When it comes to laser eye surgery procedures such as LASIK, PRK and even laser cataract surgery, it’s important to have an experienced eye surgeon perform the procedure. The cost of LASIK can be pricey and likely prevents many men and women in Northeastern Pennsylvania from having laser vision correction. You should never choose your...Read More
The average American looks at a digital screen for approximately 7.4 hours a day. This consistent use already contributes to dry eye syndrome, but constant exposure to blue light emitted from screens such as your smartphone, tablet or laptop can cause digital eye strain, sleep problems and could even make you more likely to develop macular degeneration. Blue light...Read More
The simple reality is that cataracts afflict tens of millions of older Americans. You can do everything right, get all the necessary eye exams, take all the recommended steps to protect your eyes and you can still suffer from cataracts.
Fortunately, there are options if you suffer from cataracts. And for many of our Scranton-area patients, the best option is custom laser cataract...Read More
LASIK has become one of the most popular elective surgeries in the country, and it's easy to see why. The Northeastern Eye Institute has helped many Scranton-area patients find a long-term solution to their vision problems through LASIK surgery.
Still, the reality is that LASIK isn't for everyone. Some people just aren't good candidates for the procedure. But if that's the case for you, don't worry – we offer a range of...Read More
Cataracts are as serious as they are common. While more than 90 percent of Americans over the age of 75 suffer from cataracts, cataracts represent a potentially devastating threat to the integrity of your vision. A cataract, which is a clouding in the lens of the eye, must be treated quickly, or it can leave you almost completely blind.
Cataracts cannot be reversed, but they can be removed. Through safe, proven...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Do 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...Read More
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...Read More
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...