Category Archives: Eye Health & Care

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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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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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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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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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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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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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…
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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…
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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. (more…)
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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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