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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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Routine Eye Exam Saves Teenager’s Life

The importance of routine eye exams cannot be stressed enough. Not only do eye exams determine the need for prescription eyewear or laser vision correction, they also play a critical role in the detection and early management of eye diseases. As a result, eye exams can be vision-saving and even life-saving. The American Academy of…
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Four Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

Think sunglasses are just a fashion statement? Think again. Sunglasses have an array of benefits for your eyes — and overall wellbeing! With summer just starting, New York LASIK surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont thought it would be a good idea to outline some of the reasons why you should wear your sunglasses. (more…)
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Sports Eye Safety Month

Each year, 100,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries. Of these injuries, about 13,500 of them result in permanent vision loss. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. In honor of Sports Eye Safety Month, New York LASIK surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont…
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Eating for Good Eye Health

By now you know that eating right is good for your health — but did you know this includes your eye health? A growing body of research shows that a healthy diet not only keeps your vision strong, but can also help stave off certain eye conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).…
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Common Questions about Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among people over the age of 65. However, early detection can help prevent or stop the progression of the eye condition. In this blog post, New York eye surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont of Belmont Eye Center answers commonly asked…
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