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Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Opens New Practice in Schenectady, NY

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is expanding. The practice is excited to announce the integration of Dr. Verola’s and Dr. Corbett’s ophthalmology practice with Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. You can visit the new office location at 670 Franklin Street, Suite 101 in Schenectady. This location offers plenty of free parking for your […]Read More >

Seasonal Dry Eye Help

The temperature drops, the heater kicks on and all of a sudden your eyes are itchy, red and burning. One of the most common complaints we hear at our office every winter relates to dry eyes. Even patients who have never suffered from dry eyes in the past can suddenly be bothered during the cold […]Read More >

Hip Fractures Less Likely After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery can decrease hip fractures A recent national study found that when seniors have cataract surgery not only is their vision improved, but they also lower their risk of falling and breaking a hip.  People in their 80s and those who have serious illnesses like heart disease are most likely to benefit: the research […]Read More >

Have you scheduled your child’s annual eye exam yet?

It seems as though summer just began and already it’s time to go back to school.  Where did the time go? As you make your check-list of what needs to get done for school starting, make sure that you include scheduling appointments for comprehensive vision exams for your children. Vision is a crucial element of […]Read More >

Eyes And Aging

As You Age, Make Vision A Health Priority As you age, it is normal to notice changes in your vision. Vision changes can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, such as reading, walking safely,taking medications, performing self-care and household tasks, and driving. Some changes are normal. These changes include the following: • Losing focus, […]Read More >

March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 years or older in the United States. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD affects more than 2.1 million Americans. As our population ages, and the “baby boomers” advance into their 60’s and 70’s, the National Eye Institute estimates 3.7 million […]Read More >

What is Low Vision?

Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery, you may find it challenging to see and perform your daily tasks. People age 65 and older, as well as African Americans and Hispanics over age 45, are at higher risk of having low vision from AMD, diabetes retinopathy, or glaucoma. There […]Read More >

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, A New Era in Cataract Surgery.

Catalys™ Laser System Now At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision.  In fact, it is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States; more than 1.6 million cataract surgeries are done each year.  For decades, cataract surgery, including the first incisions and the breakup and removal of the […]Read More >

Make Your Vision a New Year’s Resolution

We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions—plans to work-out more, eat less junk food, get organized or save more money. This year, why not make a resolution that will keep you seeing all the good things in life for years to come—TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYES. Plan ahead Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) can save patients up […]Read More >

November is Diabetes Month®

Diabetes is a serious disease.  If it is not managed, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage. About Diabetes  Prevalence Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk […]Read More >

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