Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cataract surgery now better than ever

Cataract surgery has gone through various stages of evolution over time. Once a very primitive procedure it was reserved for people that had gone blind from their cataracts. In ancient times a method known as couching was the only way to restore partial vision. This consisted of using an instrument to dislocate the cataractous lens… Read More


“Pink Eye,” Is it always contagious?

” Pink Eye,” or conjunctivitis, is a condition in which the eye looks red and may or may not contain discharge. It can be caused by bacteria and viruses, which are contagious, but it can also be caused by systemic disease and allergy. Allergic conjunctivitis, in particular, is very common in the Spring and Summer…. Read More


The Social Aspects of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a complex issue that can affect a person’s emotions and daily life in a profound way. It’s not only difficult for the person affected, but can be very challenging for family members and friends who don’t understand what the person might be going through. Although, the way a person deals with hearing… Read More


North Shore Eye Care 2017 official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets

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


Captioned Telephone Service

Many people with hearing impairments find the thought of making a simple phone call daunting. In our fast paced world communicating over the telephone has never been more important. Captioned telephone service can help these people communicate effectively and confidently by phone. A captioned telephone is a telephone that works the same as a standard… Read More


What Really Does Nearsighted or Far-SIghted 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


Blepharitis: A Common Cause of Eye Discomfort

Many people experience ocular discomfort, including itching, burning, tearing, and redness. Blepharitis, a condition related to the glands of the eyelids, is often the culprit, and is a condition that frequently leads patients to seek out an eye doctor. Blepharitis is an inflammation or infection of the eyelids that commonly affects both children and adults…. Read More


Choosing the Best Plastic Surgeon for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized branch of both ophthalmology and plastic surgery that combines the highly detail-oriented techniques of both fields. Long Island patients have many choices when selecting their cosmetic eyelid surgeon. Here are three main things to consider when selecting the best doctor to take care of your eyelids: First, choose a surgeon… Read More


North Shore Eye Care : Allergy season is close!

Does the thought of spring make your eyes itch, your chest tighten and your nose run well then join the club. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, close to 50 million Americans are effected by seasonal allergies every year. But don’t panic just yet or stockpile on tissues, nasal sprays and… Read More


The Best in Cataract Surgery by Top Cataract Surgeons

North Shore Eye Care was founded in 1962 by Dr. Sidney Martin and now has grown into a regional leader in eye care. Recently North Shore Eye Care has joined together with Long Island Eye Surgical Care to become Sight MD, the largest eye care provider in New York. Our mission as Sight MD is… Read More


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