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Do You Have Digital Eye Strain from Long Exposure to Screens?

In our current society, screens are taking up more and more time in our daily days. Considering the recent pandemic, this has been exasperated with online learning and extensive video conferences for work. As students return to class with face to face learning or virtual learning, we are depending more on gadgets to finish ordinary […]

Paying Tribute to Our Patient Regis Philbin

Last weekend, our loving, loyal and wonderful patient Regis Philbin passed away. We send love to his family, friends and loyal fans. Dr. Belmont is truly honored to have had him as a patient. Regis Philbin was an American television personality and actor, known for hosting talk and game shows. Having been called “the hardest […]

Mask Missteps Featuring Dr. Sandra Belmont

See the below caption and further link to an article featuring commentary from Dr. Sandra Belmont on the critical mistakes you do not want to make in wearing your face mask correctly.   “Dr. Sandra Belmont, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine states that “all medical students are instructed […]

Lipiflow and Blephex Offer Rapid Treatment of Quarantine Induced Eye Discomfort

Our practice has noticed a significant increase in clinical dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction in many of our patients as a consequence of the COVID-19 induced quarantine.  Restrictions for people to work from home wherever possible have led to what can best be described as a ‘living at work’ syndrome; i.e. working all the […]

How long does LASIK Eye Surgery Last?

According to the Belmont Eye Center, one of the most unfortunate myths regarding LASIK (or laser in-situ keratomileusis) is that it does not last more than 10 years. It is unfortunate because this apparent fact often plays a significant role in a patient’s decision to avoid undergoing the procedure, thereby taking away an opportunity for […]

COVID-19 Update: Belmont Eye Center and Safety Measures

In accordance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New York State Ophthalmological Society and the American Medical Association, The Belmont Eye Center doctors and staff have implemented the following precautions to reduce any potential exposure to COVID-19. Doctors and staff have all tested negative for Covid-19. All staff are screened and temperature checked with […]

ALL ABOUT LASIK and No-Cut LASIK: WHAT IS IT, AND WHAT TO EXPECT

You’ve probably heard of LASIK surgery but not its state-of-the-art variant; No-Cut LASIK. You may be considering having one or the other, but what exactly are these procedures and what is the difference between them? LASIK (an acronym for Laser in-situ keratomileusis) is a treatment that uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea (the […]

Harvard Health: What to Expect from Lasik

For new patients who are interested in a LASIK procedure with Dr. Belmont, a good start off point for additional knowledge on the process is the below link to an overview from Harvard Health. As mentioned in the article, the typical candidates for LASIK surgery include: Nearsightedness (myopia)—clear, close vision but blurry distance vision that […]

MANAGING PAIN AFTER NO-CUT LASIK/PRK

The benefits of No-Cut Lasik, or Surface ablation, are endless. However, like any surgery, there is a postop recovery process for each patient. Under the personalized directives from Dr. Belmont, postop recovery optimization and elimination of pain are easily managed. In addition, here are some other tips to keep in mind:   Vitamin C 500 […]

Why NO-CUT LASIK/PRK IS THE SUPERIOR OPTION FOR VISION CORRECTION

Surface ablation, or No-Cut LASIK/PRK, continues to maintain a strong foothold in an increasingly competitive refractive surgery field. Some surgeons use the procedure more than in the past or even exclusively, arguing that today’s advanced technology can make visual recovery faster, postop pain more manageable and complications easier to prevent, positioning this pioneering form of […]

ADVANCEMENTS IN TREATING RARE FORM OF SITE LOSS

Some very exciting news for patients who experience site loss as a result of retinal dystrophy. In particular, this treatment is prescribed for patients whose conditions is a direct result of inheriting a flawed RPE65 gene from both parents. RPE65 is imperative for providing the pigment that light sensitive cells require to properly absorb light. […]

3 REASONS TO WEAR YOUR SUNGLASSES ALL YEAR ROUND

It might be difficult to imagine wearing sunglasses at all times of the year, especially on a snowy or overcast winter day. However, it is smart to don your sunglasses in summer, in winter and on most of the days in between. Why? NYC LASIK surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont shares the top three reasons you […]

PREMIUM IOL CHOICES TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

During cataract surgery, New York City cataracts surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont gently removes the cataract-diseased (cloudy), natural lens inside your eye that is causing poor vision and replaces it with an intraocular lens implant (IOL), so the patient can see clearly after surgery. Some patients choose a traditional monofocal IOL, which only offers clear vision […]

5 TYPES OF TOYS THAT POSE A HIGH RISK FOR EYE INJURIES

It may surprise you to know that every year about 250,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms throughout the United States for toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Approximately half of these are head and face injuries, including many eye injuries. What can you do to help keep your child’s eyes safe? […]

7 BAD HABITS THAT CAN PREMATURELY AGE YOUR EYES

Nobody wants to exhibit signs of premature aging on their face, and many people take precautions to avoid this. However, it is less common for people to take steps to avoid prematurely aging their eyes. Why is this? Perhaps it is because most individuals are not even aware they are practicing bad habits that are […]

FOODS THAT PROMOTE GOOD EYE HEALTH

You may have heard that eating carrots is good for your eyes. This is true in that carrots contain beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A, which helps the retina as well as other parts of the eye function properly. However, carrots are not the only foods that promote good eye health. Here are some of […]

TIPS FOR PREVENTING EYE INJURIES

Manhattan laser eye surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont sees many patients with eye injuries that could have been easily prevented. Experts say that the majority of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective lenses when appropriate and by taking some other simple precautions. Here are some easy preventative measures that you can take to help […]

HOW IS PRK DIFFERENT FROM LASIK?

Does the following scenario sound familiar? You were diagnosed with nearsightedness, farsightedness and / or astigmatism. You decided to pursue LASIK vision correction surgery and were excited about the prospect of not having to wear glasses or contact lenses every day to see clearly. Then, you visited an ophthalmologist for a consultation and were told that […]

FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES OF HAVING LASIK / PRK

If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and rely on prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you probably already know what a hassle it can be to have a daily dependence on prescription eyewear. You might have to fumble around on the nightstand each morning to find your glasses so you can see […]

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF LASER VISION CORRECTION?

The final cost of laser vision correction surgery varies by person, depending on certain factors, including the patient’s visual prescription, whether they need both eyes treated, whether they opt for all-laser LASIK surgery and other considerations. For instance, the cost of bladeless all-laser LASIK for a patient with an extremely high refractive error in both eyes […]

NYC LASER CATARACT SURGEON – DR. SANDRA BELMONT

If you remember, a cataract is the gradual clouding of the eye’s natural crystalline lens, often as the result of proteins clumping together on the lens over time. Although cataracts typically develop with age, they can develop at any time. A cataract may form in one eye only or it may develop independently in both […]

COMPUTER DISPLAY RELATED EYE STRAIN

If your eyes get irritated and tired after hours and hours of being on a computer, video game, pad, smartphone or other digital display, you are not alone. Eye strain from computer use is very common, a consequence of our ever-increasing reliance on the displays for work, communication, recreation and pleasure. Computer related eye strain […]

HOW TO SAFEGUARD VISION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Consider how much time you spend each day looking at a computer monitor, television screen, smart phone, video game or other digital device. For most of us, the time spent peering at a digital device every day adds up quickly. It cannot be denied that we live in a digital era. True, being so digitally […]

DO 3D MOVIES HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON EYESIGHT?

Around the world, more than 30,000 theaters screen 3D movies, reflecting the increasing demand for them. If you enjoy watching 3D movies, you may be curious about whether they have a negative impact on your eyesight. Dr. Sandra Belmont shares the answer. Stereoscopic Vision and 3D Movies Our eyes are designed to work together as a […]

CONTACT LENSES VS. LASIK: WHICH IS CHEAPER?

Clear vision without the hassle of tearing or dislodged lenses is not the only advantage that LASIK has over contact lenses. It turns out that it is more cost-effective over time, too. Read on for the cost comparison of LASIK surgery versus contact lenses. THE COST OF CONTACT LENSES It has been estimated that the […]

SHOPPING FOR SUNGLASSES? WHAT TO LOOK FOR

There’s no time like summertime to invest in a good pair of shades to brave the dog days of summer. Whether you’re staying in the city or planning a much-needed break from the concrete jungle, buying a good pair of quality sunglasses is an important investment for your eye health during this sunny season. In […]

FACTS ABOUT DRY EYE

Are your eyes often burning or itching? Do people frequently comment that your eyes are red, or do you constantly feel like something is in your eye, but you can’t find the source of the irritation? If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then you may be suffering from dry […]

GLAUCOMA: YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

An estimated 2.2 million Americans have some form of glaucoma, an eye condition that causes vision loss and can eventually lead to blindness. However, half of the people with glaucoma are not aware that they have the condition because they experience little to no symptoms. If you believe you are experiencing vision loss caused by […]

WHAT CAUSES FLOATERS IN YOUR VISION?

Have you ever noticed tiny spots or specks in the form of dark shadows floating in your eye? Perhaps you have noticed them more when looking at a clear, bright sky or computer screen. These tiny spots are common and usually cause no harm to your vision. However, in some rare cases, floaters could be […]

TRENDS IN LASER VISION CORRECTION

Thanks to the latest advances in laser vision correction, patients have more options than ever before when it comes to achieving clear vision. As a leading New York eye surgeon, Dr. Sandra Belmont has consistently stayed on top of the latest advances and has helped countless patients experiencing cloudy vision due to vision problems related to certain […]

ALL ABOUT DIABETIC EYE DISEASES

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 29.1 million Americans are living with diabetes, a disease that can cause widespread health problems such as heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. People diagnosed with diabetes are also at an increased risk for certain eye conditions and diseases. In fact, diabetic eye diseases are […]

REASONS WHY YOUR VISION MAY BE BLURRY

Are you experiencing blurry vision when reading small text up close or street signs and other distant objects? Blurry vision of any kind can be concerning, especially when you don’t know what’s causing it. In this blog post, Dr. Sandra Belmont reveals a few common eye conditions that can cause your vision to become blurred. REFRACTIVE ERRORS […]

WHY YOUR EYES MAY BE HURTING

Nearly everyone experiences some form of eye pain at one time or another. Some eye pain gets better on its own, but in other cases, it can be a sign of something more serious. If you are unsure why your eye is hurting, read on to learn about possible causes and what you can do […]

WHEN IS A CORNEAL TRANSPLANT NECESSARY?

The cornea is the clear layer of the front surface of the eye that allows light to enter the eye. A healthy, clear cornea is essential for good vision. If the cornea becomes damaged or diseased, vision may become distorted. In some cases, the only way to restore eyesight is through a corneal transplant from […]

SUMMER EYE CARE TIPS

Summer is an exciting season that provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. However, the hot weather can take a toll on the eyes. Before you soak up the sun this summer, learn what you can do to keep your eyes happy and healthy all season long. WEAR THE RIGHT SUNGLASSES Your skin isn’t […]

REASONS TO GET LASIK THIS SUMMER

Dr. Sandra Belmont encourages patients who struggle with blurred vision to explore laser vision correction surgery whenever they feel is best for them. This being said, there are certainly distinct benefits to undergoing the quick and painless procedure during the summer months. Here, Dr. Belmont explains why. YOU CAN PLAY SPORTS MORE COMFORTABLY If you lead […]

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR LASIK SURGERY

At Belmont Eye Center, you can rest assured your vision is in good hands. LASIK surgeon Dr. Sandra Belmont has years of experience performing successful laser vision correction surgery. The trusted eye surgeon makes it a point to educate her patients on what to expect, as well as how they should prepare for the procedure. In this […]

CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH

At Belmont Eye Center, Dr. Sandra Belmont is committed to the health of your children’s eyes. Even children with good vision should be examined periodically to make sure their eyes are healthy. It is also advisable to start vision testing for children around the age of three. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. What […]

TIPS FOR AGING EYES

Caring for the eyes should be a lifelong commitment, but it is particularly crucial for older patients. Severe eye conditions that commonly affect people in their 50s, 60s and beyond can be prevented or delayed through key lifestyle habits. Dr. Belmont of Belmont Eye Center encourages her patients to adopt these lifestyle measures to maintain eye health […]

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 of […]

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 cause severe […]

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 dry eyes? […]

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 awareness on the […]

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 questions regarding […]

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). With […]

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 shares tips […]

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. UV PROTECTION Overexposure to UV […]

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 […]

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 originally […]

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 readers that […]

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