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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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?…
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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…
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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…
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