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Should I Get Glasses or Contact Lenses? Oct 1st, 2022

When deciding whether you want eyeglasses or contact lenses, one option isn’t necessarily better than the other. Your lifestyle, personal preferences, comfort, convenience, and budget play a role in your decision-making process. Glasses and contacts each have their own set of pros and cons. Nicanor Lacsina, O.D., and Yelena Pinkhasova, O.D., know...

8 Risk Factors for Macular Degeneration Sep 1st, 2022

Macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss, is a chronic and progressive condition that causes your central vision to become blurry. It can make everyday tasks difficult, such as driving to the store or writing an email.  Here at Bainbridge Eye Care, Nicanor Lacsina, OD, and Yelena Pinkhasova, OD, suggest nutritional supplements...

What To Do If You Suspect Your Child May Have Strabismus Aug 1st, 2022

Strabismus 一 more commonly referred to as crossed eyes 一 is a common eye condition that affects children who have weak eye muscle control. In order to see clearly, all six muscles in your eyes must coordinate together to focus on the same spot, but poor muscle control can compromise...

Here's How to Avoid Your Allergy Triggers Jul 1st, 2022

Summer in New York City is officially here, and unfortunately, that means summer allergies are in full swing. Eye allergies, sometimes called ocular allergies, are reactions to both indoor and outdoor allergens. And for some people, eye allergies can persist through the entire year, not just in the warmer months. Here at Bainbridge Eye...

How Astigmatism Changes Your Eye Health Needs Jun 1st, 2022

Most people are familiar with nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), but there’s an additional cause of blurry vision: astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive error that causes blurry vision, eye strain, distorted vision, and tired-feeling eyes.  Astigmatism is common, affecting about 33% of people, and it can affect your eye health...

Choosing the Right Frames for Your Face May 1st, 2022

Eyeglasses provide sharp visual acuity, and for many people, they make everyday tasks like reading or driving possible. The perks don’t stop there. Eyeglasses protect your eyes from dust, UV rays, and even computer eye syndrome. As important as the lenses are, the frames play a big role in boosting your confidence...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Cataracts Apr 4th, 2022

You might recognize cataracts as the culprit of cloudy-looking eyes. Unfortunately, it’s not just eyes that look cloudy. Cataracts cause blurry, cloudy vision that can compromise clear sight. Our team of optometrists 一 Nicanor Lacsina, OD, and Yelena Pinkhasova, OD 一 wants you to know that cataracts are common, but they don’t have to sentence...

Tips for Managing Chronic Dry Eyes Mar 10th, 2022

If you suffer from dry eyes, you aren’t alone. This common issue affects almost 5 million Americans aged 50 and above, and it affects more women than men. At Bainbridge Eye Care in Bronx, New York, optometrists, Dr. Nicanor Lacsina and Dr. Yelena Pinkhasova and our team have the expertise...