If you have a flexible spending account, now is the time to start scheduling consultations for treatments not covered by your insurance. Most flex plans expire with the New Year, taking with them any unused contributions. The best way to avoid losing money and to get the advanced eye care services you’ve been longing for is by calling the...Read More
Studies have shown that smokers face a risk 2x greater for developing cataracts than nonsmokers. Sadly, this risk never fully decreases – even years after quitting – but risks are reduced the longer you refrain from smoking. Bear in mind that smoking is also linked to an increased risk for macular degeneration, glaucoma,...Read More
As Halloween approaches, many people look to more and more inventive costume ideas. Among these are costume contacts, designer lenses that produce a look that can be at once frightening and disarming. This makes them ideal for creepy Halloween costumes, but are they equally dangerous for the eyes? That all depends on where you get them and how you put them to use.
If you have questions about caring for your contact lenses, call 800-334-2233 to speak with one of the experienced Scranton eye...Read More
Bladeless LASIK is an ideal option for patients who dislike the idea of having metal instruments used in their procedure. IntraLase™ allows our Scranton LASIK surgeons to create your corneal flap with a cool laser as opposed to a microkeratome – potentially reducing risks of flap complications and helping to speed recovery. If you are interested...Read More
NEI has been voted the “Best Eye Center” in Scranton through the Reader’s Choice Awards in the Times Tribune. This distinction is awarded to local businesses and professionals who are selected by ballots submitted by readers. Our Scranton eye doctors are honored by this award and look forward to continuing...Read More
LASIK is one of the safest surgical procedures, not just on eyes but in general, performed today. With an incredibly low complication rate, laser vision correction is a safe and effective way to find permanent freedom from prescription eyewear. However, just because it is safe does not mean it is right for everyone. The best way to learn if LASIK is right for...Read More
A research team from the University of California, San Diego is set to begin human trials on eye drops that have been shown to shrink and dissolve cataracts in both model and animal subjects. The medication is based on lanosterol, a naturally occurring steroid that is believed to help prevent crystalline proteins...Read More
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have recently discovered the ways in which specific immune cells contribute to vision loss in older patients with macular degeneration. According to their recent studies, this discovery may open therapeutic pathways that could alter immune cells and interfere with abnormal blood...Read More
A new study has found that both hard and soft contact lenses can contribute to prematurely droopy eyelids. The study, conducted on 96 sets of identical twins, found more ptosis (sagging) in the eyelids of those who wore contact lenses compared to those who did not. This was true even after factors including BMI, sun exposure, stress levels, sleep habits, smoking, and alcohol consumption were taken into account.
Contact lenses will contribute to eyelid dropping, but this is not necessarily a strong enough reason to stop wearing them. However, if potential aesthetic issues add to a growing...Read More
If you’re nearsighted (myopic), chances are you have dealt with the problem by wearing glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, LASIK or PRK may have even been used to address the issue and provide prescription-free vision improvement.
In either case, the problem is over right? Not necessarily.
Myopia is a common refractive error that comes with a host of potential complications. Even mild nearsightedness increases risks for glaucoma, and retinal detachment is four to ten times more likely among myopic patients than those with hyperopia or...Read More