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Posts ByJoel Kestenbaum, OD, Author at Long Island Eye Doctor

Celebrating 33 Years – Optix Family Eyecare

December 7, 2017 |

Celebrating our 33th year in the Plainview community, Optix Family Eyecare has grown substantially since 1984 to include four doctors supported by a knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Each doctor is licensed to treat many eye diseases, also co-managing special needs … Read More

Giving Back is Getting More

April 20, 2017 |

Sometimes I wonder why it took me so long to volunteer to do what I do best, provide vision care.  Although I helped thousands of people over the years in my private optometric practice, and did some pro-bono work within … Read More

Why You Should Care Who Provides Your Eye Care

March 25, 2017 |

All eye examinations are not alike.  Let me repeat that.  All eye examinations are not alike.  Yes, all optometrists graduated from an accredited optometry school with the degree of doctor of optometry but there are many different pathways for optometrists … Read More

An Open Letter to Government Leaders

February 23, 2017 |

February 16, 2017

Dear Governor Cuomo,

I am writing to inform you of the hazards imposed by the installation of LED (light emitting diode) street lamps in our towns.  The potential devastating effect on public health should be further explored … Read More

Is One Eye Larger Than the Other?

January 23, 2017 |

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 … Read More

Eyeglasses – Then and Now

December 23, 2016 |

Optometry and Eyeglasses Throughout the Years

The manufacture of eyeglasses has come a long way in the last fifty to sixty years.  Technology now allows for almost immediate gratification in patients ability to wear a pair of glasses made to … Read More

Glaucoma Suspect Testing

November 12, 2016 |

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that is created by an imbalance in the flow of fluids in and out of the inside of the eye.  We are not talking about the tears that bathe the … Read More

How Smart Devices are Affecting Our Children’s Eyes

September 9, 2016 |

Re: Hitting the laptops.   Published in Newsday on page A2 8/31/2016

There was a recent article in Newsday discussing the use of laptop and iPad technology hitting the schools was very enlightening. Certainly without technology we are not moving forward.  … Read More

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