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

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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January 22, 2016

Smoking increases your risk of vision loss. Quitting now reduces this risk. Call our NEPA eye doctors at 800-334-2233 to learn moreIf you are a smoker, why not commit to quitting in 2016? Smoking serves no functional purpose and severely damages nearly every part of the body. Your eyes are no exception to this. The eye doctors at Northeastern Eye Institute strongly encourage our patients to quit smoking and would be happy to discuss how this step will benefit your visual health during your next routine visit to our office.

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January 13, 2016

Make 2016 the year you fully commit to the health of your eyes. Call Northeastern Eye Institute at 800-334-2233 to learn how our NEPA eye doctors can helpHave you begun to notice small changes in your vision? Do lines appear blurrier? Is reading becoming more of a challenge? Do you find colors diminishing in intensity? How about floaters and flashers? Have you been noticing more of those?

In some cases, small changes in visual acuity or intensity are simply part of the aging process. In others however, they can indicate a serious problem...

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December 18, 2015

You deserve crystal clear vision. To learn how our NEPA eye doctors can help, call 800-334-2233 and schedule a consultation at one of our Northeastern Pennsylvania locations todayIf you have grown tired of prescription eyewear, perhaps this Christmas is the best time to give yourself the gift of laser vision correction surgery. Our Scranton eye surgeons utilize the latest in LASIK technology to provide customized and highly effective results. If you have been considering LASIK, call us now at 800-334-...

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December 09, 2015

With 15 Northeastern Pennsylvania locations, our NEPA eye doctors can protect and enhance the vision of your entire family. Call 800-334-2233 to learn more

At Northeastern Eye Institute, we offer a full range of eye care services – allowing patients of all ages to achieve optimal vision and maintain visual health for a lifetime. If you are looking for an experienced and dedicated eye care team in Northeastern Pennsylvania, please call us at 800-334-2233 today to schedule your appointment at one of our...

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