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Winter Tips for Dealing with Dry Eyes Dec 1st, 2019

There are plenty of good things about winter, like the holiday season, beautiful snow falling, and winter sports. But, the combination of low humidity outside and heating inside dries out skin, hair, and eyes.  There are several reasons you may have dry eyes, besides winter weather. For example, a condition...

The Link Between Age and Glaucoma: What to Watch For Nov 1st, 2019

There are several different types of glaucoma, but no matter which one you’re diagnosed with, your vision is in danger. Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness across the country today, and it mostly affects people older than 40. The experienced providers at Cooper Eye Care in New York want...

Non-Surgical Options for Treating Your Child’s Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Oct 1st, 2019

Amblyopia is the medical name for a condition that is often called lazy eye. When your child has amblyopia, it means they have poor vision in a normal eye. That is, everything necessary for good vision is there, yet, your child doesn’t see well out of that eye.  You may...

How Orthokeratology Can Help Correct Your Vision Problems Sep 1st, 2019

Orthokeratology, which is often referred to as Ortho-K, is a way of correcting your vision that is especially effective for people with myopia, or near-sightedness. The prefix “ortho” is from Greek, and means “to correct.” Like orthodontics uses braces or orthopedics uses inserts or bracing, orthokeratology uses a device to...

Understanding Strabismus and Your Treatment Options Aug 9th, 2019

If you have strabismus, your eyes don’t align properly. It’s sometimes referred to as being cross-eyed, though there are different types of strabismus, including:  Esotropia, where your eyes cross inward Exotropia, where one or both eyes point outward Hypertropia, where one eye moves up and out of alignment Hypotropia, where...

Say Goodbye to Contacts and Glasses: 5 Reasons to Consider LASIK Jul 3rd, 2019

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis surgery, which you probably know as LASIK surgery, was first approved by the FDA in 1998. LASIK is a safe and effective method for vision correction that’s been extensively studied. Is it right for you?  Here are five facts to consider if you’re having trouble deciding...

Summertime Tips for Chronic Dry Eye Jun 1st, 2019

The weather is heating up, and chances are you’re looking forward to relaxing in the air conditioning, hitting the pool, and enjoying all the outdoor activities that come with the summer season. If you have chronic dry eye, there are a few simple precautions you can take to make sure...

The Link Between Diabetes and Eye Health May 2nd, 2019

Having diabetes doesn’t mean that you’re sure to develop vision problems; however, it does mean that your risk of developing glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic macular edema is greater than that of a person who doesn’t have diabetes. There are important steps you can take to protect your vision....

Understanding the Two Types of Glaucoma and How They Differ Apr 2nd, 2019

Did you know that glaucoma is the name of a group of diseases, rather than one, specific condition? There are two main types of glaucoma, along with several, less-common types. Here’s what you need to know if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with glaucoma. The structure of...

How Vision Therapy Can Help with a Variety of Eye Conditions Mar 7th, 2019

Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy, designed to help your eyes and your brain work together better. It’s often recommended for children who have certain conditions or learning disabilities, but can be an effective treatment approach for adults, as well. Advantages of vision therapy There are several benefits...

Is It Bad to Sleep in Your Contacts? Feb 8th, 2019

About one-third of contact lens wearers sleep with their contacts in. But there are some very good reasons you should never sleep while wearing your contacts. Even if you have contacts that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for extended wear, you should remove them while you sleep...

Tired of Dealing with Dry Eyes? How Cooper Eye Center Can Help Jan 7th, 2019

Although we associate tears with strong emotions, they are actually a critical part of eye health. Each time you blink, special tears, called basal tears, spread across your eyes, keeping them nourished, moist, lubricated, and clean. When you have dry eyes, which may be chronic, you either don’t have enough...

One Reason To Exercise: It’s Good For Your Eyes Dec 7th, 2018

Physical activity is good for you. It helps keep your cardiovascular system working well, lowers your risk of obesity and a host of health conditions, and lessens your chances of developing depression. And now, research is showing that  exercise appears to reduce your risk of several diseases that can cause...

Why You Need a Vision Specialist on Your Diabetic Care Team Nov 13th, 2018

November is Diabetes Awareness month, and diabetes is a complex disease that can have consequences you may not expect, including blindness. In order to stay as healthy and active as possible, you need a diabetic care team. Within healthcare, taking a team approach to diabetes care is called interdisciplinary care,...

Preparing for LASIK Surgery: Everything You Need to Know Oct 16th, 2018

The idea of waking up each day and being able to see clearly without glasses or contacts is more than enticing – it’s a dream come true – especially if you’ve worn glasses for many years. The team at Cooper Eye Care wants to make your dreams of seeing clearly...

Children's Vision Problems are Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD Sep 28th, 2018

A new school year is an exciting time for kids and parents alike. New books, new teachers, and new classrooms can all have a direct impact on your child, inspiring new activities and interests, and even changes in behaviors.But once the dust settles and the school year is in full...