2021 Holiday Hours:

 

Friday, January 1, 2021 - Happy New Year!

  • BOTH Offices CLOSED

January – Glaucoma Awareness Month

 

February – Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

 

March – Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Sunday, March 14: Daylight Savings Begins

April – Sports Eye Safety Month

 

May – Healthy Vision Month

Friday, May 28: - OPEN normal business hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 29: - OPEN normal business hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:00 - Noon
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - Noon

Monday, May 31: Memorial Day - Both Offices CLOSED

June – Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

 

July - UV Safety Month

Saturday, July 4: Both Offices CLOSED

August – Children’s Eye Health Safety Month

 

September – Healthy Aging Month

Monday, September 6: Labor Day - Both Offices CLOSED

October – Halloween Safety Month

 

November - Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Sunday, November 7: Daylight Savings Ends

Thursday, November 25: Thanksgiving - Both Offices CLOSED

Friday, November 26: OPEN normal business hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 27: Office OPEN Normal Hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:00 - Noon
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - Noon

December – Safe Toys ad Celebrations Month

Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve – BOTH Offices CLOSED

Saturday, December 25: Christmas – BOTH Offices CLOSED

Monday, December 27: Office OPEN Normal Hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:00 - 6;00 pm
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday, December 31: New Year’s Eve – Both Offices CLOSE at 5:00 pm

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When confronted with a diagnosis of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), it's natural to wonder what you should do.  Here are some treatment options for both Dry and Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Dry AMD Treatments

Nutrition...

Transition lenses in eyeglasses have been around for many years now. The mechanics behind transition lenses is that certain chemicals in the lens interact with UV light from the sun and turn the lenses dark when you go outside and back to clear...

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...

If it's been a while since your last eye exam--or if you've never had one done--it's always nice to know what testing you might have done and what issues the eye doctor looks for.  Here's the scoop on some common testing...

Visual Field

The...

Lyme disease is an infection that is caused by a spirochete (a type of microorganism) called Borrelia burgdorferi, and more rarely by Borrelia mayonii. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of a deer tick.

The disease has a strong...

A common question asked during the eye exam is, “When is the puff coming?”  

Patients are referring to air-puff or non-contact tonometry. Tonometry is the procedure used to measure eye pressure, and this is important for diagnosing and...

We sometimes get asked, "Why do I need an eye exam when I can see great?"

An eye exam doesn't just check your visual acuity--we are also looking for a number of treatable eye diseases that have few or no visual symptoms in their early stages....

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In light of the holiday season, here are our top 10 eye care jokes.

1) What do you call a blind deer? No Eye Deer!

2) What do you call a blind deer with no legs? Still No Eye Deer!

3) Why do eye doctors live long lives? Because they...

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...

Have you ever seen a temporary black spot in your vision? How about jagged white lines? Something that looks like heat waves shimmering in your peripheral vision?

If you have, you may have been experiencing what is known as an ocular migraine....

Not everyone understands the importance of sunglasses when the weather turns cold.

Polarized sunglasses are usually associated with Summer, but in some ways it is even more important to wear protective glasses during the Winter.

It’s...

Now that you have picked up your new pair of prescription eyeglasses, your focus should become taking care of them. This is a task many disregard, but it is imperative that you make sure you are following a couple simple steps to keep the quality...

The American Optometric Association has recommendations for how often adults need to get their eyes examined and those recommendations vary according to the level of risk you have for eye disease.

Patient age...

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that can affect the retina of people who have diabetes.

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye, and it detects light that is then processed as an image by the brain....

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...

Fall brings a lot of fun, with Halloween bringing loads of it.

But did you know that some Halloween practices could harm your vision? Take Halloween contacts, for instance. They vary widely, with everything from monster eyes to goblin eyes to...

The eye holds a unique place in medicine. Your eye doctor can see almost every part of your eye from an exterior view. Other than your skin, almost every other part of your body cannot be fully examined without either entering the body (with a...