An ophthalmologist regularly prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, or
Lasik surgery in New York to correct nearsightedness. If untreated, this
vision problem can seriously interfere with your daily life.
As your ophthalmologist will advise you, nearsightedness is one of the
most common vision problems. An eye doctor treats nearsightedness in patients
of all ages. Nearsightedness occurs when light does not properly focus
on the retina. This condition makes objects that are far away appear blurry
and hard to make out. Many people can diagnose their own nearsightedness
as they realize they are having a difficult time seeing while driving
or performing other daily tasks. Children generally realize they are nearsighted
when they struggle to see the board at school. Treatments include wearing
eyeglasses or contact lenses. Many patients also choose Lasik surgery
to completely correct this problem. While most people are good candidates
for Lasik, you will need to discuss the procedure with your eye doctor,
as it may not be advisable if you have dry eye syndrome.
Do you want to
learn more about Lasik surgery? Talk to an ophthalmologist today to find out if you are a good candidate.
Dr. Mark Hornfeld offers Lasik to patients throughout New York. Call (212)
580-8881 for more information.