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Dr. Jodi Luchs

LASIK Surgery
Wantagh, NY
31 years experience male

Locations

South Shore Eye Care

Wantagh, NY

Address

2185 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

5167830033

About

Bio

Co-Director, Department of Refractive Surgery, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra University School of Medicine Director of Clinical Research, South Shore Eye Care Corneal Diseases and Transplantation, Collagen Cross-linking

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

LASIK Surgery

Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

190 Answers
68 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Healthy Eyes: A complete evaluation is required to determine of you are a good candidate for lasik. The eyes need to be healthy, have a stable prescription within t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Usually those brown spots, known as iris freckles or iris nevi are genetic. However, and growth of these spots or development of new ones should be ev... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Could be many things: There are many potential causes of your symptoms, so you should have an examination by your eye doctor to make the proper diagnosis.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Jaundice: Visine does not cause yellow eyes. Diffuse yellowing of the whites of the eyes is known as jaundice and can be a sign of liver disease. See your medic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Sometimes: Eyes that look red (so-called "pink-eye") can be due to many things including bacterial and viral infections, allergies, inflammations, etc. Typicall... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
See Eye Doctor: This depends on how deep it is. I superficial laceration (cut) to the conjunctiva (the translucent membrane covering the white part of the eye) may on... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Many possibilities: There are a range of possibilities here from the need for glasses, to dryness, to sleeping with your face in the pillow. See your eye doctor for furth... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Multipurpose: Any of the multipurpose disinfecting solutions should suffice.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say...: These could be congenital ares of pigmentation or something more serious. Are they new or have they been there as long as you remember? See your eye d... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
See Your Eye Doctor: This sounds like an issue of loss of contrast sensitivity, which can be associated with multifocal lenses. However, it is uncommon for that to produce... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
See your Eye Doctor.: It is possible that you can develop an eye infection from touching your eye with fingers contaminated from a dirty diaper. See your eye doctor for an ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Dryness: The most common reason eyes burn when reading is due to the fact that they blink less when focusing on near tasks, so they can dry out, especially if ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Ceftriaxone and Ofloxacin can be used together for e. Coli , and are safe to take together.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe not: Fosamax (alendronate) is occasionally associated with scleritis, but your scleritis originated before taking the drug. That having been said, talk to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
3 months: It can take a minimum of 3 months for eyelid function to recover after bell's palsy. In the interim it is important to keep the eye well lubricated wi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: Hard to say from your description. The conjunctiva is the translucent membrane covering the white part of the eye (sclera), and it contains blood vess... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes, especially if the nasal congestion produces a blockage of the nasolacrimal drainage system and tearing. See your eye doctor and medical doc... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: It's hard to say without examination. See your eye doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Stye: This sounds like a stye, which is also known as a chalazion or a hordeolum. These arise from a blocked gland in the edge of the eyelid. It sounds lik... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Not Normal: The yellow appearance of the white of the eye is known as jaundice, and is a worrisome sign for liver or hematologic (blood) problems. Bring her to th... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Tobramycin eye drops can be used with restasis. There is no known or reported negative interaction between the two medications.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Possible, not likely: While it is possible, high myopia tends to progress somewhat as we age, rather than reverse, although it can happen. As long as the condition continue... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Get examined: Superficial scratches usually heal quickly on their own, but you should see your eye doctor to determine the severity and prescribe prophylactic antib... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: Without examination, it is hard to say what you are referring to , see your eye doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Check it out: Refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) can naturally be different between eyes. However, there are many eye conditions, such ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
See Medical Doctor: This could be due to low blood pressure or other circulation problems. See your medical doctor.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Unclear: It sounds as if you are concerned that your vision is worsening for unknown reasons. You need to see your ophthalmologist for an examination to determ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
No worries: You are describing a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is common after eye surgery. This is a harmless condition which, much like a bruise on the skin... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Be Careful: You need to be careful about using steroid creams around the eyes, especially for a prolonged length of time. Side effects include cataracts and glauc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of cyst... Can you supply additional information?
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Floaters: Sounds like floaters, which can be a normal degeneration of the vitreous gel inside the eye. You need to see your eye doctor promptly for a dilated fu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Not really: While cool compresses can help irritated eyes feel better, you should not instill water in the eyes. The eyes are bathed in tears, not water, and wate... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Try to avoid: In general, it's best to try to avoid wearing contact while there is any active infectious or inflammatory condition of the eye or eyelids. In additio... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Few days: The sclera is the white part of the eye, which is covered by a translucent membrane called the conjunctiva. Any scratch to the white part of the eye w... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Not Normal: The yellow appearance of the white of the eye is known as jaundice, and is a worrisome sign for liver or hematologic (blood) problems. That, combined ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: There are a number of pathogens which exist in fresh and salt water which can produce eye infections - sometimes serious. See your eye doctor for a a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
See your eye doctor: You need to see your ophthalmologist to asses the situation and rule out a retained foreign body.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Avoid whitening drop: There are many artificial tears available over the counter, and they are all good. If you use them more than 4x/day, stick to a preservative-free vari... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
See your doctor: This cleaner contains strong chemical irritants. You did the right thing by flushing the eye, but you need to see your ophthalmologist right away to... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Dangerous practice!: This is a potentially dangerous practice. Tap water, or even distilled water is not sterile and contains potentially dangerous pathogens including a p... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Warm Compresses: A stye is usually caused by a blocked oil gland on the eyelid. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid massage over the bump to encourage the stye ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
None Required: "muddy conjuntiva" is a term generally used to refer to harmless conjunctival pigmentation which is related to race or heredity. There is no treatment... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Indefinitely: Many patients doing well on Restasis will stay on it indefinitely. Remember that dry eye syndrome is a progressive disease in many people and while Re... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
No: Blood vessels are normal on the white of the eye, and necessary to nourish the tissues. The vessels can become enlarged and more visible due to allerg... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Could be allergic: This sounds like allergic conjunctivitis with mucus discharge. However, bacterial or viral infections can produce similar symptoms. See your eye docto... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Many causes: There are many potential causes of red eyes unrelated to to trauma. These include ocular surfaces conditions such as dry eyes, blepharitis and allergi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Possibly: The answer there largely depends on the degree of the astigmatism. Often individuals with small amounts of astigmatism can see 20/20 with the spherica... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Several: The major risks of corneal transplantation include bleeding, infection or rejection. Serious complications such as these are infrequent, but do occur.... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
See your doctor: If this is a new finding, you need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Depends..: Mild burning in the eyes can be a symptom of a number of different things, including dry eyes, blepharitis, allergies or a combination of these. A vis... Read More

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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Luchs for a number of years, and he is an expert in laser refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK), cataract surgery, corneal surgery and caring for patients with kera...Read More
I highly recommend Dr. Jodi Luchs. He has an excellent National reputation, and he has an excellent track record as a cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon. He also has an excellent bed side manne...Read More
I highly recommend Dr. Jodi Luchs. He is an expert in cataract and refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK) plus he is experienced with corneal collagen crosslinking. He is a national expert on dry eye an...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Slept on hand, woke w/ blurry vision for a few mins. Glad to find ans.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And a little scary because I do see flashes of light in the dark!
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Thanks for your quick reply! sir i have been to al the best doctors in india still no improvement

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Resident Teaching Award, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, New York - Fall
2014

Affiliations

North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School Of Medicine
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