Bronx Eye Surgery
There are many different types of vision problems, but despite what kind of vision impairment you happen to have, you likely rely on prescription lenses of some kind. Glasses and contacts can help people see comfortably and clearly every day, but there are alternative options as well. Some people may be eligible for unique surgical procedures, like PRK surgery, that can help you see clearly without the aid or reliance on prescription lenses. If you would like to learn more about Bronx eye surgery, our specialists here at Vision Center of New York can help provide you with the evaluations and procedures that you’ll need.
Many vision problems have to do with the overall shape of a patient’s corneas. The cornea is the clear tissue that is located just over the pupil. It’s clear curvature resembles that of a camera lens, and it works in much the same way. Any imperfections in the shape of the cornea will result in vision problems. For example, a person with normal 20/20 vision has corneas that are evenly dome shaped. A person with myopia, or nearsightedness, has corneas that are more conical in shape, and a person with hyperopia or farsightedness will have corneas that are flatter than normal. Here at Vision Center of New York we can discuss different kinds of Bronx eye surgery, including PRK surgery, that can improve your eyesight by changing the shape of your corneas surgically. PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It is a specific kind of refractive surgery that can correct nearsightedness or farsightedness using a precision laser.
If you are interested in improving your eyesight, PRK surgery may be the way. Here at Vision Center of New York we can help discuss options such as different types of Bronx eye surgery that can help restore your eyesight and reduce your reliance on things like glasses or contacts.
Vision Center of New York
2100 Bartow Avenue Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
Co-op City Bronx Eye Exams
Co-op City Bronx Eye Exams
Can you remember the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? It is generally recommended that healthy adults have eye exams every one to two years. If you cannot remember the last time you had an eye exam, why not make an appointment to see our eye doctor at Vision Center of New York? Patients come to our practice for Co-op City Bronx eye exams and expert eye care.
At vision Center of New York we have two expert and highly-trained ophthalmologists and refractive surgeons. They are Dr. Gary R. Fishman, our Medical Director, and Dr. Simon Wu. Whether you need one of our Co-op City Bronx eye exams or eye surgery, our eye doctors will be able to provide the expert treatment you need. Our eye care practice is state-of-the-art in terms of both technologies and procedures performed. We provide a full range of eye care services and treatments including care for: cataracts; glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; dry eyes; eye trauma; and macular degeneration. We also offer LASIK vision correction.
Our Co-op City Bronx eye exams are very thorough. They will begin by determining whether or not you have any refractive vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If you do our eye doctor will be able to write an accurate vision prescription for either eyeglasses or contact lenses. The second part of the exam will focus on determining whether or not you have any eye diseases or disorders. This is very important because many serious eye diseases show no symptoms in the early stages. For example a patient may have glaucoma, and may be losing his or her sight without even realizing it. With early diagnosis this patient will be able to receive treatment which will keep the glaucoma from advancing. Eye diseases and disorders that our eye doctor will screen for include: macular degeneration; cataracts; glaucoma; retinal tears; diabetic retinopathy; and other diseases of the cornea, retina, and macula. If it is determined that you have an eye disease our expert ophthalmologists will be able to provide the expert treatment you need. Our eye doctors also provide LASIK surgery that will reduce your dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses. This surgical procedure is done using local anesthesia. It will change the shape of the cornea so that your eye will be able to correctly process light images without using man-made lenses. Among the other services we offer our: PRK surgery; cataract surgery; and surgery to help with treating glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye problems.