Monthly Archives: July 2017

North Shore Eye Care/SightMD making a difference now!

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

Dry Eye Disease is a new Hot Topic

Chronic dry eye can be a debilitating eye condition that can potentially become very difficult to treat. The doctors of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, have state of the art equipment available to them to help them evaluate and treat this chronic problem. Dry eye is a very common problem. It’s secondary to… Read More

Don’t Miss Our Live LASIK Event with Dr Jeff Martin

Many people have had LASIK surgery and find that it is one of the most rewarding life experiences. That being said many patients are nervous prior to their surgery and of course thats completely normal. At North Shore Eye Care/SightMD we will be hosting our Live LASIK Event. Dr Jeff Martin will be administering the… Read More

Adult Strabismus Surgery

Although strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, is most often treated in children, many adults have a misalignment of the eyes and think that nothing can be done about it.  Many are suffering with double vision that can be remedied by a relatively simple surgery. Strabismus in adults can develop for many reasons.    Many… Read More

New Options for Dry Eye Patients

Dry Eye is a significant eye problem that affects millions of Americans. In today’s world, there are many things that cause dry eye along with the common causes that have always been there. Due to hormone change, post menopausal women routinely suffer from dry eye. Aging, smoking and certain medications like blood pressure medication and… Read More

Experienced Eye Surgeons on Long Island

Meet some of our ophthalmologists Lawrence Zweibel, MD, FACS, is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the New York metropolitan area.  As one of Long Island’s top cataract surgery and LASIK surgeons, Dr. Zweibel has been voted to Castle Connolly’s top doctors list. Paul Choinski, MD,… Read More

Don’t delay an eye exam if visual floaters suddenly occur!

A sudden onset of vitreous floaters should never be ignored.  When they suddenly occur they mean something new has happened in your eye requiring a prompt, thorough examination. The most common cause of floaters is separation of the vitreous body from the inner walls of the eye.  As people age the vitreous gel, which comprises… Read More

Tips on Preventing and Treating Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when the surface of the eye is exposed to irritants (called antigens) that begin a cascade of reactions leading to inflammation of the ocular surface.  Cells on the surface of the eye called mast cells and eosinophils that are pre-sensitized to these antigens release a chemical called histamine which lead to inflammation,… Read More

Talking About Astigmatism

Astigmatism is determined by the shape of the eye and determined predominantly (80%) by the shape of the cornea, the clear dome over the iris and pupil.  Instead of being spherical like a basketball, an eye with astigmatism is oblong like a football.  Because the shape of the eye is different at the long and… Read More

Happy Fourth of July at North Shore Eye Care/SightMD !

At North Shore Eye Care/SightMD, we are pround to be Americans and feel the patriotism that is displayed everywhere this time of year.  Celebrate our great country and our heritage and remember to protect those eyes. Please consider eye safety during the fun to make sure that there are no accidents.  It only takes a… Read More

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