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.
Experts in Manhattan and Roslyn: Speciality Contacts, Multifocals & Bifocal Contacts, Orthokeratology, Myopia, Scleral Contacts. Get evaluated today!
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What Our Patients Say...
I will always been in debt to Dr. Resnick for getting me to see 20/20 comfortably when every other doctor said I could not. For the past 4 years I have seen Dr. Resnick and have never had a bad experience with them. The office staff are caring and great. I travel 40 miles each way just to see this great practice.
I have an Eye Problem called Kerataconus, therefore it is difficult to fit Contact Lens. A million thanks to Dr. Resnick and her great Staff for their professionalism and expertise in the field of ophthalmology. My vision has improved to a great degree and therefore I am very grateful to everyone.
I had the good fortune to hear about Dr. Susan Resnick from a friend whom I was telling how difficult it seemed for me to find the right prescription despite seeing multiple doctors. Dr. Resnick provided me with a corrected prescription that resolved the issues I was having and I was impressed by the technology and comforts her offices provided for good measure.
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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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.