Optometrist in Cliffside Park NJ
If you have eyes which seem to be constantly irritated or scratchy, you may have dry eye. At our vision practice, Cliffside Park Eye Associates, our optometrist in Cliffside Park NJ can provide you with a complete eye exam and determine whether or not you have a problem with dry eyes.
When you come to our vision practice for an eye exam you will be seen by one of our two expert eye doctors, Dr. Van Vinciguerra or Dr. Wae Shin. If you are suffering with dry eye you are not alone. This is a very common eye condition, especially in people over age 60. Dry eye can be easily diagnosed by our optometrist in Cliffside Park NJ, who can determine which treatment should help you. Dry eye is caused when a patient’s eyes do not produce tears that are sufficient in volume, or are not of a good enough quality to keep their eyes thoroughly nourished and moistened. Dry eye can also be made worse by other situations which can include changes in hormones, taking certain medications, environmental factors, or even the weather. Cold air, which is extremely drying, can cause many patients to have problems with dry eye. Dry eye symptoms can include: eyes that are irritated; eyes that are dry; red eyes; burning eyes; a feeling that there is a foreign body in the eye; intermittently blurred vision; excessively watering eyes; eyes that appear dull; eyes that feel sore; eyes that are sensitive to air-conditioning; or eyes that are irritated when you wake up. When a patient has mild-to-moderate dry eyes our eye doctor can prescribe medicated eye drops which are very effective in treating this condition. In more advanced cases of dry eye, a patient may have removable plugs inserted into their tear ducts to help keep tears in the eyes longer. In more advanced cases of dry eye, a patient may need surgery to permanently close their tear ducts; however, this is rare.
For an appointment to meet with our optometrist in Cliffside Park NJ for treatment of your dry eyes, contact us today.
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, or are concerned that you may develop the eye disease, you should definitely contact our vision practice, Cliffside Park Eye Associates, so that you can be seen by our optometrist for glaucoma screening and eye care. Our two expert doctors who can screen you for Edgewater glaucoma, and if necessary manager the condition are, Dr. Van Vinciguerra and Dr. Wae Shin.
During our comprehensive eye exams, our eye doctor can test your eyes to see if you are developing Edgewater glaucoma. As part of our exam, our doctor will use a special optometric instrument which will determine what your intraocular pressure is. If this pressure is high, it may be an indicator that you have glaucoma, and that you will need additional tests for definitive diagnosis. If you do indeed have Edgewater glaucoma, and it is diagnosed in the early stages, our optometrist will be able to provide you with complete glaucoma eye care. You will only need to use medicated eye drops daily in order to keep your eye pressure low. This should be enough to keep the glaucoma at bay, and you will not need to lose any vision at all to this serious eye disease. Instead, you will only need to continue taking the eye drops on a daily basis and to visit our optometrist on a periodic basis for glaucoma management. If at any point it is determined that the glaucoma is advancing, our optometrist will be able to refer you to an ophthalmologist in the area who will be able to provide you with advanced glaucoma care. This can include laser surgery which can be extremely successful in keeping the glaucoma from proceeding. The most important thing with glaucoma is that you are diagnosed as soon as possible in order to keep the disease from affecting your optic nerve.
For an appointment to meet with our optometrist to be screened for, or managed with Edgewater glaucoma, contact us today.
Fort Lee eye doctor
Are you looking for an excellent eye doctor in Cliffside Park to meet all of your and your family’s eye care needs? Our patients find that they are very happy with the exceptional treatment and care that they receive at our vision practice, Cliffside Park Eye Associates. If you are looking for a Fort Lee eye doctor who is fully dedicated to providing his patients with the very best level of eye care, then you will want to become a patient of one of our fine optometrists, Dr. Van Vinciguerra and Dr. Wae Shin.
At our eye care practice, we offer our patients a variety of eye care and optical services. Our entire eye care team is experienced and compassionate; they are fully dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized eye care for our patients and customers. At our practice, patients cannot only get complete eye exams and contract lens exams and fittings, but they also are able to choose from the latest design eyeglass frames and optical products, all at affordable prices. Our Fort Lee eye doctor is able to provide eye exams for adults and children, and is able to diagnose, treat, and manage eye diseases.
During our comprehensive eye exam, your eyes will be screened for a wide variety of eye diseases and disorders including: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; dry eyes; and many other diseases of the cornea, macula, and retina. Should you have any refractive errors, our Fort Lee eye doctor will be able to write you a prescription to have you seeing clearly once again. Refractive errors include nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you purchase prescription eyeglasses at our optical store, you will be happy to know that they are made at our convenient on-site optical lab. We are very happy to also offer diagnosis and treatment of these additional eye conditions: amblyopia; blepharitis; conjunctivitis; corneal abrasion; keratoconus and vitriol floaters. If you come to us for a contact lens exam and fitting, and need to purchase contact lenses, you will be able to do so at our optical store, as well. We do our very best to provide our patients with one-stop shopping when it comes to meeting all of their eye care and eye wear needs.