In the holiday classic, A Christmas Story, all Ralphie Parker wants is a Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot BB rifle with a compass in the stock. No matter who he asks, however, the answer is always the same: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Even from Santa.
General Eye Care
Serving Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and Nearby Areas of the Hudson Valley
The Poughkeepsie office of Seeta Eye Centers at 23 Davis Avenue will be closed the week of November 18th as we make the final preparations to open our new location, just across the parking lot from our current space. This new, technologically advanced office will assist us in our goal of providing the safest, most effective, and most comfortable services for each patient we see.
Newborns, while possessed with the full visual capacity to see objects and colors, can only see 8-15 inches away. Over time, distance vision improves, as does the development of color vision, allowing babies with healthy vision to see the world with more clarity right around four months. However, vision development does not stop at this point. In fact, it continues throughout our lives.
Virtual reality (VR) headsets are relatively new. As such, the long-term impacts of routine use of VR headsets is not clearly established. There is some evidence that doing near work – on tablets, phones, and similar devices – may contribute to myopia, even in adults. This may suggest that using a VR headset frequently would increase risks for nearsightedness, but there is no established link.
The care you take of your eyes today will impact how clearly you will be able to see as you age. Small steps taken now can make a substantial difference when it comes to the health of the eyes. For example, even slight changes in diet can have a profound impact, helping to reduce risks for a host of vision-stealing disorders while offering a number of other health benefits.
This August, we celebrate the opening of the first Seeta Eye Center in Poughkeepsie in 1968, establishing what has now become the longest functioning ophthalmology practice in our region. Founded by Dr.
June is Cataract Awareness Month, an effort on the part of Prevent Blindness America to draw attention to the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. 20 million Americans over the age of 40 are currently living with cataracts. Nearly half of all people will develop cataracts by the age of 75.
It's difficult coming up with a gift for the holidays that will be meaningful and useful, rather than another expensive thing that will sit on someone's shelf 50 weeks of the year. If you want to give a friend, family member, or loved one a special gift this holiday season, consider helping them restore their sight.