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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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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Approximately 2 million Americans have glaucoma, an eye condition that causes vision loss and potentially blindness. Often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma often occurs with no early symptoms. In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, New York eye surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont shares information on glaucoma, including how you can raise…
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Can LASIK Cause Dry Eyes?

If you are tired of wearing eyeglasses or corrective lenses, then you may be considering LASIK surgery. But LASIK isn’t just about ditching the glasses. Like with any medical procedure, there are possible risks involved, and you should ask your doctor about any concerns you have. A common question regarding LASIK is: does it cause…
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November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

When you hear the word “diabetes,” you probably think of daily blood tests, insulin injections and sugar restrictions. While those are some of the familiar daily struggles with this disease, there are many other complications associated with diabetes. Did you know that diabetes can cause serious eye problems? Diabetic eye disease has the potential to…
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The Danger of Colored Contact Lenses

Halloween is drawing near and that means costumes, mayhem and ghoulish fun. Unfortunately, colored contact lenses have become a must-have accessory for many young people looking to match their eyes to their costumes or create scary effects. At Belmont Eye Center, Dr. Sandra Belmont would like to make patients acutely aware of the many dangers…
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