4 Creative Ways To Save For LASIK!

Want to be able to see without glasses or contacts? LASIK is a great option! But there’s one thing about it that’s tricky for some people– the cost. If you’ve dreamed of LASIK but don’t have the funds, you don’t have to give up or even delay your dream! There are ways to save and… Read More

Why Is Night Vision Worse After LASIK?

When you get LASIK, you expect your vision to improve— and it does! Most patients, if not all, achieve 20/20 vision or better after getting LASIK surgery. So why might your night vision be worse after LASIK? For one thing, poor night vision is almost always a temporary side effect of LASIK. But it does… Read More

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

If you couldn’t guess, January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. With a nickname like the silent thief of sight, is it any wonder that it needs more awareness? Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people who are sixty and older? It is the number one cause of… Read More

What Are The Side Effects Of Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical procedures in the United States. It’s also one of the safest procedures is since it’s performed frequently. But any surgery carries its share of risks and side effects. It’s important to make a distinction between side effects and potential risks. Side effects are normal and affect most… Read More

Can You Get LASIK With Dry Eye?

LASIK has become a popular procedure as technology advances and makes surgery easier. For anyone who dreams of seeing without glasses or contacts, LASIK is your answer! But if you have chronic dry eye, you may be worried about having LASIK. Is there a way to have LASIK even if you have Dry Eye Syndrome?… Read More

How To Choose An IOL For Cataract Surgery

If you’re having cataract surgery, you know that you need to decide what kind of IOL to get. When you have cataract surgery, the surgeon will remove your natural lens to get rid of your cataract. Your natural lens needs a replacement, and that’s where the IOL— or intraocular lens— comes into play. An IOL… Read More

Top 6 Harmful Effects Of Contact Lenses

Wearing glasses can be a real pain, and they don’t work for everyone. A lot of people choose contacts over glasses, with good reason. But contacts are not a perfected method of visual correction either. They’ve been around for years and come in many varieties, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t harmful! In fact, there… Read More

First ‘Bionic Eye’ Surgery Helps Patient See the Light

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BOSTON (August 11, 2017) – New England Eye Center retina doctors Michelle Liang and Andre Witkin performed the first “bionic eye” implant at Tufts Medical Center in June. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system, created by Second Sight, is an implant for the eye that can partially restore vision for patients who are blind from… Read More

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

New treatments offer more hope for people with diabetic retinopathy callout

BOSTON (November 01, 2017) – New England Eye Center wishes to remind all patients with diabetes to have an annual diabetic eye exam to prevent vision loss. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working–age Americans. Many people do not notice the early symptoms of diabetic eye disease until their vision has been permanently… Read More

NEEC’s Eli Peli, OD Wins AAO Award

Eli Peli, MSc, OD

BOSTON (July 31, 2017) – Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO, Co-Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service at New England Eye Center, has been selected by the American Academy of Optometry as the Charles F. Prentice Medal Award Winner for this year. This is the most prestigious award given in the field of Optometry for a… Read More

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