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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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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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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

26/05/2016 18:03 PM

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

18/05/2016 09:00 AM

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Cataracts But Were Too Afraid To Ask

12/05/2016 16:05 PM

Like death and taxes, cataracts are an inevitability (if we live long enough). However, despite the fact that it is so common, it is one of the most misunderstood conditions that we see at Stahl Eye Care experts. One of the critical portions of our eye is the lens, which ,obviously, we are all born with. The lens sits right behind the iris and the pupil of the eye and is important for bending light so that we can see properly. As we get older, however, this lens becomes cloudy.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

27/04/2016 09:00 AM

Currently, over 20 million Americans are dealing with serious vision loss conditions. While some eye diseases are caused by genetics and family history, many of them can be prevented by simply taking a few steps to protect your vision and improve your overall health. Living a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce your chances of developing future vision loss.

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Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

21/04/2016 20:16 PM

I'm sure at some point you've felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or germs such as a staphylococcal bacterium have been trapped with dead skin cells on the eyelid. Usually, styes are never more than a superficial frustration, but they can form deeper in the eyelid.

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Everything You Need To Know About Wavefront Technology

05/04/2016 20:54 PM

At Stahl Eye Care experts, we think it's important that anyone who is considering laser vision correction understand what Wavefront technology is. As a pioneer in laser vision correction let us give you some history.

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How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

23/03/2016 19:51 PM

Computers have revolutionized how we do things in our daily lives. In today's world we use computers for almost everything—we use them to do our jobs, communicate, navigate, invest, manage, etc... It is now hard to imagine how we could get by without computers because of the many amazing things they allow us to do, but what does all this exposure to digital screens mean for our eyes?

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The Variety of Laser Vision Correction: LASIK and PRK

21/03/2016 14:07 PM

As a practice that has been performing laser vision correction for over 20 years, one of the most common questions we hear is “what is the difference between PRK and Lasik?" The purpose of this blog is to talk to you about PRK and hopefully dispel some of the rumors

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3 Ways To Ward Off Eye Strain In The Workplace

14/03/2016 21:08 PM

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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Understanding Monovision: A Long Island LASIK Surgeon's Viewpoint On How This May Help You See Better

09/03/2016 21:42 PM

When discussing laser vision correction with my patients at Stahl Eyecare 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 to attempt to explain this subject.

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

17/02/2016 22:18 PM

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

10/02/2016 19:45 PM

Think back to the moment when your eye doctor first told you that your vision was not 20/20 and you needed glasses. For most people, this moment was not a happy moment, but a moment of panic. For years’ glasses have carried with them an unfortunate social stigma—phrases like “four eyes” come to mind. If you use glasses today, then you might be due for an upgrade. Thanks to many advances in technology LASIK has become safer and more accessible than ever. Here are 3 reasons you should consider ditching your glasses.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Prepare For Summer With LASIK

29/01/2016 18:58 PM

Studies show that fewer people choose to undergo laser eye surgery during the summer than during any other season. The reason behind this is that people’s schedules get busy with vacations, beach days, gardening, and other outdoor activities with friends and family. Before you make those summer plans you should plan a step further and consider getting LASIK now so that your summer can remain nice and open for you to enjoy.

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5 Things You Should Avoid Doing If You Are A Contact Lens User

28/01/2016 21:01 PM

The human eye is very sensitive to bacteria and debris, which makes contact lens use a liability for many people. It is easy to not take the necessary precautions with contact lenses, because we assume that nothing bad will happen if we cut corners just a little bit in regards to lens hygiene. Of course, this is not the case, our eyes are not as invincible as we like to think they are, and because of this misunderstanding many people end up having to deal with eye infections every year.

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Refractive Surgeons Getting Refractive Surgery: A Positive Sign For Potential Patients

23/12/2015 17:17 PM

A study was recently conducted by the Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), that looked at Refractive Surgeons who were candidates for refractive surgery. In the study 62.6% of refractive surgeons underwent some type of laser vision correction, and 91% of study participants would recommend laser vision correction to family or a loved one!

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Long Island Patients Benefit From Revolutionary New “Telescope Implant” for Macular Degeneration

16/12/2015 21:09 PM

For the first time ever in Long Island, surgeons at Stahl Eyecare Experts can nowperform the revolutionary new telescope implant procedure for patients with End-stageage-related macular degeneration (AMD) in an outpatient setting. The telescope implantis integral to Centra...

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Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

30/11/2015 09:00 AM

Just because modern medicine is becoming increasingly fantastic, doesn't mean you should stop taking care of yourself. In fact, despite the constant advances in medical research, more and more doctors are looking at preventative medicine as a means of decreasing medical risk. Although preventative medical techniques won't be able to stop health complications caused by genetics, age, or uncontrollable environmental factors—it can help to slow the affects.

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4 Ocular Complications That Diabetes Has Been Known to Cause

25/11/2015 21:19 PM

Around 9% of those residing in the United States have diabetes, and approximately 1 out of 3 diabetic adults are affected by diabetic retinopathy A number of ocular complications are actually caused by diabetes, but the most severe of the possible ocular complicates is diabetic retinopathy.

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What is a Pterygium? And What are my Treatment Options?

26/10/2015 20:13 PM

People generally describe a pterygium as a “whiteish-yellowish, wing-shaped growth” that grows over a part of your cornea, but what is it exactly? Medically speaking, a pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and conjunctiva on the surface of the cornea.

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Top 5 Interesting Facts About Your Eyes

14/10/2015 20:43 PM

The human eye is an incredibly complex piece of biological engineering, it allows us to see by translating light into electrical signals and sending them to our brains. Due to the complexity of the human eye there are some things you might not know.

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Blinking is Something We All Do, but Did You Know it Plays an Integral Role in Maintaining Good Eye Health?

30/09/2015 19:35 PM

For many of us, blinking is just something humans do, but it actually plays a major role in maintaining good eye health. Due to the liquid nature of our eyes, debris frequently gets stuck on the ocular surface of the eye quite easily. The eyelids help to clean this ocular surface every time we blink, meanwhile supplying fresh tears and nutrients across the surface of the eye helping to prevent dry eye symptoms.

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The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

16/09/2015 20:23 PM

Most people over the age of 40 that suffer vision loss are developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined!

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Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

26/08/2015 20:34 PM

Runny nose? Scratchy throat? Sneezing? These can all be caused by allergies, but allergies can effect a lot more than your nose and throat. The eyes are subject to many different allergens as well, and unfortunately many people are susceptible to these allergies.

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