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New Year, New Vision

It’s 2018 and along with all the New Year’s resolutions, you’re making make sure you’re thinking about your eyes! We recommend our patients call us in January to schedule their annual eye exam. By planning ahead, you get the time and day you want and you can scratch it off your “to do” list. It’s […]Read More >

Astigmatism Correction During Cataract Surgery

Allen W. Zieker Board-Certified Ophthalmologist & Cataract Surgeon at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. I have an astigmatism and need cataract surgery. Can my astigmatism be corrected during surgery? A. Astigmatism is when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Many patients don’t know they even have astigmatism since […]Read More >

We now have a FREE cataract surgery guide.

The idea of having surgery on your eyes can be a bit scary. There are so many choices and we know you want to make all the right decisions for your vision. We’re here to help. Check out our new Cataract Surgery Guide. It will assist you in understanding your IOL choices, how to pick […]Read More >

Eyes can be a window into your overall health.

Q. My eye doctor told me I may have diabetes. Is it possible to know if I have diabetes with an eye exam? A. Yes, your eyes can be a window into your health. It’s not uncommon that our eye doctors at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region inform a patient of a health problem […]Read More >

FSA for Eye Care

Don’t Wait Until December 31 to Spend Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Funds on Eye Care (USE IT OR LOSE IT) Now is the time to take advantage of using your FSA for your eye care needs. Schedule an eye exam today to ensure you stay on top of your eye health. Q: So what […]Read More >

About Chalazions

Q. I have a red, painless bump in my upper eyelid. Should I be worried? A. It sounds like you may have a chalazion. A chalazion, is a pea-like bump, in your eyelid caused by inflammation of one of the small oil-producing glands (meibomian glands) located in the upper and lower eyelids. When a chalazion […]Read More >

Why does my eye exam take so much time?

A. If your eye exam is taking more than an hour, you’re most likely having a dilated eye exam. During your dilated eye exam, both of your eyes will be inspected for any signs of vision problems and/or eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. The dilated eye exam is a […]Read More >

How to find the right cataract surgeon for you…

Q. Do you have any advice on how to find a good cataract surgeon? A. Here are a few tips on finding the right cataract surgeon for you… DO GET REFERRALS A great place to start your search is talking to your primary care doctor, family, and friends. Get recommendations and if they have had […]Read More >

All About Eyes: Ask an Ophthalmologist

By: Allen Zieker, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. I was told I have cataracts, but I didn’t need surgery yet. How do I know when it’s time to have cataract surgery? A. Since cataracts take years to develop, most patients are totally unaware of […]Read More >

TECNIS Symfony Lens for all focal points: Cataract Surgery

Q.  I have cataracts and will be scheduling surgery soon. Is there any way I can get rid of needing reading glasses? By: Allen Zieker, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region A. Due to new technology, patients have more options to decrease the need for reading […]Read More >

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