Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Dr. Shane Galan and staff take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describes your options and listens to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Please feel free to call us at Diamond Vision and discuss any concerns you may have.
Meet Dr. Galan:
Dr. Shane Galan was born and raised in Rockaway Beach and Oceanside NY. He graduated from SUNY Albany in 1991 and The New England College of Optometry in 1996. In 1997, Dr. Galan completed his residency at the Northport VA Hospital and has owned Diamond Vision since 2000. Dr. Galan is married to his wife Amy, and has two children (Hunter and Alexa), and adopted the world's cutest dog named Ozzie. Dr. Galan has continued his education in optometry to specialize in contact lenses.
Scleral Contact Lenses in Long Island
Dr. Galan has more than 20 years of experience prescribing and fitting scleral contact lenses for the correction of vision problems related to conditions such as severe astigmatism and keratoconus. These conditions cause the cornea to become misshapen, making soft contacts, which conform to the shape of the cornea, ineffective. By contrast, scleral lenses rigidly maintain their shape, and vault over the distorted cornea, bypassing its warped shape, and providing crystal-clear vision.
In his own words, Dr. Galan has prescribed scleral lenses to “hundreds and hundreds of patients over the years.”
Providing Myopia Management For Kids in Long Island
Dr. Galan is also very passionate about helping children manage their myopia (also known as nearsightedness). He is a member of the American Academy of Optometry and Myopia Control (AAOMC), and he designs custom-made contact lenses to help prevent children's myopia from progressing into a higher prescription.
Dr. Galan regularly educates his patients about myopia progression and the proven connection between severe myopia and an increased risk of sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. He uses myopia management treatments such as orthokeratology, soft multifocal contact lenses, and atropine, to effectively keep your child's eye health and prescription stable.
Dr. Galan continues to build his practice with modern technology combined with the latest techniques in the field of optometry, so that every patient will be guaranteed a lifetime of good eye health & clear vision.