Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to Get Rid of Upper Eyelid Bags and Dark Circles

Eyelid Bags are a common condition that is result of aging, sun damage, and genetic factors. It typically occurs when the normal fat around the eyes begins to press forward causing a bulge in the overlying skin. Excess skin can begin to droop making the eyelids feel and look heavy. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that… Read More


Glaucoma What to Expect

There are two basic types of glaucoma; open-angle and closed or narrow angle glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is the more common of the two; angle closure glaucoma can result in much more rapid vision loss and thus needs to be treated immediately. While open angle glaucoma can exist for many years lurking in the background,… Read More


How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

Blepharoplasty is procedure performed by an oculoplastic surgeon to rejuvenate the eyelids and restore droopy or saggy tissues back to their youthful state. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Typically performed in an ambulatory surgery center, blepharoplasty leaves patients with a natural enhancement of the tissues around the eyes…. Read More


Vision Screening-How does my Pediatrician check for vision problems?

Vision screening is an efficient and cost-effective way to identify children with visual impairments that can impact their development. This allows the Pediatrician to determine if a referral to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist is warranted. There are a variety of methods used to screen children, depending on the age of the child tested. In babies, the… Read More


Why more people than ever are becoming nearsighted

Parents often ask if there is anyway they can prevent their children from becoming nearsighted.The long and short of whether myopia commonly referred to as nearsightedness can be prevented is no, although there might be ways of mitigating the severity of this common ocular problem. Myopia is a condition where people see well up close,… Read More


Our LIVE LASIK Seminar April 19th with Dr Lawrence Zweibel, MD at 7pm in our Smithtown office

At North Shore Eye Care next month we are having a LASIK Seminar by LASIK surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Zweibel at our Smithtown office. To help kick off the Spring LASIK season on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care is hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on Tuesday, April 19th at 7 pm at their Smithtown office…. Read More


Why do I only have difficulty hearing in crowds?

Very often patients will report that they seem to only have difficulty hearing in crowds. Communicating one on one or in small groups is fine, but in noisy restaurants or large gatherings it is difficult to separate the speaker from the background noise. If you are experiencing this, it is possible that you may have… Read More


Allergy season is just around the corner here at SightMD

While Spring is a beautiful time of year, for allergy sufferers it can bring misery. At North Shore Eye Care we see a large upsurge of patients complaining of red, itchy eyes during this time of year. When just the eyes are involved there are many different types of drops that can be used that… Read More


New Advances in LASIK Surgery for 2016 at SightMD

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-dominant eye) sees for close. If this is acceptable after a trial with contact lens to the patient,… Read More


Spring Into Beauty with Dysport and Obagi Products at North Shore Eye Care!

Enter to win a beauty package for you and a friend! Nominate a friend by tagging them in a comment on our Facebook page and telling us why you think they deserve to pamper themselves. The lucky winner, and nominate friend, will each receive the following: A Free Cosmetic Consultation 150 Units of Dysport 1… Read More


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