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Eye Care in Co-op City Bronx

Eye Doctor

When you last scheduled your annual physicals and medical exams, did you remember to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with your eye doctor? If you did not, you are not alone, but eye health unfortunately goes overlooked. Your general practitioner may briefly test your eyes’ reflexes and have you read from a chart on a wall, but these tests can only tell you so much. It is recommended that everyone have an eye exam at least once a year, and that those with preexisting conditions or those who are at risk should schedule them as often as possible. Here at Vision Center of New York, our eye doctor can provide you and your family with the eye care you need here at our offices in Co-Op City.

Eye Care in Co-op City Bronx

Eye Care in Co-op City Bronx

If you need eye care in the Bronx, we here at Vision Center of New York can help. Comprehensive eye care is valuable to everyone and for a number of reasons. Regular eye exams are especially necessary for patients who have a pre-existing condition or are at risk for one. You may be at risk for eye disease if you have a family medical history of eye diseases or if you have diabetes or high cholesterol. These two conditions can complicate eye disease while also increasing your risk for developing them in the first place. Many eye conditions also tend to yield very few or no symptoms during their earliest stages, which is when treatment is preferred since damage may have not yet occurred or is still reversible. For patients with vision problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, annual eye exams here at our eye care center in Co-Op City can help make sure that your prescription is up to date. Sometimes, your visual acuity can change over time and may happen so gradually that it is hardly noticeable until it has progressed significantly. Yearly eye exams can help keep your vision clear and comfortable.

Don’t let your eye health go unnoticed. Here at Vision Center of New York, our eye doctor and eye care team in Co-Op City can provide you with the comprehensive eye care that you need to stay healthy. Call us to set up an appointment at our offices in the Bronx today.

2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)

Williamsbridge Eye Surgeon

Cataract Surgeon Williamsbridge

The most common form of cataract surgery with our Williamsbridge eye surgeon today involves a process called phacoemulsification. With the use of an operating microscope, a very small incision will be made in the surface of your eye in, or near, your cornea. A thin ultrasound probe will be inserted into your eye and uses ultrasonic vibrations to dissolve (phacoemulsify) your clouded lens. These tiny fragmented pieces are then suctioned out through the same ultrasound probe. Once the cataract is removed, an artificial lens is placed into the thin capsule-shaped bag that the cataract occupied previously. This lens is necessary in order to help your eye focus after surgery.

Cataract Eye Surgery 10475

Cataract Eye Surgery 10475

This groundbreaking procedure is used to break up your cataract with cutting-edge ultrasound technology. According to the National Institutes of Health, most cataracts are related to aging, and by the age of 80, more than half of Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. This new ultrasound laser technology creates less energy time inside your eye, less inflammation inside the eye, and it limits the amount of complications that can happen. Our Williamsbridge eye surgeon feels the main advantage of the laser technology, over current cataract surgery techniques, is the precision and added safety. Less ultrasound is needed when the cataract is softened by the laser first. In addition, the laser does a very precise job, and our expectation at Vision Center of New York, is that over time, the outcomes of the cataract surgeries will be better sustained.

After cataract surgery, you can expect your vision to begin improving within a few days. Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts. We will want you to see our Williamsbridge eye surgeon a day or two after your surgery, again the week after, and then after about a month, so we can monitor your healing process. Eyedrops may be prescribed, or other medication, to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and control eye pressure. After a couple of days, most of your discomfort should disappear. Quite often, total healing occurs within eight weeks.

Williamsbridge Cataract Surgery
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)

Baychester Ophthalmologist

Baychester Ophthalmologist

As we grow older, our eyes tend to weaken and sometimes can encounter problems that interfere with our ability to see clearly. One of the most common vision impairments typically associated with aging is the development of cataracts. A cataract is a clouding over of the lens of the eye, which can interrupt your central and detail vision. Patients often describe their vision as similar to looking through a foggy window is they are suffering from a cataract. Our Baychester ophthalmologist from Vision Center of New York understands the difficulties associated with cataracts, and now has an even more efficient treatment option than ever before.

Cataract Surgery Baychester

Cataract Surgery Baychester

At Vision Center of New York, we like to offer our patients the option of using the amazing ReZoom Multifocal IOL. The ReZoom Multifocal IOL is used to replace the lens that is removed during cataract surgery. What makes this specific type of lens so useful is that it has multiple focal points so that you are able to see clearly from various distances and in various different kinds of lighting. Our Baychester ophthalmologist has had a great deal of success using ReZoom Multifocal IOLs with patients in the past, and would love to do the same for you. Many patients are able to decrease their dependence on their glasses as a result of the multiple focal point technology of these special IOLs, and in turn notice vision improvements beyond the correction of their cataracts. IF the ReZoom Multifocal IOL sounds like something you might want to try, you should schedule an appointment with our Baychester ophthalmologist for a consultation and examination so that you can learn more about how it can work specifically for you.

If you would like to learn more about the ReZoom Multifocal IOL or any of the other many useful services provided by our Baychester ophthalmologist, be sure to pay a visit to the Vision Center of New York website and browse through the additional information we have made available there. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you would like to book your next appointment, feel free to call the office or send us a message online.

ReZoom Multifocal IOLs Baychester
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)

Bronx Cataract Eye Surgeon

Bronx Cataract Eye Surgeon

Cataracts can have a seriously negative impact on your quality life. Marked by cloudy film that forms over your eyes, they are caused by a buildup of proteins in your lenses. They can be hereditary, come about as a result of age, or as the result of another disease such as diabetes. Initially, cataracts may not pose any problem but over time, as the protein buildup increases, vision loss can start to affect your ability to read, watch TV, drive, or do other daily activities. At Vision Center of New York, we are committed to helping you to see better under all possible circumstances. Sometimes, cataracts can be treated with a new prescription for corrective lenses, but when those efforts prove ineffective then it may be time to consider refractive cataract surgery done by our Bronx cataract eye surgeon.

Bronx Refractive Cataract Surgery

Bronx Refractive Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lenses with new clear ones, allowing you to see again without obstruction. However, the improved sight applies to only one point, usually distance. As a result, eyeglasses or contact lenses are typically still needed to see up close and intermediate. The exciting part about refractive cataract surgery is that it gives our Bronx cataract eye surgeon the ability to put in multifocal lenses, newly approved by the FDA. These lenses, ReStor® and Rezoom®, are now available and they provide improvements to your vision that were previously not possible. Now you can see with your new lenses at near, intermediate, and distance with clarity and with less dependence on the need for eyeglasses or contacts. Some patients find they no longer need corrective lenses at all. These multifocal lenses work by using rings that focus at various distances.

Imagine being able to do all the things you thought were no longer possible because of your cataracts. It is like having a new window to the world. Simply give us a call and make an appointment to consult with our Bronx cataract eye surgeon to learn more about refractive cataract surgery and how it can help you. Medicare and private health insurance typically cover the cost of cataract surgery. We will work with you to determine your coverage for these newly available multifocal lenses.

Refractive Cataract Surgery Bronx
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)