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The Road To Optometry School

The process of applying and getting accepted into Optometry School is a long and extensive process that requires months of effort and dedication. Many individuals do not realize that all Optometry Schools require the OAT (Optometry Admissions Test) exam to be taken as part of the application. The OAT exam...

Pregnancy and Vision

There are a lot of changes happening to a pregnant woman’s body while she’s pregnant. Fluctuations in hormones and changes in fluid retention, metabolism, and blood circulation can sometimes affect the future mother’s eyes. Many women commonly feel changes in their distance vision, but usually they are very minor. It...

Nutrition For Your Eyes

Our eyes have been called the windows to our soul. They are one of the five senses we use and depend on every day, yet we do not take care of them correctly. Good nutrition and yearly eye health exams will assist in keeping your vision sharp at any age....

Are Smart Devices Harming My Eyes?

For those of us spending multiple hours looking at smart devices and flat screen computers on a daily basis, its important to ask how these devices are affecting our eyes. Evidence has revealed that flat screen devices such as iPads, smart phones, computers, TVs, as well as LED light bulbs...

Hawaii Without Sunglasses – and other Mishaps

The long planned trip to Hawaii was finally underway. Bags were packed and ready to go. First stop…. San Diego to see my son. It all started off well with an on-time flight and a relatively smooth trip. The weather in San Diego was a balmy 55 degrees and raining....

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

Last week a patient came into the office with swollen eyelids and very red eyes. Apparently she had a makeup trial, including false eyelash application, in anticipation of her daughters upcoming wedding. Her symptoms could be caused by a bacterial, viral or fungal infection or possibly an allergic reaction to...

Nutrition For Your Eyes “Let The Sun Shine…”

Although Long Island is having a mild winter, we are not out and about as much. We are therefore not soaking up as much sunshine as in the warmer months of the year. The sun is the body’s best source of vitamin D. Just 15 minutes a day in the...

Is 20/20 Vision the Best Eyesight?

A recent patient case revealed the importance of a routine eye exam. Blurry Vision in Eyes – Case Study A 58 year old female patient first noticed blurry vision in the right eye about two weeks prior to her exam. Although the blurry vision was very slight, our patient was bothered by the change...

Doctor’s Corner – Case Presentation

Recently, a longtime Optix patient arrived for his routine eye exam and contact lens evaluation. Our patient is a 51 year old male who often works long and non-traditional hours as a firefighter. Needless to say, that also means he is exposed to smoky conditions.  The combination of tired eyes...

The Ocular Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Did you know fat is an essential nutrient our body needs daily to function properly? Without the proper kind of fat in our diet eye health maybe compromised. Omega Fatty acids are the nutrients that help our cells,muscles, nervous system and organs function properly. There are two types of fatty...

Eye Exam – Detect Eye diseases early – iWellness

iWellness – Eye Exam Here at Optix Family Eyecare Center an iWellness scan using Spectral-Domain OCT technology is recommended for all of our patients. This special screening test and eye exam helps to detect early structural changes or damage to the inside of the eye that is not yet visible...

The Cost of Convenience

The other day I was at the gym watching TV and there was a segment about getting an eye exam using your iPad or other tablet. You were then able to order frames and lenses through a website and the completed pair was then sent directly to your home. Sound...

One Eye Appears Larger Than the Other

Nobody is perfect. I always thought I was until my wife set me straight……. but that’s another story. The closest that anyone has ever come to being cosmetically perfect, at least according to the media, was Sophia Loren and Cary Grant back in the 1950’s and 1960’s. For the rest...

How to Choose a Good Eye Exam Center

At Optix, we strive to provide the very best eye care to our patients. For over 30 years, that has included keeping up with the newest technology in the eye care industry. Capturing a photographic image of a patient’s retina is not new technology. We have been photo-documenting retinal pathology...

Are Online Eye Exams Accurate?

A new era of health care is emerging, referred to as telemedicine. It is no surprise that in medicine, as in most fields, the convenience of the internet is changing traditional healthcare.

Can I Wear Contact Lenses at My Wedding?

It is really important to give some good thought and consideration to your eyewear for this important day ahead of time so you will be prepared.

Eye Make-up VS. Your Eyes

A new beauty technique that is very popular is eyelash extensions. Now anyone can have long, dark eyelashes but sometimes it is not always as glamorous. Eyelashes are not just there for beauty, their main function is to protect our eyes from harmful particles like dust, sand or debris from the environment.

Why buy a 2nd pair of eyeglasses?

Our optical store has a fantastic collection of frames for all your visual needs! A second pair of eyeglasses is not a luxury, it’s a true to life accessory! Besides the problem that you always forget where you put them, there’s a variety of reasons that make a strong case...

Plainview eye exam – It’s time for your regular eye exam!

Before you respond that you don’t need an eye exam because your eyes and vision are good, read on! Many common age-related eye diseases can have absolutely no symptoms during the early stages, including macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. That means you can walk around for a...

Plainview LASIK, Who is the Ideal LASIK Candidate?

Optix Family Eyecare Eye Clinic in Plainview, New York LASIK may fulfill your dream of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts! Many people are good candidates for this vision correction surgery. Stop dreaming and look into your eligibility for LASIK. Consult with our eye doctor for more information Many eye...

Plainview Cataract treatment – All About Cataract Surgery

Cataract treatment in Plainview, New York In a normal, healthy eye, the lens is transparent. When there is a cataract, the lens becomes cloudy. Consequently, cataracts can cause blurred vision, poor night vision, muted color vision, and increased glare around lights. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed...

Plainview contact lenses, Are contact lenses better than glasses?

Optix Family Eyecare Eye Clinic in Plainview, New York Do contacts make your vision worse? You have just visited our eye care clinic for an eye exam in Plainview, New York and you received a new vision prescription. Now it is time to purchase new eyewear – should you buy...

Plainview, What is Pink eye?

Optix Family Eyecare Eye Doctor in Plainview, New York What are pink eye symptoms? Think you have pink eye? Contact our Plainview eye doctor for diagnosis & treatment Pink eye is pretty common, but there’s nothing pretty about this condition! Not only do pink eyes look ghoulish, but they can...

Plainview Eye Doctor – Where can I find an emergency eye doctor?

Optix Family Eyecare Eye Doctor in Plainview, New York   Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam, pediatric eye exam and Contact lens eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, or Dry...

Plainview eye exam – Why the Cheapest Eye Exam is Not the Best

See the Benefits of Our Eye Exam in Plainview, New York No matter how you look at it, eye care is an expense. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s always worthwhile to chase after the lowest price for your eye exam! When it comes to the health of your eyesight, you...

Plainview LASIK – Does LASIK eye surgery hurt?

Your eyes are extremely sensitive – the smallest particle of sand or thinnest eyelash stuck in your eye can lead to intense pain. With this in mind, you may be wondering how do people tolerate LASIK eye surgery? The concept of a laser eye specialist cutting your corneal tissue sounds...

Do I Need Eye Exams?

Do you wait until you notice a problem before visiting your eye doctor for an eye exam? Or do you schedule routine check-ups? Many people are not aware of how important it is to have regular eye exams. In fact, it is the most dependable way to preserve your long-lasting...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

Eye Care Center near me April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come together to raise awareness and share helpful information. People with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their loved ones are encouraged to...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Eye allergy relief near you Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers,...

To all our valued patients and friends:

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and in order to do our part to protect the health of our team, patients, friends and families, Optix Family Eyecare will be closed until at least April 1st.

Please see below for our continued services to you

Please stay safe and let us know how we may be of service. Our primary goal is to make sure that everyone stays healthy in this new normal.

Office Phone: 516-931-6330

Email: Seeclearly@optixeyecare.com 

Please stay safe and healthy.

Together we will be stronger than ever.