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The doctors at SightMD offer complete eye care for the entire family, including regular exams and treatments for a range of conditions. Finding a comprehensive eye care practice that you trust with your family can be difficult, especially on Long Island where there are hundreds of eye care practices to choose from. Here at SightMD, we are proud to have established a good relationship with our community as a trusted health care provider. Because we offer such a wide range of eye care services, we are perfect for families large and small. With a dedicated team of ophthalmologists, specialists, and optometrists, we are certain you will find what you are looking for at SightMD.
Your vision is integral to your quality of life.
It is important to establish ongoing care with a trusted ophthalmologist in order to maintain your ocular health, and to detect complications in their earliest and most treatable stages.
Here at SightMD, we stress the importance of preventative care and staying on top of your visual health. We use our vision to do so many things, and many people take their healthy vision for granted. It is important to stay on top of your eye examinations to ensure clear and healthy vision. Keeping up with eye examinations can be tough, but SightMD makes it easy.
All of our doctors and staff are committed to providing you with compassionate, personalized care. If you are on the hunt for a comprehensive eye care practice that can offer you a wide range of service to fit every stage of your life, contact one of SightMD’s many Long Island locations.
Common eye conditions include eyelid disorders like blepharitis, a chronic condition resulting from clogged oil glands; dry eye syndrome, which our doctors can address through highly individualized treatment; and uveitis, which causes inflammation in the middle layer of the eye. The best way to address any type of eye condition is early detection and prompt treatment.Other common eye problems include refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Our skilled optometrists can help you find the right prescription to clear your vision, or you can opt for a permanent vision correction procedure like LASIK!
Eye conditions that affect the retina - the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye - can result from injury or trauma, insufficiently controlled diabetes, and age-related diseases of the eye. Common retina conditions include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal tears or detachment. A sudden increase in flashes and floaters may indicate a retinal tear, and requires immediate medical attention. Your retina is an essential part of your vision, and most damage to the retina cannot be repaired. Comprehensive eye examinations can keep prevent any retinal damage and help keep your vision clear and functional.
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that can cause damage to the optic nerve. Typically, this type of damage results from high intraocular pressure, or pressure inside the eye. If it is not carefully controlled, glaucoma can result in irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma typically does not present symptoms, and permanent vision loss can sneak up on you. Treatment generally involves improving the ability of the eye to drain fluid from within the eye. If you have a family history of the disease, suffer from diabetes, or are over the age of 60, you have a higher risk of developing glaucoma. Those with a high risk of glaucoma should have annual eye examinations to diagnose glaucoma early and prevent vision loss.
The cornea is the dome-shaped front surface of the eye. It is responsible for refracting light as it enters the eye. Infection, trauma, and disease can all compromise the health of the cornea, impacting your vision and leaving the eye more susceptible to further damage. Although severe damage is often treated with corneal transplant surgery, advanced treatment options can often restore health to the cornea using less invasive techniques.
Also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery, ocuplastics can restore function and a refreshed appearance to your eyes. These procedures can treat the eyelids, tear ducts, eye sockets, and face. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and brow lift surgery can lift drooping eyelids and brows that obscure peripheral vision, while providing a refreshed, more youthful appearance. We can correct blocked tear ducts, refine eyelids that are turned inwards or outwards, and reconstruct the eyelids after skin cancer treatment. We also offer anti-aging treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis and cranial nerve palsy can cause or exacerbate certain eye conditions. Neuro-ophthalmology is the treatment of eye conditions caused by nervous system disorders. These conditions can present symptoms like drooping eyelids, bulging eyes, double vision, sudden vision loss, nystagmus (rapid uncontrolled eye movement), and pupils that are not equal in size.
Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your child's ocular health. Pediatric ophthalmology involves routine visual screenings, as well as treatment of conditions that are more commonly seen in children, including strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye). We can also detect refractive errors such as nearsightedness, and help determine the best solution to help your child experience clear vision.