Dr. Mark Hornfeld
New York City-based ophthalmologist offers complete eye examinations and counseling on vision ailments. Call to schedule an appointment today at (646) 681-3100.
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The Effects of Nearsightedness

An ophthalmologist regularly prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, or Lasik surgery in New York to correct nearsightedness. If untreated, this vision problem can seriously interfere with your daily life.

As your ophthalmologist will advise you, nearsightedness is one of the most common vision problems. An eye doctor treats nearsightedness in patients of all ages. Nearsightedness occurs when light does not properly focus on the retina. This condition makes objects that are far away appear blurry and hard to make out. Many people can diagnose their own nearsightedness as they realize they are having a difficult time seeing while driving or performing other daily tasks. Children generally realize they are nearsighted when they struggle to see the board at school. Treatments include wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Many patients also choose Lasik surgery to completely correct this problem. While most people are good candidates for Lasik, you will need to discuss the procedure with your eye doctor, as it may not be advisable if you have dry eye syndrome.

Do you want to learn more about Lasik surgery? Talk to an ophthalmologist today to find out if you are a good candidate. Dr. Mark Hornfeld offers Lasik to patients throughout New York. Call (212) 580-8881 for more information.

Hours:

  • Closed Sunday
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Thursday
  • 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday