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Recent Glaucoma News

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 >

Modern Glaucoma Treatment

It is estimated that over 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma, but because glaucoma often has no early symptoms, only half of those know they have it. Unfortunately, it is also the leading cause of blindness. The good news is that glaucoma treatment has greatly evolved in the past 30 years giving patients many new treatment […]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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Giving the Gift of Sight Dr. Allen Zieker Performs Cataract Surgery for Underprivileged in Panama

ALBANY, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 4, 2013—Through SEE International, a humanitarian non-profit organization, Dr. Allen Zieker of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region traveled to Panama City, Panama, last month. He performed cataract surgery on over 25 patients during his brief visit. Joined by Dr. Francis Nathan from Adelaide, Australia, they worked closely with the host […]Read More >

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