Monthly Archives: September 2016

LET’S TALK ABOUT EAR WAX….

What is earwax? Earwax, also known as cerumen, is produced by tiny glands in your ear. Earwax helps protect your ear canal from water, dirt, infection, and injury. Over time, earwax travels from the inner part of your ear canal to the entrance of the canal and then it falls away naturally. But in some… Read More


Getting your best vision after cataract surgery

Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a type of lens option available to you when you are ready for cataract surgery. The cataract surgeons of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, are skilled in the implantation of these types of lenses. Here at North Shore Eye Care, we perform cataract surgery with topical anesthesia…. Read More


Diabetes Can Cause Serious Eye Problems

Diabetes affects nearly 26 million adults and children in the United States. Another 79 million Americans are classified as pre-diabetic and are at risk for developing type II diabetes. By the year 2050 it is estimated that 33% of American adults will have diabetes unless we take steps to stop it. Two out of three… Read More


Hyaluronidase Treatment for Tyndall Effect

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero can cause the Tyndall effect if they are not properly injected under the delicate skin of the eyelids. Hyelenex is the commercial form of hyaluronidase that is used to treat eyelid puffiness from the Tyndall effect. Hyaluronidase injections cause immediate results and permanent dissolving offillers that have… Read More


Myopia and are people becoming more near-sighted

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


Laser Vision Correction and LASIK surgery at North Shore Eye Care, the official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets!

LASIK is the most commonly used surgical procedure for correcting near-sightedness (myopia) far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism in the US. The surgeon creates a “flap” at the surface of the cornea, then folds it back so that the laser can access and re-shape the cornea. The LASIK procedure takes about 10-15 minutes per eye: The surgeon… Read More


Our LIVE LASIK Seminar September 27th with Dr John Mauro at 7pm in our Smithtown office

At North Shore Eye Care next week we are having a LASIK Seminar by LASIK surgeon, Dr. John Mauro at our Smithtown office. To help kick off the Fall LASIK season on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care is hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on Tuesday, September 27th at 7 pm at our Smithtown office…. Read More


What Is Blindness?

When asked which of our five senses a person fears losing the most, the answer is almost always sight. Going blind is certainly a terrifying thought, but what really is blindness? Many imagine walking around in total darkness without any visual cues to help navigate through the world. While this is the case for some,… Read More


The Convenience of North Shore Eye Care

The eye physicians and surgeons of SightMD, are committed to our patients. Besides providing the most cutting edge and sophisticated eye care available to date, we are also dedicated to making our patients’ experience at SightMD as pleasant as possible. Our offices are now open SEVEN days a week. We understand the need to keep… Read More


NOISE – HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Approximately 36 million Americans have hearing loss. It is estimated that one in three people developed hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells that are found in the inner ear. Hair cells are small sensory cells that convert the sounds we hear… Read More


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