Ophthalmologist in Jersey City
Do you have astigmatism in your eyes, but wish you could wear contact lenses? If so, you should definitely visit us at Palisade Eye. Our ophthalmologists in Jersey City
, just one of whom is Dr. Anthony Panariello, can fit you for contact lenses which will give you excellent vision, even if you have astigmatism; these lenses are called toric lenses.
Today, there are actually many different astigmatism treatments which patients can receive from our ophthalmologist in Jersey City
. Astigmatism is not an eye disease, but it is a refractive error which changes the way light images are actually transmitted to your brain. Astigmatism can occur by itself, or in combination with another refractive error such as nearsightedness, or farsightedness. It used to be that astigmatism could not be easily corrected with contact lenses, and results were not very satisfying to the patient. Today however with new toric lenses, patients with astigmatism can now see clearly with their contact lenses, and enjoy all the benefits other patients received wear contacts. Patients with astigmatism are also able to have their vision corrected with prescription eyeglasses. There is also laser surgery, for patients with astigmatism, which will correct the shape of the cornea, ridding your eye of the refractive error. If you are having cataract surgery, there are also new intraocular lenses, Acrysof Toric lenses, which will make it possible to reduce or even eliminate your astigmatism after cataract surgery. These lenses are inserted into your eye during cataract surgery, and will replace the damaged natural lens, which is being removed during the cataract surgery. As you can see, if you have astigmatism, you now have different ways to have your vision improved. Having astigmatism no longer means that you must wear eyeglasses in order to see clearly.
For an appointment to see our ophthalmologist in Jersey City
to have your vision fully corrected, even if you have astigmatism, contact us today.
203 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
By Palisade Eye
July 12, 2017