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Mitchell Axelrod

I'm happy to answer questions about eye exam findings and procedures, glasses and contact lens types/prescriptions/problems. I can also answer questions about general eye conditions/diseases. I do not answer questions concerning surgical techniques/procedures. Please state your age or within a small range when asking questions, as it is often important.

John M. Dovie, OD, FAAO

As a residency-trained Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry I am able to answer most questions regarding eye and vision health. Anything is welcome, ranging from dry or allergy eyes, bifocal contact lenses, or thoughts on LASIK surgery. As I am not a surgeon, detail-oriented surgical-related questions may be better answered by an ophthalmologist.


Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Robert Sobotor LDO

Eye Glasses: fit, adjustment, and function Frames and Lenses: materials, benefits, limitations,progressive vs. bi-focal and adaptation Contact Lenses: tips on wearing, insertion and removal, comfort and proper cleaning and care Visual Complaints: Whether you have a history of unresolved visual complaints, never had a pair of glasses “feel right” or “I saw better out of my old pair” I can help troubleshoot visual complaints resulting from new glasses by determining, based on your observations and feelings, what the likely causes are and explaining them to you in a way that gives you a clear understanding and a shorter adaptation period. Contact lens Care: Tips and suggestions that I have used to teach first time contact lens wearers, even pre-teen and adolescent children, to quickly give them the skills and confidence to put in and remove their contact lenses. Tips on getting them in fast in the morning and out quickly at night without having that itchy feeling when you remove them. I can explain to you the makeup of the tear layer and how it can directly affect the comfort of your contacts based on little thing like computer use, heating and air in the car and office, that .....

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2015-08-25 Dry eye:

I can't possibly tell you what your doctor is thinking but if you are showing staining of the cornea or conjunctiva, and have symptoms like burning, tearing,irritation,Scratchiness, gritty , light sensitivity

2015-08-20 Multiple Eye Issues:

Twitching can often be eliminated with Botox.  If double vision is just in one eye ( monocular diplopia) get a corneal topography to see if there's corneal irregularity and try a rigid gas permeable contact

2015-08-15 Essilor and blue light:

Hashem,    If I understand your question, "Should I wear the blue blocking lenses all day or just at night when I am going to be in a lot of artificial light?" my suggestion would be to wear them all day

2015-08-13 Essilor and blue light:

Hashem,    You pose a very timely question. There has been a great deal of information printed about blue light and its potential harmful effect on the human eye. There are many companies now making products

2015-08-12 How much of a difference does an eye topography scan make for gas permeable contact lens?:

Instead of having to wait 3-4 months for an appointment , why not call other doctors for an earlier one? Secondly, corneal topography is a very useful tool to determine where your astigmatism is , ie.

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