2019 Holiday Hours:


Tuesday, January 1, Happy New Year!

  • BOTH Offices CLOSED

January – Glaucoma Awareness Month

February – Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

March – Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Sunday, March 10: Daylight Savings Begins

April – Sports Eye Safety Month

Thursday, April 9 – Rumble Ponies Opening Day at NYSEG Stadium

May – Healthy Vision Month

Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day

Friday, May 24: - OPEN normal business hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 25: - OPEN normal business hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:30 - Noon
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - Noon

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day - Both Offices CLOSED

June – Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

Sunday June 16: Father’s Day

July - UV Safety Month

Wednesday, July 4: Both Offices CLOSED

August – Children’s Eye Health Safety Month

August 12 – 18: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Golf Tournament

September – Healthy Aging Month

Monday, September 2: Labor Day - Both Offices CLOSED

October – Halloween Safety Month

November - Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Sunday, November 3: Daylight Savings Ends

Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving - Both Offices CLOSED

Friday, November 29: OPEN normal business hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 30: Office OPEN Normal Hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:30 - Noon
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 - Noon

December – Safe Toys ad Celebrations Month

Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve – BOTH Offices CLOSED

Wednesday, December 25: Christmas – BOTH Offices CLOSED

Saturday, December 28: Office OPEN Normal Hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:30 - Noon
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 – Noon

Monday, December 30: Office OPEN Normal Hours

  • Vestal Office Open 7:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Sidney Office Open 8:00 – 5:00

Tuesday, December 31: New Year’s Eve – Both Offices CLOSE at 5:00 pm

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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...

There are several different variations of Glaucoma, but in this article we will mainly focus on Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. This means that there is no specific underlying cause for the Glaucoma like inflammation, trauma, or a severe cataract....

Yay--It’s 2020!

Maybe it’s not official, but we declare this to be the year of vision care.

Yes, all of us in the eye care community have been hyperventilating, waiting for this year forever!  We even heard of at least one optometrist who...

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...

Christmas is one of the most joyful times of the year... thoughts of cookies, decorations, family gatherings, and toys abound. Birthday parties for kids add to the list of wonderful memories as well. But there are a few toys that may not make...

5 reasons to support local business:

  • 1

    More money stays in the local economy.

    The money you spend at local businesses creates a chain effect of economic growth. From small cafes to big box companies, local businesses also pay property taxes that help improve our roads, parks, public transportation and more. Your tax dollars are reinvested where they belong.

  • 2

    Local businesses create jobs.

    When you invest in local businesses, you give them the means to generate more employment. And more jobs means more stability and retention in Broome County.

  • 3

    Local investment strengthens local networks.

    Shopping local creates a relationship-based economy. Thriving local businesses work together to generate more community-driven events, share local ingredients, give back to local charities and better meet demands unique to your interests.

  • 4

    Better customer service.

    Establishing relationships with local businesses means you get better personalized customer service. Local businesses don’t view you as a number. They value each customer and each interaction because your satisfaction is vital to their success.

  • 5

    It’s more eco-friendly.

    Postal delivery services need to move packages across vast distances, sometimes even across countries. Often, the packaging is excessive and made of single-use plastic. Shopping local minimizes waste, reduces travel time and creates incentives for sustainable business practices.


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Your Eyes Are A Precious Gift--Protect Them During The Holidays

“I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!”

“No, you'll shoot your eye out.”

This line from “A Christmas Story” is one of the...

Many people prefer shopping online to shopping in stores for many of their needs.

With technology constantly improving and evolving, people tend to take advantage of the convenience of shopping online. Whether it’s clothing, electronics, or...

No this is not a late-night personal injury lawyer infomercial.

This is a recommendation that you have your LASIK records available, for your own good, later in life.

There are 2 million cataract surgeries done yearly in the U.S. and the...

Diabetic retinopathy, which is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes, is detected during a comprehensive eye exam that includes:

  • Visual acuity testing.
  • Dilated exam in which drops are placed to widen the pupil to allow examination...

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...

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects the retina in people who have diabetes.

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