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The LASIK Eye Surgeon

Your reasons for seeking LASIK are as unique as your eyes. Perhaps you want to eliminate the time you spend putting in and taking out your contact lenses. Maybe you want to enjoy work, sports and other activities without the burden of eyeglasses. Or maybe you want to pursue a career that requires excellent vision.…
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LASIK Near Me

New York City is home to world-class restaurants, shopping and live entertainment. It is also where some of the finest doctors and surgeons in the world build their practices. People tr­­­avel to NYC from all over the globe seeking the exceptional medical and surgical care that is available here. Dr. Sandra Belmont of Belmont Eye…
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Why Your 20s or 30s Are a Great Time to Have LASIK

Although LASIK is FDA-approved for adults as young as 18, there are particular advantages to undergoing LASIK in your 20s or 30s. Not only is your eyeglass prescription more likely to have stabilized by your early 20s, but LASIK can also enrich your personal and professional life during these pivotal years. Read on as leading…
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Watch Out for Red Flags When Selecting Your LASIK Surgeon

When it comes to a safe, successful LASIK experience, nothing matters more than your choice of a surgeon. The right surgeon should be qualified, experienced and instill a sense of confidence and trust that they will help you achieve your vision correction goals. Although there is no formal rule, you should consider meeting with a…
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FAQs about Amniotic Membranes

Dr. Sandra Belmont is pleased to offer a very promising therapeutic device to repair and protect the ocular surface: amniotic membrane. Acellular amniotic membrane allografts have shown great potential to heal eye surfaces threatened by injury or disease. Read on as Dr. Belmont answers commonly asked questions about amniotic membrane. (more…)
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Managing Dry Eyes At Night

If you have dry eye syndrome, you might assume that nighttime offers a reprieve from your uncomfortable symptoms because you are finally able to rest. In fact, many patients with dry eye experience the opposite: their eyes feel even drier and more irritated at night. Read on as Dr. Sandra Belmont, who treats cases of…
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Are OTC Eye Drops Safe?

Just because a product like eye drops is sold “over the counter” (i.e., available without a prescription) doesn’t mean that they are without potential risks or complications. OTC eye drops aren’t dangerous, but it is important to follow the directions for proper use and practice common sense. Below, trusted New York ophthalmologist Dr. Sandra Belmont…
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Can I Have LASIK If I Have Keratoconus?

As a leading New York City laser eye surgeon, Dr. Sandra Belmont meets with a wide variety of patients that desire the clear, sharp vision that laser eye surgery can provide. Before recommending a patient for laser eye surgery, she performs a detailed evaluation of the patient’s refractive error and discusses the patient’s ocular and…
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Can Cataract Progression Be Slowed or Stopped?

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens that occurs when some of the proteins of the lens clump together and form a cloudy area. Cataracts normally start out small, and in the early stages may not have any noticeable effects on vision. As a larger portion of the lens becomes cloudy, visual…
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Vision Changes During Pregnancy

Of all the effects that pregnancy has on a woman’s body, changes to the eyes and vision are some of the most unexpected. Dr. Sandra Belmont encourages her patients to be aware of the vision-related changes commonly associated with pregnancy, as well as the symptoms that could indicate a more serious problem. (more…)
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