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How to choose a hearing aid style


There are many choices to make when deciding on a hearing aid. You must consider the hearing aid style, technology, and color. Even if you have been wearing hearing aids for years, styles and technology have changed. Options can be confusing, but keep in mind that our job as doctoral-level audiologists is to guide you… Read More

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss


Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) occurs when you lose your hearing quickly. It typically only happens in one ear, and can happen overnight or over the span of a few days. During this time, sound gradually becomes faint and people lose the clarity of words. Many people who experience SSNHL also report hearing a “pop,”… Read More

What to expect at your hearing test


You are scheduled for a hearing test! Congratulations! Here is what to bring and what to expect for the test. What to Bring: Bring any medical records that concern your ears or any previous test results. It is a good idea to bring a family member or friend to help you understand results or to… Read More

What is Uveitis


Although uveitis is defined as inflammation of the uvea, or uveal tract (iris, ciliary body and choroid), it can occur in any part of the eye including the retina, vitreous, cornea, sclera, optic nerve and lens. It can occur secondary to infection, autoimmune disorders (which causes the body to attack its own tissues), or sometimes… Read More

Glaucoma Has Two Types- Open Angle Glaucoma and Angle Closure Glaucoma


  Glaucoma is the term used to describe a group of eye diseases in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eyeball) is increased and causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. (The optic nerve is like a telephone trunk line – it is composed of 1.2 million small fibers and transmits images from the… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: SightMD Becomes Most Awarded Ophthalmology Practice As Best of Long Island 2018 Results Are Announced


  February 27, 2018 – SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND…Based on the recent announcement of the winners in the 13th Annual ‘Best of Long Island 2018’ competition, there is little doubt where local residents of Long Island look for world-class comprehensive eye care: SightMD, who for the fourth year in a row received three top honors in… Read More

What is a chalazion? Is it serious?


A chalazion is similar to a stye.  It is a bump the can be present on either eyelid.  Its size ranges from small to very large.  The glands that are present in the eyelids, called Meibomian glands, normally secrete oil that prevents the evaporation of tears from our tear film.  When these glands become clogged,… Read More

Macular Degeneration Has Two Forms: Dry and Wet


  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… Read More

Binaural hearing


Just as seeing with two eyes is vital, hearing with two ears is just as important.  The importance of binaural hearing cannot be overlooked.  Once you are ready to treat your hearing loss, you may wonder, “Do I need two hearing aids or can I get by with just one?” This is one of the… Read More

Conjunctivitis, is it contagious?


Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” is when the white portion of the eye becomes red.  It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies and systemic illnesses.   Patients with this condition can experience irritation, itchy eyes, discharge, or pain. Many patients this time of year have viral conjunctivitis.  There are many different types of viruses and many… Read More

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