At our vision practice and optical store, Lens Lab Express, we offer comprehensive eye exams and contact lens exams. Our eye specialist in Jackson Heights NY will be able to provide you with complete eye testing as well as treatment for farsightedness or other refractive errors.
As part of your eye exam, your eyes will be tested for refractive errors. These errors are caused by light being improperly transmitted to the retina, due to problems with the cornea. Refractive errors can now be corrected by both eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some common refractive errors are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Farsightedness is also called hyperopia. When a patient is farsighted, they can see distant objects more clearly then they can see objects which are close up. You have probably also heard about nearsightedness. In this case, patients can see objects more clearly when they are closer up, but have problems seeing objects at a distance. Farsightedness can vary by degrees. When a patient is farsighted, it can also cause a misalignment of the eyes. This happens when the visual system attempts to compensate for the farsightedness, and can end up affecting the way the eye muscles work. When a person is farsighted, they generally have this condition from birth. Farsightedness tends to run in families. If you have close relatives who are farsighted, you may be farsighted as well. Along with eyeglasses and contact lenses, there are also other ways you can have this refractive error corrected. Our eye specialist in Jackson Heights NY will be happy to talk to you about different treatments. One popular surgical treatment is LASIK surgery. During this procedure, your cornea will be adjusted so that it will transmit light correctly, and you will no longer need eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
For an appointment to see our eye specialist in Jackson Heights NY contact us today.