Monthly Archives: November 2015

Amblyopia-Does my child have a lazy eye?

Amblyopia is a term Ophthalmologists use to define what many think of as a “lazy eye.” Amblyopia comes in many types. Strabismic amblyopia is the type associated with ocular misalignment. Anisometropic amblyopia is actually the most common and is not obvious at all. It is caused by a difference in focusing or refractive error, in… Read More

Recurrent Eye Pain Can Be Caused by Previous Trauma or a Congenital Dystrophy of the Cornea

As the weather cools and the air dries, we become more susceptible to recurrent corneal erosions. Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome is a condition where the cells on the surface of the cornea (the epithelium) detaches from the underlying basement membrane. A sheet of these cells can slide loosely or rip causing a corneal abrasion. Since… Read More

Dry eye disease often begins in middle age and shouldn’t be ignored

Dry Eyes are a common disorder affecting anywhere between six to ten million people in the United States. To make it easier to understand the prevalence of this problem it is affecting as many as eleven percent of adult males and seventeen percent of females. Since dry eyes is primarily a disease of middle age… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving at SightMD!

North Shore Eye Care has been a leader in bladeless custom lasik for years. Our board certified lasik surgeons perform the best in lasik and talk our patients through every procedure. Our long island patients enjoy our smithtown new york eye care facility. For our fearful pateints, we offer a light sedative to help calm… Read More

Our Eyes and Migraines

Migraines are common neurological condition that is more prevalent in women. A classic migraine usually may start with visual symptoms- zigzag lines, lightning bolts, kaleidoscope looking images are common. Usually the visual symptoms expand over a period of time ranging from 10-30 minutes but sometimes much longer. Severe pounding headaches will follow and may be… Read More

Dr. Samuel Baharestani Lectures on Blocked Tear Duct Surgery and Excessive Tearing to Nassau University Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology

With many causes for excessive tearing of the eyes and many potential solutions to fix the problem, a patient approach to diagnosis is necessary. Dr. Samuel Baharestani, a Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon, has been invited by Dr. Marcelle Morcos, MD to lecture on “A Clinical Approach to the Tearing Patient.” Dr. Morcos is the Chair… Read More


In an interview with Andy Mitchell of Peconic Bay Medical Center, Dr. Lawrence Buono speaks of his role as a top ophthalmologist on Long Island’s east end. During the broadcast, entitled “Eyes: the Window to the Soul,” Dr. Buono discusses his educational background, teaching, innovations in surgery and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, and how… Read More

Is the world becoming more myopic (near-sighted)?

Although most people who are myopic simply need glasses, there is a growing segment of the population that is becoming “pathologically myopic,” with prescriptions that are as high as -10.00 to -12.00. A high myope has 10 times the risk of retinal detachment. There is an increased incidence of retinal degeneration, cataract, glaucoma and macular… Read More

SightMD, is proud to be the the 2015 official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets and continues to offer Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery

Patients have a one-time opportunity to pick the type of lens he or she would prefer at the time of surgery. Cataract surgery comes around only once and it has become a second chance at great vision. Here at North Shore Eye Care, we perform laser cataract surgery with topical anesthesia. Our small incision technique… Read More

Our hearing experts give helpful tips for speaking to the hearing impaired

Slow projected speech, eye contact and most importantly patience is key to communication. Here at North Shore Eye Care and Hearing we are very diligent when working with our patients. Good communication is essential so our patients understand critical details about medications and surgeries and other procedures. Our goal is to empower our hearing-impaired patients… Read More

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