Philadelphia’s Finest Eye Exams
Your journey begins here, as your visual abilities are very carefully evaluated. Dr. Kirshner meticulously measures your eyes to determine your need for visual correction, then diligently determines the correct prescription to give you optimal vision. He uses the Marco TRS-5100 Total Refraction System, which generates extremely precise and reliable digital refractions. Most importantly, American Vision at The Court’s extensive state-of-the-art eye equipment investigates your visual system for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other possible eye diseases. The American Vision eye exam can alert Dr. Kirshner to other potential conditions as well, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and other systemic diseases, often before they show up in other medical tests. We use the latest in diagnostic equipment and are committed to keeping up with the newest developments.
Dr. Kirshner can co-manage your Lasik and cataract surgeries with his network of ophthalmic surgeons.
Laser technology offers an alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses for patients. Dr. Kirshner has guided hundreds of patients through refractive surgery with comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care.
LASIK stands for Laser Assisted Intrastromal Keratomileusis. During this procedure, the surgeon uses an instrument called a microkeratome to create a thin flap of tissue within the cornea. The corneal flap is then returned to its original position, adhering without stitches. This procedure is nearly painless and is performed under topical anesthesia.
Candidates should be at least 18 years old with a stable prescription. They must be within the range of the procedure, have no active eye disease and not be pregnant or nursing. There should not be any restrictions mandated by the candidate’s employer.
It is vital to keep in mind that even if your vision seems perfect after LASIK, you may still need eyewear.
When outdoors, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays with sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection. If you play sports when wearing sunglasses, make sure the lenses are made of polycarbonate for extra protection. And any time you’re working with power tools or doing anything else where an eye injury is possible, you should be wearing safety glasses also with polycarbonate lenses.
If you’re over 40 or will be soon, it’s likely you’ll need reading glasses after LASIK. Many LASIK patients will benefit from a pair of prescription eyeglasses for night driving. Though these lenses may have only a mild prescription, they often can make your vision sharper for added safety and comfort.
A cataract is a common eye disorder in which there is clouding of the lens inside the eye leading to a decrease in acuity. The clouding process will progress, until eventually there is a complete loss of vision if not treated with surgery. Neither diet nor laser treatment will fix the cataract because it is a natural process of aging. Some of the warning signs for cataracts include light sensitivity, halos around lights, blurred or cloudy vision, difficulty driving at night or night blindness, glare, problems with depth perception, or faded color perception.
Dr. Kirshner can diagnose cataracts during a routine eye exam and determine if eye surgery is necessary. Fortunately, cataract surgery can help restore your vision long before you experience a loss of vision significant enough to interfere with your daily activities.
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