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Posts ByJoel Kestenbaum, OD, Author at Long Island Eye Doctor | Page 7 of 11

UV Protection And Summer

June 29, 2010 |

Question: What do all these activities have in common?

  • Walking on the beach or sunbathing on the beach
  • Playing baseball
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Long hikes with your spouse, family or friends
  • Driving the convertible with the top … Read More

Diabetes and Eye Health

March 23, 2010 | 4

One of the first lessons I learned in optometry school was that diabetes was a leading cause of  blindness.  We were taught that early diagnosis was the key to preserving good eyesight.  We were also taught that educating our patients … Read More


March 10, 2010 | 1

It’s Allergy Season.  Do you know where your tissues are?

Every year, I stock up on over-the-counter allergy eye drops and pre-write prescriptions for allergy medications in anticipation of the droves of patients reporting to me with eye allergy symptoms.  … Read More

What is Myopia?

January 13, 2010 | 1

Standard Definition:

A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness. Also called short sightedness.

My Definition:

A perceptual defect … Read More

Greetings From Our Staff

January 13, 2010 | 1

Greetings From Our Staff,

This photo was recently taken at our annual holiday dinner.  Thanks to a great staff and very loyal patients, Optix recently celebrated our 25th year serving our community.

Now that I have a new … Read More

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2009 | 1

What’s Your 2010 New Years Resolution?

New Years 2010 is upon us.  It’s not only the end of a tumultuous decade; it’s the beginning of a new one.  I for one have a lot to look forward … Read More

Over-the-Counter Readers. Are they helpful or harmful?

November 28, 2009 |

Over-the-Counter Readers. Are they helpful or harmful?

Everywhere we shop we are exposed to over-the-counter readers. They are in all the drug stores, supermarkets, department stores, big-box retailers and even in eye doctor’s offices. They come … Read More

What Is The Best Vision Correction For You?

November 3, 2009 |

Have you ever thought about how to improve your quality of life with the proper eye wear? Think about all the things you do every day and how you can make your visual life easier.

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