Brass Eye Center Blog

Glasses Cleaning & Care Tips
12/04/2018
This blog post is dedicated to all the glasses-wearers out there! The Brass Eye Center opthamologist team in Albany, Latham, and Clifton Park know that your glasses are pretty important to your success. Keeping those spectacles clear and free of smudges and specks is integral to the proper functioning of your frames. If a truck driver never cleaned his windshield of bug splatter, dirt, and water droplets, he or she would probably be susceptible to a major accident.
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Glasses Vs. Contacts
10/02/2018
The eye care experts at Brass Eye Center are leaders in the eye care field who make your vision their number one priority. Our goal is to help each patient achieve the crystal clear vision they deserve, and doing so in a way that is both comfortable and convenient for each individual. At Brass Eye Center, we offer a variety of treatment solutions to your vision challenges, from LASIK procedures to providing comprehensive eye exams in order to help you determine what type of vision correction may be the right fit for you.
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09/13/2018
Eye color ranges dramatically across the human spectrum, with some people having irises so dark they appear almost black, while others have a pale shade of blue or green. But is there any functional difference between blue, brown, and green-eyed people? Or is the difference only cosmetic? At the Brass Eye Center, we strive to be a comprehensive resource for eye care in the Latham & Clifton Park, NY communities. If you're wondering how eye color affects vision, we'd love to throw some light on the issue.
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Why Routine Eye Exams Are Important
09/03/2018
If you’ve never experienced eye issues or needed glasses, it’s easy to take your vision for granted. Scheduling an annual comprehensive eye exam with a trusted ophthalmologist is an important part of keeping your eyes healthy and detecting any problems in the early stages to begin immediate treatment.
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Preventing Eye Injuries
07/20/2018
Eye injuries are fairly common at home and in the workplace, but they don’t have to be. Most injuries are actually the result of bad safety habits. Some 90 percent of all those who experience eye injuries were not using the proper eye safety precautions at the time of the accident. By using the right safety gear conscientiously, you can minimize the damage during an accident. Often, it protects the eyes totally, and even when it doesn’t, safety gear reduces the damage done.
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Safeguard Your Vision With Albany Diabetic Retinopathy Care
07/20/2018
People with diabetes are subject to many healthcare disorders that those without generally do not have to think twice about. One such disorder is diabetic retinopathy. Eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy are not uncommon amongst individuals with diabetes. If not treated properly and in a timely fashion, these issues can lead to severe vision loss and even blindness. For this reason, it is crucial for diabetics to work with a team of eye doctors and surgeons who can diagnose eye disorders before they become serious, and take measures to prevent further damage.
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How to Prepare for an Eye Exam
05/14/2018
At Brass Eye Center, our mission is to help our patients maintain crystal clear vision throughout life, and regular eye exams are one of the most important parts of that process. Preventive eye exams can help us catch vision problems before they grow serious, providing the best chance at successful treatment. As your Clifton Park and Latham eye doctors, we strive to make eye care easier for you – so here are a few simple tips on preparing for an eye exam.
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What Does Your Vision Look Like with Cataracts?
05/07/2018
At Brass Eye Center, we help our patients maintain vision throughout life by treating a wide range of eye and vision problems, including cataracts. Cataracts is a process that causes the lens of the eye to painlessly cloud over, are one of the most common vision problems – but do you know how to spot the signs of cataracts? As your Clifton Park eye doctor, we want to prepare you to catch vision issues before they grow serious. Here are some of the top signs of cataracts.
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What Factors Affects My Eye Health?
04/10/2018
Our vision is one of the most valuable senses that we have, allowing us to take in all of the beautiful sights that life has to offer. While many diseases threaten to take our sight away from us, there are specific lifestyle choices that you can make to ensure that your eyes stay healthy, reducing the chance that you develop serious eye disease in your lifetime.
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Eating Healthy For Your Eyes
03/05/2018
We all know that eating healthy foods is good for our physical well-being. And you may have grown up knowing that carrots are connected to good eyesight. But did you know that many other foods are proven to keep your eyes healthy and strong? Research connecting nutrition and eye health shows us that our body uses carotenoids, the group of nutrients that makes many fruits and vegetables naturally orange, red, or yellow, for healthy vision and to protect our eyes from the damage of UV light. In fact, a study by America’s National Institute of Health, found that people eating the highest amounts of carotenoids have a 43% lower risk of developing macular degeneration than those who have low numbers in their diet.
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Can You Prevent Cataracts?
01/08/2018
At the Brass Eye Center, our mission is to help patients in Latham and Clifton Park, NY maintain crystal-clear vision through superlative eye care. As our patients age, one of the most common problems they experience are cataracts: a gradual clouding of the lens of the eye that obscures vision. Cataracts are one of the most common vision problems, affecting more than half of Americans by age 80 – but is there anything you can do to prevent cataracts?
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Signs You Might Be Developing Cataracts
01/03/2018
As a leading Albany, NY ophthalmology practice that serves the residents of Albany, Clifton Park, and Latham, Brass Eye Center offers all the eye care your family needs to retain your vision. Whether you need an eye doctor for routine eye exams & screenings or need treatment for a vision problem you’re experiencing, we’re here for you!
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Tips to Maintain Your Eye Health
12/11/2017
Considering your eyes are your windows to the world around you, naturally, you want your eyes to be healthy so you can see clearly. Below are a few tips that can help you maintain good eye health so you can continue enjoying all the wonderful sights this world has to offer.
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Eye Allergies & How to Deal
11/21/2017
Everyone loves a good hike or day outdoors – but for those who suffer from eye allergies, a pleasant afternoon hike can easily turn into an uncomfortable nightmare. Red, itchy eyes can go beyond being a mere nuisance and can prevent you from doing the things you love, and whether your eye allergies are caused by allergens like pollen or certain chemicals in artificial tears, they can be debilitatingly uncomfortable. At the Brass Eye Center, our mission is to help everyone in the Latham, NY community maintain healthy eyes, so here are our tips for dealing with eye allergies.
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Protect Your Eyes from UV Exposure While Driving
11/10/2017
You probably already know that harmful UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun can cause skin cancer, damage your eyes, and lead to serious problems like cataracts – but these rays can pose a threat to your eyes in more places than you may expect. As a leading ophthalmologist practice serving the Albany, NY area, Brass Eye Center strives to do everything possible to help you preserve the health of your eyes. And while it may not be obvious, one of the most important things you can do is to protect your eyes while driving.
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Eye Care Tips
10/21/2017
At Brass Eye Center, one of the top ophthalmologist practices in the Greater Capital District, NY, we proudly offer all of our patients advanced care and top tier eye treatment. And while some damage is unavoidable, there are steps that we recommend all of our patients take to prevent the most common causes of eye damage. Our skilled team has pulled together the most effective tips to help keep eyes healthy and prevent unnecessary deterioration below!
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Laser Cataract Surgery vs Traditional Cataract Surgery
09/26/2017
Due to the fact that cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed, with millions of Americans opting to correct their vision with surgery every year. At Brass Eye Center, we offer two cataract surgical options: laser cataract surgery and traditional cataract surgery.
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Fun Fall Events in Albany
09/08/2017
Now that summer is winding down, your local Albany ophthalmologist would like to recommend a few fun things to do this fall. With local pools and beaches closing down, we know that many of you will be looking for ways to spend your free time, and we think these area events may be just what’s needed to fill that void!
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All About Cataracts
07/20/2017
If you are suffering from blurry or cloudy vision, there is no need to put up with it. An individual's risk of developing a cataract increases with age, and if you do have cataracts, there are many available solutions., At Brass Eye Center, our ophthalmologists care about our patients, and strive to provide high quality ophthalmologic care in the Albany, Clifton Park, and Latham, NY area. Our team believes nothing should stand between you and perfect vision. Our ophthalmologists and Optometrists offer a variety of treatments from dry eye therapy up to and including cataract treatment and cataract surgery.
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Five Tips for Preserving Your Vision
02/21/2017
At Brass Eye Center, we’ve made it our goal to provide all those in or around Clifton Park and Latham, NY with the highest of quality when it comes to ophthalmologic care. As your trusted Clifton Park and Latham ophthalmologist, we strive to offer a wide range of eye care services to keep your vision crystal clear. Our services are top-notch, and provide you with the best vision possible. We want to help you keep your eyesight as clear as possible throughout your everyday life. Here are five tips we recommend for preserving your vision.
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The Difference Between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist
06/27/2016
We get a lot of questions here at Brass Eye Center, and one of the most common is as to the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist. This is understandable - both are effectively 'eye doctors,' caring for their patients' vision and helping to treat or manage eye conditions. There are crucial differences, though - both in how they are trained and what functions they can perform.
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Clifton Park Office Update
06/15/2016
The team at Brass Eye Center is anxiously awaiting the opening of our newest office: coming soon to Clifton Park this September!
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Welcome To The Brass Eye Center Blog
05/23/2016
Welcome to the blog of Brass Eye Center! We are a premier eye care & eye surgery center serving patients in greater Albany, Troy, and the NY Capital District. We're excited to launch our blog, and we'll be using it to post updates on our practice, info about our services and the wonderful world of eyes, and tips on how you can keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear long into your life.
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