Scott S Weissman, MD
Ophthalmologist located in Midtown East, New York, NY
While glasses are a convenient way to improve your vision, they can get in the way. If you’re tired of smudges on your glasses that blur your vision or want to change the way you look, talk to Scott S. Weissman, MD, about contact lenses. At his office in Midtown East, Manhattan, Dr. Weissman and his team help people throughout New York City find the best, most comfortable soft contact lenses. If you’re interested in contacts, call the office or make your appointment online today.
Contact Lenses Q & A
Do I need a different prescription for contact lenses?
Yes. Although it might not seem like there’s much of a difference between using your prescription glasses and your contact lenses, using either optical solution does affect the prescription you need. Also, contact lens prescriptions measure things that eyeglass prescriptions don’t.
For example, a contact lens prescription includes a base curve and diameter measurement. The base curve matches the curvature of your cornea, while the diameter specifies the size of the lens itself. These measurements ensure that your contact lenses will fit comfortably on your eye.
Additionally, your contact lens prescription will name the material that your contacts are to be made of. For example, if you prefer extended-wear contacts or you often fall asleep while wearing your contacts, Dr. Weissman will probably recommend soft contact lenses. These allow more oxygen to reach your eyes.
Your prescription for soft contact lenses is a detailed document ensuring you get the right contacts for your vision problems.
Can I get contact lenses if I have astigmatism?
Yes. In addition to offering soft contact lenses to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness, Scott S. Weissman, MD, provides contact lenses for patients with astigmatism. Astigmatism is an imperfection in the way the lens or cornea of your eye curves.
Part of the personalized prescription you receive from Dr. Weissman details the way the lens fits on your eye. The team adjusts this as needed to accommodate your astigmatism.
Finding the right fit for astigmatism can take time. The team at Scott S. Weissman, MD, allows you to try several different contact lenses until you find the one that feels the most comfortable in your eye and provides you with the clearest vision.
What should I expect at an appointment to get contact lenses?
Dr. Weissman personally does all contact lens fittings at his office. To make the process as convenient as possible, he and his team offer you same-day exams and fittings.
For the personalized contact lens prescription you need for the most comfortable fit possible, call Scott S. Weissman, MD, or make your appointment online today.