Seeta Eye Centers Ophthalmology Blog

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November 03, 2020
In the state of New York, anyone over the age of two who can tolerate a facial covering must wear a mask when in a public space where social distancing is not possible. This simple act has had a measurable impact on slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Wearing a mask can help save lives, but if you have glasses, a facemask can pose fogging issues that can be both limiting and frustrating. While... Read More
October 15, 2020
Recovery from LASIK can take up to one week, though many patients are back to “normal” within 24 hours. During your time in our care, we will help you determine when it is safe to resume all of your activities. For the first 24 hours following surgery, it is important that you avoid doing anything that could irritate your eyes. During this time, be sure to avoid: Rubbing your eyes Getting water... Read More
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