Category: Macular Degeneration

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

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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


Talking about Glaucoma

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Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma, affects about 3 million Americans. Half of these people do not even know that they have glaucoma. While there is no current cure for glaucoma, earyl detection and treatment can help prevent further loss of vision and blindness. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the normal… Read More


What is the difference between iLASIK and traditional LASIK?

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SightMD, previously known as North Shore Eye Care, the 2018 Official LASIK Provider for the New York Mets, is delivering the best in LASIK at the best value to our community. Offering discounts to our superstars. The promotion is for law enforcement, firefighters, EMT’s, nurses, doctors and teachers. Along with the best board certified LASIK… Read More


Does my child need an eye exam?

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How are young children examined? What if they can’t read or can’t understand the eye chart? What if they manipulate the chart? These are common questions parents ask of Pediatric Ophthalmologists. One aspect of Pediatric Ophthalmology that is very different than adult Ophthalmology is that a visual acuity test is use as a guide for… Read More


Macular Degeneration

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Macular degeneration is an age-related condition of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is responsible for seeing fine detail when reading or looking straight ahead.  In order to see 20/20 the macula must be functioning perfected.  Macular degeneration is the leading cause of decreased vision in people… Read More


Macular degeneration: the leading cause of blindness in those over 50

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Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in those over 50. The macula is the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision while the rest of the retina is responsible for peripheral vision. While there are other conditions that can affect the macula such as diabetes, age-related macular degeneration is the… Read More


Celebrate Macular Degeneration Month With a Eye Exam at SightMD

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Macular degeneration is the leading cause of decreased vision in people over 65 years of age. Along with glaucoma and cataracts it is one of the most frequent diseases diagnosed by eye doctors. Macular degeneration is an age-related condition of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is… Read More


Advanced Testing at North Shore Eye to Detect Macular Degeneration

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Macular Degeneration is becoming an ever increasingly common eye disease causing vision loss as the the baby boomer generation enters retirement age. Macular degeneration has a genetic component to it and therefore runs in families. The retina is the thin layer of neural tissue in the back of the eye where an image is focused…. Read More


Macular Degeneration : A Common Eye Disease

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At North Shore Eye Care, with offices located in in Nassau and Suffolk Counties our doctors are known for complete eye care. All of our doctors, perform comprehensive, dilated eye exams. Why is it important to have a dilated eye exam ? A dilated eye exam allows one to examine the entire retina in the… Read More


What is Macular Degeneration?

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Macular degeneration is the leading cause of decreased vision in people over 65 years of age. Along with glaucoma and cataracts it is one of the most frequent diseases diagnosed by eye doctors. Macular degeneration is an age-related condition of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is… Read More


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