April 14, 2016

A recent study published in the journal Cognition and Emotion has stumbled across something rather significant: squinting in the sun raises aggressive tendencies. By how much? An alarming 44%. That’s right, the mere act of squinting in bright light can make you nearly 50% more aggressive. Why? Well, that’s still up in the air, but researchers believe it may have something to do with the contraction of muscles around the eyes and forehead that may send messages...

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April 13, 2016

Eye Doctor ScrantonNortheastern Eye Institute announces the addition of Christopher S. Jordan, M.D. to the medical staff of its Honesdale location.“I’m thrilled to have Chris on board with us to increase the ophthalmology presence in our office and I’m especially happy that he is a Fellowship-trained Cornea Specialist. This addition will significantly enhance the services we’re able to provide to our patients right here in Wayne County” said...

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April 13, 2016

Thomas  S. Boland, M.D.Northeastern Eye Institute (NEI), the leading provider of eye care in Northeastern Pennsylvania, announces the opening of a new office in the Walgreen’s Plaza, 3168 Memorial Highway, Dallas. The office is now receiving patients for eye care and eyewear.

The Dallas office offers a full range of optometric and ophthalmic services including regular eye exams, contact lens fittings, cataract...

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April 13, 2016

June 1, 2009 – In May 2009, Ms. Deborah Kunda, a resident of Scranton, Pennsylvania, who is a registered ophthalmic ultrasound biometrist at Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton, joined a team of twelve eye care professionals with Vision Outreach International from Houston, Texas in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where they performed 198 cataract surgeries.

Vision Outreach International, along with the local Lion’s Club in San Pedro Sula and OneSight (a Luxottica-affiliated group) provided eye care and recycled eyewear to thousands of underprivileged people in Honduras.

Vision Outreach International is a...

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April 13, 2016

Northeastern Eye Institute (NEI), the leading provider of eye care in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is having a FREE Custom LASIK Seminar at the Laurel Mall on Tue, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.

The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Tom Boland, an experienced, Board-certified cataract and LASIK surgeon who is also a member of the Board of Directors at Northeastern Eye Institute.

Seminar attendees can find out if they are good candidates for LASIK and have their questions answered by Dr....

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April 13, 2016

Optometry PennsylvaniaPresenters continued the Golden Globe theme this morning with "Desperate Optometrists: Unusual Cases in Anterior Segment Disease," presented by St. Louis, Missouri optometrist John McGreal, Paul Karpecki, O.D., of the Cincinnati Eye Institute and optometrist Joe Shovlin of Scranton, Pa.

The cases that had the audience especially involved included a patient who had chronic red eye that moved from one eye to the other; an overweight patient who complained of flashes of light and ocular migraines; and a female...

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April 13, 2016

Results Could Expand Donor Pool Significantly

Patients and surgeons from Northeastern Eye Institute participated in a study indicating that corneal transplants using tissue from older donors have similar rates of survival to those using tissue from younger donors. The five-year transplant success rate for recipients was the same, 86 percent, for transplants performed across the nation with corneas from donors ages 12 to 65 years and from donors ages 66 to 75. Because of this new finding, the donor age pool, currently limited to donors 65 and younger, should be expanded to include donors up to 75 years...

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March 15, 2016

We are fast approaching the time of year where pollen from trees, plants, and grasses can begin causing serious eye irritation. If you struggle with eye allergies, keeping these irritants out of the eyes is essential for lasting comfort.

While staying inside can help, it’s far from a practical approach – nor is it an enjoyable way to enjoy the warmer spring weather. Instead, consider eyeglasses or sunglasses when outside. While not a foolproof way to keep allergens away from the eyes, the right pair of glasses can go a long way towards minimizing exposure and maximizing relief.

The Scranton eye doctors at North Eastern Eye...

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February 23, 2016

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a rather broad term that can refer to any and all types of eye strain caused by too much screen time. It is estimated that up to 90% of all people who work several hours a day with a computer will experience this common vision problem at some time.

Symptoms that may indicate CVS include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Red or irritated eyes
  • Headache
  • Neck and backache
  • Double vision
  • Blurry vision

Unlike reading or writing on paper, computer screens are constantly flickering and adjusting contrast and glare....

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February 10, 2016

Our NEPA eye doctors can help you choose the best vision correction service for your needs. Call 800-334-2233 to schedule your appointment at one of our 15 Northeastern Pennsylvania locationsWhen considering prescription eyewear, there are a number of things to keep in mind. The look of your glasses and the ways they complement or detract from your appearance is certainly one concern, but so too are practical considerations such as lifestyle preferences and ease of care. Fortunately, the experienced eye...

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