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What Causes Red Eye in Flash Photography?

Created on: Friday, April 12, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: red eye, photos, camera lens, flash, retina, long island surgical care, p.c.

Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. When the flash goes off, light goes straight into the pupil and gets reflected off the back of the eye, and straight in to the camera lens. The effect is magnified with dilated pupils - that's why the "red eye" mode of cameras involves a pre-flash before the main flash so that pupils become smaller before the real picture is taken and red eyes are minimized.

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March is National Save Your Vision Month

Created on: Monday, March 25, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: comprehensive eye exams, vision loss, prevention, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

March is National Save Your Vision Month. While many of us think that having good vision simply means that our eyes are healthy, that is not always the case. Regular comprehensive eye exams can ensure that you not only keep your vision in great shape, but that you keep your eyes, and ultimately your body, healthy as well. Scheduling an eye exam is the first step to take in saving your vision.

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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy During National Nutrition Month & Beyond

Created on: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: national nutrition month, healthy eating, nutrients, eye health, long island eye surgical care p.c.

During the month of March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages individuals to focus their attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits during National Nutrition Month. By eating right, you also increase the opportunity to protect your vision by adding sight-saving nutrients to your daily diet. Fruits, vegetables, and fish make for delicious, healthy meals and snacks that contain nutrients and powerful antioxidants that are essential to maintaining healthy eyes.

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Exercise & Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: health, exercise, eyes, eye disease, prevention, amd, glaucoma, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

With the New Year in full swing, some of those resolutions we made might have gone by the wayside. But if getting into shape was one of your goals for 2013, there are plenty of reasons not to break that resolution, healthy eyesight being one of them.

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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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