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HALLOWEEN WARNING: SPECIAL EFFECT CONTACT LENSES MAY DAMAGE YOUR EYES

Wearing nonprescription special effect contact lenses that make your eyes look spooky this Halloween may actually damage your eyes…and that is really spooky. Unfortunately, many people don’t truly understand the risk of over-the-counter special effect contact lenses, and they illegally purchase these lenses on the Internet. Yes, you read that right… it’s illegal to sell colored contact lenses […]Read More >

Got Glaucoma? See a Specialist.

In this world where patients can easily look up health information online and everyone is a jack of all trades, there are still many health situations where seeing a specialist not only makes sense, but could make a huge difference in your outcome. Glaucoma falls into the must see specialist category. Glaucoma is a group […]Read More >

New data finds a correlation between CPAP mask usage and the possibility of mouth bacteria invading the eye after patient has the Trabeculectomy procedure.

Important Information for Glaucoma Patients who had the Trabeculectomy or Tube Shunt Procedure for Glaucoma Treatment Last week, new data has emerged indicating that a CPAP mask, used for sleep apnea, could promote a devastating eye infection following Trabeculectomy. It appears that very aggressive mouth bacteria can infect the eye via the airflow from the […]Read More >

Cataracts & UV Exposure from Driving

In a recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers assessed the levels of UV-A light that seeped through the front windshield and driver-side window of several automobiles. The lead researcher in the experiment was Brian Boxer Wachler, M.D., of Beverly Hills, California. Using a handheld UV-A light meter on a cloudless Southern California afternoon, he […]Read More >

INTRODUCING THE TECNIS® SYMFONY INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL)

The recent FDA approval of the TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL) is great news for people with cataracts and have trouble reading or focusing on close objects (presbyopia/far-sighted). The Symfony lens is the first extended range of vision IOL to correct presbyopia and improve vision in people with cataracts, as well as improving far, intermediate, […]Read More >

JUNE IS CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH

At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region we look forward to Cataract Awareness Month each year because it gives us an opportunity to let people know that they don’t have to live with poor vision due to cataracts. There are so many advanced options available to make sure you enjoy optimal eyesight to live life […]Read More >

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region: A Magnet for Talent

With more than 40 years in business, Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region delivers trusted, full-service eye care to the Capital Region. They’ve grown from one initial location to five since inception with many office expansions over the years with the addition of a fifth location in the past two years, serving Albany, Clifton Park, […]Read More >

Robert D. Sax, M.D., Ph.D. Awarded as a Top Ophthalmologist in New York

Congratulations to Robert D. Sax, M.D., Ph.D. for being selected as a Top Ophthalmologist in New York by the International Association of Ophthalmologists (IAO). This organization recognizes top physicians around the world who have demonstrated success and leadership in their professions. Dr. Sax is board-certified and has been practicing as an ophthalmologist and retinal specialist […]Read More >

Please Join Us

You’re Invited! Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and the sun is shining a little longer. What a great time to think about having a healthy spring and summer. Residents, family and friends are invited to join DR. JUDITH ARCHIBOLD, from OPHTHALMIC CONSULTANTS OF THE CAPITAL REGION for a special […]Read More >

LIPIVIEW® for Diagnosing Dry Eye & LIPIFLOW® Treatment For Dry Eye Sufferers

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region acquired a new and revolutionary diagnostic and treatment system from Tear Science, the LipiView® and LipiFlow® systems.  This system is the first FDA approved diagnostic and treatment system on the market for those patients suffering from dry eye. Diagnosing Dry Eye: How the LipiView Works… LipiView is a noninvasive device […]Read More >

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