Monthly Archives: January 2016

i-Stent: Safe, Simultaneous treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma with Potential to Reduce Drop Dependence

Life long use of drops to lower the eye pressure is the most common treatment for glaucoma. The downsides of using drops include cost, inconvenience, and side-effects that can all lead to decreased compliance. All glaucoma drops have the potential of causing local side-effects including dry eyes, allergy, and redness, and can also be absorbed… Read More


Celebrate Glaucoma Awareness Month With a Comprehensive Eye Exam At SightMD Care

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Start the New Year off right with a comprehensive eye exam to look for eye conditions such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a… Read More


SightMD Wins ‘Best of Long Island’

For the third year in a row, local residents across Long Island have recognized the doctors and staff of North Shore Eye Care for being the best in the their respective fields, as reported by the Long Island Press newspaper in their 2016 ‘Best of Long Island’ contest. North Shore Eye Care won ‘Best LASIK… Read More


North Shore Eye Care Wins ‘Best of Long Island’

For the third year in a row, local residents across Long Island have recognized the doctors and staff of North Shore Eye Care for being the best in the their respective fields, as reported by the Long Island Press newspaper in their 2016 ‘Best of Long Island’ contest. North Shore Eye Care won ‘Best LASIK… Read More


The Best LASIK Eye Doctors in Long Island New York

The board certified eye doctors at North Shore Eye Care have been leaders in LASIK laser eye surgery for nearly 20 years. Our ophthalmologists have always lead the way when it came to LASIK and cataract surgery and that has never been more true than now. With LASIK, the eye surgeons of North Shore Eye… Read More


How to get rid of your glasses and contact lenses and what are your options?

Laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK, LASEK) can correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Although there is currently no correction for presbyopia, some patients desire monovision where one eye (dominant eye) sees for distance and one eye (non-dominat eye) sees for close. If this is acceptable after a trial with contact lens to the patient,… Read More


Many Long Islanders Experience Dry Eye Disease as the Severe Winter Conditions of our Winter

Dry Eye is an extremely common eye disease encountered by very single eye doctor no what their subspecialty may be. Dry Eye is also known by ophthalmologists as ocular surface disease (OSD). OSD is definitely more common in women and is increasingly encountered as one ages, however, OSD can be experienced by almost anyone at… Read More


If my eyes are dry…then why are they tearing?

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem. It becomes even more prevalent as we age. The cooler, dryer winter weather also exacerbates the problem. There are many contributing factors, so treatment requires multiple approaches. We used to believe dry eye was merely a decrease in tear production. We thought that by increasing lubrication… Read More


Hearing loss and the effects on the body

When we think of hearing loss we tend to think of it as a natural occurrence of aging, or we think that it is an isolated part in the body. However, both of these beliefs are false and hearing loss has many effects on other vital systems in either the geriatric and pediatric populations. There… Read More


Valentine’s Day Botox Brunch in Riverhead & Smithtown, New York

Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Samuel Baharestani, will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Botox Brunch on Wednesday, February 10th in Riverhead, New York, and Thursday, February 11th in Smithtown, New York. The event will run from 9 AM to 6 PM and advanced registration is necessary to attend this exclusive opportunity. The Valentine’s Day Botox… Read More


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