Eastside Eye Associates was started in 1975 by Dr. Julius Shulman. Since then we have evolved into a multispecialty ophthalmology practice with specialists in laser vision correction, cataract surgery, glaucoma, retinal diseases, ophthalmic plastic surgery, contact lenses, general eye care and eyeglass dispensing. Dr. Dalia Nagel recently joined our staff, expanding our services and hours of operation. We take great pride in offering the most technologically advanced developments in ophthalmology, along with individualized and personal attention to our patients.
Dr. Julius Shulman is a board certified highly skilled LASIK surgeon using state of the art equipment including the Intralase bladefree laser, the VISX S4 excimer laser with advanced eye-tracking capabilities and CustomVue wavefront technology with Iris registration. If you are seeking LASIK in NYC please call us for a complimentary screening.The safety of all-laser LASIK using blade-free Intralase and a customized laser profile is unprecedented. All-laser LASIK is now approved by NASA and the United States Air Force.
Modern cataract surgery in the average patient now takes about 20 minutes or less, with the patient resuming normal activity shortly after surgery. The incision to remove the cataract is so small that stitches are usually unnecessary and healing is largely completed in a week or two. With the advent of microsurgery and the intraocular lens implant , cataracts no longer have to "ripen" and can be removed at any stage.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which becomes damaged from a build up of fluid and pressure inside the eye. Although the earliest sign of glaucoma is usually elevated intraocular pressure, many patients do not demonstrate this elevation but sustain optic nerve damage from what is considered a normal pressure. Detection of this and other types of glaucoma rely on detecting a change in the shape of the optic nerve and a loss of parts of your field of vision.
In the center of the retina, similar to the central bulls-eye of a target, is the macula, the most sensitive part of the retina and the part that gives precise vision for reading and driving. Some common disorders of the retina include macular degeneration, "floaters" and retinal detachment. Many patients with macular degeneration can now be treated with vitamins and medication to avert severe vision loss.
Are you a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Have you been bothered by glasses and contact lenses or have they been gettingin the way of your lifestyle and activity choices? If so, you may be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. The consultation is free, call us! LASIK eye surgery has helped millions of people eliminate and reduce their dependence on both glasses and contacts. This procedure can correct the vision of people with hyperopia, myopia, and/or astigmatism. Find out if you are a suitable LASIK candidate, discuss the procedures available to you and get your questions fully answered. We can also discuss our 0% finance plans that are available to our patients.
Please call us at 888-60-LASIK or click here to contact us giving your contact details and a convenient time for us to call you.
Candidates for LASIK:
- Patients should be 21 years or older (there are rare exceptions)
- There should be no change in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions for the past 1-2 years
- An otherwise normal eye exam
- No history of an autoimmune type of disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis
- Adequate corneal thickness
- Normal Corneal Topography (no sign of keratoconus or irregular cornea, although exceptions occur.