This March Marks The 30th Anniversary Of The First Laser Vision Correction Procedure Performed In the World

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island’s (OCLI’s) own Marguerite McDonald, MD performed the world’s first laser vision correction procedure in Louisiana back in 1988. March 25, 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of this extraordinary advancement in vision correction history. The world’s very first laser vison correction procedure was performed by Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island’s own… Read More

6 Ways Diabetic Patients Can Improve Their Eye Health

If you are living with diabetes then you know there are many risks that come along with it. Diabetes can lead to nerve and kidney damage and it can also seriously compromise the health of your eyes. Fortunately, there are ways you can proactively take control of your health and reduce your risk for diabetic… Read More

Q&A with OCLI: LASIK or Cataract Surgery?

Q: Why would my eye doctor tell me I can’t have LASIK if I have the beginning signs of cataracts? A: The cornea, or clear front portion of your eye, and the lens within your eye make up your eye’s optical system. If either the cornea or the lens is damaged or diseased, you most… Read More

Q&A with OCLI: Headaches and Eye Strain

Q: I work on the computer for several hours and by the end of the day my eyes often burn and I get frequent headaches. Is this going to damage my vision? Are there any tips to prevent eye strain? A: In today’s digitally-immersed world, most everyone spends a considerable amount of time on the… Read More

Q&A with OCLI: What age is too young to have cataract surgery?

Answer: Most people will develop a mature cataract after the age of 60 due to life’s natural process of aging. The first signs of cataract development may include difficulty seeing street signs especially while driving, a glare or halo effect while driving during the night time, and often times, noticing that your prescription glasses aren’t… Read More