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December 06, 2017
Laser vision correction, such as LASIK and PRK, are used to correct refractive errors, allowing the men and women who undergo surgery to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. Changes made to the cornea during laser vision correction are permanent and, in many cases, can reduce the need for prescription eyewear even as you age. The American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery... Read More
November 14, 2017
  When a natural disaster strikes, it is often necessary to leave home quickly. In the hurry to get children, friends, loved ones, and ourselves to a safer space, it is easy to forget even some of the most basic necessities. For men and women who wear prescription eyewear, that often means leaving behind those things necessary for maintaining and protecting optimal vision. Vision is one of your... Read More
October 18, 2017
While October may seem a little early to start thinking about your HSA or flex account, most plan participants lose benefits at the first of the year, making now an ideal time to begin planning your procedure. LASIK is not covered by insurance and, even with financing options such as CareCredit®, the cost of LASIK may seem prohibitive. If you have a flex account or a HSA, you can use the money... Read More
October 12, 2017
The leading cause of blindness in the world is age-related vision disorders. Cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy account for well over 50% of all vision loss in the country and in the world, providing one more reason you should commit to annual eye exams after the age of 60. When caught early on, these diseases can be treated for complete correction or to slow... Read More
September 27, 2017
At Seeta Eye Centers, we offer a wide range of LASIK options, enabling us to meet the unique needs of each patient we see. The SlideShare below provides basic information about some of these options, along with LASIK alternatives like PRK, to help you better understand your choices. When you are ready to discuss LASIK with a board-certified and dedicated eye surgeon, please give us a call at 845-... Read More
August 25, 2017
September is Healthy Aging Month and a perfect time to review habits that can speed age-related vision loss. Some vision loss, such as that caused by presbyopia, is unavoidable. However, vision loss from many other disorders and diseases that become more likely with age is not. This is one of the biggest reasons men and women over the age of 65 should visit our Fishkill or Poughkeepsie offices... Read More
August 14, 2017
On August 21st, we will experience our first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. The eclipse will begin around 1:22 p.m. in New York, reaching its peak around 2:44 p.m. and coming to completion at approximately 4:00 p.m. We will not experience the total phase of this solar eclipse, but a partial phase will be observable should weather allow. The Hudson Valley ophthalmologists at... Read More
August 11, 2017
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a refractive error correction surgery that was approved by the FDA three years before its main alternative, LASIK. Like LASIK, PRK is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Unlike LASIK, there is no corneal flap creation with PRK, making it a better option for people with thin corneas. PRK has recently been... Read More
July 24, 2017
LASIK is a fairly routine procedure. In fact, an average of 800,000 LASIK eye surgeries are performed in the United States every year, and conservative estimates suggest as many as 43 million additional men and women who have not yet undergone laser eye surgery would be good LASIK candidates. However, "routine" does not imply "failsafe" and your choice of LASIK surgeon will play a direct role in... Read More
July 14, 2017
If you are becoming a parent for the first time, boundless joy lies ahead of you. Boundless joy and a whole lot of work. A whole lot of work and, for people with glasses, a near constant struggle to keep tiny hands from prying them away from your face. Those same tiny hands, when successful, can bend and break frames, goo up lenses, and otherwise make wearing glasses incredibly inconvenient.... Read More