Eye Love You, Dad!

The New York ophthalmologists at Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons encourage annual eye exams to keep Dad healthy

Jun 13, 2012, 15:11 ET from rocklandeye.com

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Help Dad see the love this Father's Day. That's the goal of the skilled NY eye doctors at Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons. Located in Rockland County, New York, they offer complete eye examinations for the whole family, as well as many highly specialized eye care services. Regardless of his age, an annual eye exam can help ensure Dad's vision health and the early diagnosis of vision impairment from cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetes-related eye conditions. Vision correction through glasses, contact lenses, and the latest in LASIK eye surgery, PRK, and TORIC intra-ocular lenses are also available at Rockland Eye Physicians.

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Father's Day and Men's Health Week are the perfect time for loving nudge from the wife and kids to get Dad's eyes checked. "Many men think eye doctors are only for glasses or contacts," says Dr. Louis Aventuro, a leading ophthalmologist at Rockland Eye Physicians, "But as we age our eyes change in a lot of ways and vision impairment isn't the only indicator of an eye problem. Annual complete ophthalmic eye exams are a vital part of maintaining optimal vision."

No matter how young or old Dad is annual eye examinations allow the specialists at Rockland Eye Physicians to watch for signs of eye disease or changes in vision.

Vision Correction – A wide range of conditions contribute to vision changes. "Often, vision impairment begins subtly," explains Dr. Stuart Rosenthal of Rockland Eye Physicians, "Dad may see fine when reading or working at the computer, but may experience slight impairment when driving at night." An annual complete ophthalmic exam and early correction of vision problems can help prevent needless eyestrain and even driving accidents, particularly in older patients.

Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons are highly trained in LASIK and PRK vision restoration surgery, as well as routine glasses and contact lens prescriptions.

Cataracts – Highly common in older adults, this eye condition causes a clouding of vision in one or both eyes. Dr. Robert Chen and Dr. Glen Weiss are leading NY cataract surgeons, highly skilled in surgery. Left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness, but can be easily and safely removed to restore sight.

Dr. Chen and Dr. Weiss also perform the latest and most advanced TORIC IOL customized lens implants during cataract surgery for enhanced visual clarity and stability for patients with astigmatism.

Glaucoma – Blinding damage to the optic nerve from glaucoma can be prevented, but not reversed. Early diagnosis and proper preventative treatments are critical reasons for older adults to have annual eye exams, especially since glaucoma can begin without symptoms.

Diabetes and Vision – Rockland Eye Physicians places great emphasis on monitoring vision in patients with Type I and Type II diabetes. Glaucoma and cataract risk increases in the presence of diabetes and complete ophthalmic eye exams are an important part of prevention.

If Dad's still hesitant after all these important considerations, remind him of this:  The better he can see, the better he can keep an eye on you. Or on the 18th hole.

About Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Serving the New York Metropolitan Area and Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties, for over 40 years, Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons has offices in both Bardonia and Garnerville. Their full range of general ophthalmic services and treatments for children, adults, and seniors include contact lenses, glaucoma screening and treatment, no-stitch cataract surgery, ReSTOR multifocal IOL, LASIK/refractive surgery, digital retina imaging, and strabismus treatment and other surgical procedures. Learn more about the practice at www.rocklandeye.com

Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons PC:


365 Route 304, Suite 101
Bardonia, New York 10954
Phone: 845-553-7060


171 Ramapo Road Route 202
Garnerville, New York 10923
Phone: 845-553-7060 

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