If you are having any type of vision problem, we hope you will come in to see our top-notch optometrist at Lens Lab Express. Our eye specialist in Jackson Heights NY can provide you with eye testing to see if you have any eye diseases or disorders or refractive errors, including farsightedness.
During our comprehensive eye exams, our eye specialist in Jackson Heights NY will screen your eyes for many different eye diseases and disorders including: glaucoma; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; cataracts; retinal tears; dry eyes; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. During this eye exam you will also be screened for refractive errors which include nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Farsightedness is a common type of refractive error which is also called hyperopia. With this particular vision condition, you can see objects in the distance more clearly then you can see objects which are close up. (If you have nearsightedness you can see objects close up better than you can see objects at a distance.) Both of these conditions are refractive errors which result from the way the cornea reflects light. People can have varying degrees of farsightedness. Sometimes when a patient is farsighted, it can affect the alignment of the eyes because the visual system may try to compensate for the farsightedness and will affect the way the eye muscles work. If you are farsighted, don’t be surprised if your parents or siblings are farsighted, as well. Farsightedness tends to run in families. The good news is that farsightedness can be easily corrected by wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses. Refractive errors can also be corrected with LASIK eye surgery. Our optometrist can discuss all your treatment options with you.
To see our eye specialist in Jackson Heights NY to get a prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses, simply contact us for an appointment.