Our New Dorp eye doctor at The Vision Gallery, Ltd. caters to your vision needs. We are committed to an excellence in care and our professional and knowledgable staff works with you in a friendly and individualized manner. We know that each patient has unique needs and we treat you that way. Whether you are coming to see us for an eye exam or to get fitted for contact lenses, you can be sure that our mission is to ensure that you have great vision and healthy eyes.
More and more people are opting to get contact lenses and with the advancements in technology more and more people are able to enjoy the benefits of contacts. Contacts are a great way to correct your vision and they are easier than ever to wear. Our staff at The Vision Gallery, Ltd. is here to make sure that you are fitted with the right contacts for you. When you visit our New Dorp eye doctor, we make sure that before you leave, you are have the right contacts for you, that you know how to clean your contacts, and that you know how to properly store your contacts.
Soft contacts are available for patients with astigmatism or dry eyes. They are prescribed a lot because our patients love how comfortable they are. Soft contacts can be worn up to 12 hours a day but have to be removed and cleaned at night. Leaving contacts in while you sleep will dry out and fatigue your eyes and can cause eye problems. Not properly cleaning your contacts can result in serious eye infection. Eye infections can lead to scarring of the cornea and even blindness. Hard contacts offer patients the option of sharper vision. They can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism but hard contacts do take longer to adjust to than the soft contacts.
The Vision Gallery, Ltd. cannot stress the following cleaning instructions enough. Your eyesight is precious. Cleaning and caring for your contacts is caring for our eyes. First, you must always remember to thoroughly wash and dry your hands before ever handling your contacts. Then you must use a contact lens cleaning solution and cover the lens as it rests in the palm of your clean hand. Then gently place the lenses into a proper contact storage container and cover with more solution. Cap, and let sit over night. Remember only fresh solution should be used when cleansing, disinfecting and storing your contact lenses. And never, never reuse old solution.
Make an appointment with your local New Dorp eye doctor at The Vision Gallery, Ltd. and see if contact lenses will make your vision better and your life easier.