Our Patients have high expectations: When it comes to your vision you should not compromise. Every aspect of our practice is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain the best vision possible. Each patient is treated as an individual with the highest level of personal care possible. Our office has been serving the needs of Northern Westchester and the surrounding communities for over twenty years. We don’t expect you to compromise on your care--we never compromise on the care we render. Please feel free to call our office to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments are frequently available, depending on the time of day and availability of the doctors. To make an appointment call: 914-666-4939.
Only a small percentage of physicians have earned the prestigious recognition of being a New York Metro Area Top Doctor at all. Many, many fewer have earned it fifteen years in a row. This truly indicates that you are one of the best in your profession. Each year your award has been a result of Castle Connolly's rigorous peer nominated, expert reviewed selection process.
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Dr. William Dieck and Dr. Anne Negrin of our Ophthalmology Division want to share the latest EYE SMART Newsletter. Eye Smart discusses the latest technology and tips for good eye care. If you have any questions, or want to call to schedule an appointment they can be reached at 914-666-4939.
By having an optical shop onsite we are able to provide our patients with the finest optical craftsmanship and the latest in frame design to meet their personal fashion tastes. Learn more about our optical shop!
- Acrysof Toric Lens Implant for Cataract Surgery
With newer advanced astigmatic lens technology, cataract patients with astigmatism have the option of using the AcrySof Toric Lens to correct both conditions. This AcrySof Lens Implant artificial lens is designed to correct preexisting spherical and astigmatic refractive errors during cataract surgery. Please call our office if you have any questions or to make an appointment: 914-666-4939.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism refers to the shape of the clear cornea in the front of the eye when it does not have a spherical shape like a basketball but rather an elliptical shape like a football. An easy way to picture the irregular focusing this type of surface causes is to look at the reflection on the back surface of a spoon. This same distortion is what happens to images that pass through the cornea onto the retina in the back of the eye. Images that pass through an astigmatic cornea focus in two or more places rather than creating one sharp image.
Surgical Correction of Astigmatism: Limbal Relaxing Incisions
Astigmatism is most commonly treated with the prescription of glasses or contact lenses. Sometimes astigmatism is treated during cataract surgery with the placement of limbal relaxing incisions at the periphery of the cornea to change its shape from a football to basketball shape. Limbal relaxing incisions treat astigmatism but rarely eliminate it completely. Each individual cornea heals differently so it is not uncommon to have slight over or under corrections. The goal with limbal relaxing incisions is to reduce the corneal astigmatism to an acceptable level, improving the visual result.
If you have questions about astigmatism or to make an appointment please call our office at: 914-666-4939.
Premium Lens Implants
Patients having cataract surgery today have several choices when it comes to selecting the lens implant to be used to replace their clouded lens, or cataract. Not all patients are candidates for each lens type. Our doctors and staff will help you make the choice of the best implant that fits your lifestyle.
Toric Lens Implants
This lens corrects for astigmatism as well as for far or nearsightedness. The use of this lens allows for better uncorrected distance vision after cataract surgery.
Presbyopia Correcting Implants
Conventional lens implants correct for a single distance vision (far, near or intermediate). A presbyopia correcting implant corrects for both far and near vision with less spectacle dependence. Not all patients are candidates for this type of lens implantation. Our doctors will help determine if you are able to benefit from this type of premium lens.
Alcon AcrySof Restor Lens Implant
The AcrySof Restor implant uses an apodized diffractive technology to achieve bifocality. Patients using this lens may notice some glare with night driving.
Crystalens Lens Implant
The Crystalens implant uses a hinged design that allows the muscles of the eye to focus at a range of distances. This lens provides excellent night vision with less glare. Patients receiving this implant may need to use reading glasses for small print.
No lens implant can promise perfect vision. Some people who receive these premium implants will still need to wear glasses to achieve their best corrected vision, from time to time. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss which lens type is best for you, call our office at 914-666-4939.
Please refer to your individual physician and location for specific patient information.