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.

Myopia, Hyperopia & Astigmatism Explained

Your eyesight naturally grows weaker as you age. However, constant exposure to computer and television screens can also accelerate the rate of your eyesight decline. For that reason, it is important to be aware of the various conditions that can affect eyesight.

In this video, you will learn about the various causes of blurry vision. When you are farsighted, your eyeball is too short. This means the light that passes through your eyes achieve a point of focus beyond the back end of the eyeball. On the other hand, nearsightedness is a sign that your eyeball is too long. If your cornea is irregularly shaped, light rays can actually have several different points of focus. This is called astigmatism.

If you have blurry vision and want to know what’s causing it, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld in New York City at (212) 580-8881. Dr. Hornfeld can help you determine which vision treatment option is right for you.

Visit These Links to Learn More About the Procedures Available for Correcting Your Vision Problems

If you found our recent blog posts interesting, explore the information provided below. These links contain useful information about various eye conditions and the treatment options available for patients who suffer from them. Mark Hornfeld is a New York City-based ophthalmologist who offers comprehensive eye examinations and solutions for a variety of conditions.

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  • Do you want to know how LASIK eye surgery works? Read this article from the Mayo Clinic.
  • Are you curious about the anatomy of the eye? Check out this page from the National Eye Institute.
  • Are you suffering from cataracts and want to know how you can improve your vision? Read this article from WebMD.com.

Mark Hornfeld specializes in laser vision correction eye surgery. To inquire about our eye treatment services in New York City, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881.

Lens Implantation as an Alternative to LASIK

Patients suffering from nearsightedness, or myopia, have more options than ever when it comes to correcting their vision. Instead of relying on onerous glasses or contacts, patients can instead opt for LASIK or lens implantation. Lens implantation in particular has seen an increase in popularity in recent years. Here are some of the reasons why lens implantation is emerging as an alternative to LASIK:

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  • Correcting Severe Vision Impairment

While LASIK is an effective corrective procedure for patients who suffer from slight myopia, it can often be ineffective for patients with more severe vision impairments. Lens implantation, on the other hand, has been proven to work for patients who suffer from more serious vision problems. Lens implantation works like contact lenses and offer a permanent solution for patients who have severe nearsightedness.

  • Treating Young Patients

LASIK is generally only suitable for adults. This means that if you have a young child who suffers from severe myopia, LASIK is not an option. Lens implantation, on the other hand, can be performed on young patients.

  • Offering Wide-Range Clarity

Another advantage of lens implantation is that it provides clearer vision at all ranges. Multifocal lens implants provide increased clarity at all distances, meaning they can be used on a variety of patients to correct a number of problems.

If you suffer from myopia and would like to know more about lens implantation as an alternative to LASIK, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881. Dr. Hornfeld is a New York City-based ophthalmologist who offers comprehensive eye examinations and solutions for a variety of conditions. To learn more, visit us online or call our New York City practice today.

Should You Consider Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are an eye disease in which cloudy spots form on the eyes’ lenses, causing blurred vision. While cataracts do sometimes gradually form as people age, in other instances they can form rapidly and cause serious vision problems. Specifically, cataracts can impede your eye’s ability to take in light. Here are some signs you should consider cataract surgery.

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  • You Suffer from Blurred Vision

Although the cloudy spots that characterize cataracts can begin forming quite early, they don’t pose any problems until they start affecting your vision. If you notice that your vision is becoming blurry, this is a sign that you should consult with an ophthalmologist about cataract surgery. Blurry vision can decrease your quality of life and make everyday tasks difficult to perform. For example, you might find it difficult to stay productive at work. Reading street signs while you are driving may also become more difficult as your vision deteriorates. There is no way to correct cataracts without cataract surgery, so be sure to consult Dr. Mark Hornfeld to see if you are eligible for cataract surgery.

  • Your Doctor Recommends Surgery

When you first begin to notice clouding in your eyes, it is important to stay in constant contact with your doctor. If your doctor suggests surgery as a treatment option, this is obviously an important signal that you should indeed consider it. Having a doctor’s recommendation is important because not everyone is a candidate for cataract surgery. For example, if you have had previous eye conditions, your eyes could be unfit for a cataract operation.

If you suffer from cataracts and would like to explore surgery as a treatment option, call Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881. Dr. Hornfeld is a New York City ophthalmologist with extensive experience in treating cataracts. In addition, he can help you correct your vision with the latest technology and most advanced treatment techniques.

See the Fine Print Again with Intraocular Lenses

As you age, your eyes gradually lose their strength. In this video, you will hear about how intraocular lenses have improved vision correction.

Lens implants have been used for some time for patients who go through cataract surgery. However, multifocal lenses are now being used to improve vision for general patients. Multifocal lens implants improve patients’ vision clarity at all distances, and the operation is quick and painless.

To learn more about cataract surgery and how intraocular lenses can help improve your vision, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld in New York City at (212) 580-8881. Our office can help you determine which vision treatment option is right for you.

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