Monthly Archives: March 2017

LIVE LASIK Seminar March 28th with Dr John Mauro at 7pm Smithtown, NY

Dr John Mauro will be conducting our Spring Live LASIK seminar this coming Tuesday March 28th. North Shore Eye Care was the first practice on Long Island to use the all new Idesign custom technology and has been performing Live Lasik surgery during our seminars for the past three years. This event is open to… Read More

Hyperopia or Farsightedness is a Barrier to Near Vision Clarity

Completing the theme of recent blogs on myopia and astigmatism, I will cover the treatment for hyperopia or farsightedness. Hyperopes have more difficulty seeing up close. The focusing power of the eye is too weak so light going into the eye focuses behind the retina. The aid of glasses or contact lenses becomes necessary to… Read More

Eye trauma, it’s Springtime!

Don’t get me wrong…I like the Spring, but outdoor activities bring an increase in eye trauma. Some common injuries include corneal abrasion, hyphema, iritis, orbital fractures and the most serious, ruptured globe. Most injuries, if treated expeditiously, result in a good outcome. A corneal abrasion is a scratch or cut to the surface of the… Read More

New Advances in LASIK Surgery for 2017 at North Shore Eye Care/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

How do you know when to replace your hearing aids?

How do you know when it’s time to replace your hearing aids? Here are Some Signs Hearing aids are used on a daily basis and will wear out over time. While most hearing aids are built to last for several years, they will need to be replaced at some point. Here are some signs that… Read More

LASIK available at the NYC location

We are pleased to anounce the availability of LASIK at our Manhattan location! Have you dreamed of having perfect vision without contact lenses or glasses? Do you always have to squint to see the clock when you wake up in the morning? Well, if you live in New York City, you can schedule a free… Read More

What is a pterygium and what can I do about it?

A pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and the mucous membrane known as the conjunctiva over the surface of the cornea. Many people describe a whitish, wing-shaped growth that starts to grow over the colored portion of the eye. Most pterygia start off as pingueculae. A pinguecula is a whitish-yellow growth or elevation on… Read More

Celebrate World Glaucoma Week

In recognition of World Glaucoma week we’ll discuss angle closure glaucoma and its treatment. 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… Read More


Spinning is a great way to stay in shape. With the success of chains like SoulCycle it is apparent that growing numbers of people enjoy this type of fitness class. Part of the appeal of the classes is the inspirational beat of the music that keeps you moving. Oftentimes that music is played quite loudly… Read More

Strabismus surgery, what is involved?

Strabismus is a misalignment of the eye. It results from a combination of Neurological and Muscular phenomenon. In children, it usually presents between the ages of 2 and 5 but there are children that present at birth and later as well. Adults that have strabismus usually have a decompensation of strabismus they had as a… Read More

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