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OCLI Answers Your Questions: Floaters

August 10th, 2017

Q: Is there a way to get rid of the tiny dark specks that float across your eyes? What causes this? A: These tiny dark specks that you see are actually known as “floaters.” Floaters and “flashes” are a rather common occurrence for several people. A floater is a term that refers to the specks,… Read More


Retinal Detachment

July 18th, 2017

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye, almost like film in a camera. It is responsible for sending visual messages through the optic nerve to our brain. If your retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position, and vision loss can occur. If not… Read More


6 Ways You Can Protect Your Eyes This Summer

July 11th, 2017

Summer is a memorable time of the year. The kids are off school and you get to take extra time off work for vacations or family get-togethers. However, for many people summer also brings with it a long battle with dry, itchy eyes. Dry eyes occur when your eyes don’t produce enough lubricating tears. During… Read More


LASIK

July 3rd, 2017

Reduce or Eliminate Your Dependence On Glasses or Contacts with LASIK Do you dream of waking up in the morning and being able to see the alarm clock clearly? Do you want to go swimming without having to worry about losing a contact in the ocean? Then Bladeless LASIK from Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island… Read More


Glaucoma – The Silent Thief Of Sight

June 27th, 2017

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. This is a serious eye condition that shows no early warning signs or symptoms. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve becomes damaged and can result in blindness. Typically, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), the pressure in the eye, is the usual cause of… Read More


4 Tips for Preserving Your Vision When You Have Diabetes

June 20th, 2017

Diabetes is a disease that can be hard to manage but doing so is essential for your long-term health. Diabetes poses serious health risks and can cause vision problems or even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy can damage the blood vessels in your retina which could result in blindness. Diabetes also increases your risk for developing other… Read More


Protect your vision from Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy) – Early Detection Can Save Your Vision

June 13th, 2017

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease among diabetics. It is also the leading cause of blindness in American adults. This disease occurs when blood vessels in the retina are damaged and usually occurs in both eyes. The most common symptom of diabetic retinopathy is slight changes in vision. Over time, the condition can… Read More


Understanding the Common Signs of Cataracts

June 6th, 2017

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and affect approximately 24 million American adults over the age of 40. Cataracts are a natural part of aging and can happen to anyone. As we get older, the lenses in our eyes can gradually start to become… Read More


Red, Itchy Eyes? Is It Dry Eye or Allergies?

May 30th, 2017

Allergens such as pollen, dust, and pet dander can cause your eyes to become red, itchy, and swollen. Ocular allergies may affect up to 20% of the general population, or 80 million Americans. For those suffering from allergies, relief is in sight. Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) offers ocular allergy testing to help patients… Read More


OCLI Answers your Questions: Astigmatism

May 23rd, 2017

Q: I know I need cataract surgery but I have astigmatism (a·stig·ma·tism) in both eyes. Does this mean that I’m not a candidate for the procedure?   A: This is a great question, but with modern technology, this problem is a non-issue! Cataract surgery has advanced in a way that several options are now available… Read More