Will I Still Need Glasses After Refractive Lens Exchange?
Most vision correction procedures are designed to eliminate the need for contacts and glasses. Procedures like LASIK and PRK alter the shape of your cornea to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. But many adults over 40 who require glasses have another eye condition that traditional laser eye procedures can’t correct: presbyopia. If… Read More
What You Need to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration
As you get older, your eyesight will also change. Age-related eye conditions are an inevitable part of aging. Many of these eye conditions also lead to blindness and vision loss. But you don’t have to lose your vision as you get older. The key is to be aware of age-related eye conditions and schedule regular… Read More
Which Laser Eye Surgery is Right for Me?
Undergoing laser eye surgery to correct your vision can be truly life-changing. These procedures improve your vision and can eliminate the need for traditional glasses and contact lenses. If you’ve heard of any laser eye surgery, you’ve probably heard of LASIK. But LASIK isn’t the only option out there. While popular, LASIK isn’t suitable for… Read More
How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange?
Are you tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses? Or maybe you’re just frustrated with the constant on-off nature of needing to use reading glasses? A popular alternative to these visual aids is vision correction surgery. But there are multiple kinds of vision correction surgery. One popular procedure that’s great for older adults is refractive… Read More
5 Signs You May Be Suffering From Ocular Allergies
Do you suffer from itchy, watery eyes? These are some of the common signs of having ocular allergies. One of the most prevalent seasonal conditions is allergic conjunctivitis, an allergic reaction that affects the eyes. The conjunctiva is a layer of tissue that lines the outside of your eye and inside of your eyelids. Conjunctivitis… Read More
7 Tips to Follow During Fireworks Eye Safety Month
Did you know that June is Fireworks Eye Safety Month? The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes Fireworks Eye Safety Month due to the potential for injury to individuals and their eyes. Fireworks, especially consumer fireworks, are dangerous and land thousands in the hospital every year. Most of these injuries occur in the summer, as June… Read More
Ophthalmologist Power List 2021
New England Eye Center is excited to announce that Dr. Caroline Baumal was selected by The Ophthalmologist as one of the most influential female figures in ophthalmology on the 2021 Power List! We are very proud to have you represent our organization and all women in Ophthalmology. Read the full feature. Dr. Caroline Baumal, Retina Specialist… Read More
First ‘Bionic Eye’ Surgery Helps Patient See the Light
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
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
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