Monthly Archives: January 2018

Valentine’s Day Live LASIK Seminar by Dr Jeff Martin tomorrow night in Smithtown

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 SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care we will be hosting our February Valentines Day LASIK Event. Dr Jeff Martin… Read More


WHY TRY HEARING AIDS? You’ve had your hearing tested….. You’ve been told that you have a significant hearing loss…. You’ve been told you need hearing aids…. But you’re not convinced – after all you hear plenty of things just fine – and it’s just easier to turn the TV volume up or stay away from… Read More

Availability of cornea donor tissue

The first successful solid tissue transplant was a cornea in 1905. That alone tells you how successful cornea transplants are over 100 years later. However, the question that people usually ask is whether they have to go on a list and wait months or years to find a cornea for them. This is a good… Read More

Retinopathy of Prematurity, is my baby at risk?

Retinopathy of Prematurity, or ROP, is a disease only found in premature infants.  It is a potentially blinding disease caused by an abnormal development of the blood vessels in the back lining of the eye, called the retina.  Most ROP resolves on its own but in its severe form, the retina can detach, causing blindness. There… Read More

How to Have A Better Conversation With Someone With Hearing Loss

Deborah LaBel, M.S.

For people with hearing loss, conversations with friends and family can be very difficult. The extra effort needed to understand a conversation correctly can leave your loved one feeling tired and frustrated. It can be hard to watch family and friends struggle and it is easy to get annoyed when they don’t understand what is… Read More

Laser Cataract Surgery in 2018

Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures performed through out our country and through out the world for that matter. A cataract occurs when the natural lens with in one’s eye becomes clouded. This is a natural process which most individuals experience as time goes on. As the cataract grows… Read More

Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon | Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery


LONG ISLAND, NY — Oculoplastic surgery (also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery) is a specialized dynamic field of medicine that combines the microsurgery of Ophthalmology with the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery to offer patients the latest technology and most modern techniques for cosmetic eyelid surgery. The most common procedures performed by an oculoplastic surgeon… Read More

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at SightMD for 2018 and Learning about LASIK

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Our success at SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care is due to the fact that we strive to provide the best results for our patients. Is it time for you to think about LASIK surgery. SightMD is the official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets. Some patients… Read More

Allergies are just around the corner for Spring of 2018

Even though allergies can be associated with nasal symptoms and generalized malaise, the ophthalmologists at SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care see many people with severe ocular complaints. Many of the sufferers are contact lens patients. Ocular complaints may consist of severe itching and burning often associated with a mucus discharge. In these cases the… Read More

The Dr. Frank Verdone Memorial Symposium For Optometrists by SightMD

SightMD hosted its 20th installment of the Dr. Frank Verdone Memorial Continuing Education Program on Sunday, February 28, 2021. This bi-annual event is held honor of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Frank Verdone who lost his battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in 2018. Every year, ophthalmologists at SightMD lecture on a variety of… Read More

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