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OCLI Answers Your Questions: LASIK Consultation

September 6th, 2017

Q: I am leaning towards getting LASIK. What all can I expect during a LASIK consultation? A: How exciting that you are considering this life-changing procedure! Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island offers Bladeless LASIK, also known as All-Laser LASIK. This method is the safest, most precise, and most accurate LASIK technique. This is the only… Read More


OCLI Answers Your Questions: Preventing Glaucoma

August 23rd, 2017

Q: Is there anything that I can do to prevent glaucoma as I get older? A: Glaucoma is actually the second-leading cause of blindness in the entire world. Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight” because it is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans, yet only about half… Read More


OCLI Answers Your Questions: Too Young for Cataract Surgery?

August 15th, 2017

Q: How young is too young to have cataract surgery? A: Cataracts are a common part of the aging process, and most patients will develop a mature cataract after the age of 60. The first signs may include difficulty reading street signs especially while driving at night, a glare or halo effect while driving at… Read More


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