Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, a range of options is available to you to correct your vision. At his office in Manhattan’s Midtown East, expert ophthalmologist Scott S. Weissman, MD, offers eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision correction solutions for a number of vision conditions. To find out which option can give you crisp, clear vision, call the New York City office or book a consultation online today.
Vision correction treats vision problems that are caused by something called a refractive error. Refraction is the bending of light as it enters your pupil and makes contact with your retina at the back of the eye.
When the light doesn’t bend as it should, it creates vision problems. This is called a refractive error. Vision correction adjusts how light bends as it enters your eye so you can see clearly at all distances.
Types of refractive error include:
When your eyeball is elongated or your cornea has a steep angle, it results in a condition called myopia — nearsightedness. Because light focuses in front of the retina at the back of your eye, rather than on the surface, you have trouble seeing things that are far away.
If your eyeball is shorter than normal, light focuses behind your retina. This means that your close surroundings appear blurry, but you can see clearly things that are at a distance.
Astigmatism occurs when your cornea, the clear lens at the front of your pupil, has a conelike or slanted shape instead of being round. Astigmatism can cause blurry vision, distorted vision, and double vision.
If Dr. Weissman determines that you need vision correction, he gives you detailed information about your options so you can make the choice that’s right for you.
Glasses and contacts can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and most cases of astigmatism. The office has an in-house optical store, where you can select from a variety of attractive frames and eyeglass lens options.
Dr. Weissman provides fittings for soft contact lenses and offers a range of contact lens options, including daily-wear, disposable, and extended-wear contacts.
Refractive surgery corrects vision by reshaping your cornea or replacing it with an artificial lens. To qualify for refractive surgery, you begin the preparatory treatment before scheduling your procedure. Dr. Weissman recommends excimer laser surface ablation, a safer alternative to the more common LASIK surgery.
To learn more about vision correction, call the office of Scott S. Weissman, MD, or book an appointment online today.