Does Your Child Need Glasses?

Determining Whether Your Child Needs Glasses

In most cases, kids are not going to come out and tell their parents they need glasses. When they start having vision problems, kids just try to adjust to it on their own without seeking help.
Scleral Lenses

Scleral lens

We are now providing a much needed contact lens service to our patients. With 30 years of rigid contact lens experience and the acquisition of the Cirrus 5000 anterior segment technology and topography, Dr. Gendal is now fitting scleral lenses.…
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Why Do People Need Prescription Eye Glasses?

By Dr. Mark Gendal, O.D., F.A.A.O The reason people wear glasses is to achieve clear comfortable vision for both distance and near activities. Hundreds of years ago, scientists including Benjamin Franklin discovered that lenses bend or refract…
grey's anatomy

It’s Not Grey’s Anatomy But…

Instead of boring you with menial facts about what an Optometric Physician with Oral Prescriptive Authority does, let’s go my typical day. Went to Sight Trust with the great Dr. Andrew Shatz, to sit in on a cataract surgery for my patient…

Effect of Oral Re-Esterified Omega-3

Purpose Oral nutrition is considered primary therapy for dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of oral re-esterified omega-3 fatty acids on tear osmolarity. MMP-9, OSDI, tear break-up…

Optometric Center of New York Honors Angel Alvarez at 12th Annual ‘Eyes on New York’ Gala

It was a snowy yet festive spring evening at one of New York City’s most iconic locations last Friday when the Optometric Center of New York (OCNY), the foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry, held its 12th Annual “Eyes on New York”…

How Diabetes Can Damage Your Eyes

Having diabetes puts you at risk for eye problems. Learn about diabetes-related eye conditions that can threaten your sight and how to avoid them. By Regina Boyle Wheeler Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD and Matthew Dombrow,…
dogs visual system

Visual System of Dogs

I am considering examining the dogs visual system. This is the eye chart I invented. Try it on your dog. I guarantee 20/20!