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Brooklyn vision loss

Eye Disease Screenings and Exams Brooklyn

Brooklyn vision loss

Brooklyn vision loss

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.

Brook Plaza Ophthalmology
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11234
(718) 968-8700

Brooklyn Low Vision Doctor

Brooklyn Low Vision Doctor

At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology we know how heartbreaking it can be to hear that that you are not only losing your sight but you have to live with it. Our Brooklyn low vision doctor wants you to know that you do have somewhere to turn where we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing vision rehabilitation. We understand that cases vary and we take the time to find out what will work best for you. Our main goal is to maximize and preserve your vision so you can function better in your day to day life.

If you are having a hard time reading, recognizing faces, seeing pictures clearly, or with your personal grooming, you are most likely suffering from a condition known as low vision. Due to damage of your sight, low vision is a condition that prevents a person from accomplishing these daily tasks that most people take for granted. Our patients with low vision are not able to have their sight corrected with regular glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medicine, and need special low vision devices to help them see things more clearly. There really are no ‘fix-all’ devices but there are several popular low vision devices out there that can truly help. Desktop devices have large, bright screens that offer up to 75x magnification. With optional computer connectivity, there is a great reading table that serves as a visual aid for reading books. Transportable magnification screens and electronic magnifiers work very well for close up and distance viewing. Our Brooklyn low vision doctor keeps informed on the latest developments in low vision devices and is well educated in the newest portable magnifiers, such as the Amigo and the Pebble, which offers magnified reading on the go. Handheld and electronic, these portable devices are wonderful for tasks such as seeing menus, shopping lists, and reading labels, plus they fit in your purse or pocket.

Our Brooklyn low vision doctor at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology will take the time to ask questions to be well aware of your unique set of circumstances and specific needs. We all know and accept that as we get older most of us experience a normal loss of vision but, according to research, the number of people who develop vision problems due to health problems is expected to continue rising. We stay well educated on the causes of low vision, some being birth defect, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, eye injury and diabetes. Whatever the cause, most low vision cases are treatable, so please don’t hesitate to make you appointment with our Brooklyn Low Vision Doctor and see the difference it will make in the clarity of your eyesight.

Low Vision Eye Exams Brooklyn
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700

Low Vision Brooklyn

Low Vision Brooklyn

As your eyes naturally age, they become susceptible to sight-threatening eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. As a result of these eye conditions, people may suffer loss of their peripheral vision or central vision, which may result in them experiencing low vision. Low vision is an impairment to vision that cannot be adequately corrected with medical, surgical, therapy, conventional eyewear or contact lenses. Low vision significantly impairs the functioning and independence of the patient, but does not mean total loss of vision or complete blindness. In fact, our Brooklyn low vision doctor find that many people with low vision still have some potentially useful vision. However, these visual difficulties and visual impairments reduce their corrected vision to a level worse than 20/60, which makes everyday activities extremely difficult.

The goal of the low vision services and devices from Brook Plaza Ophthalmolgy is to enable low vision patients to improve their ability to use their remaining vision in order to maintain independence and a general standard of living. Some devices that may help low vision patients maintain their current lifestyle include adjustable light, magnifying devices, closed-circuit television, electronic reading machines, large-print publications, computer systems with voice-recognition, and telescopes.

Vision loss and low vision has several warning signs. Are you having difficulty recognizing faces and fine details? Do lights seem dimmer than normal? Are you finding it hard to tell the difference between certain colors? If you’re experiencing some of the above changes in your vision, it is recommended that you visit Brook Plaza Ophthalmology. Receiving regular eye exams with a licensed Brooklyn ophthalmologist is to detect changes in your vision before they start interfering with your life.

Ophthalmologist Brooklyn
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700