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Bronx Eye Exams

Vision Exams Bronx

How often should you come in to Urban Eyes for a complete eye exam? The answer is every year. You may think that it’s not necessarily, but let us assure you that there are very good reasons for making it a yearly habit. If you already wear eyeglasses or contacts lenses or not, an evaluation of your current vision needs is essential to determining if you need corrective lenses for the first time or perhaps an updated prescription if you already wear them. Screening for common eye diseases is another key part of our Bronx eye exams. When discovered early, many eye diseases are either curable or manageable. At minimum, you may be able to avoid further damage or vision loss due to an eye disease.

Vision Assessments 10458

Vision Assessments 10458

It may not seem it, but your vision changes over time and in the span of twelve months, your ability to see can become quite different. You may have not had need for corrective lenses the last time, but this time could be another story. For those of you with existing prescriptions for contacts or eyeglasses, it’s important to realize that if your lenses are not up to date, they may not be offering you the best vision possible. This might be evident in having difficulties trying to read or working at a computer screen. Or you could get headaches from eyestrain. If you need glasses for driving, wearing an outdated pair could even be dangerous. Our Bronx eye exams will make sure that the contacts or glasses you wear are the ones you need right now.

Did you know that glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other common eye diseases often have no symptoms in their early stages to alert you to their presence? This means that by the time you start noticing signs, the disease may have progressed to the point where it has already caused damage to your eyes or your eyesight. Our Bronx eye exams work to keep that from happening. By coming in once every year, any potential issues can be diagnosed before they progress. It’s also worth noting that the state of your eyes can reveal concerns in other parts of your body, too. The blood vessels in your eyes can indicate the possibility of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Yet another convincing reason to call us right now and make your appointment for a yearly eye exam.

Eye Disease Testing Bronx
390 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 514-7003

Bronx Eye Care

Bronx Eye Care

At Urban Eyes, our Bronx eye care professionals truly care about your health, comfort, safety, and satisfaction with our service. That is why we work so hard every day to offer you unbeatable eye care. Our team of staff here at Urban Eyes feel it is important for our patients to be aware of the most common eye conditions so that you can recognize symptoms of these disorders and look out for them, and can come to see our specialists if you feel that you may have one of them. Some of the most common eye conditions are refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These three refractive errors can each be detected in a routine eye exam at Urban Eyes, and usually can be corrected quite easily using contact lenses, eyeglasses, or corrective surgeries such as LASIK.

Comprehensive Eye Exams Bronx

Comprehensive Eye Exams Bronx

Another common eye condition is glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of related eye conditions that together are one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. The most common type of glaucoma does not exhibit noticeable symptoms because the vision loss is so gradual. Glaucoma can be detected during a routine eye exam with our Bronx eye care specialists at Urban Eyes by measuring your intraocular pressure. If it is abnormally high, it could indicate that you are developing glaucoma and we will handle it accordingly.

Another common eye condition that we see in our older patients is cataracts. If you are developing cataracts, you may notice that your vision has become cloudy, making it difficult for you to perform everyday activities. Cataracts develop slowly often without disrupting your vision at first, but can be very disruptive to your vision later on. Fortunately, our Bronx eye care experts will be able to diagnose and remove your cataracts easily through a fairly simple and often successful surgical procedure. If you suffer from diabetes, you are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, which is a condition that affects the retina and can eventually lead to blindness. We can also detect diabetic retinopathy during an eye exam at Urban Eyes.

To learn more about your eye health and other pertinent eye care information, we invite you to browse through our Bronx eye care website, or to visit Urban Eyes at your soonest convenience.

Glaucoma Testing Bronx
390 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 514-7003