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November 02, 2018
LASIK is an incredibly effective procedure and, by and large, optimal vision correction occurs within weeks of your first surgery. But according to the American Refractive Surgery Council, anywhere between one and five percent of LASIK procedures will require a second surgery known as Lasik enhancement. Every eye heals differently and your results will rely on a combination of factors. The... Read More
August 14, 2018
Can Birth Control Pills Affect Your Eyes? What does having dry eyes have to do with wearing contact lenses and birth control pills? Can birth control cause dry eyes?  As it turns out, there is indeed a relationship between dry eye symptoms in women using oral contraceptives who wear contact lenses. A 2014 study published in the journal Cornea examined the relationship between oral contraceptive... Read More
August 07, 2018
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. Morton Alterman, who chose Poughkeepsie because it reminded him of his boyhood home, the practice gradually expanded to multiple locations and has been joined, at various points, by additional... Read More
July 24, 2018
Seeta Eye Centers has been selected as the best bladeless laser cataract eye surgery option in Poughkeepsie by the Poughkeepsie Journal. Earning a featured profile on the paper’s prestigious Best of Poughkeepsie list, Seeta Eye Centers topped the July 20th edition, finding distinction through technologically advanced treatment options and a wide selection of intraocular lenses. If you are looking... Read More
June 13, 2018
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. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Once a cataract has developed, the... Read More
May 23, 2018
LASIK eye surgery corrects refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. During LASIK, a small flap is created in the outer layer of the cornea, allowing your LASIK surgeon to gently reshape underlying corneal tissue. Once reshaped, the cornea will refract light more accurately onto the retina, allowing for clear sight at a range of distances. LASIK is used to permanently correct... Read More
May 10, 2018
June is Cataract Awareness Month. If you are over the age of 60 and it has been longer than 12 months since your last eye exam, call  845-454-1025 to schedule an appointment at our Poughkeepsie or Fishkill office right away. Cataracts are an age-related vision disorder and the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. While not treatable, natural lenses with cataracts can be removed and... Read More
April 09, 2018
April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month and, if you are a woman, a good time to consider taking steps to protect your long-term visual health. Women are twice as likely as men to develop vision disorders and diseases including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. This April, consider scheduling an appointment at one of our Hudson Valley locations to have your eyes thoroughly... Read More
March 07, 2018
March is National Save Your Vision Month. Started as a week-long campaign to promote visual health in 1927 by the American Optometry Association (AOA), President Lindon B. Johnson raised its profile to a national observance. In 2005, 78-years after the first Save Your Vision week, the AOA voted to expand the observance to an entire month, giving eye doctors more time to promote visual health in... Read More
February 06, 2018
February is macular degeneration awareness month, serving as a great reminder to schedule your next appointment at the Fishkill or Poughkeepsie office of Setta Eye Centers. Macular degeneration symptoms may be slow to develop and, because there is no cure, catching it early is the most effective way to save your eyesight. One of the most effective ways to slow the progression of macular... Read More