Category Archives: Vision Correction

A contact lens exam, what’s different?

Often patients request a new prescription for contact lenses and are frustrated to find out that they need an eye exam to receive an updated prescription.   “But my vision is fine.” Yes, you may be satisfied with the vision in your current contact lenses. However, it is important to make sure that your current […]


Your Eyes After 40

After you enter your 40’s, you may notice changes in your vision. Here’s a look at the types of conditions you may experience as you enter this stage of your life: Presbyopia. You may start to have difficulty focusing on objects up close, including when you read or work at your computer. This is called […]


How Monovision Can Help Treat Cataracts

Monovision is a technique that helps patients focus both their eyes at different distances. One eye focuses at nearby objects while the other is tasked with focusing on objects that are far off. Accommodation and Zoom To understand how Monovision can help a person, the zoom process of the eyes have to be understood. The […]


Do I Need Lens Implants?

Intraocular Lens Implants, called IOLs, are small, flexible implants inserted into the eye to replace a damaged or dysfunctional natural lens. The IOL serves as a lens, filtering and focusing light that enters the eye. Of the many different types of IOLs available, each focuses light in a different manner. Certain types of IOLs, like […]


LASEK to Reduce Night Blindness

For those who have difficulty seeing clearly in the dark, there’s a laser vision correction procedure that can shrink the size of your pupil in order to maximize contrast sensitivity. Wavefront, a customized version of LASEK, offers those who have difficulty seeing at night an advantage over wearing contact lenses, prescription eye glasses or traditional […]


What is LASEK?

Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis, or LASEK, is a fairly new vision correction procedure which combines elements of two better-known vision correction procedures: LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy Eye Surgery (or “PRK”), and it is primarily performed to treat astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Let’s take a closer look at the LASEK procedure, and why it may be right […]


Laser Vision Correction after Forty.

Real patient case from my practice: A 45 year old nurse, Anna K.,  was referred to my practice by another New York ophthalmologist after having LASIK eye surgery at another eye center.  She stated that the surgery went great but that she was still unhappy.  Apparently, she was nearsighted before her LASIK surgery and couldn’t […]


LASIK / LASEK and Soccer (and other sports)

Many people believe that Laser Vision Correction might not be safe for active people that enjoy sports. In this post, Dr. Giyaur, a NYC ophthalmologist in Brooklyn and Queens, discusses the new safe method of vision correction called LASEK. Soccer, baseball, football, tennis, and basketball players enjoy sharper, clearer vision without glasses or contacts, after LASEK done by Dr. Giyaur, without compromising on safety.


Refractive Errors and Vision Correction

Describing common refractive errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. Also discussing different methods of correcting them such as glasses, contacts, Laser Vision Correction (LASIK, Epi-LASIK, and LASEK), and intraocular lens implants.


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