Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Scary Truth About Costume Contact Lenses

Costume contact lenses pose serious risks to your eyes and vision

You might be thinking about adding some colored contact lenses to step up your Halloween costume.  Perhaps you’re dressing up as a vampire with blood-red eyes or the black-eyed bassist from Limp Bizkit.  While costume lenses may add some authenticity to your getup, they come with significant risk to your eyes and vision.  Cosmetic contact… Read More


Parasites in your eye

Parasites in your eye? It’s possible! And more common than you think.   Acanthamoeba is an organism commonly found in fresh water and soil. If you remember high school biology, you may remember that it’s a type of amoeba. There are two forms, the inactive form and the active form. Both forms are present in… Read More


Amblyopia, or “lazy eye”; a treatable disease

Amblyopia is what most people call a, “lazy eye.”  It is decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development in childhood.  Vision loss occurs because the nerve pathways between the eye and the brain aren’t properly stimulated.  It is the most common cause of visual deficits in adults and can only be… Read More


Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams Are A Must For Good Preventive Health

Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams One of the most important preventive health activity is to have periodic comprehensive dilated eye exams. . Millions of people have problems with their vision every year. Some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness, while others are common problems that can be easily corrected with glasses… Read More


Making Cataract Surgery Work for YOU!

Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a type of lens option available to you when you are ready for cataract surgery. The cataract surgeons of SightMD are skilled in the implantation of these types of lenses. Here at SightMD, we perform cataract surgery with topical anesthesia. No injections are used. Our small incision technique allows for… Read More


Shingles is a painful disease requiring prompt treatment

Shingles, a painful disease that can affect your face, body and even your eye should be treated as soon as possible. Those treated after 72 hours may suffer long lasting impairment. This disease is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the very same virus that causes chicken pox. Beginning in 1995 we began vaccinating all children… Read More


Audiological Services in our Patchogue location

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Sight M.D is excited to inform you that we have expanded our audiology department. Dr. Michelle Waller is providing audiological services in our East Patchogue location. Michelle Waller earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2003, and her Master’s degree in Audiology in 2005 from Hofstra University. She received a… Read More


Learning about Bladeless LASIK and what to do about Dry Eye Disease, The Official LASIK Provider for the New York Mets

John Mauro, D.O., F.A.C.S.

When you think of LASIK, our new state-of-the-art LASIK center has bladeless and custom technology. The Bladeless LASIK center is strictly temperature and humidity controlled. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, our Customvue/idesign mapping system creates a unique fingerprint of your visual system much like the fingerprint on your hand. This information is… Read More


Nassau University Medical Center Hosts Oculoplastic Surgery Lecture on Long Island

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[Long Island, New York] – Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Samuel Baharestani, was invited by Nassau University Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology to give their annual grand rounds lecture on the treatment of benign and malignant eyelid lesions.  The department chair, Dr. Marcelle Morcos, personally invited Dr. Baharestani to lecture before resident physicians, faculty, and… Read More


Will Insurance Cover My Upper Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the upper eyelids.  An incision is made in the crease of the eyelid, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed and the skin is tightened.  Sutures are placed and removed 5-10 days after the surgery.  Bruising and swelling is common during the recovery period.  The… Read More


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