Tag: Ophthalmologist

Good nutrition is very important for your eyes and your overall health

Healthy diets along with vitamin supplements can lead to better overall health while also diminishing the chance of developing vision loss by way of cataracts and macular degeneration. For instance avoiding diets rich in simple carbohydrates as found in candy and soda can reduce the risk of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and even cataracts. Recently a… 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

Laser Vision Correction for 2018

SightMD, previously known as North Shore Eye Care in Long Island New York is delivering the best in LASIK at the best value to our community. This promotion is for law enforcement, firefighters, EMT’s, nurses, doctors and teachers. Along with the best board certified LASIK surgeons in Long Island, our community superstars receive a larger… Read More

SightMD is proud to be the the 2018 official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets

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

Cataracts are a leading cause of visual loss in the United States.

Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens in the eye. Everyone at some point has some degree of cataract formation. It is estimated that right now there are 25 million Americans with cataracts in one or both eyes with this number expected to double by the year 2050. Cataracts are a leading cause of… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at SightMD!

Happy Thanksgiving! Previously North Shore Eye Care, now SightMD, has been a leader in bladeless custom lasik for years. Our board certified lasik surgeons perform the best in lasik and talk our patients through every procedure. Our long island patients enjoy our smithtown new york eye care facility. For our fearful patients, we offer a… Read More

Shingles is a painful disease requiring prompt treatment

Shingles, a painful disease that can affect your face, body and even your eye should be treated as soon as possible. Those treated after 72 hours may suffer long lasting impairment. This disease is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the very same virus that causes chicken pox. Beginning in 1995 we began vaccinating all children… Read More

Find Out if your a Candidate for LASIK at SightMD for Fall 2017

John Mauro, D.O., F.A.C.S.

Myopia (nearsightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism are probably the most common reasons why people have blurry vision. The most common ways to correct this blurry vision are eyeglasses and contact lenses. If one is tired of being dependent on either eyeglasses or contact lenses, one may consider a laser corrective procedure such as iLASIK or… Read More

Custom LASIK Surgery at SightMD for 2017

Here at SightMD, our eye surgeons are trained in the bladeless technique of laser vision correction. Our LASIK surgeons are experts in the field of laser vision correction. Most people who get laser vision correction are either myopic (near sighted), hyperopic (far sighted) or have astigmatism. This is a great option for those individuals who… Read More

Dilating eye drops, are they necessary?

As part of a general eye exam, it is extremely important to dilate the pupil of the eye. It allows an Ophthalmologist to adequately assess the retina, assess for glaucoma and potential systemic disorders of the eye. In children, it is important to dilate the eyes for those reasons as well but it is also… Read More

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