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Is there a connection between smartphones and eye strain?

Is there a connection between smartphones and eye strain?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : smartphones, tablets, computers, eye strain, fatigue, vision, eye health, long island eye

We probably all heard this one as a kid: "Don't sit too close to the TV or you'll strain your eyes!" Now fast forward to the age of smartphones, and everyone is constantly looking at a screen that's only a few inches away from their eyes.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Monday, January 13, 2014
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : glaucoma, vision loss, eye exams, optic nerve, intraocular pressure, prevention, treatment

This month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. January is an important time to raise awareness and spread the word about glaucoma, its symptoms and its treatment. The disease is considered the "silent thief of sight" as there are virtually no symptoms associated with it and once vision is lost, it's gone for good. As much as 40% of vision can be lost before any sort of change is noticed. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Currently there is no cure for glaucoma, but with early detection and treatment, its effects can be slowed down and further vision loss can be prevented. Over 2.7 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of these individuals don't even know that they have the disease. With these numbers growing, it is very important to not only receive regular eye examinations, but to help raise awareness about the disease as well.

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Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Monday, December 23, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : uv light, protection, dry eye, sunglasses, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

Most of us associate sunglasses with warm weather, hanging out at the beach, and other fun summertime activities, and while sunglasses are important for preventing UV damage to our eyes, most of us make the mistake of forgetting to wear our favorite shades during the cold, and sometimes snowy, winter months. Here are some important reasons why it is important to always remember to wear your sunglasses – any time of the year.

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December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month

December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month

Monday, December 02, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : children vision, safety, eye injuries, toys, prevention, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

Children's bright eyes epitomize the spirit of the holiday season, but those same bright eyes can become weary and even injured without proper supervision during the holiday gift-giving season as toys and computer games can prove hazardous to children's vision. The Consumer Products and Safety Commission reports that more than 230,000 toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms annually. Of those injured, approximately one third under the age of five and more than 45% of those injuries are to the head and face. Most eye injuries caused by toys are completely preventable. Many parents are simply unaware of what to look for to maximize children's eye safety when purchasing toys.

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Eye Conditions Caused By Stress

Eye Conditions Caused By Stress

Monday, November 18, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : stress, myokymia, dry eyes, vision, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

Have you ever experienced an irritating eye twitch that just won't seem to end? How about dry eyes or blurred vision? Have you ever thought that these issues could be caused by stress? It's true, our eyes are an extension of our brain so whatever affects the various parts of our brain can actually interfere with our vision.

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Eye Health in the Office

Eye Health in the Office

Tuesday, November 05, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : eye fatigue, dry eye, healthy vision, office environments, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

Experiencing red or watery eyes, blurred vision or difficulty focusing after a day at work can often be the result of staring at a computer screen for eight or more hours. Office environments can certainly take their toll on your eyes. Here are some common symptoms and simple solutions to help maintain healthy vision during your work day.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Thursday, October 10, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : vision impairment, blindness, rehabilitation, awareness, world sight day, long island eye

World Sight Day takes place Thursday, October 10th. It is a global event that focuses on raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment as well as rehabilitation for those living with visual impairments. This event happens every year on the second Thursday in October.

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Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes

Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes

Wednesday, October 02, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : comprehensive eye exams, driving, nighttime, eyes, pupils, vision, long island eye surgical care

Our days are about to become darker even earlier with the fall season officially upon us, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Most of these drivers have difficulty judging distance, identifying signs or exits, and struggle to see animals and pedestrians in roadways.

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Glaucoma and Why You Should Have Your Eyes Examined

Glaucoma and Why You Should Have Your Eyes Examined

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags : glaucoma, prevention, vision, eye examinations, long island eye surgical care, p.c.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, is damaged by the pressure of fluid inside your eye. There are two main types of glaucoma. One is primary open-angle glaucoma and the other is angle-closure glaucoma. These types of glaucoma are marked by an increase of intraocular pressure, or pressure inside of the eye. Secondary glaucoma refers to any case in which another disease contributes to or causes increased eye pressure.

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August is National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month

Monday, August 26, 2013
by Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

August can often be hectic as we rush to fit in the last bits of summer vacation before the school year starts and the weather cools down, but before you get too wrapped up in back-to-school or final summer plans, don't forget about planning ahead for healthy vision by scheduling an eye exam for you and your family.

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