November 07, 2019

November 10th is World Keratoconus Day, and the team at Northeastern Eye Institute wanted to take advantage of this observance to make sure you know your options when dealing with this vision condition. Fortunately, this rare eye disorder is easily treated.

Keratoconus is a progressive vision disorder that occurs when your cornea begins to thin, causing it to morph from a round, dome-like shape into a cone-like shape. This causes your vision to become significantly distorted. Keratoconus often develops in your teens or early 20s, and it can occur in one or both eyes.

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October 31, 2019

While the primary focus of our practice at Northeastern Eye Institute involves caring for your vision and your overall eye health, we also offer oculoplastics services. This is a specialized field of ophthalmology that addresses issues associated with the eyelids and the structures surrounding the eye.

Some oculoplastic services are cosmetic in nature, helping you restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Others are medical in nature, addressing functional issues with the structures of your eye.

What Is the Difference between an Oculoplastic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon...

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September 30, 2019

Clear vision at a distance is certainly something to be happy about, but 20/20 vision doesn’t mean that you can skip your annual eye exam. Not only are these exams important to protect your ocular health by tracking changes in your vision and the function of your eyes, your eyes can reveal early signs of many serious health conditions throughout your body.

At Northeastern Eye Institute, our doctors are passionate about clear vision and ocular health for each patient. We also take our role in detecting potentially life-threatening conditions very seriously, which is why our eye exams include several...

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August 28, 2019

School is starting up again, and it’s a great time to make sure your children have their vision checked. According to the American Optometric Association, roughly 80% of what children learn in school comes from visually-presented information. As a result, your child’s ability to see properly will play a crucial role in academic success this year.

back to school eyeglass sale at Northeastern Eye InstituteAt Northeastern Eye Institute, we’re...

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July 31, 2019

Your eyes are very delicate, and they can easily be damaged when they come into contact with a foreign object. For this reason, it’s crucial that you exercise extreme caution when you get something in your eye.

In most instances, this involves something minor such as a dust or dirt particle, a loose eyelash, or a similarly small object in your eye that doesn’t pose any danger to you. In these cases, you can most likely remove it yourself very carefully. However, you should seek medical treatment if something more serious enters your eye.

If a shard of glass or some other sharp object gets embedded in your eye, it may...

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June 20, 2019

Eyeglasses and contact lenses help many people see clearly, but they aren’t exactly convenient. If you’ve ever lost a contact lens or misplaced your glasses, you know how frustrating it can be to be dependent on corrective lenses.  

LASIK is a commonly performed method of vision correction for patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It is a popular procedure for several reasons, including minimal recovery time and high rates of patient satisfaction.

At Northeastern Eye Institute (NEI), our doctors frequently perform...

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May 29, 2019

There are a variety of factors that impact your risk of developing cataracts. Find out if you may be at an elevated risk of this serious vision condition.

cataract risk factors infographic

Fortunately, cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore clear vision. At Northeastern Eye Institute, we offer custom laser cataract surgery to ensure the most precise results during your procedure. You can find out about your treatment options by...

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May 07, 2019

Cataracts are a common age-related vision condition impacting more than 25 million Americans. When cataracts develop, your eye’s lens becomes cloudy, preventing it from focusing light properly on your retina. Over time, this results in a gradual deterioration of your vision and if left untreated, cataracts can eventually lead to blindness.

Fortunately, cataract surgery provides a safe and effective way to restore clear vision. During your procedure, your eye’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).

Traditionally, the incisions...

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March 01, 2019

Scranton optometrist Dr. Emily JonesNortheastern Eye Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Emily Jones has recently joined our optometry team. She sees patients at our Scranton and Honesdale offices.

“I am very excited to be a part of a practice with such a long history of caring for patients,” said Dr. Jones. “The patients, doctors and staff at Northeastern Eye Institute feel like part of a big family, and I look forward to living up to the NEI standard...

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February 27, 2019

Since LASIK is considered a cosmetic rather than medically necessary procedure, most vision insurance plans don’t cover it. While paying out of pocket can seem like a barrier to LASIK, the benefits often outweigh the cost. If you’re considering LASIK surgery, the Northeastern Eye Institute has financing options to make enjoying corrected vision easy. Call 800-334-2233 to schedule a free LASIK consultation.

What LASIK Does for Your Vision

LASIK is a refractive surgery that can correct the following vision problems:...

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