Nearsightedness (Myopia Control) & Specialty Contact Lenses

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Specializing In Hard To Fit Contact Lenses Patients


Welcome to the optometric offices of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates. Our doctors and staff are committed to providing you and your family with the finest vision care in a comfortable, state of the art setting. We specialize in hard-to-fit contact lens patients and employ over 300 types of contact lenses on a regular basis. In addition, we were one of the original innovators of Laser Vision Correction in the New York metropolitan area.

Meet Our Doctors


Experts in Manhattan and Roslyn: Speciality Contacts, Multifocals & Bifocal Contacts, Orthokeratology, Myopia, Scleral Contacts. Get evaluated today!

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Contact Lenses

Who wouldn't want to wear a new, clean, spiffy pair of contact lenses every day? Now they're available in fits, materials, and prescriptions for all.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Whether you have type 1, type 2, or even just gestational diabetes, you are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy.
Get evaluated today!

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Keratoconus Treatment

Experts in detection and treatment of keratoconus, we are happy to help you with the difficulties arising from this problematic condition.

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Presbyopia eventually happens to everyone who reaches old age to some extent. Learn more about Diagnosis and Treatment such as NaturalVue Multifocul Contact Lenses.

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Orthokeratology, or "ortho-k," is the process of reshaping the eye to correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism.

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Manhattan Office 212-355-5145 Roslyn Office 516-365-4500 Schedule an Appointment

Q&A for Keratoconus

Dr. Jordan Kassalow Answers Your Eyecare Questions

1. What is Keratoconus? (brief, layman’s terms)

Keratoconus is a progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea that leads to difficulty
achieving acceptable vision with normal eyeglass correction.

2. Are some people more likely to develop it? (age, gender, risk factors)

Keratoconus develops in 1/400 to 1/2000 people (depending on the study). It does not have a
significant gender differential. While most affected people do not have affected family
members, there does appear to be a genetic component (autosomal recessive heredity
Keratoconus typically starts in the late teenage years, although it is often not diagnosed until
the patient reaches their mid to late twenties.

3. How would someone know if they have it? (symptoms)

The symptoms are no different than experiencing difficulty seeing with one’s current
prescription or noticing reduced vision for the the first time.

4. How do eye doctors diagnose Keratoconus? (examine the eye, perform tests, equipment)

Keratoconus can only be definitively detected through a thorough eye exam, including a
detailed corneal evaluation. The primary instrument used is the corneal topographer, which
maps the front surface of the eye.

5. What consequences can occur if Keratoconus is left untreated?

There is no treatment for keratoconus. In order to optimize vision and prevent progression, it
is important that it be detected early and monitored on an ongoing basis.

6. How do you treat Keratoconus? Are there risks involved in the treatment?

Keratoconus is managed by fitting contact lenses specifically designed to reduce the
distortions on the cornea and provide clear vision. Additionally, many patients will be
candidates for a procedure called collagen cross linking which helps to prevent progression.
There is minimal risk in this procedure, but the decision to undergo any procedure should
always weighrisk vs. benefit.

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Looking for an Optometrist in Roslyn, NY and Manhattan?

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Manhattan Office

30 East 60th Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10022

Roslyn Office

1044 Northern Blvd., Suite 107
Roslyn, NY 11576