Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dry Eye Treatment at North Shore Eye Care a division of sightMD

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem. It becomes even more prevalent as we age. 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 alone with artificial tears we were treating the problem…. Read More


Laser Treatment For Glaucoma Available at North Shore Eye Care

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma, affects about 3 million Americans. Half of these people do not even know that they have glaucoma. While there is no current cure for glaucoma, earl detection and treatment can help prevent further loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the normal… Read More


Getting the Best Results After Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can be one of the most transforming procedures available for aesthetic enhancement of the eyes. When performed by an Oculoplastic Surgeon, specialized attention is given to maintaining the natural shape of the lids while providing a cosmetic benefit. Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized, dynamic field of medicine that combines the microsurgery… Read More


Amblyopia, or 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


Nearsightedness, termed myopia is a global pandemic

Unexpectedly, more and more people are developing myopia otherwise known as nearsightedness. As recently as the early 1970’s epidemiologic surveys placed the percentage of myopic individuals to be approximately 25%. When the same National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was conducted 30 years later they found the percentage of myopia amongst people aged 12 to… Read More


Having cataracts is a good opportunity to correct astigmatism and reset your vision free of glasses!

Were you told by your optometrist or ophthalmologist that you have cataracts? If you have astigmatism, this may be a good opportunity to take advantage of a new technology lens implant called a toric lens implant. Not only does cataract surgery remove cataracts to improve vision, but a lens implant is always inserted to correct… Read More


Swim Molds for Summer Fun

Summer is here – time for swimming in the pool and surfing the ocean waves! But for many people, getting their ears wet is not a good idea….. Many people suffer from Swimmer’s Ear and other skin conditions of the ear canal (otitis externa). Children of all ages may have pressure equalization (PE) tubes in… Read More


Hello summer! Hello beaches and sunglasses and outdoors!… Why not say goodbye to your glasses?

All the ophthalmologists at North Shore Eye Care a division of sightMD want to wish everyone a very happy and relaxing summer. With the summer weather brings pool parties, beach vacations, outdoor events and enjoying the outdoors. Now is a great time to consider laser vision correction. Here at North Shore Eye Care, our board… Read More


Near-Sighted and Far-Sighted What Do They Really Mean?

More than 11 million Americans have common vision problems that can be corrected with the use of prescriptive eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses. These conditions are known as refractive errors and they occur when the eye doesn’t correctly bend, or refract, light as it enters the eye. Common refractive errors include the following:… Read More


LASIK Seminar next week at North Shore Eye Care with well known LASIK surgeon Dr Jeff Martin this Thursday June 23rd at 7PM

To help kick our Summer LASIK season on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care is hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on Thursday June 23rd at 7 pm at their Smithtown office. This event is open to the public and attendees will witness a live LASIK procedure being performed by our very own eye surgeon, Dr… Read More


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