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How to Know If You’re Ready for LASIK Surgery

Many of Dr. Sandra Belmont’s LASIK patients tell her that having laser vision correction surgery was a life-changing experience. But as a prospective patient, it can be difficult to know if and when you are ready to take the plunge. Here, Dr. Belmont shares some signs that it may be a good time for you…
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Is Rubbing Your Eyes Harmful?

Rubbing the eyes is a very common and seemingly innocuous motion. We rub our eyes when we are tired or groggy, or when a piece of dust makes them itch, or when we have allergies. But is rubbing your eyes as harmless as it seems, or can it irritate or even damage them? Read on…
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The Best Ways to Correct Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the loss of the eye’s ability to focus up close, and is usually linked to the aging process. The disorder normally occurs after the age of 40 when the lens, elastic and soft during youth, starts to harden and lose elasticity. As a result, the lens is unable to adjust as needed for…
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Simple Exercises to Relieve Digital Eye Strain

Most people spend a good portion of the day looking at a computer or other electronic device for work, school or entertainment purposes. If you’re one of them, you may be wondering what kind of toll prolonged screen time takes on your eyes. In fact, you may have even noticed your eyes feel tired or…
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How Long Do the Results of No-Cut LASIK Last?

A few months ago, Dr. Sandra Belmont blogged about the recovery after No-Cut LASIK and what it entails. Here the New York LASIK surgeon continues the conversation with a discussion of how long the results of No-Cut LASIK typically last. (more…)
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Is It Possible to Prevent Eye Diseases?

Diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy have robbed millions of people of their vision, leaving some legally blind. Although there is no conclusive way to prevent these diseases altogether, as some are linked to aging or genetic factors, eye experts have identified some ways to prevent related vision loss and blindness. Read…
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Find Relief from Dry Eyes with LipiFlow

People living with dry eye syndrome can experience chronic eye discomfort, irritation, a foreign body sensation, continuous tearing, red eyes, discharge and more. Eventually, these symptoms can start to affect quality of life and make it difficult to perform daily tasks like reading, working and driving. (more…)
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What Is the Recovery Like after No-Cut LASIK?

One of the common considerations amongst candidates for LASIK is the recovery process. Patients want to know how long recovery typically lasts and what to expect while they are recuperating. They are also curious how the recovery from traditional LASIK is different from that of No-Cut  LASIK. Although all of Dr. Sandra Belmont’s patients recover…
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How to Prepare for Eye Allergies this Fall

Seasonal allergies are an irritating and uncomfortable problem for approximately 50 million Americans. As we look forward to the fall season that is almost upon us, Dr. Sandra Belmont wants to take a moment to discuss common allergens and how to limit your exposure to them. By sharing this information, Dr. Belmont hopes to help…
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How Effective Is Corneal Crosslinking in Treating Keratoconus?

Corneal crosslinking is an exciting advance in the area of keratoconus treatment. Last year, the FDA approved Avedro’s KXL system, the first corneal crosslinking system for the treatment of progressive keratoconus. This is a major step forward for people facing debilitating vision loss from keratoconus. Although corneal crosslinking has been extensively tested since it was…
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