January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!
What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is increased pressure within the eyes, eventually leading to gradual blindness. No noticeable symptoms of glaucoma occur in its early stage yet it is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness within the United States. In its advanced form, symptoms include: Blurred or hazy vision Severe eye and head pain… Read More
DR. KOSTER NAMED NEW YORK SUPER DOCTOR.
NY Vision Group is pleased to announce that for the seventh year in a row, Dr. Harry Koster has been named a New York Super Doctor. You can read more about his accomplishments in the May 13, 2018 special supplement to the New York Times. The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step… Read More
NEW LIGHT ADAPTIVE CONTACT LENSES APPROVED.
According to the American Adademy of Ophthalmlogy, the United States FDA has approved Johnson & Johnson’s new light-adaptive contact lenses. These lenses include a photochromic filter that adjusts to the amount of light entering the eye. Therefore these lenses automatically darken in bright sunlight and return to a more regular tint in nomal light. These… Read More
Does Poor Vision Lead to Poor Cognition?
A growing number of studies suggest that poor vision may lead to a decline in cognitive ability. The latest study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that among a representative sample of 2975 older Americans, and a second sample of 30, 202 Medicare beneficiaries, poor vision was associated with poor cognition. While the study didn’t prove… Read More