Seeta Eye Centers Ophthalmology Blog

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June 14, 2019
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. It... Read More
May 02, 2019
Seeta Eye Centers is pleased to announce the addition of Yasha S. Modi, M.D. to our team of experienced Poughkeepsie ophthalmologists. A retinologist and vitreoretinal surgeon, Dr. Modi serves as Director of Uveitis and Tele-Retina at New York University where he is also assistant professor of Retinal Diseases, Uveitis, and Vitreoretinal Surgery. Dr. Modi’s services include diagnosis and... Read More
April 24, 2019
We are pleased to announce that ground has been broken on the site of our brand new, two-story office building, to be opened and operational this fall. Construction, which is taking place across the parking lot from our current Davis Avenue location, has resulted in the fencing off of some of our customer parking. Please forgive us this minor inconvenience (we promise it will be worth it) and use... Read More
January 15, 2019
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. Taking care of your... Read More
December 05, 2018
Diet and nutrition play an important role in the health of your eyes. According to the American Optometric Association, getting enough of specific nutrients can help protect vision and may even reduce risks for certain eye diseases. Supplements offer a convenient way to increase your nutrient intake, but whole foods are typically a better source of absorbable vitamins and minerals. Fortunately,... Read More
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