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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Currently, over 20 million Americans are dealing with serious vision loss conditions. While some eye diseases are caused by genetics and family history, many of them can be prevented by simply taking a few steps to protect your vision and improve your overall health. Living a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce your chances of developing future vision loss.

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Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

I'm sure at some point you've felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or germs such as a staphylococcal bacterium have been trapped with dead skin cells on the eyelid. Usually, styes are never more than a superficial frustration, but they can form deeper in the eyelid.

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How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Computers have revolutionized how we do things in our daily lives. In today's world we use computers for almost everything—we use them to do our jobs, communicate, navigate, invest, manage, etc... It is now hard to imagine how we could get by without computers because of the many amazing things they allow us to do, but what does all this exposure to digital screens mean for our eyes?

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Monday, March 14, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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4 Leafy Greens That Are Good For Your Sight

4 Leafy Greens That Are Good For Your Sight

Monday, February 29, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Eating healthy is generally associated with maintaining good heart health, but in all actuality eating healthy helps out a lot more than your heart. Your eyes actually benefit from good nutrition as much as the rest of your body. Many turn to the use of nutritional supplements to help with eye nutrition, but there are some great natural sources of nutrition available that can be easily worked into your diet. Dark leafy greens tend to be some of the best sources of vitamins and nutrients for your eyes.

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a very common eye condition among senior citizens. AMD damages your central vision, which makes it difficult to recognize faces, write, read, paint, and do really anything that involves making out the small details. This makes it a real problem for the older crowd.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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?

Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Monday, June 08, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Healthy Vision Month

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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?

What is 20/20 Vision?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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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Allergies and Your Eyes

Allergies and Your Eyes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

March 20th marks the first official day of spring -- a day that many of us look forward to throughout the long winter months, but with spring's beautiful weather and blooming flowers comes seasonal allergies. High levels of pollen, dust and other irritants can leave eyes feeling less than stellar. Approximately one fifth of all Americans suffer from eye allergies leaving them with itchy, swollen, watery, and red eyes.

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March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Over 2,000 eye injuries occur each day on job sites across the U.S. and one in ten of those injuries required missed days of works to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries that occur, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. While many think that eye injuries only occur in construction, trade or manufacturing jobs, nearly 40% of work-related eye injuries happen in healthcare facilities, offices, laboratories and other similar work environments. Safety experts and eye care providers agree that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity of these injuries or even prevented 90% of them.

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Monday, February 16, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

The month of February is Low Vision Awareness Month. What exactly is low vision? Low vision describes significant visual impairment that isn't correctable through glasses, medication, eye surgery or contact lenses. It's often characterized by partial sight such as blind spots, tunnel vision or blurred vision. The most common causes of low vision in the United States are glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. There are several other causes of low vision as well such as strokes, traumatic brain injury and other diseases.

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Tips to Help Reduce Eyestrain

Tips to Help Reduce Eyestrain

Monday, February 09, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Many of us use computers for many, if not all, of our work-related tasks. Constantly staring at a computer screen can cause eyestrain, which has become a major problem for many. Studies show that eyestrain occurs in 50 to 90 percent of those who use a computer for work.

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Dilated Eye Exams

Dilated Eye Exams

Friday, January 23, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

You might think that because your vision is fine that your eyes are healthy, but visiting Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C. for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your visit both of your eyes will be closely examined for any signs of vision problems and eye diseases. The dilation of your eyes is a very important part of your comprehensive eye exam as it helps your doctor to get a clear picture of both your eye health and your overall well-being.

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Join us for our LASIK Vision Correction & Cosmetic Seminar on Tuesday, February 24th!

Join us for our LASIK Vision Correction & Cosmetic Seminar on Tuesday, February 24th!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Join Long Island Eye, Surgical Care P.C. for a special evening on Tuesday, February 24th for our LASIK Vision Correction & Cosmetic Seminar. Beginning at 6:30pm Dr. Shetal Shah will answer all of your questions about LASIK vision correction and Dr. Neil Nichols will be discussing treatments that will have you looking and feeling fabulous!

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New Year\'s Resolutions for Your Eyes

New Year's Resolutions for Your Eyes

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Happy New Year to all of you! With the start of 2015 comes resolutions to be the best that we can be in the New Year. Many of us make goals related to health or exercise -- losing weight is one of the most common New Year's resolutions, but one part of our body that tends to get overlooked is our eyes. This year, whether you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight or bulk up; make it a point to get your eyes into the action.

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Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Thursday, December 18, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Even though it is a very natural reaction to rub your eyes when they're feeling itchy, watery or otherwise irritated, it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes. Rubbing them can lead to eye injuries, infections or even damaged vision.

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What is Presbyopia?

What is Presbyopia?

Friday, December 05, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

One of the most common side effects of getting older is the loss of near perfect vision. All of a sudden you find yourself having to squint to see certain things, causing stress, eye strain and an overall feeling of annoyance. This decline in close-up vision is caused by a condition known as presbyopia, which can have a direct impact on your daily life. Without adequate vision correction, you can find yourself struggling to read important text on medicine bottles or on receipts.

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Don\'t Take Your Vision For Granted

Don't Take Your Vision For Granted

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

It's easy for many of us to take our physical health for granted. Running, jumping and even climbing stairs doesn't seem like a task until you've sprained an ankle or even broken a bone or torn an ACL. Similarly, having healthy vision is something so taken for granted by many of us that it tends to recede into the back of our minds until one day our eyesight isn't as crystal clear as we remember.

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Friday, November 07, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C. is taking advantage of the fact that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by helping to generate awareness among our patients and community.

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Introducing Laser Cataract Surgery at Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Introducing Laser Cataract Surgery at Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C. featured in Newsday article for new laser cataract surgery procedure.

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C. would like to remind you that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day, a day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments.

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September is Sports Eye Safety Month

September is Sports Eye Safety Month

Monday, September 22, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

September is Sports Eye Safety awareness month and we encourage anyone who participates in sports - children and adults alike - to remember to protect their eyes. Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under the age of 16. Many people are unaware of how serious sports injuries are, and that these kind of injuries could lead to irreversible eye damage. Most sports-related eye injuries can be easily avoided by simply wearing proper eye protection.

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Blue Light & Your Vision

Blue Light & Your Vision

Friday, September 12, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Light is something that is constantly all around us, in our homes and offices, shining from our televisions, smartphones and computer screens. For the most part, nobody really stops to think about light and the effect of different colors of light has on our bodies, moods and overall health. Were you aware that blue light can actually make you feel better? However, it can also cause insomnia as well as affect the health of your eyes and vision.

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