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Myopia Care & Scleral Lens Specialist in Bayside, NY- Bayside Family Eyecare

Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, Dr. Wasserlauf will focus on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision. Using the latest in optometric technology such as digital imaging, in our Bayside office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye and vision assessment.

Our optometric experts stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctor regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.

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I highly recommend Dr.Wasserlauf for your vision needs. He was very professional and explained in-depth about Scleral Lenses and how it would be beneficial for my eyes. After a thorough examination to determine my prescription, I received my lenses in 2 weeks. I was very satisfied with the service I...
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FAQ With Our Eye Doctor...

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome can only be diagnosed by an eye doctor. We take your symptoms into account, including the eyes feeling dry, burning, itchy or irritated. Watery eyes and blurry vision are also common because the tears, which protect the outermost surface of the eye, can be unstable.

What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?

There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.

What can I do to prevent dry eyes?

Dry eyes are caused by many factors. If you know you have dry eyes, try to pay attention to what makes them feel better or worse. For example, do not blow your hair dryer directly towards your eyes. Add moisture to the air with a humidifier. Use eye protection outdoors like wrap around sunglasses or other protective eyewear. Be mindful of changes in your environment such as traveling. Position your computer screen below eye level. Stop smoking and avoid smoky areas. Supplement with Omega 3 and use lubricating eye drops.

What causes my eyes to water when I exercise?

When our eyes water, it's often a sign of dry eyes. If the tear film is off balance, this can cause excessive tearing. The cause of dry eyes is multi-factorial: It is possible you are dehydrated or sometimes it can be the environment you are exercising in. Air from a fan can be drying, or if you are outside exercising that may cause dryness. If your vision also becomes blurred when you are exercising, this may be a sign of a more serious condition. It is important to have a regular examination to ensure your eye are healthy, and we can recommend some dry eye treatments if that appears to be the cause of the excessive tearing.

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Providing custom-made scleral lenses for irregular corneas, dry eye, and other hard-to-fit patients for optimal vision and superior comfort.

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Let us help your child diminish the risk of developing ocular disease and vision loss with our effective myopia management program.

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Suffering from dry eye disease adversely affects one's quality of life. We can help by analyzing and effectively treating mild to severe cases of dry eyes.

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Oliver Peoples Slide

208-36 Cross Island Pkwy
Bayside, NY 11360
  • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Closed
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Doctor Hours
Tuesday:   10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday:  10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday:      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 718-530-1181 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

718-530-1181