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We Are a Humana Gold-Approved Provider

Silverstein Eye Centers is pleased to announce that we now accept Humana Gold insurance plans. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 65, many of whom are also enrolled in Medicare. Silverstein Eye Centers has partnered with Humana to support the Humana Gold insurance programs — Medicare […]

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WHY DO I HAVE EYE FLOATERS?

On a bright day, you might look into the sky and see squiggles, dots, sparks and strands. These shadows moving inside your eye are called “floaters” and, in most cases, indicate that your eyes are getting older. Just like gray hair, wrinkles and aching joints, floaters might subtly show up one day and accumulate over […]

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SMOKING AND EYE HEALTH

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. There are countless reminders on television, billboards, and of course, the internet. We’re all aware of how much it can damage our bodies – that it affects the heart, lungs and other organs, that it can cause cancer, and even that it’s the leading preventable cause of […]

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IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE MY EYES DILATED AT EVERY EXAM?

At just about every eye exam, the optometrist or ophthalmologist administers some sort of yellow gel-like fluid directly onto your eyes with a pipette. The solution feels somewhat unctuous and uncomfortable, and it might distort your close-range vision for an hour or two, but other than that, you might not know much about it. Your […]

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BLUE LIGHT AND YOUR CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

You’ve probably been told at some point in your life that being in the presence of light during the night will agitate your body’s circadian rhythm (your natural internal clock). Exposure to light during nighttime hours will reduce the amount of melatonin (a hormone that helps you to sleep) that your body produces. What many […]

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HOW A CONCUSSION CAN AFFECT YOUR VISION

It has been estimated that the American population suffers four to five million concussions every year. A concussion is usually the result of a traumatic cerebral injury that alters the way your brain functions, and is often caused by blunt-force trauma or a blow to the head. Concussions are a common injury in contact sports […]

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READ IT AND WEEP: HOW OUR EYES PRODUCE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEARS

Even when you’re not crying out of sadness, crying from pain, or laughing so hard that you start to cry, your tear ducts are constantly producing moisture to keep your eyes wet. Tears are necessary to sharpen your vision and protect your eyes from your environment at all times. What many people don’t realize, however, […]

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TRAVELING THROUGH SPACE CAN CHANGE YOUR VISION

As the majority of humans on planet Earth, we spend all of our time with the same physical and atmospheric conditions. So it makes sense that the human body has been biologically engineered through adaptation and evolution to function optimally under the Earth’s gravity, and not, for instance, the weightlessness of outer space. When astronauts […]

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ARE 3D MOVIES BAD FOR YOUR EYES?

Scores of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters were released in theaters showing both a standard version (2D) and a 3D version. If you’ve ever been to one of the 3D showings, you know that you have to wear special glasses to experience the 3D effect of the movie. When 3D films were gaining popularity, many people were […]

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THE POWER OF THE MUSCLES IN YOUR EYES

The muscles of your eye are the fastest in the human body. Their ability to react to external behavior and commands sent from the brain takes .01 percent of a second! This movement is controlled by six muscles located around your eye that expand and contract with intricate coordination for smooth, quick eye control. Even […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR EYEBROWS

Human beings depend on their sight more than any of the other four senses. Because of this, it’s important to protect your eyes. Too much air, too much light, or coming in contact with touch or the tiniest of foreign objects disturbs the eyes and upsets your ability to see. Your face has a small […]

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WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE MORE APPRECIATION FOR YOUR EYELASHES

Eyelashes aren’t a part of our bodies that we regularly think about — until one of them comes loose and falls into your eye. That’s when eyelashes transform from a blip off our radar to a full-blown nuisance as we attempt to get the fallen lash out of our eye. Have you ever thought about […]

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THE FACTS ABOUT EYE COLOR AND YOUR VISION

The most common eye color in the world is brown. It makes up for more than half of the world’s population followed by blue and hazel eyes at a distant tie for second place with eight percent of the world’s population each. Other colors, like green and amber and silver, are more rare and account […]

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COMPUTER GLASSES: GIMMICK OR CLEVER SOLUTION?

As technology advances and many jobs are requiring the use of a computer or a device with a monitor, more Americans are experiencing a form of eye strain known as Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. This eye strain is caused by viewing a screen for extended periods of time. For many who work […]

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPTOMETRIST
AND AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST?

If you need to visit an eye doctor, you may want to understand the various options available before scheduling your appointment. Some people don’t realize there are different types of eye doctors to choose from, and sometimes, mistakenly schedule an appointment with the wrong type of eye doctor. However, there is a distinct difference between […]

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