The ability to see clearly is something that most people can achieve, often with the assistance of some form of vision correction. For the vast majority of eye doctor Bronx patients this vision correction takes the form of either eyeglasses or contact lenses. For users that are tired of wearing eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, the solution has been, in recent years, LASIK laser surgery. This laser eye correction has eliminated the need for contact lenses or glasses. However, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. According to Dr. Ralph Paternoster at Park Professional Eyecare, who performs LASIK treatments an alternative treatment is Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K.
Ortho-K is a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to reshaping the curvature of the eye. Our eye doctor Bronx prescribes special contact lenses that are specifically fit to the patient’s eyes. These lenses are worn at night and gently reshape the cornea. The patient is able to see without wearing glasses or regular contact lenses during the day. Within two weeks of wearing the Ortho-K lenses at night the patient’s vision should be greatly improved often, dramatic results occur before the two week period. Because the reshaping is only temporary, it will be necessary to wear the special lenses each night. Ortho-K works on people who are near-sighted, far-sighted or have astigmatism. Our doctor will perform a series of tests before the Ortho-K lenses are prescribes in order to check the general health of your eyes and whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Our eye doctor Bronx practice offers a full range of eye health services, from comprehensive eye examinations and other preventative services to the complete range of vision correction treatments, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders. The office has a complete optical shop stocked with latest designer frames and lenses. Our practice recommends that everyone, regardless of age have a comprehensive eye exam each year. This checkup for your eyes allows us to maximize your visual acuity and is the only true way to prevent the serious consequences of eye diseases that otherwise would go undiagnosed because many exhibit no symptoms during the early stages of development when treatments are most effective. So, even if you aren’t having any specific eye or vision problems please come in for a complete exam at least once a year.