February 28, 2017

Scranton laser cataract surgeryThe 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...

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February 16, 2017

Scranton LASIK surgeonLASIK 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...

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January 26, 2017

Timing of cataract surgeryCataracts 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...

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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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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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