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Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams are essential for maintaining eye health. Because many vision problems have no signs or symptoms, often patients are unaware that a problem exists. In order to maintain good eye health and vision, annual exams are important for early diagnosis and treatment.  Complete eye exams include refraction (test to determine the need for glasses), binocular vision testing, glaucoma and cataract screening, and a dilation in order to examine the overall ocular and retinal health of the patient.

For children, the American Optometric Association recommends eye exams at 6 months, 3 years, and 5 years and then annually.  When problems occur in children, it is vital that they be treated early in order to gain the maximum visual outcome, otherwise vision may not develop normally. Dr. Kropf enjoys examining children and does so in a friendly and inviting environment. She strives to make every child feel special and at ease while in her office.

Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are lenses that are placed on the eye to correct vision. They provide clear vision for patients with myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (difficulty reading at near). Contact lenses must be properly fit to each patient in order to ensure eye health.  Patients must be taught how to correctly insert and remove lenses, as well as, appropriate cleaning methods.  Many patients can wear contact lenses, including children and those who wear bifocal and progressive glasses.  Contact lenses can provide exceptional vision for those who play sports where peripheral vision is essential and where helmets make wearing sports goggles difficult.  Dr. Kropf is qualified and experienced in fitting all types of contact lenses for all types of patients.

Vision Therapy
Vision therapy, or orthoptics, is a program of activities or eye exercises, designed to improve visual effectiveness.  Children who benefit from vision therapy may be those who have difficulty in school with reading, complain of headaches when reading, or fatigue easily with reading.  Conditions that respond well to vision therapy are ocular-motor dysfunctions (tracking problems), convergence insufficiency (eye-teaming problems), and accommodative disorders (focusing problems).  The need for vision therapy is determined after a comprehensive eye exam and after an in-depth patient history establishes the patient’s symptoms.  Therapy is usually conducted in the office on a weekly basis. It is a one-on-one session with Dr. Kropf and the patient.

2012 Andrea Kropf, O.D. - 293 Route 100, Suite 208, Somers, NY 10589, (914) 302 - 6877
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