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West Bronx Optometrist

West Bronx Optometrist

The cornea is the front lens of the eye that allows light to pass through to the interior part of the eye, which enables us to see clearly. A normal cornea is clear and light is able to pass through it. However, this is not the case when someone has a corneal disease or condition. Corneal diseases and conditions can be devastating to your eye sight. Corneal disease causes cloudiness, distortion of vision and if left untreated it will eventually lead to blindness. That’s why it is critical that you see our West Bronx optometrist at Urban Eyes to get examined right away if you have any symptoms or vision problems. When you our practice, you will get a comprehensive eye exam which would include a thorough corneal disease evaluation in order to receive an accurate diagnosis.

Eye Infections West Bronx

Eye Infections West Bronx

There are several types of corneal diseases and conditions. Some different types include but are not limited to: keratitis, dystrophy and allergies. When you come to Urban Eyes, Our West Bronx optometrist will test you for many corneal diseases and will discuss possible treatment options that are appropriate for your circumstances and specific condition. Keratitis refers to the inflammation of the cornea. There are many potential causes of keratitis. Some possible causes include: dry eyes, various infections, injury, underlying medical conditions and in some cases the cause is unknown. Infection is the most common and frequent cause of keratitis. The infection can be caused by when bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasitic organisms enter the cornea. Physical or chemical traumas and allergies are also frequent causes of keratitis. Symptoms of keratitis include: reduced visual clarity, corneal discharge and extreme pain. Keratitis varies in severity and longevity- (can be mild to severe, chronic or acute).

Corneal dystrophy is another corneal condition which causes the cornea to lose its normal clarity due to a buildup of cloudy material. There are over 20 different types, however they all share the following traits: usually inherited, affect both eyes equally, not caused by external factors (ex: diet, injuries), most develop gradually, most begin in one corneal layer later spread to others, most don’t affect other parts of the body (aren’t related to diseases of other body parts) and most can occur in overall healthy people. Allergies can also cause corneal conditions. Allergies affect the eyes in general (pollen, etc). Redness, tearing, burning and watery discharge are common symptoms. Thankfully, allergies are usually not serious enough to require medical attention.

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

Eye Exam West Bronx

Eye Exam West Bronx

Urban Eyes is a unique eye care practice located in the Bronx, offering comprehensive eye care services to patients of all ages. Whether you’re a family with young children or a senior citizen, our licensed optometrists and opticians are proud to provide optical services aimed at improving and protecting your eye health and eyesight. Your vision is a cherished sense, the one that allows you to look at your family members, gaze upon beautiful scenery, read your favorite book. But as you grow older, there are countless eye conditions, infections, and diseases, which can cause gradual vision loss, often progressing without any visual symptoms. At our West Bronx optical store, we provide thorough eye exams and eye health evaluations, simple preventative measures which can diagnose eye diseases early, before they affect your vision.

West Bronx Optometrist

West Bronx Optometrist

A comprehensive eye exam at Urban Eyes is one of the most important doctor appointments that you can schedule for you and your family. As an important part of overall wellness, adults should schedule eye exams yearly to keep their optical prescriptions current and check for early signs of eye diseases, such as glaucoma. For children, yearly eye exams can play an important role in development and learning capabilities. During an eye health evaluation at Urban Eyes, our West Bronx eye doctors will determine your new prescription for vision correction, check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how well your eyes work together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall wellness.

Though our doctors will examine your eyes for eye diseases, most patients are commonly diagnosed with a refractive disorder during an eye exam, a non-threatening eye conditions that afflicts millions of individuals worldwide. Refractive disorders, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, can be corrected through the use of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, both of which are available at Urban Eyes. To learn more about your eye health, come see our eye doctors and opticians today!

Family Eye Care West Bronx
390 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 514-7003