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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EYE ALLERGIES

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EYE ALLERGIES Eye allergies can be seasonal or present all year. Also known as allergic conjunctivitis, it is your eyes’ response to allergens… such as pet dander, dustmites, pollen, mold. Some medications and makeup can cause eye allergy signs and symptoms. Following are 5 things for you to know if […]

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DR CUSMA ANSWERS:QUESTIONS ABOUT EYES

QUESTIONS ABOUT EYES 1) What exactly are cataracts, and what are the symptoms if cataracts are developing in my eyes? ANSWER:When the normally clear lens within your eye becomes cloudy or opaque, it is called a cataract.IT IS NOT A FILM THAT GROWS OVER THE SURFACE OF THE EYE, as some people mistakingly think. Cataracts […]

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DR CUSMA ANSWERS : QUESTIONS CHILDREN’S EYES

QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILDREN’S EYES 1) When should I first have my child’s eyes examined, and is the school eye check enough to ensure that my child’s eyes are ok? ANSWER: I always tell parents that there is really no specific time to start children’s eye exams, and that I will see them at ANY age […]

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MEET OUR NEW OPTICIAN

We would like to welcome Lisa Guzzo to our office. Lisa is a licensed optician who previously was employed at Lenscrafter as an optical general manager. She has been an optician for approximately 25 years, originally an apprentice with Dr. Kramer in Schenectady. We would like to welcome Lisa Guzzo Lisa was born in Schenectady […]

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND YOUR VISION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND YOUR VISION Nearly 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure or hypertension reports the American Heart Association. To understand the relation of hypertension and our eyes: Every heartbeat causes blood to put pressure on the arteries and capillaries that carry it. High blood pressure is when your heartbeat exerts too […]

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MEET DR HALPIN

Our office would like to welcome Dr. Alison Halpin. She has joined the practice to better serve our patients by expanding evening hours…now including both Tuesdays and Thursdays till 7:00 pm. Dr. Halpin is from North Haledon, New Jersey and attended Siena College and SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan. During optometry school she completed clinics at Hudson Valley VA Hospital and Keller […]

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4 TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL EYE HEALTH

4 TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL EYE HEALTH Does it seem like summer is flying as quickly as usual? It is time to start planning for the fall and back to school eye exams are high on the agenda for families. 1) EYE EXAM SAVVY —Know the difference between vision screenings and a comprehensive eye exam. —Often schools will […]

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8 EYE SYMPTOMS NOT TO IGNORE

ATTENTION! 8 EYE SYMPTOMS NOT TO IGNORE Regular eye exams are a vital component of vision health, but can also impact a person’s general health.Symptoms that are potentially serious can go undetected without a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams are not only about getting glasses or contactsbut also about attending to any emerging conditions dealing […]

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8 EYEWEAR TRENDS FOR SPRING:Fun and Fashion

8 EYEWEAR TRENDS FOR SPRING: Fun and Fashion Spring is right around the corner…daylight savings time began on March 13. It’s not too early to think about choosing spring eyewear, including sunglasses. Some CURRENT TRENDS for this season are: Pastels in frame colors Combination colored frames Vibrant hues in frame colors, especially blues and reds […]

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TEENS AND CONTACT LENSES

TEENS AND CONTACT LENSES Teenagers and contact lenses….a good fit? Previously unconcerned adolescents start wanting to look their best. Academics and study become more intensive…sports are often a daily activity: all these factors are relevant. An individual’s willingness and ability to adapt and take proper hygienic care of the lenses weighs in as a key […]

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