's fast paced and hectic world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight. While it's obvious that lack of sleep can cause dark circles to appear under your eyes, not getting enough rest can interfere with your eye health.

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Created on: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: diabetic eye disease month, vision, loss, prevention, long island surgical care, p.c.

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is one of the major causes of vision loss in adults. When the sugar levels in the blood are high, it is very stressful on the blood vessels all over the body, putting individuals at high risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. In the eye, blood vessels can start to leak or bleed in reaction to high blood sugar. This swelling in the retina can decrease vision, so it's best detected and treated early.

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Created on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: eye, injury, prevention, long island eye surgical, p.c.

In an effort to educate the public about the importance of safe vision, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared October as National Eye Injury Prevention Month. The hope is that by sharing some of the most common vision accidents and causes, as well as helpful tips on how to maintain healthy vision, people can avoid these injuries that happen each and every year.

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Come visit us at the Islip Main Street Fall Festival this Sunday, October 14th!

Created on: Friday, October 12, 2012
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: long island eye surgical care, p.c., islip main street fall festival

Come visit us at the Islip Main Street Fall Festival this Sunday, October 14th!

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We have been nominated for FINALS in the Best Of Long Island Competition- WE NEED YOUR VOTES!!!

Created on: Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

We have been nominated for FINALS in the Best Of Long Island Competition- WE NEED YOUR VOTES!!!!
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October 11th is World Sight Day

Created on: Monday, October 08, 2012
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: world sight day, awareness, long island surgical care, p.c.

World Sight Day is annual day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments. Each year the event is held on the second Thursday of October.

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