Monthly Archives: December 2017


Deborah LaBel, M.S.

Did you know that the top three New Year’s resolutions for 2017 were to get healthy, get organized, and to enjoy life to the fullest? If you’re making a health-related resolution for the 2018, consider adding “take a hearing test” to the list. While hearing health tends to fly under the radar, our hearing actually… Read More

SightMD now offers Avedro UV cross-linking for patients with keratoconus and corneal ectasia

SightMD now offers Avedro UV cross-linking for patients with keratoconus and corneal ectasia.  Keratoconus is a degenerative, heritable condition of the cornea that makes the shape of the cornea more like a cone.  Typically, the condition worsens in the early 20’s leading to progressive thinning and distortion of the shape of the cornea and worsening… Read More

Here at SightMD we want to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

The Doctors and staff at SightMD/North Shore Eye Care wish everyone Happy Holidays and are grateful for the support and trust bestowed on us by our patients this year. As the largest and most successful LASIK center in Suffolk County our board certified ophthalmic surgeons are dedicated to offering are patients the very best in… Read More

Congenital Blocked Tear Ducts

As many as a third of babies are born with blocked tear ducts.  They present with tearing and/or discharge in the eye without redness.  Over 90% of blockages resolve on their own in the first year of life.  When a child presents with tearing, it is important to evaluate for other causes such as a… Read More

Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye Season Has Returned

As we head into cold and flu season we also start seeing an increase in cases of conjunctivitis.  Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear covering, the skin so to speak, covering the white part or sclera of the eye.  It is commonly called “pink eye” because of the color the eyes develop. There are… Read More

SightMD Provides Emergency Eye Care Across Long Island New York 7 Days a Week.

SightMD is the largest eye care provider in the Long Island New  York region.  Sight MD has over 60 board certified eye doctors that practice out of 38 locations across Westchester County, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens and Manhattan.  As SightMD grew into the largest eye care provider with the best board certified eye doctors… Read More

LASIK – The Ultimate Resolution for 2018!

Starting January 1, 2018 you can save an additional $1000 off of the LASIK procedure when deemed a candidate at any SightMD location, with the use of your FSA (Flex Spending Account). This offer will end on January 31, 2018. What is a Flexible Spending Account?: A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an employer-sponsored benefit that… Read More

Its Winter time and Dry Eye Season is Here!

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem. It becomes even more prevalent as we age. It is also exacerbated in the cooler months. There are many contributing factors, so treatment requires multiple approaches. We used to believe dry eye was merely a decrease in tear production. We thought that by increasing lubrication alone… Read More

Hearing well is a key to being Happy

If we think about some of our happiest moments, what do they involve?  Most patients will say that time with family and friends are the happy moments in their lives.  Imagine not being able to hear at the wedding of your child, or to hear a grandchild scream with joy while playing with a new… Read More

SightMD expands eye care in Smithtown New York with Opening of Expanded Office

SightMD is getting ready to expand eye care services in the Smithtown New York location in Long Island.  In this larger office, we are dedicating the new eye care space to eye doctors that specialize in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic surgery.   SightMD is an eye care practice that was originally started in 1962 by… Read More

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