East Bronx eye doctor
If you ever have an eye infection, or think you may have one, it is important that you come in to see our eye doctor at Throggs Neck Optical. Our East Bronx eye doctor, Dr. William E. Guerrero and Dr. Martin Sabesan, will be able to provide you with complete diagnosis and care for your eye infection.
Most eye infections can be easily treated by our East Bronx eye doctor. However, if you have an eye infection and it is not treated, you run the risk of developing a serious vision problem. In the eye, problems can become serious very quickly, in fact over a short course of 24 hours. For this reason, it is important to make an immediate appointment to come in to see our eye doctor at the earliest sign of an eye infection. One of the most serious eye infections is keratitis. This eye infection is common in patients who wear contact lenses. It can cause blindness if left untreated. If you wear contact lenses, you will want to keep your contact lenses disinfected as directed by our optometrist, and also make sure that your hands are clean whenever you touch your eyes or handle your contact lenses. Signs that you may have an eye infection can include: a bloodied discharge from the eye; a yellow or green discharge from the eye; eye pain; sensitivity to light; a feeling that you have something in your eye that cannot be removed; and eyes that are irritated and red. You never want to let the symptoms go by without being examined by our eye doctor to make sure that your eyes do not have a serious health issue. If you are experiencing symptoms of an eye infection, we urge you to contact our office, and let our staff know the reason for your call so that an immediate appointment can be arranged for you.
For an appointment to be seen by our East Bronx eye doctor for an eye exam, treatment of an eye infection, or other eye care, simply contact our office.
East Bronx pediatric optometrist
Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of your child’s vision problems, injuries, and diseases. Early detection allows for treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulty in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage has been done to the eye(s). At the office of Throggs Neck Optical, our East Bronx pediatric optometrist strives to provide the highest quality of care so that your child can achieve optimal vision and eye health that does not affect their school work or other everyday activities. We focus on kid-friendly eye exams along with medical and surgical treatment for our littlest patients.
Eye examinations for children are especially important as five to ten percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that infants have their first eye exam at six months of age. Children should be re-examined at age three, and again just before they enter the first grade. Scheduling your child’s eye exam is crucial as many basic skills required in a child’s learning are associated with good eyesight, such as near and distance vision, binocular (two eyes) coordination, peripheral awareness, and hand-eye coordination. The AOA suggests that children who do not require vision correction should receive an eye exam every two years. Otherwise, children who do wear corrective lenses should have their vision evaluated annually. Comprehensive exams also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. Our team of caring East Bronx pediatric optometrists will also check for eye disease during your child’s eye exam, as well as assess how their eyes work together, and evaluate their eyes as an indicator of their overall health. Our office offers state of the art diagnostic equipment, including retinal photography and visual field testing.
At the optometry office of Throggs Neck Optical, our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance the vision of your child. We are particularly inclined to treat those littler patients, as establishing good eye health early can deter further complications with their eyes and overall optical health. Please call our office today if you have any questions regarding kids’ eye exams, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with our East Bronx pediatric optometrist.
East Bronx eye doctor
Dry eye is a very common eye problem that generally occurs more frequently as a patient ages. Dry eye in itself is not a serious situation, and can usually be easily corrected using some type of prescription eye drops or over-the-counter artificial tears. However, if a patient has dry eyes and it is left untreated, the patient can go on to suffer problems with the cornea, or other parts of the eye, due to constant irritation caused by dry eye. Dry eye can cause your vision to become blurred, or your eyes to feel irritated. If you have any vision or eye problems, you will want to make an appointment to come in and see our East Bronx eye doctor.
At Throggs Neck Optical, we have two expert optometrists on staff who can help you with your dry eye problems. Our two top notch optometrists are Dr. William Guerrero and Dr. Martin Sabesan. They will be able to provide you with a comprehensive eye exam during which time they will be able to detect whether or not you indeed have dry eye. Dry eye occurs for one of two reasons; either there is an insufficient amount of tears being created, or the quality of your tears is not good enough to keep your eyes thoroughly cleansed and nourished. Our East Bronx eye doctor will be able to determine the exact cause of your dry eye and then be able to provide you with appropriate treatment.
Sometimes a patient will feel that they have something in their eyes. You may have previously experienced this feeling when you get a piece of dust or a tiny hair in your eye. However, if you have this feeling in your eye and it does not go away, or you have a constant feeling of grittiness, dryness, or burning in your eyes, this may be a sign of dry eye. Dry eye is a chronic condition which can even cause excessive tearing. Tears are necessary to keep your eyes well lubricated and nourished. If your tears are not sufficient in quantity, or do not have the proper chemical composition, you can develop dry eye. Dry eye can also be caused by taking certain medications, by a dry climate, by exposure to wind and dust, or by a number of general health problems such as arthritis. If left untreated, dry eyes can damage eye tissue, scar the cornea, and impair vision as well as make it very difficult for you to comfortably wear contact lenses. If you would like to meet with our East Bronx eye doctor to see if you have dry eye, and to be properly treated for this condition, contact our office.