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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August 09, 2016

At the Northeastern Eye Institute, we understand that every patient and every pair of eyes is unique. We know a one-size-fits-all approach to LASIK surgery isn't the right approach for the people of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area. That's why we have a number of versions of, and alternatives to, the LASIK procedure.

You deserve amazing vision, and we're committed to helping you achieve that. Your laser vision correction...

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July 20, 2016

There are a range of benefits offered by daily disposable contact lenses, and many consumers are making the switch for the sake of convenience and for their eye health. Daily contact lenses are used once per day, with a new set each morning. If you are thinking about contact lenses, you owe it to yourself to consider the benefits of daily disposables.

The idea of throwing out your contacts at the end of each day may seem wasteful, but there are many advantages to this approach,...

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July 12, 2016

Just as the rest of your body ages and changes, your eyes also change, and when they do, it affects your prescription eye glasses. Even though many people over 40 might be more aware of possible changes that can occur with the onset of presbyopia and the increased likelihood of cataracts and macular degeneration, younger people also need to understand that your eyes can change at any age, and only regular eye exams can help you ensure you have the right prescription.

So if you have had your glasses...

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