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June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: cataracts, cataract surgery, blindness prevention, eye exams, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

According to Prevent Blindness America, the founders of Cataract Awareness Month, it is estimated that over 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens of the eye which leads to decreased vision. Cataracts make vision comparable to looking through a foggy windshield and are the most common cause of blindness and are conventionally treated with surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and a recent study found that cataract surgery patients had significantly reduced rates of hip fractures due to falls.

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Complimentary Cosmetic Seminar July 23, 2013 5:30 pm Brentwood Office location

Created on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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Complimentary Cosmetic Seminar July 23, 2013 5:30 pm Brentwood Office location

Created on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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June is UV Safety Month: Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

Created on: Monday, June 03, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: uv rays, protection, sunglasses, uva, uvb, eyes, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

June is here and that means summer is upon us! June also means that it's UV Safety Month - a great time to spread the message of sun, fun and the effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer, but can also damage your eyes if you leave them unprotected. It is always important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but it is especially important during the extended daylight hours of the summer.

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Sports and Eye Safety

Created on: Monday, May 20, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: sports, eye injuries, prevention, protection, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

With warmer weather upon us, many of us are probably enjoying the sunshine by playing some recreational sports. Tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90% of these serious eye injuries are easily preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies depending on the activity, so make sure the level of eye protection you use is appropriate to the sport. Regular eyeglasses will not offer you proper protection when it comes to the safety of your eyes and vision.

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May is Healthy Vision Month: Keep an Eye on Your Vision

Created on: Friday, May 03, 2013
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: healthy vision, blindness, prevention, glaucoma, amd, diabetes, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

May is Healthy Vision Month and offers up a great opportunity to learn about eye health and to make sure you and your family recognize the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams as a way to maintain healthy vision.

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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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