Recent Dry Eye News

Dry Eye or Seasonally Allergies: Here’s what you need to know!

Q. I’m not sure if I have allergies or dry eye, how do I tell the difference? A. We all love springtime, but with the warmer weather also comes an increase in pollen and other allergens. Most of us have experienced scratchiness, redness, irritation, or a burning sensation in our eyes. Dry eye syndrome and […]Read More >

Ask the Eye Doctor-Dry Eye

By: Rafael Medina, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region My eyes are red and itchy feeling. I think I may have dry eye. Is there something I can do besides drops I buy at the store? A. One of the most common complaints we hear at our office during winter relates […]Read More >

Introducting Dr. Rafael R. Medina…along with LIPIVIEW® for Diagnosing Dry Eye & LIPIFLOW® Treatment For Dry Eye Sufferers

  Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is pleased to announce RAFAEL R. MEDINA, M.D., S.M.M.E. has joined our practice. With the addition of Dr. Medina, we also 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 […]Read More >

High Pollen Levels Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome

If during springtime you notice your eyes are burning and irritated and/or have blurry vision—you just might have dry eye syndrome. A new study published in the April, 2015 journal Ophthalmology found a correlation between dry eye and spring. The researchers analyzed 3.4 million visits to Veterans Affairs eye clinics nationwide between 2006 and 2011. […]Read More >

Smoking Harms Your Eyes & Your Vision

Of course, we are all aware of the damage that smoking can do to the body from heart disease to cancer. But did you know that smoking can impact your vision too? Researchers have found smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. Smokers are up […]Read More >

Driving, Your Vision and Aging

It’s a fact; eyesight worsens with age. When you’re over 60 and beyond your eyes need more light and more time to adjust when light changes. It can be hard to see especially at dawn, dusk, and night. Often older eyes are more sensitive to glare from headlights, street lights, or the sun, making it […]Read More >

Advanced, Patient-Centered Eye Care Right in Your Hometown

With over 200 years of combined clinical experience, the doctors at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region deliver trusted, full-service eye care to the Albany area. They have five convenient locations in Albany, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Schodack and Troy. Providing what you need for your vision including optical, general and surgical eye care. “We feel so very lucky […]Read More >

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 >

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 Americans […]Read More >