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Brooklyn Ophthalmologist

Brooklyn Ophthalmologist

Dry eyes can make anyone’s life a difficult one to enjoy, whether you wear prescription lenses to correct your vision or currently have perfect sight, dry eyes can happen to anyone. Persistent dry eyes can be much more than a nuisance though, they can become a hazard to your health without proper air. Improperly lubricated eyes can be a gateway for infection and disease. However, to properly treat your case of dry eyes, you need to get straight to the source of the problem. The only way to treat dry eyes effectively is through the caring professionals of your Brooklyn ophthalmologist. Our team at the Brook Plaza Ophthalmology have the knowledge and experience to restore your vision to a healthy and comfortable state once more.

Dry eyes can happen for one of two reasons. The first and most common cause behind constantly dry eyes is environmental, meaning the places you live and work in are causing your eyes to dry out far quicker than they normally would. Many of us think of air conditioned offices and dry desert home locations as being the key causes, but these are only two of the many. Dry eyes can also occur from airplanes and even frequent cycling, as well as swimming, and simply staring at a computer screen for long amounts of time. However, though we cannot often change where we live and work on the whims of our optical health, your Brooklyn ophthalmologist can prescribe medicated eye drops to help with your condition to keep your eyes moist and comfortable for healthy vision.

Not all cases of dry eye syndrome are simply caused by the lives we live though, others can occur from within our eyes themselves. Often occurring in older adults or those with arthritis or other autoimmune diseases, chronic dry eyes occurs when your optical glands do no produce enough tears to properly lubricate your eyes. Natural tears are not only important to your comfort, but they are the first line of defense against virus and disease, containing important antibodies that must be spread throughout your eye to be effective. If you wear contacts or smoke, the problem can become far worse. Fortunately, help is just around the corner at your professional Brooklyn ophthalmologist. An exact diagnosis can lead to efficient treatment through eye drops and other medications to protect and care for the physical health of your eyes.

Our team at the Brook Plaza Ophthalmology has been proudly serving our community as your trusted Brooklyn ophthalmologist for over 30 years assisting patients just like you to care for their eyes. Dry eyes are more than an irritation, they signal problems occurring within your eye which require optical care. With Brook Plaza Ophthalmology our welcoming and knowledgeable staff will work with you to maintain clear and healthy vision for a lifetime.

Brooklyn Dry Eye Syndrome
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 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