Category: Cataract

How Can I Minimize My Cataract Risk?


Cataracts are a common, age-related condition affecting your vision, that left untreated, could eventually lead to blindness. Up to 70 percent of those 75 or older have or have had cataracts, making cataract surgery one of the most frequently performed outpatient laser eye surgeries in America. While most cases of cataracts are age-related, there are… 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

How to fix upper eyelids when they start to effect your vision


Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Excess skin, muscle, and fat can be removed from around the eyes to rejuvenate the midface. Blepharoplasty surgery usually takes less than one hour and is performed in an outpatient surgery center under intravenous sedation. It is normal to be… Read More

Cataract Surgery and What Lens Options Are Available


At SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care , we give the ability to patients to see far and near. Our board certified doctors offer the best in intraocular lens (IOL) technology. We perform over a thousand cataract surgery procedures each year. We use a technique free of injections, sutures, or eye patches. All of our… Read More

Allergy Season is Upon Us


While Spring is a beautiful time of year, for allergy sufferers it can bring misery. At SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care we see a large upsurge of patients complaining of red, itchy eyes during this time of year. When just the eyes are involved there are many different types of drops that can be… Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day from SightMD, Giving Back in 2018 by Honoring our Community Superstars


SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care in Long Island New York with multiple locations across Long Island is delivering the best in LASIK at the best value to our community heroes. The promotion is for law enforcement, firefighters, EMT, nurses, doctors and teachers. Along with the best board certified LASIK surgeons in Long Island, our… Read More

Talking About Contact lens and What is new for 2018


A contact lens is a clear piece of plastic that sits on the surface of the cornea. It corrects for your glasses prescription, so it allows you to see very well without the need for cumbersome glasses. Contact lenses, if used appropriately, are a wonderful tool to get excellent vision. In fact, depending on your… Read More

LASIK surgery, correcting astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness in 2018


LASIK or Laser in-situ keratomileusiss is a procedure for correcting farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. Astigmatism is caused by having different curvatures on the surface of the cornea. Almost every person has some form of astigmatism. In Smithtown Long Island in New York, Our open access LASIK center offers the best in LASIK treatment and the… Read More

Can I get another cataract after cataract surgery?


Cataract surgery is one of the most common and most successful surgeries performed. While the risk rate of this surgery is very low, there is a very common thing that can happen in up to 8% of patients, called Posterior Capsular Opacification, or PCO. PCO can also be referred to as a secondary cataract, but… Read More

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