Eye injuries can have potentially devastating consequences, and because they can occur virtually anywhere — at home, work or during contact sports — everyone is at risk. At Island Eye Surgicenter, our eye doctors take eye safety very seriously. Here, we share our top tips for preventing eye injuries.
Category: Eye Health
Study Suggests Vision Loss Leads to Cognitive Decline
Strong, clear vision affords you many benefits, including the ability to complete many everyday tasks with ease and comfort. Recently, a study found that preserving good vision can also help stave off cognitive decline as you get older. The team at Island Eye Surgicenter unpacks the study’s findings in this blog post.
Healthy Habits for a Lifetime of Good Vision
Heredity plays an important role in eye health, and while you can’t control your genes, there are still many everyday habits you can practice to promote a lifetime of healthy vision. Read on as the Island Eye Surgicenter team shares healthy everyday habits that can help reduce your risk of eye problems and diseases.
Could Your Headaches Be Due to Eye Problems?
Frequent headaches or migraines have many causes, including eye problems. Some headaches related to eye issues are due to overuse or environmental factors, while others can point to an underlying disease or condition. Here, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter explains how eye problems can lead to headaches.
Celebrities with Eye Problems
Despite their good looks, fame and wealth, celebrities are just as vulnerable to serious eye diseases as us mere mortals. Just like the patients we see at the Island Eye Surgicenter every day, famous people suffer from glaucoma, cataracts, bad eyesight, and other eye conditions. Read on for our “eye opening” list of visually impaired… Continue Reading →
Things You Can Do Right Now to Reduce Your Risk of Eye Disease and Vision Loss
The team at Island Eye Surgicenter cares deeply about our patients’ ocular health. We feel a duty and responsibility to educate you about ways to preserve your vision and lower your risk of sight-stealing diseases. You might be surprised to learn that there are simple steps that you can take right now to reduce your… Continue Reading →
Common Questions about Glaucoma
Glaucoma can threaten your peripheral vision and even cause blindness if your optic nerve becomes damaged. Patients who are at risk for glaucoma are understandably concerned about identifying the symptoms and avoiding the complications of this eye disease. Fortunately, the effects of glaucoma can often be delayed or minimized with early diagnosis. In this post,… Continue Reading →
Women Are More Likely to Be Visually Impaired or Blind than Men
Two-thirds of people who are visually impaired or blind are women, according to the National Institutes of Health — but experts don’t know exactly why. Read on as the team at Island Eye Surgicenter shares what women should know about their risk, and explains some of the most plausible reasons for the discrepancy.
Three New Year Resolutions for Healthier Eyes
If you are like most people, you are already thinking about ways to improve your life and self in 2018. Island Eye Surgicenter, a leading eye surgery center in Long Island, wants to encourage you to make easy resolutions for improving your eye health. Here, we offer a few ideas.
What Is Digital Eyestrain?
According to the Vision Council, approximately 65 percent of American adults report having symptoms of digital eye strain, a group of vision-related problems resulting from prolonged exposure to digital devices (e.g., computers, smartphones, and TV screens). Although digital eye strain is benign, it can certainly make everyday life uncomfortable.