Monthly Archives: March 2018

What Can I Do About My Pterygium?

Most pterygia start off as pingueculae. A pinguecula is a whitish-yellow growth or elevation on the white part of the eye. They are most commonly located nasally or temporally along the interpalbebral fissure which is the area between the upper and lower eyelid. When pingueculae start to grow centrally over the cornea creating a wing-like… Read More


Our LIVE LASIK Seminar May 5th with Dr John Mauro at 12pm in our Smithtown office celebrating Cinco de Mayo

At SightMD next month we are having a LASIK Seminar by LASIK surgeon, Dr. John Mauro at our Smithtown office. To help kick off the Spring LASIK season on Long Island, we are hosting a ‘Live’ LASIK event on May 5th at 12pm at our Smithtown office. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo, this event is open… Read More


What To Do about Flashes and Floaters

Floaters are part of the vitreous gel in the eye that cast shadows on the retina, the layer of cells lining the back of the eye that senses light and allows you to see. Floaters can appear as different shapes, such as dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. The eye is filled with a clear… Read More


What Can Be Done About Dry Eye Disease

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


Good nutrition is very important for your eyes and your overall health

Healthy diets along with vitamin supplements can lead to better overall health while also diminishing the chance of developing vision loss by way of cataracts and macular degeneration. For instance avoiding diets rich in simple carbohydrates as found in candy and soda can reduce the risk of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and even cataracts. Recently a… Read More


Pregnancy and what can happen to your vision

Pregnancy can cause physiologic changes throughout a woman’s body and the eyes are no exception. Many of these changes are relatively minor and completely reversible. Because the developing fetus requires nutrients for normal development, nutritional demands on the mother increase. For this reason supplements are often advised. This is particularly important in some parts of… Read More


Laser Cataract Surgery

When considering cataract surgery, let the ophthalmic surgeons of SightMD previously North Shore Eye Care help you. The eye surgeons  of SightMD are experts in the field of cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States. Additionally, we also offer laser cataract surgery. Laser cataract surgery is the… Read More


Please join us for our Spring Live LASIK Seminar on May 5th at 12pm with Dr John Mauro

LASIK laser eye surgery has been a great part of North Shore Eye Care/SightMD in New York. Our Long Island eye care practice has been a leader in laser vision correction for many years and our three board-certified LASIK specialists are ready to help you on your journey. At North Shore Eye Care/SightMD we are… Read More


Hearing Aids – It’s An Adjustment

Deborah LaBel, M.S.

One very common misconception about hearing aids is that they are “just like eyeglasses,” meaning that once you put them on, your hearing troubles are immediately “corrected,” much the same as eyeglasses “correct” your vision when worn. Eyeglasses are considered corrective because when properly set and worn, your vision will be improved to the normal… Read More


LASIK Surgery for our Community Heroes in 2018

SightMD, with many locations in Long Island, is delivering the best in LASIK at the best value to our community heroes. The promotion is for Law enforcement (Nassau, Suffolk and NYPD), Corrections, Military, Firefighters, EMT’s, Paramedics, Nurses, Doctors and Teachers. Along with the best board certified LASIK surgeons in Long Island, our community superstars receive… Read More


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