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3 Reasons to Get LASIK in NYC This Winter

16/10/2017 19:31 PM

For some people, the thought of leaving summer behind for cold, dreary winter days is enough to book a one way ticket to Florida. But here at Stahl, we think winter has its upsides! For instance, we think it’s one of the best times of year to get LASIK surgery. There are a few reasons for this. Why do we think winter is the best time of year to get LASIK surgery? Keep reading to find out!

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Am I Too Old For LASIK?

02/10/2017 09:00 AM

LASIK surgery is a highly advanced, and relatively new, procedure. If you belong to older generations, chances are you thought about getting LASIK in the 90’s but didn’t go for it, as the procedure was brand new and long-term effects were unknown. But now that LASIK technology has progressed and we know how safe and effective it is, you may feel like you missed the boat. So, is there actually an age bracket on LASIK?

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Exercise and Your Eyes

25/09/2017 17:52 PM

We all know that exercise is good for you and that it’s always a good idea to do it. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we actually do it. In America, around 43.3 percent of adults and teens fail to meet the modest government guidelines set as a minimum weekly exercise goal.

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7 Bad Eye Care Habits You Are Probably Guilty Of

19/09/2017 20:39 PM

We all like to think we’re doing a pretty good job when it comes to basic hygiene, caring for our bodies and staying healthy. Well, while this may be the case for many, the majority of people develop less-than-helpful habits throughout life that can really put us in harm’s way. This is especially the case when it comes to your eyes.

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LASIK Risks and Complications: Understanding Why

14/09/2017 20:17 PM

If you’re thinking about LASIK surgery, chances are you’ve done quite a bit of research. Knowing exactly what you’re getting into is very important, especially when it comes to medical procedures. While LASIK surgery is extremely safe, incredibly effective and surprisingly quick, there is still some risk involved. Rather than gloss over it, our mission is to make sure our patients are as informed as they can be before walking into our office!

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How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision

13/09/2017 16:04 PM

It is well known that smoking is the leading cause of serious health conditions that affect your lungs, heart, and much more. What most people don’t know is how smoking negatively impacts your eyes.

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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

25/08/2017 16:10 PM

Growing up in today’s day and age it’s not if you will use technology throughout the day - it’s about how long your day will be consumed behind a screen. Whether you’re sitting at work behind a computer for 8 hours or lounging on the couch scrolling through your newsfeed you could be experiencing the side effects of Digital Eye Strain.

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Different Types of LASIK Explained

24/08/2017 18:51 PM

Most people know the basic concept of LASIK, during which a skilled surgeon uses laser technology to improve your eyesight. What many don’t realize is that there is more than one type of LASIK procedure. There’s anything from the actual equipment being used (blade vs. bladeless), to technology being used to map out the eye.

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Blurry Reading Vision? Here's How the Raindrop Inlay Can Help

21/08/2017 15:15 PM

In today’s amazing world of ever-changing and expanding technology, we can correct such conditions with simple surgeries. Let’s take a look Raindrop® surgery and what it can do to correct the effects of presbyopia.

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The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

16/08/2017 15:16 PM

When you are at your eye appointment you might hear the terms nearsightedness and farsightedness. You might even be dealing with one of these conditions. But what do they both mean?

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3 Days Only: Discover the Spotted Cheetah

15/08/2017 13:20 PM

Are you a true Cheetos lover? If you’ve been dreaming about a menu that’s only Cheetos inspired dishes, you’re in luck. For three days only, from August 15 to August 17th, The Spotted Cheetah will be open at 211 West Broadway in the city.

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Life After LASIK: 3 Things You Can Expect

11/08/2017 15:59 PM

If you’re thinking about getting LASIK surgery, you’ve probably spent a great deal of time daydreaming about what your post-LASIK life will be like. Do you imagine yourself finally doing that thing you’ve always wanted to do, or going to that place you’ve always wanted to see? Do you imagine your post-LASIK life as being more beautiful, more successful and more… well, clear?

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

25/07/2017 15:43 PM

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40.

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LASIK by the Numbers

21/07/2017 15:38 PM

Choosing to get LASIK is a big decision, and you can make that decision a bit easier by looking at some statistics. These statistics will give you a much better idea of what to expect if you get LASIK. Check them out so you will see if LASIK is right for you.

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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

13/07/2017 16:29 PM

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

27/06/2017 18:01 PM

When your eyes stop producing enough tears needed to nourish your eyes, you could start having to deal with a condition known as Dry Eye.

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3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision At Night

15/06/2017 19:43 PM

Do you find yourself struggling with your vision at night? You aren’t alone! Worldwide people are experiencing this same vision impairment at night time. This condition is known as “night blindness.” This term refers to people who are experiencing trouble driving at night or who are having trouble seeing in poorly lit environments. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing problems with your vision at night from sun exposure during the day to a deficiency in vitamin A. Here are 3 helpful tips that you can take today to help improve your night vision!

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A Definitive Guide to Getting LASIK in NYC

13/06/2017 13:53 PM

If you’re looking into getting LASIK, you may find all of the information on it to be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, LASIK is a relatively simple procedure that doesn’t take long at all, and it is easier than ever to find a skilled surgeon in New York City. In order to provide you with all of the basic information on LASIK that you need to know, here’s a quick, easy to follow guide!

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Getting Ready for LASIK? Follow These Tips

24/05/2017 15:48 PM

You’ve been approved for LASIK, and you are counting down the days to your procedure. You can’t just count down the days and show up, though. You need to do a few things to prepare for the procedure. These simple tips will ensure that you are ready to go when you arrive at your New York City eye surgeon’s office.

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

24/05/2017 09:00 AM

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

10/05/2017 09:00 AM

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?

26/04/2017 18:54 PM

You’re sick of wearing glasses or contacts and you want to fix the problem once and for all: That means that you’re considering LASIK. Before you undergo LASIK, you’ll need to see a New York LASIK surgeon for a consultation! There are many factors that go into determining whether or not someone is a LASIK candidate.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

26/04/2017 09:00 AM

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

12/04/2017 09:00 AM

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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Do You Know These Cataract Facts?

24/03/2017 16:07 PM

Learn five interesting and helpful facts about cataracts & cataract surgery from the cataract experts at Stahl Eyecare Experts of Long Island.

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

22/03/2017 09:00 AM

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

15/03/2017 09:00 AM

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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Considering LASIK? Ask These Questions

24/02/2017 21:29 PM

Before you can get LASIK surgery, you’ll have to go in for a consultation. It’s a good idea to prepare for your consultation by coming up with a list of questions to ask. Use these questions and add your own if you wish. Then, you will know everything there is to know about the surgery before you schedule it.

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

13/02/2017 17:13 PM

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

09/02/2017 21:50 PM

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye condition.

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

25/01/2017 09:00 AM

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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After Cataract Surgery: What You Need to Know

23/01/2017 15:46 PM

The clouding caused by cataracts can seriously affect a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can correct the problem. The surgeon removes the lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. It is a relatively quick procedure with a fast recovery time that restores a person’s quality of life.

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Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

11/01/2017 09:00 AM

Recent studies suggest that exercise can help to alleviate some eye pressure, which can potentially help if you have glaucoma. Now you might be thinking, “well, how much do I need to work out to get results?” The great thing is, you don't need to work out rigorously to see results.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

28/12/2016 09:00 AM

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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If You Have Diabetes, Can You Get LASIK?

14/12/2016 15:09 PM

Diabetes can have a significant impact on eye health. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetes-related eye problem because it affects the blood vessels in the retina. It can result in vision loss. Diabetic macular edema is another issue faced by diabetics, as it is a result of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetics are also at a higher risk of cataracts and glaucoma. Because of these risks, performing LASIK surgery on a diabetic is a decision that isn’t made lightly.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

14/12/2016 09:00 AM

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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Dr. Werner talks about Corneal Cross-Linking

29/11/2016 22:08 PM

The cornea is the front portion of the eye and in most patients is a round clear dome. Because it is round and clear it lets light into the eye and this is integral to good vision. However, in some patients the cornea can assume an abnormal shape. When this shape becomes like a cone the diagnos...

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Dr. Werner talks about Monovision

29/11/2016 21:59 PM

When discussing laser vision correction with my patients at stall I care experts, one of the most confusing aspects that we go over is something called monovision. In fact for many patients when I start discussing this topic they look at me as if I am from Mars. The purpose of this blog will be t...

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5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

23/11/2016 09:00 AM

Everyone has heard that they should be eating more carrots to improve their eyesight. This is because of the high levels of beta-carotene that is found in carrots which is said to be essential in maintaining healthy eyes. There are actually quite a few different vitamins and nutrients that are considered to be good for your eye health.

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

09/11/2016 09:00 AM

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

26/10/2016 09:00 AM

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

12/10/2016 09:00 AM

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

27/09/2016 19:35 PM

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

14/09/2016 09:00 AM

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolent (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

24/08/2016 09:00 AM

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

10/08/2016 09:00 AM

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

20/07/2016 09:00 AM

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

13/07/2016 09:00 AM

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

22/06/2016 09:00 AM

Our ability to see anything is dependent on light, so it is only natural to assume when light is disrupted by a defect on our retina that it would affect our vision. The two most common vision defects people experience are glare and halos. Halos appear as bright circles around sources of light, you will notice this the most at night time—particularly as you are driving and oncoming cars headlights come zooming by. Glare occurs in your vision when light enters your eye and actually obstructs your vision.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

08/06/2016 09:00 AM

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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