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Primary Vision Care

Getting regular eye exams is an important part of your overall health care, but many men and women overlook scheduling vision care checkups with an ophthalmologist or optometrist. With offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, NYC, New York Ophthalmology offers people from throughout New York City and Long Island convenient access to experienced, board-certified eye doctors.

What Does a Routine Eye Exam Include?

Quality eye care involves more than a quick exam. Primary vision care can detect eye diseases at an early stage, identify patients who may be susceptible to vision problems as they get older, and even uncover undiagnosed illnesses that aren’t directly related to vision. Primary vision care involves:

  • Educating patients about maintaining and promoting healthy vision
  • A comprehensive vision exam
  • Screening for eye diseases or conditions without symptoms
  • Performing refractive tests to determine if a patient needs prescription lenses
  • Creating a treatment plan to treat eye conditions or diseases
  • Determining if specialized care is necessary
  • Performing cataract or another eye surgery if needed

We recommend comprehensive eye exams for all ages beginning at 6 months old. We check depth perception, determine eye health, and look for any signs of cross-eye or other congenital disorders. We’ll also screen their color vision once they reach a certain age. Many eye conditions develop in childhood such as amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” where sight does not develop normally in one eye. If left untreated during early childhood, amblyopia and similar issues may not be treatable in later years. Regular exams can help you stay ahead of these conditions and keep development on track.

How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

At all ages, individuals should have their eyes checked annually at the very least. Many ocular diseases present without any symptoms, but we can detect these concerns early and start a personalized management plan well before they affect your vision.

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Helping People Is What We Do

Our team of board-certified ophthalmologists and eye care specialists provides a range of eye health and vision care services for patients at our modern, comfortable offices in the Bronx and Queens. Our entire staff is dedicated to making your visit positive and enjoyable.

Do I Need an Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist?

Both types of eye doctors can play an important role in your vision care. Optometrists (O.D.) provide primary eye care and can examine, diagnose, treat, and manage eye diseases and conditions. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (M.D.s) who complete specialized training after getting their medical degrees. The board-certified ophthalmologists at our practice have undergone extensive training in all aspects of eye health and focus on the medical and surgical aspects of vision care. Optometrists cannot perform surgery, but they do work with ophthalmologists to provide patients with optimal care.

How Long Does a Routine Eye Exam Take?

Comprehensive eye exams for adults typically take about 45 minutes to an hour and involve a series of evaluations made by an eye doctor. Before the exam begins, the doctor or another member of the team asks about your medical history, your history of vision care, and if you have any current vision concerns.

If you’re looking for an eye doctor in Manhattan, Queens (Jackson Heights and Jamaica), or throughout New York City, our optometrists and ophthalmologists provide expert vision care to adults and children. Request an appointment using the online form or call us at (866) 599-8774 and a member of our team will help you.

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