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Low Vision Services

Our Low Vision Optometrist, Dr. Schoenbart, helps patients from all over New York, with eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts and more, to maximize their remaining vision to its full potential in order to recover and save vision functionality. This is done with the help of highly specialized Low Vision optics/glasses and other vision aids that help patients regain their independence.

Learn more about our services and read first hand accounts from our low vision patients.

  • Commonly called "lazy eye", amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.
  • Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading cause of blindness in the World.
  • Autorefractors are machines that automatically determine the correct lens prescription for your eyes.
  • Low vision? Dr. Schoenbart is trained to design special glasses that can make a difference. Check out the glasses and telescopes that Dr. Schoenbart has made to help many satisfied patients see better!
  • Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
  • How does diabetes affect vision? What does diabetes mean for eyesight? Learn more about eye problems resulting from diabetes including diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading contributor to blindness for adults in America.
  • Eye dilation means your pupil in front of the eye has been opened using special drops.
  • We welcome patients from all over the world that place their trust in Dr. Schoenbart and our leading Low Vision Center located in New York. Our kind and trusted low vision doctor provides personalized and cutting edge low vision services.
  • Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.
  • Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.
  • Glaucoma testing involves measuring internal eye pressure and a detailed scan of the retina for signs of disease.
  • AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
  • Macular Degeneration is an eye disease that affects the portion of the eye responsible for processing fine detail and providing sharp central vision (called the macula).
  • An ophthalmoscope is a handheld device used to examine your eye’s interior structure, including the retina.
  • With low vision, you may have trouble with doing specific everyday tasks like reading, recognizing faces, perceiving colors, and driving. Low vision may occur at any age. However, it is most common with people over 65 years of age.
  • People with serious vision problems from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a cornea transplant.
  • Optomap® is new technology that allows for detailed retina examination without dilating pupils.
  • Dry eye syndrome is a common condition, especially in women over age 40. Many treatment options are available.
  • Peripheral vision testing is the part of the eye exam that tests the “outside” of your vision.
  • Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies.
  • A phoropter is an instrument used to test individual lenses on each eye during an exam.
  • “Floaters” are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.
  • A puffer test is a specific form of glaucoma testing measuring eye pressure (intraocular pressure).
  • Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.
  • Retinoscopy is a procedure using a retinoscope that helps to see if you need a prescription.
  • This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone-shape. Treatment options range from gas permeable contact lenses to a cornea transplant.
  • A slit lamp exam is a magnified analysis of your eye from front to back.
  • Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
  • The “Big E” chart—or Snellen eye chart—is the most familiar type of visual acuity test.
  • Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.
  • Vision testing and vision screening can each be a window of opportunity for healthy sight - find out how they are different.
  • You’ve heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?
  • Vision testing includes vision testing equipment and procedures that either measure or gauge your visual ability, or look closely at specific structures of the eye.
  • This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.
  • This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.

 

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