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3 Benefits To Having LASIK Surgery You Might Not Expect

3 Benefits To Having LASIK Surgery You Might Not Expect

Friday, January 29, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : lasik, corrective lenses

It is a well-known fact that LASIK is an optical surgery designed to permanently correct your vision. In most cases, patients who undergo LASIK experience a drastic improvement in all aspects of their vision.

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5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts

5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts

Thursday, January 28, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : contacts, contact lens, eye infection

Contact lenses might correct your vision, but they are also hazardous for your eyes if you do not exercise the proper lens hygiene. If you are going to use contacts, then you will need to be very careful about how you are handling them. If the prospect of having to put your fingers onto your eyes every day isn't enough to turn you off from being a contact lens user, then you might be interested to learn these 5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts.

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Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : eye, lens, cornea, pupil, iris

Vision is a beautiful thing, thanks to your eyes you are able to see colors and perceive depth. You can focus your vision up close or looks far off into the horizon. All of these functions of the eye happen automatically when you open up your eyes similarly to how your camera can autofocus on your phone.

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Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Monday, November 30, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : eye injury, corneal abrasions, chemical burn, eye doctor

Have you ever scratched your eye on accident? This could easily be done by something like an article of clothing, hairbrush, or even a fingernail and cause what is called, a corneal abrasion. These types of injuries are considered pretty minor and usually cause discomfort for only a few minutes and then go away; however, there are incidents where simple corneal abrasions can cause more serious complications which require medical assistance. Chemical burn on the eye is another common occurrence, as well as penetration of the eye from an object and ocular swelling from being bludgeoned.

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Diabetes: The Dangers it Presents to Your Eye Health

Diabetes: The Dangers it Presents to Your Eye Health

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : diabetes, diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma cataracts

Over 9% of Americans suffer from diabetes, and approximately 1 out of 3 diabetic adults are affected by diabetic retinopathy. There are quite a few ocular complications caused by diabetes, but diabetic retinopathy is considered to be the most severe.

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Eye Protection: Are you taking the Proper Precautions?

Eye Protection: Are you taking the Proper Precautions?

Monday, October 26, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : eye protection, safety glasses, floating particles

Every year over 2.5 million eye injuries are documented with 50,000 of them causing permanent vision loss of some level. Over 90% of these yearly eye injuries can be prevented using effective and accessible eye protection. Proper eye protections starts with safety glasses/goggles, always make sure to utilize these when doing anything that could involve floating particles that can get into your eyes.

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The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : eye allergies, seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis, itchy red watery eyes

When your body's immune system becomes sensitive and overreacts to something you begin to develop allergies. Allergic reactions can occur when the allergen comes in contact with antibodies in the mast cells of your eyes. At the point of contact, your cells release histamine, other substances and chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak, when this happens your eyes become itchy, red, and watery.

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The Importance of Blinking

The Importance of Blinking

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : blinking, eye health, eye strain

Blinking is something that we all do, but did you know about the importance of blinking? The truth is, blinking helps to clean the surface of the eye. The eye is very easily infected, and if we didn’t have the eyelid there to help keep it clean we would develop eye infections much more often. Blinking also helps to flush fresh tears and nutrients across the surface of the eye, this helps to keep it from getting dry.

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The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : cataracts, vision loss, eyes

Most people over the age of 40 that suffer vision loss are developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined!

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Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
by 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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