Watch Docs on Call: Roberts Eyecare
Interviews with Dr. Willden
- Dr. Willden discusses Styes
- Dr. Willden discusses Blood Pressure
- Dr. Willden discusses Macular Degeneration
- Dr. Willden discusses Glaucoma
- Dr. Willden discusses Childrens Eye Care
- Dr. Willden discusses Floaters
- Dr. Willden discusses Allergies
Interviews with Dr. Angela Marx
- Dr. Marx Pregnancy and the Eye
- Dr. Marx Floaters
- Dr. Marx What's in a Prescription?
- Dr. Marx Ocular Cornea Abrasion
- Dr. Marx Ocular Computer Vision
- Dr. Marx Ocular Sty
- Dr. Marx Ocular Migraines
- Dr. Marx Sunglasses
- Dr. Marx Choroidal Nevus
- Dr. Marx discusses prescriptions
- Dr. Marx discusses Contact Lens Myths
- Dr. Marx discusses "floaters"
- Dr. Marx discusses computer vision syndrome
- Dr. Dean discusses Accuvue One Day
- Dr. Dean discusses PVD
- Dr. Dean discusses smoking and the eye
- Dr. Dean discusses cataracts
- Dr. Dean discusses Presbyopia
- Dr. Dean discusses Color Blindness
- Dr. Dean discusses eye myths
- Dr. Dean discusses Ciba Dailies Total1
- Dr. Dean discusses Children's Eye Exams
- Dr. Dean discusses Visoffice
- Dr. Dean discusses "Glare"
- Dr. Dean discusses 20-20 Vision
- Dr. Dean discusses 3D and vision
- Dr. Dean discusses dilation drops
- Dr. Dean discusses Myopia
- Dr. Dean discusses childrens' eye exams
- Dr. Dean discusses Contact Lens Hygiene
- Dr. Dean discusses diabetes and vision
- Dr. Bryant discusses defogging your lenses
- Dr. Bryant discusses going beyond routine eyecare
- Dr. Bryant discusses cataracts
- Dr. Bryant on glare
- Dr. Bryant on 20/20 vision
- Dr. Bryant on contact lenses
- Dr. Bryant on common eye myths
- Dr. Bryant on contact lens care
- Dr. Bryant on the 3 Os
- Dr. Bryant what's this test?
- Dr. Bryant focal glasses
- Dr. Bryant migraines
- Dr. Bryant dilation
- Dr. Bryant eye emergencies
- Dr. Bryant eye injuries
- Dr. Bryant itchy eyes
- Dr. Arun discusses eye glass frames
- Dr. Arun discusses chlordial nevus
- Dr. Arun discusses dry eyes
- Dr. Arun discusses eye exams
- Dr. Arun discusses disposable contacts
- Dr. Arun discusses diabetes
- Dr. Arun discusses eye twitching
- Dr. Arun discusses effect of blood pressure on the eyes
- Dr. Arun discusses dry eye issues
- Dr. Arun discusses myopia
- Dr. Arun discusses presbyopia
- Dr. Arun discusses floaters
- Dr. Arun discusses styes
- Dr. Arun on chemical eye injuries
- Dr. Arun discusses disposable contacts
- Dr. Arun discusses aging affecting the eyes
- Dr. Arun discusses lifestyle affecting the eyes
- Dr. Arun discusses pink eye and ocular allergies
- Dr. Beers - Sunglasses
- Dr. Beers - Dilation
- Dr. Beers - National Glaucoma Awareness Month
- Dr. Beers - Contacts Can Damage Eyes
- Dr. Beers - Corneal Abrasions
Visit our offices in Vestal and Sidney for the region’s largest selection of eyewear, contact lenses and other vision care products. In addition to our Doctors of Optometry you will find quality and professional service from our licensed Opticians. Our Opticians specialize in helping you find the eyeglass frames and lenses that are right for you.
Roberts Eyecare also accepts most major medical and vision insurance plans including the following: Aetna, Avesis, BC/BS CNY, BC/BS Rochester, BC/BS Utica-Watertown, Block Vision, CDPHP, Cigna, Davis Vision, CSEA, EBS, Empire BC/BS, Empire Plan, Excellus, Eye Med, HeathNow New York, Medicare, MVP, RMSCO, Sieba, Spectera, Superior Vision, Today’s Options, Touchstone, United Healthcare, UNIVERA, Vision Benefits of America (VBA), Vision Care Plan (VCP), Vision Service Plan (VSP).
If your vision or eye health requires immediate attention, please call our offices. For urgent eye health attention after normal business hours, please dial our on call doctor at 607-221-2398. We are here to help.
Dr. Michael Fallon
Dr. Dzwonczyk – Medical Director
Dr George T. Roberts
Physical Therapy & Chiropractic
What is involved in cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed and one of the safest and most effective. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a substitute lens. If cataracts are present in both eyes, they cannot be removed at the same time. Your physician will need to perform surgery on each eye separately.
Cataracts are generally removed in one of two ways:
- Phacoemulsification (Also called small incision cataract surgery.)
This, most common, type of cataract removal procedure involves the surgeon making a small incision on the side of the cornea - the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye - where a tiny probe emits ultrasound waves to soften and break up the cloudy center of the lens. The cataract is then removed by suction through the same incision.
- Extracapsular Surgery
During this procedure, a longer incision is made on the side of the cornea to remove the hard center of the lens; the remainder of the lens is then removed by suction.
Are statins safe?
Statins, also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are highly effective cholesterol-lowering medications. Statins have been studied extensively and overall have been proven to decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other coronary artery diseases that are related to high cholesterol levels Statins have been around for 20 years, and their safety record is convincing. It’s true that nobody knows about the very long-term side effects, which could take decades to show up. But from what we know now, the rare adverse effects are far outweighed by the lifesaving benefits. And, if anything, the studies pointing to potential additional benefits (prolonging life) seem stronger than those suggesting additional adverse effects.
From Roberts Eyecare
Why should I be concerned about glaucoma if my vision is fine?
The most common types of glaucoma involve a slowly progressing destruction of the Optic Nerve of the eye. In general, it initially affects peripheral vision in a way that isn’t noticeable without specialized testing. A person with glaucoma will usually be in the advanced stages before noticing any problems with vision. With special testing glaucoma is usually easy to detect in the early stages and it is treatable with eye drops. In some cases surgery may be required if eye drops do not adequately control the glaucoma.
What services are offered at UHS?
UHS provides a wealth of comprehensive health and wellness services. Our specialties include Primary Care, Cancer Care, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Heart Care and Women’s Health. For a complete list of services visit us online at www.uhs.net or call our Nurse Direct line at 607-763-5555.
What are the statistics of hearing loss?
An estimated 28 million people suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss is present in three out of every ten adults between the ages of 50 and 64 and four out of every ten adults ages 65 and over.