Eye health is a vital part of overall health, which is why primary eye care is the first step for many patients with routine ophthalmic disorders or concerns. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service provides screenings and treatments for a wide range of conditions affecting the eye and its surrounding structures, including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, dry eye, infections and injuries, as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness that may require glasses or contact lenses. Symptoms such as pain, redness, sensitivity to light, tearing and floaters in the field of vision may also underscore the need for a professional ophthalmic examination.
Our service is staffed by board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists as well as specially trained support staff whose daily caseload makes them the most experienced and knowledgeable in the New York metropolitan area. They are further backed by full resources and expertise of the nation’s oldest specialty hospital.
- Routine annual eye and vision exams
- Refraction services (prescriptions for eye glasses and referrals for contact lenses fittings)
- Management of common eye conditions such as cataracts, dry eye, tearing, glaucoma, diabetic eye, and others
Among the diagnostic tests performed are visual field testing, corneal topography, slit lamp evaluation, and optic nerve and macular CT scans. If these examinations indicate a need for more advanced care, our Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service provides a portal to New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s experienced team of sub-specialists in fields like glaucoma, diseases of the cornea and retina, as well as oculoplastic surgery.