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Williamsbridge Ophthalmologist

Williamsbridge Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologist in Williamsbridge

Your eyes are too important to not get the absolute best care possible for them. And here at Katz Eye Center, we’re an ophthalmology practice that provides you with expert medical attention that includes yearly eye exams, as well as treatments for eye diseases, including surgical intervention. Trust your vision and your ocular wellness to us.

The reason why it is so important to be examined by our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist annually is that the most common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts, fail to give you any early warning signs. They form and develop free of symptoms until they become advanced, by which time they may have already caused harm to your eyes or vision loss, either of which could be irreversible. In addition, vision changes may require that you get an update to your existing corrective eyewear prescription, or get one for the very first time so that you can see with optimal sharpness and clarity. Our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist makes use of the most recent advancements in technology for treating eye disease. Count on skilled, experienced, safe, and gentle care, such as in the replacement of your natural eye lenses with prosthetic ones to address the effects of cataracts. Complications due to diabetes and glaucoma can be handled with state-of-the-art laser procedures, affording greater precision and accuracy. And if you would like to improve your vision so that you do not have to lean on your eyeglasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, consider laser vision correction. We are pleased to offer both LASIK and PRK surgery, each with its own set of benefits. Let us help you to choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

Schedule an appointment with our office to come in for an examination and/or consultation with our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist.

Katz Eye Center
1931 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10461
(718) 269-5040

Williamsbridge Eye Doctor

PRK in Williamsbridge

Williamsbridge Eye Doctor

Williamsbridge Eye Doctor

PRK is a form of laser eye surgery, and one we proudly perform here at Katz Eye Center. Why should you have to lean on your eyeglasses or contact lenses when our Williamsbridge eye doctor can correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism simply and safely?

PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It’s one of the methods used to reshape your cornea so that light travels more accurately to your retina. The result is improved vision even without corrective eyewear. A very high percentage of patients, up to 95%, are able to attain at least 20/40 vision, with this surgery from our Williamsbridge eye doctor. And 80% or more are able to get their vision up to 20/20, which is considered normal. All this with a procedure that is done right here at our office, on an outpatient basis. Are you a good candidate for it? All you need do is come in for an examination and consultation. Your medical history will be taken, and our Williamsbridge eye doctor will conduct thorough testing to determine your suitability for PRK. If you wear contact lenses, you’ll need to stop wearing them for a period of time prior to coming in for your evaluation. Our office will let you know for how long when you make your appointment. It varies depending on the type of contacts you wear. The procedure itself will be completed quickly. You may still need some assistance from your eyeglasses or contacts after having PRK, but it will be far less of a reliance than you have right now. Some patients are able to discard their prescription lenses entirely, however.

You have choices when it comes to laser eye surgery. It may turn out that PRK is ideal for your situation and circumstances. To find out for sure, call us to arrange a convenient time to come in for an appointment.

Katz Eye Center
1931 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10461
(718) 269-5040