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Is My Cornea Thick Enough For LASIK?

LASIK is perhaps the best option for vision correction among most people suffering from sight problems. It can correct issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. However, LASIK is a surgical technique that not everybody qualifies for. Things like age, pregnancy, lifestyle habits, and certain diseases can make the operation unsafe for an individual […]


What Puts You At Risk For Cataracts?

Cataracts are a very common eye disorder that many associate with advanced age. While cataracts are most common in elderly individuals, there are a variety of other risk factors to keep in mind when talking about cataracts. Being Over the Age of 40 In this day and age, forty years old is hardly what anyone […]


How to Manage Your Daily Life With Cataracts

Cataracts are a very common eye condition but that doesn’t make dealing with the symptoms any easier. Cataracts cause the lens of your eye to become cloudy and over time, your vision becomes blurry. This causes many daily challenges for cataract patients. Think about all the items on your to-do list. How efficiently would you […]


What is Bladeless LASIK Surgery?

When researching LASIK, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the barrage of LASIK jargon getting tossed around. Bladeless, blade-free, Intralase, all laser LASIK? Are they the same thing? What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? It’s easy to get confused when everyone uses a different name. Here at New York Eye Specialists, […]


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people all over the world, but if you’ve never experienced them yourself, chances are you don’t know too much about them beyond the fact that they blur vision. This eye condition is actually quite interesting, and the process of treating it even more so. Here’s a quick list of facts to […]



Really, Toy Guns Are Dangerous for Your Eyes

A report published in a medical journal reinforces what that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said many times. Projectile toys are not safe. Ophthalmologists from Moorfield’s Eye Hospital reported this month on three patients injured by Nerf gun darts. Some people may think Nerf darts are safe because they’re softer than other darts. But […]


Diabetes and Eye Health

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Although glucose is an important source of energy for the body’s cells, too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause damage in many parts of the body, including the heart, […]


FDA Approves the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses, the First and Only Extended Depth of Focus Lenses for People with Cataracts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery, while also […]


Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, Associates in Ophthalmology joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years. Fireworks injuries cause […]


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