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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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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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