Did you know that more than 150 million people in the United States alone wear some form of corrective eyewear to correct refractive errors? Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism or presbyopia; the office of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology can help you bring a blurry world into focus!
Just as the lens of a camera focuses entering light on a piece of film to produce a sharp image, the lens of your eye focuses light on the retina to form a picture that is then sent to the brain. When the eye is unable to bend and focus light properly, it means a refractive error is present. While typically creating a blurred image, a refractive error can also result in eyestrain, headaches, double vision, or produce glare or halos around incoming light. Refractive errors can occur at any stage of life and may be attributed to any number of causes, including an irregularly shaped cornea (the clear front surface of the eye), the length of the eyeball itself or changes in the lens of the eye with age.
Our office provides the highest quality of vision care and is well equipped to prescribe corrective treatment for all types of refractive errors from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, to aging eyes affected by presbyopia or a combination of these issues. As part of every comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate patients for the presence of refractive errors. By using the latest technology and methods of care, we check eye health and vision as well as provide treatment to help both children and adults “enjoy the view” with improved clarity and focus.
As everyone knows, wearing a pair of eyeglasses to this day remains an excellent way to correct a refractive error. However, there are also other satisfying and effective options in care, including a prescription for contact lenses, or having a refractive surgery such as LASIK to permanently change the shape of the cornea. During your visit, we’ll discuss all your treatment options so that you can make a well-informed decision on care.
At the office of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.