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.