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Why Do I Have Dry Eyes at Night?

Dry eye syndrome can happen for many different reasons such as blocked glands near the eye, medication complication, or hormonal imbalance. They all lead to...

Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment in NYC

Dry eye syndrome, a common and very annoying condition, can be due to a variety of causes. One typical reason for dry eyes is Meibomian...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

10 Steps to Healthy Eyes This Summer

It’s officially summer and it’s time to make sure you safeguard your eyes from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some pointers...

Why We All Need to Schedule a Routine Eye Exam

When we have healthy eyes, it's common to forget about the importance of taking preventative steps namely, an eye exam. Nevertheless, early diagnosis of any...

Help! How to Handle Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optometrist, while...

Choose Contacts: The Advantages of Lenses for Teens

No teenager likes to be seen wearing something that makes them different, and for many teenagers, eyeglasses can sometimes seem that way. The mere thought...

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready for the Classroom? Don’t Forget to Book Manhattan Kids’ Eye Exams

Many professionals believe that almost 80% of learning happens through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight may change occasionally, regular eye and vision care...

How to Get Sunscreen Out of Eyes

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunscreen in their eyes are aware just how painful it can be. A real strong spray in the eye can...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Manhattan, NY

In order to have optimal sight, the eyes must work in conjunction with each other and with the brain. In instances when this system breaks...

Awareness of Diabetes and Vision Loss For National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is the primary precursor to blindness for men and women between age twenty and seventy-four. In the past four years alone, over four million...

An In-depth Look at Color Blindness

Visit our Manhattan, NY Optometrist for an evaluation

Take Advantage of Those Flex Spending Account Credits Before You Lose Them!

December 31st is fast approaching which means that your annual flex plan will soon run out for the year. If flex spending doesn't sound familiar...

December is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

Holiday season is upon us which means gifts and new toys. Well intentioned mothers and fathers enjoy treating the children with the latest toys to...

Women and Healthy Vision

This month, Prevent Blindness America is focusing on Women's Eye Health and Safety. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a few conditions such as changes in the body or irregularities in the eye...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Often, around age 40, people notice that they're starting to have a hard time reading. Seeing things that are up close is an age related...

In the Middle of the Night: Seeing in the Dark

Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or perhaps you're trying to find the light switch or door in a room with...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Guide to LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery

Wondering about LASIK eye surgery? The articles below cover all aspects of LASIK

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

New Technology for Optometry

Dr. Seewell recently was a featured speaker at Vision Expo in NYC.

Dry Eye New York

Dry Eye New York If you are suffering from dry eyes in New York, visit Dr. Alan Schlussel, the optometrist at the Dry Eye Center...

Dry Eye New Jersey

Dry Eye Treatment Center in West Orange, New Jersey Do you have dry or itchy eyes?  Visit the optometrist at the Dry Eye Treatment Center...

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only an important accessory in the summer. Although many people are informed of the damage the sun presents to...

This Month Help Create Awareness About Glaucoma

To spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of avoidable permanent vision loss,...

February Pronounced AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for seniors....

Ways to Avoid Dry Eye Syndrome This Cold Season

Even though it is common to refer to winter as the wet season due to the precipitation, the air is really a lot dryer in...

Should You Purchase Your Next Pair of Eyeglasses on the Web?

In today's world, where more and more consumers are accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are a product that you should...

A Guide to Preventing Symptoms of Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For some, March begins eye allergy...

Gas Permeable Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

  Although you may be most accustomed to soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP)...

The In’s and Out’s of Contact Lens Care

  Contact lenses require proper treatment and care in order to be a safe and feasible option for those needing corrective eye wear. Improper care...

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

  As a result of ongoing measures to inform the public of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (such as sunburn and...

Do Carrots Really Improve your Vision?

You may have been told that carrots help you see better, but is this the truth? Optometrists will tell you that carrots can't actually improve...

Guarding Your Children’s Eyes

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is one injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals agree...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Scheduled Your next Eye Exam in Manhattan, NY?

Many adults don't know that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In fact, over 50% of the people above age sixty-five...

Contacts and Cosmetics: Suggestions from your Manhattan, NY Eye Doctor

If you use contact lenses there are a number of precautions that should be taken in regard to applying cosmetics. Here are a few professional...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes specifically when...

Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment in Manhattan, NY

  Findings from the American Optometric Association indicate that over seventy percent of employed persons that sit every day at a computer (around 143 million...

Eye Safety for Halloween: Watch Out For Special Effect Contact Lenses!

  Halloween is a time for getting out and dressing up but you wouldn't want the fun to end in some frightening eye damage. Over...

Manhattan, NY Treatment for Fall Ocular Allergies

  While many correlate eye allergies with the spring, just as many people experience symptoms during the autumn as well. Above nasal symptoms such as...

Manhattan, NY Vision Exams: What 20/20 Vision Really Means

  Ever ask what 20/20 vision truly stands for? The term 20/20 vision expresses a normal level of sharpness of eyesight or visual acuity determined...

How Age Affects Your Eyesight – Presbyopia

Visit your Manhattan, NY Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults begin to notice signs of presbyopia or a reduced ability to see...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to stress the importance of early diagnosis of this vision threatening...

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some locations biting winds and frigid precipitation are also on their way. The majority of us wouldn't...

A Tearless Winter

The winter causes an increase in instances of dry eyes because of cold and dry air conditions.

OD Advice: The Best Way to Take Care of Your Contact Lenses

Users of contact lenses must know the importance of proper eye care. A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that many...

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

We are currently in the midst of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of...

Pink, Stinging Eyes? Perhaps it’s Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is a frequently encountered eye illness, especially with children. This condition can be caused by a virus, bacteria...

What is Astigmatism?

Surrounding your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under normal conditions, round. As light enters the eye from all angles, the cornea's job...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has set aside the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The goal of this initiative is to educate companies...

Vision on the Road

Safety behind the wheel As a matter of fact, road safety needs several different visual abilities - for example, distance and near vision, side or...

This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the springtime arrives, along with more opportunity to participate in outdoor sports, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries related to sports....

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has put out a new addition to their popular range- the...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. But the possible risks related to many years of...

Cataracts: Common but Treatable

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the leading reason behind vision loss among patients who are over...

The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

Have you ever left your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It's common knowledge that things are...

Clean Lids, Healthy Eyes

Do you have inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an already existing bacterial eye infection, certain...

A Fresh Look for Your Eyes

This season, how about trying a brand new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a vast palette of color...

20/20 Vision: What Does it Mean?

Everyone has run into the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. As common as these terms may be, do you actually grasp what they mean?...

Convergence Insufficiency: Not As Simple As It Seems

When a child struggles at school, it's not always a learning disability. It's important to be aware that the child could have a hard-to-detect condition...

Start the School Year With Good Vision

Most progress at school is accomplished through the use of a child's eyes. But even with this overt correlation between eyesight and learning, a lot...

Playing Safe: Kids and Eye Safety

Choosing the right toys with eye safety in mind is something all parents worry about. How do we select toys that keep our kids' eyes...

Patches: Not Just For Pirates

Lots of our younger patients have a lazy eye. Amblyopia comes about when the brain shuts off or suppresses sight in one eye. This can...

Eye Exam Approaching? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you have an eye exam coming up? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and productive, there are a few...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that often begins to develop in people who are 40 or older. If you already wear glasses for...

Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Have you ever thought about the toll your smartphone might be taking on your eyes? In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they let us...

A Closer Look at Retinoscopy

There may be some assessments that you have seen during an eye exam and questioned what they are for. Having a bright light shined into...

Toric Contact Lenses: A Great Way To Correct Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism and you think you can't wear contacts, you're mistaken. Contact lenses are actually a method of correcting the condition. Generally, the...

Be Aware During National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that being diabetic puts you at risk for vision threatening eye damage? Diabetes is the main cause of blindness in adults under...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

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Is Lasik right for you? Listen here...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...