Eyes need routine care, which is why annual eye and vision exams are recommended for people of all ages. Even though vision impairments like nearsightedness and farsightedness are common, each case is completely unique, especially for people who have abnormalities like astigmatism. Here at Vision Quest, our ophthalmologist in East Rockaway Dr. Xiaoying Zhu is here to make sure that you and your family get the individualized comprehensive eye care that you deserve.
Astigmatism is a common imperfection found in the curvature of the eye’s lens, also known as the cornea. With astigmatism, the front surface of the lens or cornea is curved differently in one direction than the other, making it completely unique per each individual with the condition. When getting your eyes examined and your vision tested, measuring your eyes becomes important for this reason, especially if you are looking to get contact lenses. Symptoms of uncorrected astigmatism include eye strain, squinting, and headaches, especially after reading or other prolonged visual tasks. Here at Vision Quest, Dr. Zhu can take a look at your case and determine what the best course for treatment will be. Our ophthalmologist in East Rockaway will always conduct a full eye exam as well as a vision screening to make sure that all bases are covered. Eyeglasses with special lenses can help treat astigmatism, while gas permeable lenses can help if you want to consider contact lenses. Dr. Zhu will walk through all options with you to determine which one makes the most sense for your needs as well as your preferences. You can even consider LASIK surgery if desired.
Our eye care practice offers a wide variety of services, including comprehensive eye examinations, contact lense exams and fittings, eyeglass repair, and advanced “early warning” diagnostics for diseases. Vision Quest also has a large selection of eyeglasses and designer eyewear and our ophthalmologist in East Rockaway can provide you with any tips regarding speciality eyewear and more.