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Removing a piece of metal from the underside of an eyelid

July 14, 2009

Park Slope Eye This video represent a typical situation. A patients eye was irritating her and she thought it would go away if she just left it alone. Unfortunately it did not. The reason being, was that there was a piece of metal embedded on the underneath of her eyelid! With the right equipment, this […]

How contagious is my pink eye? When can I go back to work? school?

April 30, 2009

Most contagious pink eyes are viral or bacterial in nature.  If it is bacterial in nature, we treat it with strong antibiotics and in a day or so, you are no longer contagious and the eye is well on its way to making a full recovery.  If its viral in nature, it is likely from […]


March 25, 2009

Eyeliner is a huge source of eye problems, especially if you are caking it on all over the lid margins, covering up the oil glands. The clear spots in the black field of eyeliner are oil glands that I uncovered by pressing on them. What is the big deal about covered up oil glands? Well […]

What insurance will cover what: Vision Vs Medical

January 11, 2009

Vision and Medical insurance are both accepted at Park Slope Eye, however they often provide coverage for different services.  Because of the staggering diversity and complexity of insurance plans, we would like to simplify the process by providing you with specific information regarding your plan.  Please contact the office directly to utilize this service. Vision […]

Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warfords Second Annual Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2009

Dr. Bonilla-Warford of Bright Eyes did another great job of generating a Top Ten New Year’s Resolution list.  Below is the article which can also be found at his outstanding blog, http://brighteyesnews.com/ .  Great Job! The Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Children Vision By brighteyesnews It is that time of year again. Time for finishing […]

Halloween Contacts

October 25, 2008

I have not had a single request for this kind of contact this year.   Historically these contacts get abused, and I see a lot of eye infections as a result.  Many of them can be avoided by following 2 simple rules. 1.  If you are re-using a contact, make sure its clean and disinfected.  This means, […]

Free Eye Exam with Purchase!

October 7, 2008

“If you buy glasses from my store,  I will do a free eye exam to get the prescription for you.” – a local optical If that seems like a good idea to you, Park Slope Eye, is not the right environment for you.  If you need a free eye exam, please make sure you are […]

Have you forgotten the Back To School Eye Exam?

September 29, 2008

Your child’s ability to learn is enormously dependant on how well your child’s eyes work and how healthy their eyes are.  As parents, arguable, the best way to ensure that you child is able to achieve optimal academic performance, is to have a comprehensive eye exam with an eye doc.  It is in your child’s best interest to […]

-=Computer Care=-

September 2, 2008

How many of you spend hours upon hours working at the computer? Tired, sore, dry eyes? Headaches? Achey muscles? WorkRave is a free program that will help you. It will force you take an essential break from your computer. Feel the RELIEF! Here are my personal settings: First, open preferences. Then select: Micro break – […]

Re-Used Contacts Are Dirty?

July 26, 2008

New evidence suggests that contacts change with wear.  Some of the changes occur to the surface of the contact, making them an easy place for harmfull bacteria to thrive.  In my opinion, no matter what you do to clean them, there is nothing better than a fresh clean new contact. Bacterial Adhesion to Worn Silicone […]

Can I swim in my contacts?

June 13, 2008

Can I swim in my contacts? With summer upon us, everyone is thinking about fun in the sun. Although it is ideal not to swim in contacts, I know that it is impractical not to do so. The risk of bad things happening are real. Listen to the facts and decide for yourself if the […]

May is UV awarness month!

May 1, 2008

UV radiation is the harmful component of sunlight. We are most familiar with its effects when we tan, get sunburned, and develop skin Cancer. We know that blocking this UV radiation is the only way to prevent the irreversible damage that it can cause. What many of us do not realize is that our eyes […]

Interviewing a Doctor? Getting interviewed by a Doctor?

April 27, 2008

How much do you care about your eyes?  How much do you care about who is taking care of them?  Does it equate? It can be very frustrating not to have your doctor’s qualities match up with you unique personality and requirements.  What is one to do? The following is a story of a patient […]

You have A STIGMATA?!?!?!

April 3, 2008

It has come to my attention that many people think astigmatism is an eye disease or some horrible eye omen. Breath easy people, Astigmatism is not an Ocular Disease like Glaucoma or Macular Degeneration. It is a Visual Condition that in most cases has very little to do with the actual state of how healthy […]

If I had – Glaucoma – Dr. Henry Jampel, MD

March 4, 2008

Welcome to Insidermedicine’s If I had; where we get a chance to ask an expert what they would do if they had a particular medical condition.This week, we had the opportunity to ask Dr. Henry Jampel, a world expert in the field of eye disease what he would do if he had glaucoma.  Dr. Jampel […]

If I had – Macular Degeneration – Dr. Joan Miller

March 4, 2008

(February 29, 2008 – Insidermedicine) Welcome to Insidermedicine’s If I Had, where we get a chance to ask an expert what they would do if they had a medical condition.On a recent trip to Boston, we caught up with Dr. Joan Miller, MD, who is Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, […]

Putting Out the Fire: 10 Foods to Fight Inflammation

February 22, 2008

We all should pay a little bit more attention as to what we are putting into our bodies. You are what you eat right? Inflammation is a natural component to our body’s immune system but can often times become abnormally regulated. Many studies have shown that controlling your diet, may unlock the key to better […]

Dr. Bazan’s Baggy

February 19, 2008

For those of you who are doing lid hygiene, you will find my technique, simply, cheap, easy and effective. For many, it is the ideal way to perform lid massage and warm compress. My technique is optimal for efficiently and effectively improving the function of your meibomian glands. The idea of combining simultaneous heat and […]

Cost Comparison of a Daily Disposable vs. a 2 week Silicone Hydrogel

January 26, 2008

Cost Comparison Daily Disposable vs. 2 week Silicone Hydrogel Ciba Focus Dailies Acuvue Oasys Annual Supply (number of boxes) 8 8 Cost of Solutions $0 $80 Lens Retail Price Per Box $50 $30 Annual Lens Supply Cost $400 $240 Total Lens and Solution Cost $400 $320 Rebate $70 $60 After Rebate Cost $330 $260 Difference […]

EyeCare Blogs

January 15, 2008

Thanks to all of my regular readers. A few of you have asked me why am I the only eye doctor who has a blog. Well I am delighted to find out that I am not the only one. I welcome the company of the following two esteemed Optometrists. Dr. Bonilla-Warford an optometrist practicing in […]


January 13, 2008

Most people blink a few times every few seconds. Unfortunately, when we stare at a computer, that blink rate drops to a few times a minute. That simply is not enough to keep our eyes feeling comfortable. Click the link below to get a blink reminder gif that helps keep your blink rate normal and […]

What Contact Lens Solution Should I use?

January 13, 2008

What Contact Lens Solution Should I use? A few years ago, choosing a contact lens solutions was pretty much a non issue. Contacts were basically composed of plastic and water and the CL solutions were similarly formulated regardless of manufacturer. Most people would get the cheapest product on the shelf and do ok with it. […]

I see fine!

January 11, 2008

Holiday gatherings gave me the opportunity to survey friends and family about their eyes. Because many of them do not get a chance to come to my practice, many of them are under the care of other eye care providers. I really get a great opportunity to ask them about their eyecare. They always provide […]

Dr. Bonilla-Warford’s Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eye Heath

January 9, 2008

Dr. Bonilla-Warford’s Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eye Heath Happy New Year! Now that the cookies have been eaten and the champagne has been toasted, many of us now turn our attention on how to improve our health. Some people will make resolutions to lose weight, others will think about exercising more and, others […]

What do you see when you look into my eye?

November 29, 2007

Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook. from http://www.ophthalmixonline posted with vodpod

Diagram of the Eye [NEI Health Information]

November 28, 2007

Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit http://www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook. from http://www.nei.nih.gov


November 28, 2007

InfantSEE® is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, American Optometric Association (AOA) member optometrists will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no cost […]

Doctors on the Frontline of Eye and Vision Care

November 16, 2007

Optometry Today Optometrists provide a wide range of care, including: Detect and diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, lid disorders, and infections such as conjunctivitis. Prescribe medication to treat eye diseases. Evaluate and treat vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Perform minor surgical procedures such as removing foreign objects […]

But if it says “No Rub” why do I have to rub?

October 22, 2007

We all want fresh and clean contacts so our eyes stay comfortable and healthy right? Well, the no rub solutions where you are only rinsing off the contacts are not good at getting them clean. If you take a shower and don’t do any scrubbing do you get clean? Not really right? Well contacts need […]

Where does our money go! Is it worth it?

October 20, 2007

10 little expenses that add up fast Do you wonder where your money goes, especially if you’re not a big spender? It’s surprisingly easy to blow thousands, a few dollars at a time. By Bankrate.com It’s easy to fritter away money on little daily expenses. If you fall into these money traps, learn to avoid […]

Get The Red Out!

October 18, 2007

Do you feel the need to use a eye drop to help get your eyes to look and feel normal? Are you using that drop several times a day? If the drop is anything other than a lubricating or moisturizing drop, you may be doing more harrm than good. Get the red out drops such […]


October 11, 2007

from eyemaginations.com

Why don’t you take my insurance?

October 4, 2007

Your insurance provider may be an entity who your doctor is refusing to partner with. If so, the insurance company might be doing a poor job of allowing the patients (the insurance company’s CUSTOMERS) to get the care that they deserve. As an eye doctor, I care way too much about you and your eyes […]

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

September 22, 2007

You were having a great day until someone looked at you and said “Oh my god! Your eye is bleeding!” You head to the mirror and you are taken back at what you see. Your eye wasn’t bothering you but you are stunned to see the normally white part of you eye is bright red. […]

Daily Disposable Contacts

September 2, 2007

I am a proactive doctor. I would rather prevent problems than treat them, just as I hope you would as well. Your current contact lens regime may be good so far, however we will determine if it truly is the best for your long term ocular health. In most cases daily disposable contacts are the […]

Good Enough Contacts!

September 2, 2007

So you really feel those old out dated contacts are good enough? Yearly contacts are so great right? Really love those Acuvue 2? Why not? You have been in them for years, maybe even decades, with no problems, the comfort is decent and for sure the price is right. Your eyes are fine and you […]

How to Clean Your Glasses

September 2, 2007

Step 1. Make sure the lenses are free of debris. If the lenses have more than fingerprints on them, rinse them under water to remove the debris that could potentially scratch your lenses while you clean them. Step 2. Spray with an approved Lens Cleaner. Stop by for a free cleaner anytime! Step 3. Wipe […]

Extended Wear Contacts – Gambling With Your Eyes

September 2, 2007

Extended Wear is defined as overnight use. Typical extended wear ranges from a few nights a week to up to 30 days of continuous wear. No one can argue that the longer you keep a contact on your eye, the greater the chance for problems to occur. Sleeping in your contacts puts you in the […]

Computer Vision Syndrome CVS

September 2, 2007

Is Your Computer Blurring Your Vision? Computer Vision Syndrome and Possible Solutions -=PLAY The Video Above To Learn About CVS=- Published to Lifestyle on August 9, 2007 By Amy C. Teeple From personal computers to laptops and PDAs (personal digital assistants), computers are being used more frequently for both personal and professional needs. With the […]

Ocular Migraines (Ophthalmic or Eye Migraines)

August 22, 2007

A great article can be found here: http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/ocular-migraine.htm Additional Info The word migraine is associated with a vast array of neurological conditions relating to what most people use in reference to a really bad headache. An ocular migraine is often called a silent migraine, acephalgic migraine, sans-migraine, migraine equivalent, eye migraine, visual migraine, ocular migraine, […]

GPC Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

August 4, 2007

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) is an immune-mediated, inflammatory disorder that is a response to the presence of an irritant. That irritant can be an allergen, a contact lens, an ocular prosthesis, an exposed postoperative suture (stitch), a contact lens solution or even the dirty deposits of bacteria and buildup that accumulates in […]

Granular Dystrophy

August 4, 2007

Granular Dystrophy Granular dystrophy is a relatively common autosomal dominant condition that is characterized by deposition of hyaline. The hyaline within the stromal tissue stains with Masson Trichrome. Granular dystrophy manifests during the first decade of life as sharply demarcated, milky, opaque lesions resembling snowflakes or bread crumbs. The lesions are located in the axial […]


August 4, 2007

Definition Keratoconus is a deterioration of the structure of the cornea with gradual bulging from the normal round shape to a cone shape. This condition causes decreased visual acuity. It is frequently discovered during adolescence. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause is unknown. Keratoconus is more common in contact lens wearers and people with […]

Contact Lens-Induced Peripheral Ulcer (CLPU)

August 2, 2007

Contact Lens-Induced Peripheral Ulcer (CLPU) is a unilateral response of the cornea occurring as a result of colonization of contact lens surfaces by pathogenic Gram-positive bacteria, primarily Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis. (Your dirty contacts actually have bacteria growing on them) Although seen with daily wear lens use, CLPU is more commonly observed with EW […]

What’s up with LASIK?

July 31, 2007

What You Should Know About LASIK: How LASIK Works: What happens before, during, and after surgery. LASIK Risks and Complications — and how to avoid them. LASIK Eye Surgery Results: What are the odds you’ll see 20/20? Which Laser Is Best? A review of all current LASIK lasers. What Does LASIK Surgery Cost? Average LASIK […]

POLARIZED lenses, why is everyone talking about them???

July 24, 2007

STOP THE GLARE! The summer is quickly approaching and many of you are in the market for sunware. The new buzz word in sunglasses is Polarized. We all know glare is annoying, and in some cases (for example, when driving directly into low sun) dangerous, but did you know it also compromises your ability to […]