January 11, 2017

Scranton LASIK and Dry Eyes

Many people are understandably curious about LASIK. It's an extraordinarily successful procedure, one that can safely address your vision problems and leave you with striking, crystal clear vision.

Of course, if you're considering the procedure, you probably have lots of questions, and this is understandable. One of the most frequent LASIK questions we field is, “Will...

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December 14, 2016

At Northeastern Eye Institute, we take pride in advancing the frontiers of medicine for our patients. We have some of the best eye doctors in the country at Northeastern Eye, so we note with great pleasure Dr. Thomas Boland's role in a recent case study in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.

You can read the full case study...

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December 06, 2016

If you're looking at eyewear options in the Wilkes-Barre area, you've surely noticed that you have a lot of options. All of these choices can be a little dizzying. We can say that many of our patients have reported a great deal of satisfaction with Crizal No-Glare Lenses.

These lenses offer a number of advantages over traditional eyeglasses, including:

  • Complete protection from UV ray
  • Anti-scratch...
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November 21, 2016

contact lens care - Wilkes-Barre, PADo you currently wear contact lenses? If so, do you have concerns about how to keep your lenses disinfected? Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses if you experience refractive vision issues such as myopia (nearsightedness), hypreopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism. However, it is important to know how to properly care for your contact lenses so your eyes stay healthy.

There are some important...

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November 10, 2016

If you're a Scranton-area resident looking into optical care services, you might have questions about the system, especially if you've never really pursued eye care treatments. There are some terms with which you might not be familiar.

One of them is “optometrist.” Specifically, you might not understand the distinction between an optometrist and an opthalmologist. You might wonder: what, exactly, does an optometrist do?

An optometrist is...

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October 19, 2016

Do you have cloudy or blurred vision? If so, you might be developing cataracts. Cataract is the term used for the natural cloudiness in the lens of the eye as you age. Common cataract symptoms may include:

  • Cloudy or blurred vision which may cause difficulty focusing
  • Double vision, causing you to see two of things
  • Glares especially in the light
  • Difficulty seeing at night or in dark rooms
  • Black spots in your vision...
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October 11, 2016

If you're a Wilkes-Barre resident looking to finally deal with your long-standing vision problems, LASIK represents an exciting option. Of course, it's not the only option, and we understand you might have some concerns about LASIK. Many people are very sensitive about their eyes, and we get it.

Maybe you're considering LASIK as one of a range of options, including other surgeries or even just the continued presence of glasses or contact lenses. Here are a few of the benefits of LASIK surgery that you should consider when making this decision:

  • LASIK surgery is exceptionally...
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September 27, 2016

Glaucoma is a serious, common problem. Millions of Americans suffer from it, and that number includes many patients in the Wilkes-Barre area. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options.

At the Northeastern Eye Institute, we can diagnose and then treat glaucoma. Early diagnosis is crucial, which is why we recommend frequent eye exams, especially as you get older.

Treatment options for...

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September 20, 2016

There are a lot of LASIK surgeons in the Wilkes-Barre area, and all of them want your business. Choosing the right one is important, but it's not easy. It's tempting to choose the LASIK surgeon who is closest to you or offers the cheapest prices.

Tempting, but wrong. The health of your eyes is too important to trust to someone based entirely on those considerations. Instead, you need to look deeper.

The most important factor when...

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August 26, 2016

Do you have trouble seeing things? Do you find yourself squinting or getting major headaches regularly? If something doesn't seem right with your vision, you may have one or more problems that need some type of corrective treatment.

There are many signs that you may need to visit an eye doctor to receive treatment for your vision. These symptoms may include:

  • Trouble seeing things that are near to you
  • Trouble seeing things that are far from you
  • Seeing black spots in your eyes
  • Double Vision
  • Haziness or blurriness
  • Having to squint to see things
  • Major headaches...
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