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Understanding Your IOL Options: A Comprehensive Guide for Cataract Patients

One of the main treatments for cataracts is the surgical replacement of the cloudy lens with an artificial one, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). There are many IOL options for cataract patients, each with its own unique set of advantages.

Dr. Strachovsky's Partnership

The Center for Eye Care and Optical Welcomes Dr. Matthew Strachovsky as Partner. West Islip, NY - The Center for Eye Care and Optical, a pioneering force in ophthalmology since its establishment in 1987, is thrilled to announce the addition of a new partner, Dr. Matthew Strachovsky.


We are excited to announce that we are now offering SYFOVRE™ (PEGCETACOPLAN INJECTION). SYFOVRE™ is a new FDA-approved drug from Apellis Pharmaceuticals that can slow the progression of retina damage caused by Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD) with geographic atrophy (GA).


When eye drops or laser are unable to adequately lower eye pressure, goniotomy can be considered. Goniotomy may allow for eye pressure control with or without the use of glaucoma medications.

Preventing Winter Dry Eye: Expert Tips for Optimal Eye Health

The winter season brings with it many changes, including a drop in temperatures, a reduction in moisture in the air, and harsh winds that can all contribute to dry eye syndrome. This condition can cause significant discomfort and even impact your vision if not addressed properly.

Use It, Don’t Lose It

Do you have an Health Savings Account (HSA)? A Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? Any kind of vision plan? If you have any kind of optical coverage, you might reach the end of the year with unused and forfeited benefits.

6 Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts

If you find yourself needing to change your glasses prescription more frequently than usual, it may be due to cataracts causing changes in your eyes. If you come in for more frequent eye exams, your optometrist may recommend an exam for cataracts.

Back to School Eye Exam

As children progress throughout their education, they face increasing demands on their visual abilities. The size of print in textbooks becomes smaller and the amount of time spent reading and studying increases significantly.

How to Prepare For An Eye Exam

Everyone needs to take care of their health. Many people grow up going to the doctor and dentist regularly. It is just as important to make sure that everyone gets their annual eye exam.

Contact Lens vs Traditional Glasses

If you have a vision prescription, you may be choosing between contact lenses and traditional glasses for daily wear. But first, you need a vision exam.

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