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Just in time for Halloween, Montefiore’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences shared the dangers associated with the misuse of cosmetic contact lenses.
Click on the links below to watch and learn more about the safety of costume contact lenses from our experts:
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center is dedicated to helping patients improve and maintain their vision. We apply the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques to all types of vision impairments and abnormalities, including glaucoma, age degeneration, diabetic eye damage, cataracts, pediatric eye problems, eyelid droop and wrinkles, uveitis, inflammation, dry eyes, infections, double vision, visual loss, tumors, glaucoma, and refractive errors.
Led by prominent refractive surgeon, stem cell and dry eye researcher Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD, the Department is nationally recognized as one of the largest in the New York metropolitan region. Our team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthoptists, oculoplastic surgeons, neuro-ophthalmologists, glaucoma surgeons, cornea and LASIK surgeons, retina surgeons and pediatric surgeons provides comprehensive clinical services, including low vision and contact lens care.
Montefiore's specialists offer the most current and effective treatments for common ocular conditions and the most up-to-date procedures in all areas of ophthalmology. Nearly all of our surgeries are performed on a convenient outpatient basis, and more than 100,000 patient visits are conducted yearly at our outpatient clinics.
Montefiore uses sophisticated digital imaging and laser treatments to help identify and correct astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness and a broad spectrum of eye disorders. Our state-of-the-art facilities enable staff members to use the latest technological advances in corneal and refractive surgery (LASIK), corneal transplant surgery, diabetic and glaucoma surgery and treatment, and cataract surgery.
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is particularly adept at handling the complications inherent in diabetic retinopathy. Our specialists have the proficiency and experience to expertly handle this intricate surgery, including repairing retinal detachments.
Fundamental to our approach to care is the department's clinical and scientific research aimed at further improving the field of ophthalmology. From our basic scientific research laboratories at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to our ophthalmic clinical trials units, we emphasize a "bench to bedside" approach to advanced medical care.
In partnership with Einstein, Montefiore is a major and longstanding educational institution in the field of ophthalmology, teaching and training many of the finest ophthalmologists in the New York area and across the country.