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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 >


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 >

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 >

Dr. Allen Zieker’s Mission Trip to Panama, 2015: Restoring Vision

  For a second time in the last 3 years, Dr. Allen Zieker traveled to Panama to be part of a team doing 100 cataract surgeries in two days. The local Kiwanis in Panama sponsored the food and transportation for the patients. Dr. Ruben Orillac, a very well-respected surgeon in Central America was the local […]Read More >

5 Tips to Help You Protect Against Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces. […]Read More >

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Make 2016 A Healthier Year!

As you plan for a healthier 2016, why not get a comprehensive dilated eye exam? It’s the only way to find out for sure whether you have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in America. An eye disease that can rob you of your vision, glaucoma often comes with no early warning. No […]Read More >

Do You Have Trouble Seeing at Night?

If so, you’re not alone. Night blindness (also known as nyctalopia) is a condition in which someone has difficulty seeing in dim light or darkness (no, you’re not actually blind). Night blindness is not a disease, but rather an indication of an underlying condition. Symptoms of night blindness include: • Difficulty adapting to the dark […]Read More >

What should I know about cataract surgery?

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lenses and along with gray hair and wrinkles—cataracts are part of the inevitable aging process. According to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), close to 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts and the number is projected to increase to 45.6 million by 2050.  In fact, cataract surgery, is […]Read More >

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