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August 18, 2020
An Optician is a professional who assists with the fitting of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other eyewear. Opticians have undergone additional training and education and will have specific certification or an associate’s degree. An optometrist is doctor who has focused his or her practice on diagnosing and treating diseases of the eye. Optometrists can also perform routine exams, determine... Read More
July 09, 2020
Eye color is determined by specific variations in an individual’s genes. While brown is the most common eye color, found in up to 79% of all humans, there are five other possible iris colors that can be found in people: Amber Blue Gray Green Hazel Green is the least common eye color with some studies finding only 2% of the world’s population to possess this specific color iris. Melanin and Eye... Read More
June 09, 2020
In light of COVID-19, the CDC recommends wearing a simple cloth facemask whenever it is impossible to maintain a six-foot distance from people who do not live in your house while in public. Depending on where you live, this recommendation may actually be a requirement prior to entering a business or establishment. It is absolutely the requirement at Seeta Eye Center – both for patients and staff... Read More
May 21, 2020
Seeta Eye is open for business. Both our Poughkeepsie and Fishkill offices are now able to resume the routine services, including annual eye exams, our patients rely on. However, in the time of COVID-19, these visits will be slightly different than what you may be used to. We are taking every precaution to ensure our staff and our patients remain safe. In order to do this, we have implemented new... Read More
May 12, 2020
During traditional cataract surgery, a small surgical tool is used to access the lens of the eye. This method is safe and has given countless patients renewed vision. It is not, however, as precise or effectiveas  the newer option of laser cataract surgery. At Seeta Eye Centers, we utilize the LenSx® femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. This advanced equipment helps reduce risks for... Read More
April 21, 2020
As the first wave of millennials prepares to enter their 40s, it is important to begin thinking about eye care. Even if you do not have a preexisting refractive error, presbyopia will soon become an unavoidable reality. Common issues such as dry eyes or computer vision syndrome may also become more pronounced with age, and the steps you take now to address these issues can help prevent more... Read More
March 24, 2020
New York State is under a Stay at Home order. Please stay at home. Leaving, for any reason, endangers you and everyone in your community. We can beat this, but we have to work together. COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus, spreads from person-to-person through spit and mucus. The most common entry points for the virus are the nose and mouth, where particulates containing the virus can easily be... Read More
February 20, 2020
The cost of LASIK can range between $1,000 and $3,000 per eye depending on the technology and technique being employed. The vision correction achieved through LASIK is permanent and most people are able to achieve visual acuity of 20/20 or better. This means that, by and large, people who undergo LASIK are able to avoid many of the costs associated with prescription eyewear for the rest of their... Read More
February 11, 2020
PRK and LASIK are both types of laser vision correction that can be used to address refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Both of these procedures utilize an excimer laser to sculpt underlying corneal tissue and improve vision. Both provide lasting and reliable results. Neither, however, is ideal for every patient. Flap vs. No Flap During LASIK vision correction, a small... Read More
January 24, 2020
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, an effort on the part of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to draw attention to the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. Macular degeneration cannot be cured, but it can be managed, and the sooner intervention begins, the lower your risks of losing your vision. Even if you are not experiencing any of the symptoms of... Read More