Tag: Astigmatism

WHY TRY HEARING AIDS?

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WHY TRY HEARING AIDS? You’ve had your hearing tested….. You’ve been told that you have a significant hearing loss…. You’ve been told you need hearing aids…. But you’re not convinced – after all you hear plenty of things just fine – and it’s just easier to turn the TV volume up or stay away from… Read More


Can I Get LASIK With Astigmatism?

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The simple answer is YES!  Every day I have patients lament that they are not candidates for LASIK because of their astigmatism.  With modern LASIK technology we can correct even higher levels of astigmatism with excellent results. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a refractive error just like myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness).  It is not… Read More


Modern Laser Cataract Surgery in 2017 and Beyond!

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Technology has now revolutionized cataract surgery making it a safer, more accurate and successful surgery. Laser cataract surgery has changed the landscape of cataract surgery. Laser Cataract Surgery enables us to more accurately reduce astigmatism in patients and hence maximize our efforts in making patients more independent from using glasses .Our doctors all use state… Read More


Near Sighted? Far Sighted, Astigmatism? What Are Common Refractive Errors

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Refractive Errors More than 11 million Americans have common vision problems that can be corrected with the use of prescriptive eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses. These conditions are known as refractive errors and they occur when the eye doesn’t correctly bend, or refract, light as it enters the eye. Common refractive errors include… Read More


North Shore Eye Care/SightMD making a difference now!

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Patients have a one-time opportunity to pick the type of lens he or she would prefer at the time of surgery. Cataract surgery comes around only once and it has become a second chance at great vision. Here at North Shore Eye Care/SightMD, we perform laser cataract surgery with topical anesthesia. Our small incision technique… Read More


Talking About Astigmatism

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Astigmatism is determined by the shape of the eye and determined predominantly (80%) by the shape of the cornea, the clear dome over the iris and pupil.  Instead of being spherical like a basketball, an eye with astigmatism is oblong like a football.  Because the shape of the eye is different at the long and… Read More


Vision Problems Often Result From Refractive Errors

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More than 11 million Americans have common vision problems that can be corrected with the use of prescriptive eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses or surgically with LASIK or Cataract surgery. These conditions are known as refractive errors and they occur when the eye doesn’t correctly bend, or refract, light as it enters the… Read More


What is Astigmatism?

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Astigmatism sounds like a bad word, perhaps because it has “stigma” in the middle of it. I often have patients speak about their astigmatism as if there is something wrong with their eyes or they have a disease. In reality, just about everyone has at least a small amount of astigmatism. All this means is… Read More


What Really Does Nearsighted or Far-SIghted Mean?

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More than 11 million Americans have common vision problems that can be corrected with the use of prescriptive eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses. These conditions are known as refractive errors and they occur when the eye doesn’t correctly bend, or refract, light as it enters the eye. Common refractive errors include the following:… Read More


Correcting Astigmatism with Cataract Surgery

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The eye physicians and surgeons of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, are fully committed to providing the best eye care on Long Island and Queens. Our eye doctors specialize in cataract surgery, and helping our patients get the most out of their experience. Here at North Shore Eye Care, we perform cataract… Read More


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