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Concourse Eye Doctor

Concourse Eye Doctor

Having the correct prescription for your eyeglasses and contact lenses is a vital part of good eye care. But like caring for your teeth and overall wellness, seeing clearly is just one part of maintaining your eye health. It’s important to regularly visit your Concourse optometrist at Eye Express in the Bronx for eye exams, regardless of the strength of your vision. Even patients who don’t wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly should have yearly eye exams to test for underlying health and eye conditions.

When it comes to your eye health, Dr. Vilinsky of Eye Express believes in looking at the whole picture. Our practice philosophy is to not simply diagnose and solve the problems right in front of us, but to take the time to get to know you and your eye care history, so that we can construct a comprehensive treatment plan. You’ll be happy you chose to visit Eye Express when your vision remains healthy and strong throughout your lifetime. Preventive eye care is key to long-term eye health, which is why we use the latest eye care technology to give you quality care. Part of using the latest in eye care devices is being able to provide our patients with exceptional service, including diagnosing eye diseases and conditions that can often be missed in their most treatable stages.

Whether you need a routine eye exam, an eyeglass fitting, or treatment of eye diseases like glaucoma, Concourse eye doctor, Dr. Vilinsky will provide you with the best eye care and sound optical advice.

Family Eye Care Bronx
220 East 161ST Street
Bronx, NY 10451
718-681-9744

Glaucoma Testing Bronx

Glaucoma Testing Bronx

Eye Exams Bronx

Eye Exams Bronx

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of vision loss. Sometimes called the silent thief of sight, glaucoma can damage your vision so gradually you don’t notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. Glaucoma can be detected through regular eye examinations by your Melrose Bronx eye doctor, Dr. Alan Vilinsky. During this painless procedure, your optometrist will measure your intraocular pressure, inspect the drainage angle of your eye, evaluate any optic nerve damage, and test the vision of each eye. The best way to maintain your eye health and preserve your vision is to have regular and complete eye examinations with the appropriate level of diagnostic testing for glaucoma.

There are two main types of glaucoma: Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Angle-Closure Glaucoma. Though both are caused by increased pressure in the eye, the two yield different symptoms and levels of severity. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma and causes peripheral vision loss. In an eye unaffected by glaucoma, fluid continually flows through the eye and exits through tissue known as the trabecular meshwork. With chronic glaucoma, this meshwork becomes blocked and fluid is unable to flow out of the eye. This excess fluid causes intraocular pressure to increase and presses against the optical nerve. While chronic glaucoma gradually builds up, angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma occurs suddenly and presents painful symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, eye pain, and increased sensitivity to light.

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma during your regular eye exam at Eye Express in the Bronx, we’ll attempt to control the disease with medications to regulate the amount of fluid produced by the eye. If medications cannot adequately treat your glaucoma, Dr. Vilinsky may suggest surgery to increase drainage flow. To learn more about glaucoma treatment options, come speak to our eye doctors at Eye Express!

Melrose Bronx Optical Store
220 East 161ST Street
Bronx, NY 10451
718-681-9744