Eye specialist in Jackson Heights NY
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.
If you are looking for an excellent vision practice where you will be able to have your eyes examined, and purchase a great new pair of eyeglasses, you will definitely want to visit us at Lens Lab Express. At our optical shop, patients are able to benefit from our one-stop shopping for eyeglasses, and receive the expert services of our optometrists and Corona optician.
At our optical practice, we offer a complete and exciting collection of designer eyeglasses. If you are concerned that you will not be able to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses because our selection is so large, we want to assure you that our friendly and knowledgeable frame experts will be available to help you find the best pair of eyeglasses to work with your face shape, fashion sense, prescription needs, and budget. However, at our optical shop we know that finding great eyeglass frames is only the start of the process. After you have picked out the frames you want to purchase, our Corona optician will then work with you to make sure that the eyeglasses will be able to fit your face perfectly. Not all eyeglasses can be adjusted to work with every face or prescription type. Our optician will make sure that the eyeglasses will be comfortable for you to wear, and will fit securely, but not too tightly on your face. Our optician will also make sure that your prescription lenses will work well with the particular eyeglass frame that you have selected. Our optician will discuss with you the various types of lenses that are available to work with your prescription needs. Today there are many different types of lenses to work with different lifestyles, prescriptions, and budgets as well.
At Lens Lab Express you will be able to meet with our optometrist, or simply bring in your own current prescription to purchase complete eyeglasses. In either case, our Corona optician will be available to work with you so that you leave our optical shop 100% satisfied with your new eyeglass purchase.
Contact lenses are a great alternative to conventional eyeglasses but we do have some patients who have had difficulty with the transition. Our Jackson Heights optometrist, at Lens Lab Express, has had great success fitting contact lenses in patients who may have a hard time wearing them. When thinking about contact lenses, we will perform the standard eye exam that tests your visual clarity using an eye chart. Once our eye doctor has finished the standard exam, your eyes will be measured to make sure that lenses sit properly over your corneas. Using “corneal topography”, a tool that maps out your cornea, we can help fit contact lenses for our patients with high astigmatism and corneal issues. You may also be asked to wear trial lenses during the visit to see how your eyes handle them.
Jackson Heights Vision Correction
Our Jackson Heights optometrist is able to provide you with several contact lens options, choosing between multifocal, bifocal, rigid or soft lenses. We also give you the choice to change the color of your eyes with colored lenses. Because of the varied choices of contact lenses, it’s important to know the difference between all the available contact lenses. Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to your cornea. The newer, soft lens materials include silicone-hydrogels that provide more oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPs) are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup, and usually give a crisper, clearer vision. RGP’s tend to be less costly over the life of the lens since they last longer than soft contact lenses. Extended wear contact lenses are available for overnight, or continuous, wear ranging from one to six nights or up to 30 days. These extended wear lenses are usually soft contact lenses made of flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea.
The length of continuous wear depends on the lens type and the contact lens exam done, which will show your tolerance for overnight wear. It’s important for the eyes to have a rest without lenses for at least one night following each scheduled removal. Disposable lenses mean “used once and discarded”. Traditional contact lenses correct vision in the same way that glasses do, except that they are in contact with your eye. Our Jackson Heights optometrist is patient-focused and uses the latest computerized exams to give you accurate results and the most personalized care.