Are you looking for specialty eye care near you in Queens, NY? Look no further than ! Conveniently located in Rockville Center, less than half an hour’s drive from Queens, our friendly and professional eye doctors are proud to offer their top-notch expertise in optometry to help you and your family enjoy healthy eyes and clear vision every day. We are proud to offer the following specialty services:
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is about more than just your child’s ability to see up close or far away. It can also have an affect on their risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. The worse their eyesight gets, the higher their risk.
Our eye care clinic offers parents in and around Queens the opportunity to slow or even stop their child’s myopia progression with myopia management. As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist will evaluate your child’s level of myopia, and take into consideration their age and lifestyle in order to decide if myopia management is right for them, and what method of management will work best.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) for Adults and Children
Ortho-k is an innovative, non-invasive vision correction alternative to LASIK and similar procedures, that is a great option for both adults and children. It’s recommended for those who don’t like the idea of having eye surgery, are too young to qualify, or for whom LASIK may not be an option because of previous procedures or disorders that may make the cornea too thin.
Ortho-k involves the use of specialty contact lenses that are inserted right before bed, and worn throughout the night. While you sleep, these lenses will gently reshape your cornea, the clear front part of your eye. In the morning, you simply take out the ortho-k contact lenses, and enjoy clear vision without the need for contacts or glasses all day long.
Contact Lenses For Color Vision Deficiency
Color vision deficiency, sometimes called color blindness, makes it difficult or impossible to discern certain colors and shades apart from one another. It can make daily tasks such as choosing an outfit for the day, or knowing when to stop and go while driving very hard for those suffering from this condition.
Fortunately, our eye doctor offers specialty contact lenses that can help you see colors more clearly by addressing the specific deficiencies in your eyes that are at the root of the problem. We perform a number of tests to determine what type of color vision deficiency you have, and find just the right lenses to help you see more clearly and vividly.
Treatment for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a condition in which the clear front part of your eye, known as your cornea, begins to thin and bulge, taking on a conical shape, much like a football, rather than a healthy, smooth, round shape. This can cause serious visual issues, including double or blurry vision, severe sensitivity to light, and a sudden worsening or clouding of vision.
We offer a range of options to our patients in Rockville Center and Queens to address issues with keratoconus. In the earlier stages of the disease, timely changes in glasses and contact lens prescriptions should help address poor vision from keratoconus. If the diseases progresses, our eye doctors can speak to you about scleral contact lenses, Intac implants, and cornea collagen cross-linking.
Scleral Contact Lens Fittings
These special rigid gas permeable contact lenses are extra large in size, so that they can rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, rather than on the cornea, where most other types of lenses rest. This allows for a number of advantages over traditional contact lenses.
The fact that these lenses rest on the sclera, and are custom-fit to the wearer’s eye, makes them extra comfortable. Their extra-large size also makes them ideal for addressing a number of diseases that warp the shape of the cornea, such as severe astigmatism and keratoconus. This is because scleral lenses are able to pass completely over the misshapen cornea, offering a smoother refractive surface that cancels out the issues caused by these diseases. The result is crystal-clear vision.
Want to know more about how our specialty eye care services can help you and you family in Queens? Come visit our eye doctors or give us a call at today!