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June 03, 2021
June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables month – just in time for Farmers’ Markets in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County to start offering local produce. Often higher in nutritional content than frozen options, fresh fruits and vegetables offer a delicious way to incorporate needed nutrients into your diet – several of which have been proven to help slow or even prevent certain age-related eye... Read More
May 18, 2021
A cataract occurs when protein fibers in the natural lens of the eye begin to build up, causing a general clouding. Common with age, risks for cataracts increase with some lifestyle factors such as smoking, being overweight, and excessive exposure to sunlight. Diabetes, both type I and II, along with hypertension also increase the risks for the development of a cataract. Predisposition to... Read More
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April 12, 2021
April is Sports Eye Safety Month, and a good time for athletes to truly consider how best to protect their eyes. Some sports pose more threat to the eyes than others, but even things like swimming can cause harm to the eyes when protective eyewear is not used. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the most dangerous sport for the eyes is basketball. With more than 5,000 injuries... Read More
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February 18, 2021
Can COVID-19 cause vision loss? As it turns out, yes, it can. A study initiated by the French Society of Neuroradiology has found a higher likelihood of abnormal MRI findings, such as nodules on the posterior pole (backside) of the eyes, in patients with severe coronavirus infection. The study, conducted on 129 patients with severe COVID-19, found that around seven percent of study participants... Read More
January 12, 2021
LASIK is a laser vision correction surgery that can provide lasting freedom from prescription eyewear like glasses and contact lenses. The best time to undergo LASIK is when you have grown tired of the limitations posed by contacts and glasses, along with the maintenance eyewear requires. Am I a Good Candidate? The best candidates for LASIK are men and women who are over the age of 18, have... Read More
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December 07, 2020
Recovery from cataract surgery is typically very quick. Your vision may be cloudy, blurry, or otherwise imperfect for a few hours up to a few weeks, but this should self-correct as your eyes adjust to your new intraocular lens. Remember, as your vision adjusts, you may undergo different stages in which various distortions or disturbances are present. These, too, should self-correct while your... Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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

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