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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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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…
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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. (more…)
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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.…
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