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Posts BySuchi Matalia, OD, Author at Long Island Eye Doctor

Reducing Eye Strain While Gaming

December 30, 2016 |

Whether you spend hours every day gaming or just casually play few times a week, staring at a screen for long periods of time can cause eye fatigue, eye strain, and even headaches. Here are some tips to help you … Read More

What Do Babies See? Part 2

September 2, 2016 |

Time is flying and my son is already 8 months old!  Feels like I was just pregnant!  It’s been amazing watching him grow and learn so much in a very short period of time.  Since my last post about him, … Read More

Sunglasses: Cheap versus Expensive

August 1, 2016 |

On these hot summer days, a common question us doctors are asked by many patients is the difference between expensive and cheap sunglasses.

We can find sunglasses anywhere – gas stations, department stores, and even the dollar store.  And of … Read More

What do babies see?  Part 1. 

May 27, 2016 |

As a new mother,  I’ve watched my son’s behavior and reactions change throughout his first few months of life.  It’s fascinating to observe how much they change in such a short period of time. At birth, babies can only see … Read More

Pregnancy and Vision

October 23, 2015 |

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 … Read More

Why Does My Eye Twitch?

June 26, 2015 |

Eye twitching can be a very irritating sensation. Eye twitching, also known as myokymia, is involuntary contractions of the orbicularis oculi muscle around the eye. Myokymia is usually unilateral, and comes and goes on its own. Stress is probably the … Read More

Fake Eyelashes – Are they safe?

May 15, 2015 |

False eyelashes are a popular trend for those who want longer, fuller, more prominent lashes. They are easily available at many stores for fairly reasonable pricing, or you can go to a fancy salon and have a professional apply them … Read More

Onions: The Real Tear-Jerker

January 30, 2015 |

Ever wonder why we start crying when chopping up onions?

Cells, which are irritating to the eye, are released from the vegetable when an onion is cut into. Onions are part of a plant family (same as garlic and chives) … Read More

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