Can you remember the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? If not, then it is definitely time that you made an appointment to have the health of your eyes checked out. At Park Professional Eyecare, our expert optometrist will be able to provide you with the very best Bronx eye care, and perform all necessary eye exams and vision testing.
Many people do not consider having their eyes checked out when they review what needs to be done to stay in good health. Yet, it is very important that you have an eye exam on a periodic basis to make sure that no serious eye problems are developing. When you come to our practice for Bronx eye care, our optometrist, Dr. Ralph Paternoster, will give you a comprehensive eye exam that will cover all areas of your eye care. To begin with our optometrist will determine if your eyes have any refractive problems. This will determine if you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. If any of these problems are discovered they can be easily be corrected by wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. A diagnosis of astigmatism may even begin to explain the headaches you get when you read or use the computer for extended periods of time.
During your Bronx eye care exam, our optometrist will also put medicated drops in your eyes that will dilate your eyes. This will enable our doctor to see the inside of your eyes during the eye exams. This will further help with the diagnosis of any eye diseases or disorders. During the eye exam our doctor will screen for many diseases and disorders including: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; and cornea and other retinal problems. Getting a periodic eye exam is so important because there are many eye diseases that have no symptoms in the early stages, but can be causing irreversible damage to your eyes. This is especially true for glaucoma. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. However, when it is diagnosed early, treatment will often be able to keep the disease from advancing and from causing any vision loss. If you would like to see our fine optometrist for a vision testing and eye exam appointment, call our practice today.