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Contact Lenses Hempstead

For those us who live with vision impairment, it is important to keep up with annual eye exams and visual acuity tests. Making sure a prescription is up to date makes sure that daily activities such as reading or driving are completed in a comfortable and safe manner. But there are different types of visual aid to help those with vision impairment and there is a method that is right for everyone. If you have just found out that you need visual aid or know you have one but are tired of wearing glasses, then visit our Hempstead eye doctor here at Vision World to see if contact lenses are right for you.

Hempstead Contact Lens Fittings

Hempstead Contact Lens Fittings

Both prescription glasses and contact lenses provide clear, crisp vision for those living with myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, but each method of visual aid works in different ways. Glasses rest on the nose and are placed at a distance from the eye. This is a great method of visual aid for those who may have eye allergies, dry eye syndrome, or otherwise sensitive eyes. Additionally, it may be an option for those who simply like the simplicity glasses provide as well as the fashion statement they can make as an accessory as well as a visual tool. But contacts work differently. Contacts are virtually unnoticeable. You may even forget you are wearing them, granted you are wearing the right brand and type for your eyes. Contacts also provide peripheral vision, something that most glasses cannot offer. If you are interested in contact lens options, then our Hempstead eye doctor here at Vision World can provide you with a contact lens exam and fitting. Much like how glasses need to be adjusted by an optician to fit a patient’s face, your eyes need to be thoroughly examined by our Hempstead eye doctor in order to determine what type of contacts are best for your eyes and eye shape. Since contacts rest directly on the eye ball, it is important that they rest comfortably and without irritation in order to give you seamless, crisp vision.

If you’re wondering whether contacts are right for you, then schedule an appointment with our Hempstead eye doctor at Vision World today. A thorough examination will tell you whether contacts are a viable option for your eyes, as well as which type and brand of contact lenses will provide you with the most comfortable vision possible.

Contact Lens Exams Hempstead
660 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 745-0737

Hempstead Optometrist

Eye Health Evaluations Hempstead

If you are living with diabetes, our Hempstead optometrist can’t stress enough how important regularly scheduled diabetic eye exams are. Not only are they necessary to detect any threatening problems that may put you at risk, but to treat them as well. Research has revealed that in the Unites States alone, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. At Vision World, we pride ourselves on diagnosing, treating, preventing, and educating all our patients so you not only know what your best treatment options are, but understand them. Even if the doctor who regularly takes care of your diabetes, checks your eyes, you should still get an eye exam every 1-2 years by an eye doctor who specializes in people with diabetes.

Retinal Eye Exams 11530

Retinal Eye Exams 11530

Our Hempstead optometrist takes the time to explain that diabetes increases your risk of glaucoma and cataracts but can also cause the eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. As the most common diabetic eye disease, as well as a leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of your retina that swell and leak fluid. If you do have diabetic retinopathy, you may not notice any changes to your vision initially, but in time it may get worse and cause vision loss, making the diabetic exam especially important. Being the only reliable means of detecting diabetic retinopathy, the comprehensive diabetic eye exam, involves dilating your pupil, and using an ophthalmoscope to view your retina, which will determine the extent of the retinopathy. The best therapy is prevention and studies show that strict control of blood sugar levels can greatly lower the risk of vision loss from this disease. Laser surgery is sometimes the first treatment recommended, and to reabsorb excess fluid, is focused on leaky areas of your retina. The main goal of this treatment, of course, is to prevent further vision loss.

These issues can be detected early on if you get regular diabetic eye exams with our Hempstead optometrist, including a dilated retinal exam. With this exam your vision is checked using the Snellen chart of random letters of different sizes. Special drops will be administered to see the back of your eye better, and using an intense light, our optometrist will look through a magnifying glass to see areas that may be damaged by diabetes. Another device, called a slit lamp, is also used to see the clear surface of your eye. There are proper and thorough diabetic eye exams available at Vision World and our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to giving you the best treatment options available.

Hempstead Diabetic Eye Exams
660 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
516-745-0737