The sun does some amazing things.  It plays a role in big helping our bodies to naturally produce Vitamin D. In fact, many people who work indoors are directed to take Vitamin D supplements because of lack of exposure to the sunshine. 

But...

Punctal plugs are something we use to help treat Dry Eye Syndrome.  

This syndrome is a multifactorial problem that comes from a generalized decrease in the amount and quality of the tears you make.  There is often both a lack of tear volume...

Motherhood...the sheer sound of it brings enduring memories. A mother’s touch, her voice, her cooking, and the smile of approval in her eyes. Science has recently proven that there is a transference of emotion and programming from birth and...

If you are seeing the 3 F's, you might have a retinal tear or detachment and you should have an eye exam quickly.

The 3 F's are:

  • Flashes - flashing lights.
  • Floaters - dozens of dark spots that persist in the center of your vision.
  • Field...

Ocular allergies are among the most common eye conditions to hit people of all ages.

Though typically worse in the seasons of Spring and Summer, some people suffer with allergies all year. This is especially true for people who have allergies...

Is it safe to use "Redness Relief" eye drops regularly?

The short answer is NO.

Here’s the slightly longer answer.

There are several eye “Redness Relief” products on the over-the-counter market, such as those made by Visine, Clear Eyes,...

There are several treatable eye diseases that at their earliest onset have few or no visual symptoms. In fact, the three leading causes of legal blindness in the United States all start with almost no visual symptoms detectable by the person...

Health and government agencies nationwide are warning people about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and are they offering important advice on how to minimize your risks of contracting the disease.

Besides social distancing and isolating...

Roberts Eyecare Associate’s COVID-19 Telemedicine Information
The American Optometric Association has urged patients with any eye problems to contact Doctors of Optometry in order to reduce the burden on Emergency rooms, walk-in clinics and urgent care facilities.  Doctors of Optometry are the front line providers of essential eye care.

 

At Roberts Eyecare, we are committed to following the guidance of the CDC and Governor Cuomo to temporarily halt routine patient care in an effort to do our part in complying with Social Distancing.  However, we do take our responsibility seriously to care for our patient’s emergency and urgent eye care needs or to simply refill your current prescription for eye drops.

 

At Roberts Eyecare, we are here and ready to assist you with all your emergency and urgent eye care needs through the use of Telemedicine for first line triage.  Our doctors have the ability to view your eyes through the use of video chat on your smartphone.  Simply give our office a call and have one of our essential staff members get you in touch with one of our doctors of optometry.

 

We will provide you with our best diagnosis through video chat and if the need arises to have you seen in the office, we can set up a time to do that also.  If you have red eyes from allergies or unexplained reasons, a sty, if your eye lids are swollen or red or there is a sudden change in your vision including flashes of light or floaters, or if you have any other concerns that need to be addressed, please give us a call at (607) 722-2020 in Vestal or (607) 563-7551 in Sidney.

 

Thank you for trusting us with all your eye care needs now and in the future.
 
Stay healthy and safe.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Roberts Eyecare is here to fill any contact lens order that you are in need of.  If your current prescription is from our office, or if you, your family or friends have a copy of their current contact lens prescription from another office, we are able to order for you or may have them in stock. 2 or more boxes are shipped to your home with free shipping. 

 

Please call our office: (607) 722-2020 Monday – Friday, between 9-4, and let us help you during these trying times.

 

Thank you and stay safe.

At some point, you might be the victim of one of these scenarios: You rub your eye really hard, you walk into something, or you just wake up with a red, painful, swollen eye. However it happened, your eye is red, you’re possibly in pain, and...

There are many opinions on the topic of texting and driving. The goal of this blog is to explore the effects on vision during texting.

So why does texting make you more likely to crash from a visual perspective? The problem lies in distraction...

We commonly see patients who come in saying that their eye is bleeding.

The patients are usually referring to the white part of their eye, which has turned bright red. The conjunctiva is the outermost layer of the eye and contains very fine...

Dry Eye Disease affects more than 5 million people in the United States, with 3.3 million being women and most of those being age 50 or over. And as people live longer, dry eye will continue to be a growing problem.

Although treatment options...

Despite requests that patients bring their current glasses to their office visit, many show up without them.

Sometimes it’s an oversight: “I was rushing to get here and forgot them”; “I left them in the car”; “I picked up my wife’s glasses...

We are frequently asked if it’s wise to have cataract surgery if you have Macular Degeneration.

Let’s start with some background.

  1. Cataracts and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are both leading causes of visual impairment in the...

So you’re going about your day and notice a slight twinge when you blink. It starts off as a mild awareness then proceeds to a painful feeling with every blink. You look in the mirror to see what could be causing it, and there you see a small red...

Age-related macular degeneration, often called ARMD or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans 65 and older.

AMD causes damage to the macula, which is the central portion of the retina responsible for sharp central vision. AMD...

Remember back to the last time you experienced the birth of a baby. What was one of the most common questions people asked? Most likely, "WHAT COLOR ARE HIS EYES?,” was right up there.

What makes the color of our eyes appear as they do? What...

For over 40 years the standard surgical treatment for glaucoma was a procedure called a trabeculectomy.

In a trabeculectomy the ophthalmic surgeon would make a hole in the wall of eye to allow fluid from the inside of the eye to flow out of...

1. Vision is so important to humans that almost half of your brain’s capacity is dedicated to visual perception.

2. The most active muscles in your body are the muscles that move your eyes.

3. The surface tissue of your cornea (the...