It is easy to take great eye health for granted. However, it is important that you come in for regularly-scheduled eye disease screenings and exams to make sure that your eyes remain healthy. There are many different diseases that can cause Brooklyn vision loss; but with regularly-scheduled eye exams many of these occurrences can be prevented.
At our practice, Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, we have several top-notch doctors on staff. Our experts on staff are: Dr. Jacob Ackerman, ophthalmologist; Dr. Adam Lish; ophthalmologist; Dr. Dennis Metz, ophthalmologist; and Dr. Jacob C. Shafran, our optometrist. Many patients come to see us at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology for comprehensive eye exams and for contact lens exams and fittings. Our eye exams are very thorough and can be sight-saving. There are many eye diseases and conditions that show no obvious symptoms in the early stages. However, during this time there can be permanent damage occurring to your eyesight. In many cases, early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preserving sight. This is especially true when it comes to glaucoma. Many patients with developing glaucoma do not notice the subtle, early vision changes that occur with this disease. There is treatment for glaucoma which can keep the disease from progressing. However, once glaucoma causes Brooklyn vision loss, vision cannot generally be restored. This is just one reason why you want to be sure to have your periodic eye exams.
During our vision exams there are also screenings for many other eye diseases. Our eye doctors will look for additional eye problems including: cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; and other disorders of the cornea, macula and retina. Our eye doctors will also check your eyes for any refractive problems including: nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. These refractive problems can all be easily corrected by prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. The best way to avoid Brooklyn vision loss is with periodic eye exams. Our eye doctor will be able to let you know how often you should be having eye exams; the answer will depend upon several factors including your age, your eye health, and any medical conditions you may have. To get a comprehensive eye exam, contact us today.
The benefits of wearing contact lenses are impressive and if you would like to take advantage of them, Brook Plaza Ophthalmology is the place to go. In addition to offering a wide selection of contact lenses including soft and rigid; extended wear, daily wear, disposable, and color changing. Our Flatlands optical store will ensure that your new contact lenses are right for you with a contact lens exam and that they are comfortable and sit right in your eye with a fitting.
You should have a comprehensive eye exam every year, regardless if you need contact lenses or not. It’s important to stay on top of not only your current vision needs, but to be screened for possible eye diseases and complications since many times they produce no early warning symptoms. The exam for contact lenses is more involved than if you want eyeglasses. This is because the contacts will be inside your eye and therefore a more thorough inspection of your conjunctiva, eyelids, cornea, and corneal curvature are essential to ensure that your eyes are healthy and appropriate for wearing them. A contact lens prescription from our Flatlands optical store will be slightly different than one for eyeglasses. This is due to the proximity of a contact lens to your eye compared to eyeglass lenses. Also, the curve of the lens is different.
The fitting is equally important to getting your new contact lenses. One reason is that when a contact does not sit properly in your eye, it may not be giving you the optimal vision correction possible. Also, if it were too snug or too loose, it could be more likely to irritate your eye or just be unpleasant to wear. Our Flatlands optical store knows that common sense dictates that contact lenses that are uncomfortable will be less likely to be worn when they should be. So, the fitting will make sure that you are happy with how you see and how you feel in your contact lenses.
Contact lenses are a fine choice for most vision need. They give you a fuller range of vision than do eyeglasses and a more natural way of seeing. Our Flatlands optical store is happy to provide them to you and to ensure that they are the right ones for you.