Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Slit Lamp Examinations, Dilated Eye Exams, Refraction for Glasses and Contact Lenses and Glaucoma Pressure Testing as well as a series of computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses and gas permeable contact lenses.
Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that can severely impact vision. The most common type is called dry macular degeneration. The less common wet form is more severe and can be very disabling. Today, through early detection and treatment, eye care professionals are better able to manage this disease.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. We provide all diagnostic and treatment options for glaucoma care. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam.
For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete Optical Dispensary. We carry a wide selection of luxury eyewear and designer frames.
College Point Optometric Associates proudly designs and fabricates Tactical Eye Wear Systems for Military and Law Enforcement applications.
An analysis detailing occupation, environment, prescription and tactical concerns aids in the design of superior performing eye wear.
Our eye wear designs are currently deployed around the world in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as essential equipment for N.Y.P.D., U.S Border Patrol, NYS Troopers and various branches of the Armed Forces.
Orthokeratology or Ortho-K is a method of vision correction that eliminates the need to wear eyeglasses or use contact lenses during the day. The procedure, which is also known as overnight vision correction or corneal reshaping, involves the use of specially designed rigid gas-permeable contact lenses to gently reshape the cornea. Placed at bedtime and removed in the morning, these lenses precisely mold the front surface of the eye so that clear, crisp vision can be enjoyed throughout the day.
Ortho-K provides a safe and therapeutic option for vision correction in children, teens, and adults. Commonly used to address mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness), other types of refractive errors may also be treated with this method of care. Ortho-K offers an effective, non-surgical alternative to LASIK and other refractive surgeries for individuals who because of their youth or issues involving the health of their eyes are not candidates for those procedures. It is also a good choice for people who are active in certain sports, or have jobs in environments where wearing contact lenses can be more difficult.
With Ortho-K, vision markedly improves as the reshaped cornea correctly focuses light on the retina to produce clearer images. Thanks to Ortho-K, perfect or near perfect vision can be enjoyed throughout the day. While some people experience significant improvements in vision after just a night or two of wearing Ortho-K lenses, more time may be needed for complete vision correction in cases involving larger refractive errors.
Besides being non-invasive and suitable for patients of all ages, treatment with Ortho-K is completely reversible. This means that it can be discontinued at any time without any permanent changes to your eyes; thereby leaving you free to once again explore wearing eyeglasses, contact lenses during the day or having a LASIK procedure.
Myopia is the most common refractive error. Most cases of myopia occur because the eyeball is too long and light is focused before it reaches the retina. It can also be the result of the cornea or the lens being too curved relative to the length of the eyeball. As part of a routine eye exam, you will be evaluated for the presence a refractive error.
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18-26 College Point Blvd
College Point, NY 11356
Phone: (718) 340-3619