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.

Three Types of Eye Surgery

Patients who suffer from poor vision have more options than ever when it comes to corrective measures. Advances in eye treatment technology have provided a variety of new treatments and surgeries that can permanently cure eye conditions, thus restoring vision and improving quality of life. Here are summaries of different types of eye surgery:

Doctor Checking Patient's Eyes

  1. LASIK

LASIK has gone through major advances in recent years, increasing safety and providing better outcomes. This procedure utilizes lasers to reshape the cornea. Blurred or distorted vision may occur when the cornea is misshapen. The most common type of distorted vision is myopia, or nearsightedness. Patients who suffer from nearsightedness find it difficult to see objects far away. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK corrects this distortion and restores a patient’s vision.

  1. Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are an eye disease that causes a clouding of the lens. Although they may be relatively harmless at first, over time cataracts can cause serious vision problems. As the cloudiness expands, the lens loses its ability to take in light, causing blurred vision. During a cataract surgery, the lens is removed through incision and replaced with an implant.

  1. Lens Implants

Lens implants are used in a variety of situations, including cataract surgery. However, in recent years, lens implants have also emerged as an alternative to LASIK. Lens implants have proven particularly useful in patients who suffer from severe myopia.

If you want to learn more about the different types of eye surgery, contact Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Serving the New York City area, Mark Hornfeld has over 10 years of experience and can help you decide what type of eye surgery is best for your needs. To schedule a consultation, call our offices at (212) 580-8881.

The Benefits of LASIK Surgery

As people spend more and more time in front of their computer and television screens, their eyes become increasingly susceptible to vision loss and other conditions. Having poor vision can make daily activities substantially more difficult. Whether it’s reading a street sign or staying productive at work, your vision is one of your most important tools.


Although glasses or contacts were at one point the only options for patients interested in improving their vision, laser treatment has becoming increasingly popular for vision correction. Indeed, LASIK technology has gone through years of refinement and is now more exact and reliable than ever. Here are some of the benefits of LASIK eye surgery:

  • Enhanced Vision

The most obvious benefit of LASIK eye surgery is improved vision. LASIK employs a measurement system that is significantly more precise than the system used for glasses and contacts. This means your LASIK procedure will be much more closely tailored to your specific needs. Furthermore, unlike traditional corrective measures, you will not have to come in for repeat procedures. After one LASIK surgery, your vision will be back to normal.  

  • Convenience

Another major benefit of LASIK eye surgery is convenience. Glasses and contacts can be expensive and tedious. With contacts, you have to make sure you clean them properly. If you forget and happen to wear a single pair for too long, removing them can be painful. Glasses can also be quite inconvenient. Because they are so fragile, you may have to abstain from activities that you enjoy. Furthermore, they can easily become bent out of shape, leading to expensive repairs. LASIK, on the other hand, is a one-time operation after which you will no longer have to worry about your vision.

If you would like further information about the benefits of LASIK eye surgery, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld in New York City at (212) 580-8881. Dr. Hornfeld has over 10 years of experience in the private sector and can help you correct your vision with LASIK or one of our many other treatment options.

Now You Can Find Dr. Mark Hornfeld More Places Online!

Welcome to the new blog for Dr. Mark Hornfeld! We are excited to host information on eye health and corrective surgeries for our clients.

Mark Hornfeld, DO is a New York City-based ophthalmologist who specializes in Lasik, Intralase, cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, and Intraocular Lens implants.

For more information or to book a consultation, call Vista Laser Vision at (212) 580-8881. We look forward to hearing from you!

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