August 06, 2018

If you experience refractive vision errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans require corrective lenses to improve these vision issues.

At Northeastern Eye Institute, we offer a wide range of options to improve refractive vision errors. If you’d like a permanent vision correction solution that eliminates your need for glasses and contact lenses, then you may want to consider LASIK or an alternative refractive surgery procedure. In addition, our optical...

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June 26, 2018

Recovery after LASIK eye surgery is typically pretty fast, with most patients able to drive and resume everyday activities the day after surgery. However, there are still some restrictions that you should keep in mind in order to promote optimal healing. Athletic activities can be resumed anywhere from two days to a month after LASIK, depending on the type of activity and your individual healing progression....

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May 23, 2018

Dr. Joseph Shovlin - Scranton optometristNortheastern Eye Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Joseph Shovlin has recently been named the Top Optometrist in the country by the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF). The NKCF is an outreach program established by the UC-Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. Their mission is to increase awareness and understanding of keratoconus, and they fund...

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May 17, 2018

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions impacting Americans today. Often, the initial symptoms are very subtle, making it hard to tell whether you need to seek treatment. This is one of the reasons why it is crucial that you receive annual eye exams after the age of 40. Early detection is the best way to prevent vision loss.

We’ve created the following quiz to help you determine whether you may be experiencing the early warning signs of cataracts. Take it to see if you may be ready for an eye exam and cataract screening.

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April 27, 2018

We've become highly dependent on technology in many areas of our life, and one of the core pieces of technology that we rely on is a computer. Most people use a computer on a daily basis -- as part of their jobs, to surf the Internet at home, to complete creative projects and for a variety of other reasons. So it is common for perspective LASIK patients to be concerned about having to take time away from a computer after their procedure.

In fact, one of the most common questions our eye surgeons hear during consultations is, "How long will I have to wait to use a computer after my LASIK...

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February 20, 2018

If you've started to notice your vision deteriorating and you're over the age of 50, there's a good chance you may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are extremely common in older men and women, and can lead to full blindness if not treated. Luckily, cataract surgery is a safe and effective option that can restore your vision. 

Take our quiz to see if you may be a candidate for cataract surgery, then give us a call at 800-334-2233 to schedule your eye appointment. Our team of experienced eye surgeons can examine you to see if you may have cataracts or a...

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January 31, 2018

You can expect to achieve excellent results from LASIK. The procedure boasts a satisfaction rate well over 95%, and the overwhelming majority of patients can see clearly without glasses after their procedure. However, it’s important to understand that achieving 20/20 vision after LASIK isn’t a guarantee. In order to ensure you are satisfied with your results, it’s important to have realistic expectations from the outset of the process.

The success rate of LASIK is excellent:

  • Approximately 99% of patients achieve 20/40 vision or better after LASIK
  • Over 90% of patients...
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November 29, 2017

At the Northeastern Eye Institute, we have a lot of goals, depending on the specific procedure in question. However, our overriding goal is simple: protecting your vision and ensuring you can keep seeing clearly for as long as possible.

As such, preventing vision loss is our number one priority. We are committed to helping our Scranton-area patients prevent vision loss with a number of important eye care services. One of the keys to achieving that goal is awareness – knowing what to be on the lookout for is crucial if you are to maintain healthy vision.

As part of that goal, we're...

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October 27, 2017

How Perfect Vision with LASIK can Give Your Game an EdgeWhether you play basketball, football, or are a swimmer, you depend on sharp vision to win the game or race. Many athletes struggle with sweat dripping into their eyes and irritating their contacts, or prescription glasses slipping down their nose every few seconds. Swimmers have an added struggle as chlorine can quickly ruin a pair of contacts, and prescription goggles are costly. LASIK eye surgery...

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October 23, 2017

How to Recognize Cataracts Before Vision Loss | Scranton, PACataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but they can be fixed easily through cataract surgery. The procedure is straightforward—the clouded natural eye lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant, leaving you with near perfect vision and healthy eyes. However, your eyesight will only get worse the longer you wait to have an eye exam.

October is...

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