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Area’s Leading Primary Eye Care Provider Scheduled to Attend 14th Semi-Annual Educational Symposium Hosted By SightMD
Date:6/9/2017

The latest breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the most common vision-threatening conditions will be discussed by SightMD surgeons during their lectures to primary eye care practitioners at the upcoming 14th Semi-Annual Continuing Education Symposium, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD.

“Our focus at SightMD is to work closely with our optometric colleagues and help ensure their credentialing and educational requirements are met in a timely and professional manner for years to come,” said Dr. Martin. “We fully embrace this educational opportunity with passion and enjoy the opportunity to catch up with the primary eye care community to discuss the latest breakthroughs in treatment in our respective fields.”

SightMD’s semi-annual events continue to be among the most popular and successful optometric educational symposiums of the year. This year’s event is once again being held at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, NY on Sunday, June 11th, where an experienced faculty will lecture on a wide variety of topics, including: Laser Cataract Surgery, Continuous Depth of Focus Cataract Lens Implants, LASIK laser vision correction, Unexpected Vision Loss, Retinal Vascular Disorders, Herpectic Eye Disease, Tearing & Dry Eye Treatment, Glaucoma Management, Ocular Cosmetic Surgery and cornea-related issues like keratoconus and other ectatic disorders.

A total of 6 credit hours of continuing education – approved in both New York & Florida – will be presented. Faculty for this year’s event includes Dr. Martin, who will Emcee the event and lecture on the latest updates on cataract removal, lens implantation, laser cataract surgery and LASIK laser vision correction. Other faculty members include Dr. Lawrence Buono, Dr. Edward Marcus, Dr. Faye Knoll, Dr. Paul Krawitz, Dr. Sam Baharestani and Dr. John Passarelli.

Dr. Martin will open 14th Semi-Annual symposium as moderator for our initial session on cataract and refractive surgical updates. Dr. John Passarelli will lead off the session with a lecture on new lens implant technology for presbyopic correction. Dr. Alanna Nattis will follow with a lecture on treatment for keratoconus and ectasia. Dr. Martin will finish up the cataract discussion with a lecture on the surgical correction of astigmatism.

Retinal specialist, Dr. Edward Marcus will end the first morning session with a lecture on retinal vascular disorders, occlusions and aneurysms. After our morning break, Dr. Faye Knoll will moderate a session on ‘Herpectic Eye Disease, which includes lectures by Dr. Paul Krawitz and Dr. Marcus on how glaucoma and the retina are effected by Herpectic Eye Disease.

Prior to our lunch break, several case studies on ‘Unexplained Visual Loss’ will be presented by Dr. Lawrence Buono. Dr. Krawitz will moderate the first afternoon session discussing supplements and eye health, which will be followed by Dr. Samuel Baharestani, who will finish up the afternoon lectures as moderator for ‘A Clinical Approach to the Tearing Patient ‘.

“My colleagues and I at SightMD are proud of the continued growth of this prestigious continuing education symposium,” Dr. Martin said, “and we remain committed to providing our optometric partners a professional and convenient way to earn their Continuing Education credits each year.”

The goal for these symposiums is to ensure that the optometric community has access to the latest trends in eye care and that the continuity of care between ophthalmology and optometry remains seamless.

SightMD is New York’s fastest growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients the convenience of 21 locations across the greater Long Island / New York metropolitan area and access to more than 50 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists. It was formed with the merger between North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care.

The doctors and staff of SightMD represent Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider. This year they are celebrating 53 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded North Shore Eye Care in 1962. SightMD is the official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets. Many of their doctors have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and North Shore Eye Care has earned ‘Best Of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.

SightMD maintains offices in Amityville, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Deer Park, Garden City, Hauppauge, Hampton Bays, Hempstead, Holbrook, Huntington, Little Neck, Manhattan, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Rockville Center, Sayville, Smithtown, Southampton, Southold, and West Islip. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, ocular plastic surgery, retinal care and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 1-855-295-4144.

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