Routine Eye Care

Eye Care | Myopia Treatment | Astigmatism Treatment | Philadelphia PA
Our practice provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Our doctors are fully trained and experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a variety of conditions.

Regular eye exams are a valuable tool for maintaining the health of your eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Children should have regular tests to ensure the proper development of their vision and prevent any interference with academic achievements. Older adults are often at a higher risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. All patients can benefit from examinations that test vision and screen for disease.

The most common eye conditions diagnosed during an eye exam involve refractive errors that cause blurry vision for patients. These conditions affect millions of people in the United States and often get progressively worse as patients age. Fortunately, refractive errors can be easily treated to let patients enjoy clear vision at all distances.

Myopia

also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is a condition of the eyes in which nearby objects are clear and distant objects appear blurry. Almost a third of people in the United States experience some degree of nearsightedness.


Hyperopia

also known as farsightedness, is a condition of the eyes where the focus on distant objects is better than the focus on objects closer to the eye, so nearby objects appear blurry. The eye is designed to focus images directly on the surface of the retina; with hyperopia, light rays focus behind the surface of the retina, producing a blurry image.


Astigmatism

occurs when the cornea - the clear covering over the eye - is slightly irregular in shape, preventing light from focusing properly on the retina in the back of the eye. With astigmatism some of that light focuses either in front of or behind the retina, resulting in vision that may be blurry for either near or far vision or, in some patients, for all objects.


Presbyopia

is a visual inability of the lens of the eye to focus on objects that are close. It occurs when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, causing objects to appear blurry. Symptoms make take years to develop and patients begin to show signs of presbyopia in their early- to mid-40s - even in patients who have had laser vision correction.Presbyopia is not a condition that can be cured.


All of these vision conditions can be effectively treated with either eyeglasses or contact lenses. Eyewear may be used during certain activities, such as watching television or driving, or at all times. Our patients are given a wide selection of eyeglass frames, lenses and contact lenses to choose from to correct their vision issues in the most comfortable manner.

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Four Convenient Locations

South Broad Street

1703 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Tel: (215) 339-8100


Allegheny Ave

2610 E Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Tel: (215) 423-5154


Wills Eye Hospital

840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: (215) 339-8100


Wills Northeast Consultation Office

8025 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Tel: (215) 423-5154