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- Good Habits to Maintain Your Eye Health
Here's a few quick tips on how you can maintain your eye health as well as your health in general: 1. Hydration Hydration is key - Drink PLENTY of water throughout the day (coffee, tea, soda do NOT count!!!) 2. Taking OMEGA-3 Omega-3 fatty acids can improve the eye's oil films on the edge of the eyelid aka the meibomian glands. Meibomian glands are tiny glands filled with meibum (aka oil) that line the inside of our lower and upper eyelids. If you have dry eyes, one of the reasons causing your dry eye symptoms is because your glands are not functioning properly. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is one of the leading causes of dry eye disease. Making sure your glands are not clogged and secreting enough and quality oil to the surface of your eyes, will decrease the symptoms of your dry eyes. Your glands secrete oil to coat the surface of your eyes in order for your tears to not evaporate or dry out as quickly. Here's what healthy meibomian glands look like: 3. Using the Right Makeup Using clean, opthalmologist or optometrist-tested makeup and beauty products can limit irritation and symptoms of dryness. There are a couple makeup brands that we recommend here at eye&I! Using eye makeup by eye doctors are your safest bet since they know what can and cannot be placed around your eyes! Come visit our practice in Great Neck to purchase doctor-recommended makeup products! 4. Removing Makeup Makeup removal every night is a MUST! Cleansers with tea-tree oil are effective for removing makeup and managing Demodex. Do not get lazy about removing your makeup every night because this is ESSENTIAL for your eye health! Removing all makeup and debris daily also benefits your skin! 5. Using a Warm Compress After cleansing, a warm compress allows for any clogged oil glands to secrete healthy oils the following morning. A warm compress is a mask that is heated and then placed over your eyes for about 8-10 minutes. Trust us, this will be the most relaxing 8-10 minutes of your day! We suggest using a warm compress right before you sleep for an even more relaxing experience. Some popular warm compress mask brands include: Bruder Mask or Optase Moist Heat Mask. However, you can also use a clean sock as a mask and then microwave for 20-25 seconds. 6. Limited Screen Time Limit screen time - phones, computers and digital devices can all lead to fatigued eyes at the end of the day. However, when you are using your devices make sure to blink. Did you know your rate of blinking decreases when looking at screens? Also every time you blink, your eyes secrete oil and tears to keep your eyes from drying out. Book an appointment with our doctors for the optimal way to maintain your eye health!
- What Is the OptiLight by Lumenis & How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye?
Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. If left untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications. Despite these constant detrimental effects on quality of life, many dry eye sufferers are not aware that they’re suffering from dry eye disease or that real treatments exist. Instead, they just live with the discomfort. At eye&I, we operate with integrity and compassion. Your family’s eye care is our top priority. By using a variety of diagnostic and treatment technologies, you can have confidence that we’ll find a treatment that works for you. Our team will take you through a comprehensive evaluation to understand the cause of your dry eye. This process allows us to assess the best treatment for you. Along with radiofrequency treatment, punctal plugs, TearCare, and Blephex, we’re proud to offer OptiLight by Lumenis to our patients, specially designed for dry eye management. What Is OptiLight by Lumenis? OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, non-invasive treatment done in the areas above and below the eyes to manage dry eye disease. It is the first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management. The treatment is safe, gentle, and backed by more than 20 clinical studies. How Does It Work? OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease which improves tear break-up time and increases meibomian gland functionality. This application can significantly relieve dry eye indicators and has a multi-factorial effect, including: Increasing tear break-up time Reducing the amount of demodex mites and bacteria living around your eyes Eliminating blood vessels that contribute to inflammation Improving meibomian gland functionality What to Expect Before Your Treatment The night before your treatment, we recommend drinking a minimum of 4 cups of water to hydrate your skin. We ask that you come to your appointment with a “clean face” (no makeup, face lotions, or other products). When you arrive for your appointment, our front desk staff will help check you in. You’ll be asked to fill out a consent form, which our staff is happy to assist you with. Prior to the appointment, we take “before” pictures at our office so you can see the progress of your treatments. During Your Treatment This treatment is fast and simple. During the treatment, your doctor will apply ultrasound gel to the treatment area and cover your eyes with shields. As light is applied to the skin, you may experience a warm sensation. The treatment is gentle with minimum discomfort. The treatment itself will only take 10–15 minutes. The OptiLight procedure is often followed by meibomian gland expression to release any trapped oils after your treatment. This process allows new, healthy oils to coat the eyes. After Your Treatment After the treatment, we book a follow-up treatment within 3 - 4 weeks. You’ll be provided with sunscreen to apply immediately after your treatment. It’s important to avoid direct sunlight and always use sunscreen for any outdoor activities. Our team will contact you a few days after your treatment to check in on the status of the treated area. You may notice some mild redness and discomfort after your treatment which is completely normal. Part of Your Custom Treatment Plan A course of treatment typically includes 4 sessions spaced 3 - 4 weeks apart, spanning 3 - 4 months total. Your doctor will review your personalized treatment plan with you before your first appointment. It’s important that during your treatment timeline you avoid unnecessary sun exposure and follow post-treatment instructions carefully. This ensures optimal results and mitigates discomfort. Will the OptiLight by Lumenis Work for Me? While OptiLight by Lumenis is an effective dry eye management solution, we want to make sure it’s right for you. We do not recommend this treatment if you: Suffer from aqueous deficiency dry eye (rather than evaporative dry eye or meibomian gland dysfunction) Have a history of keloid scarring Have severe scarring around your eyes Ultimately, your doctor is the only person who can determine whether this option is right for you. During your next appointment, ask us if you are a good candidate for OptiLight by Lumenis. You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eye Anymore Dry, irritated eyes can be managed with a new treatment that brings comfort and can restore quality of life. Visit us to get an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
- eye&I | Rethink Eyecare | Bayside | Great Neck | Dry Eyes
EYES ARE THE WINDOW TO "I" HEALTH together. let's rethink eyecare BOOK NOW ANNUAL EYE EXAM MEDICAL/EMERGENCY EXAM CONTACT LENS EXAM VISION THERAPY FULL OPTICAL SERVICE MYOPIA CONTROL "eyecare is more than just your visit to the eye doctor for your new eyewear" Crystal Han O.D. , founder of eye&I Up 01 life:style a.k.a what you do with your eyes a.k.a what you do for your eyes a.k.a the most important part about rethinking eyecare learn more BOOK NOW Now, you have done your part let's discuss what WE are doing to rethink eyecare Up 02 well:ness complete ocular wellness is the perfect harmony between healthy eyeballs and functioning eyelids ANNUAL EYE EXAM YOUR EYELIDS: perfectly designed to not only to protect the human eye but also to allow an optimal environment by producing healthy tears that yield nutrients and ocular homeostasis. YOUR EYES: provide sight which is arguably one of the most important senses of your body. Your eyes do more than simply giving you the ability to perceive the world. Your eyes provide a window for our doctors to perceive and understand your overall health because eyes often show the earliest signs of medical complications in a human body. Rethinking eyecare required our doctors to not only look inside your eyes but also focus on assessing the surroundings of your eye HOVER OVER EYES eye&I has partnered with industry leaders to bring the latest and most innovative technologies to rethink eyecare BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT Last, but not least this is our philosophy of rethinking eyecare Up 03 eye:sthetic beauty is simply a byproduct of your life:style & well:ness "EYE" CARE DONE RIGHT IS "I" CARE LEARN MORE together. let's rethink eyecare. BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
- eye:sthetic | eye&I
eye:sthetic noun . of or in relation to your eye beauty or ocular esthetic Document Document Document Document Document COLLAGEN REPRODUCTION COLLAGEN REPRODUCTION TempSure Envi IPL Photofacial SKIN TIGHTENING SKIN TIGHTENING TempSure Envi WRINKLE REDUCTION WRINKLE REDUCTION TempSure Envi FACIAL REDNESS FACIAL REDNESS/ ROSACEA IPL Photofacial SUN DAMAGE/ AGE SPOTS SUN DAMAGE/ AGE SPOTS IPL Photofacial eye:sthetic beauty is simply a byproduct of your life:style & well:ness "EYE" CARE DONE RIGHT IS "I" CARE
- Our Doctors | eye&I
Our Doctors together. let's rethink eyecare 📍 Bayside: 📍 Great Neck: Dr. Crystal Han, O.D. Head Optometrist: Primary and Dry Eye Care Specialist Dr. Crystal Han is a New York State licensed optometrist and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She specializes in primary adult and pediatric eye care, ocular diseases, dry eye management, and contact lens evaluations. She worked at multiple practice settings in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York and completed her externships in the areas of primary eye care, ocular diseases, and contact lenses. Dr. Crystal Han values the personal relationships she builds with her patients. After working as an associate optometrist in various different practices, Dr. Han decided to come back to her hometown in Queens, New York and open eye&I with her husband to offer her expertise to the community. Crystal spends most of her free time chasing her daughter Cailey and enjoys hiking, watching k-dramas, traveling, and exploring different restaurants. BOOK WITH DR.HAN Dr. Kevin Leung, O.D. Primary and Dry Eye Care Specialist Dr. Kevin Leung is a New York state licensed optometrist and received his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry . He specializes in primary and dry eye care, which includes the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ocular and dry eye diseases in adults and children. He worked at multiple practice settings via his externship rotations, including private practices in suburban Illinois and New York, and at a hospital-associated optometry clinic, the East NY Diagnostic and Treatment Center. He is delighted to bring his talents to eye&I! BOOK WITH DR.LEUNG 📍 Bayside: 📍 Great Neck: Dr. Inessa Jacobs, O.D. Vision Therapy Specialist Dr. Inessa Jacobs is a New York State licensed optometrist and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry .She specializes in adult and pediatric eye care, binocular vision assessments and vision therapy, myopia control, dry eye management, contact lens evaluations, as well as co-management with primary care physicians and other specialists to provide comprehensive care for her patients with systemic diseases. Dr. Jacobs provides high quality, compassionate patient care, managing patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She completed her externships in the areas of pediatric eye care, ocular disease, and vision therapy. She is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development , the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association. BOOK WITH DR.JACOBS