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The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes From the Sun Jul 22nd, 2020

Now that summer is here, we’re all ready to spend as much time as possible having fun in the sun. However, the team at Smart Eye Care wants to remind you it’s important to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of too much sun exposure.   Our expert care...

Flashes and Floaters in Your Eyes: When to See Medical Help Jun 24th, 2020

Do you experience disruptions of your vision when you look at something bright? If you have small particles of debris in the interior of your eyes, you’ll see them in bright lights, or when you look at something very white. Floaters can look like bubbles, spider webs, or even seem...

10 Tips for Avoiding Eye Infections Mar 17th, 2020

Eye infections can present with uncomfortable or inconvenient symptoms, like redness, pain, discharge, and increased sensitivity to light. If you have an eye infection, harmful bacteria, viruses, or fungi invade your eyeball area, causing discomfort and reactions. At Smart Eye Care in Brooklyn, New York, our team can help you...

Tips for Managing Winter Dry Eye Feb 1st, 2020

Everyone experiences dry, uncomfortable eyes once in a while due to wind, allergies, or staring at a computer for too long. For others, this condition happens on a chronic basis because their eyes don't produce enough tears or the right type of tears. Almost 5 million people in the United...

4 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Vision Loss From Glaucoma Dec 31st, 2019

It’s easy to fear the worst when you have glaucoma, especially since it’s the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. But having glaucoma doesn’t guarantee vision loss. Glaucoma describes a variety of eye conditions that can damage your optic nerve. Your optic nerve plays a crucial job in your ability...

Beyond Improved Vision: 3 Unexpected Benefits of Cataract Surgery Dec 1st, 2019

Cataracts are common, especially as you get older. More than 25 million Americans have a cataract, and researchers estimate that number will increase to 38.5 million by 2032 and 45.6 million by 2050. Cataracts are increasingly prevalent among older people, with an estimated 1 in 5 adults over 65 dealing...

Corneal Cross-Linking with Riboflavin is The Latest and Most Advanced Treatment for Keratoconus Nov 13th, 2019

Blurry vision, eyeglass prescriptions that constantly change, and impaired night vision are signs that you may have keratoconus, a rare eye disease that leads to degeneration of your corneas.  Often keratoconus presents as nearsightedness that can be corrected with glasses. But, over time, as the condition worsens, glasses eventually fail...

5 Steps to Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease Oct 23rd, 2019

November is National Diabetes Month in the United States. Diabetes is a growing health concern that affects more than 30 million people across the country, according to a report available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also estimates that another 80 million Americans have prediabetes...

Considering LASIK Surgery? We Answer All of Your Questions Sep 30th, 2019

What do you see when you wake up? If life is a blur until you find your glasses or put in your contacts, you may want to consider LASIK eye surgery. LASIK, short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is the most common type of laser refractive surgery. First approved by...

A Chocolate a Day Keeps the Eye Doctor Away…? Does Eating Dark Chocolate Improve Your Vision? Apr 8th, 2019

The short answer is, well, yes. But only in the short-term. A study published in June in JAMA Ophthalmology examined the vision-related effects of eating dark chocolate vs. those of eating milk chocolate. This study demonstrated that eating dark chocolate significantly improved small-letter contrast sensitivity (the ability to distinguish a...

Common Contact Lens Mistakes to Avoid Mar 13th, 2018

You’ve probably heard the horror stories of people leaving their contact lenses in so long that the lenses glued themselves to their eyes, or allowed an infection to rage unchecked behind the lenses, causing blindness. While we’d like to say that these stories are untrue, the fact is that if...

Are Dry Eyes a Serious Problem? Mar 1st, 2018

Dry eyes are almost always a serious problem because burning, itchy, sensitive eyes affect every aspect of your daily life. But dry eyes can become a truly serious condition that ultimately causes vision loss, which is why you should call us at Smart Eye Care for prompt treatment, even if...

Wearing Contacts With Astigmatism: What You Should Know Jan 30th, 2018

Wearing Contacts With Astigmatism: What You Should KnowBeing told you have an astigmatism in one or both of your eyes is nothing to fear. After all, most people have some degree of astigmatism, and many are actually born with the condition.An astigmatism usually means the cornea of your eye has...