Alan B. Schlussel, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Christine Law, O.D.
Providing Expert Eye Exams and Eye Care Services
Our offices offer quality professional eye care, including a comprehensive eye exam, in a private setting. Whether you need to see an optometrist for an eye exam, dry eyes, contact lenses or an eyewear fitting, we can help. At our Manhattan location in Manhattan, our optometrists offer expert eye care and eye exam services for your therapeutic needs. These include treatment of an eye infection, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma (No Air-Puffs are ever used in our glaucoma testing!) or help with your dry, irritated eyes.
Q&A with Dr. S
Dr. Schlussel Answers Your Eyecare Questions
My eye care provider told me I have dry eyes, and the cause of it is that I spend about eight hours a day in front of a computer or looking at my phone. I've reduced the time I spend before the computer, and the grittiness is less frequent. But I still feel dryness, but only a little bit. I'm 17 years old, which is too soon for me to have serious dry eye, but I don't know whether it's chronic or not. Is it possible that I can permanently heal my dry eye?
The tears and ocular surface work together to keep the eye moist and to insure crisp vision. Dryness usually worsens with age, but it can occur in younger individuals who spend a great deal of time in front of a computer monitor or texting on their phones. Computer use decreases the frequency of blinking, and that promotes evaporation of the tears. That can be either the cause or a factor that contributes to your symptoms. You might be helped by one of the newer lipid-based dry eye drops that are available at the pharmacy. Because dry eye tends to be both chronic and progressive, if your symptoms persist I would consult with an eye care provider for a full dry eye evaluation.
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Alan B. Schlussel Is the leading expert on Dry Eye Syndrome. Of you at all suffer from any of the symptoms come straight in for treatment and relief!
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To make an appointment to see Dr. Schlussel or Dr. Law call 212-683-2004 in NYC or schedule an eye exam online today! If it is after hours, please call our appointment service at 1-866-480-3282. Our office is conveniently located for your next eye exam in midtown Manhattan, NYC. From this location our eye doctors also serve the areas of Murray Hill, Kips Bay, Orange, Essex, Montclair, Verona, Livingston, and Caldwell.
Insurance & Financing
Dr. Schlussel's offices in West Orange NJ and Manhattan NY accept many insurance plans including:
- Vision Service Plan (VSP)
- Cigna and Cigna Vision
- Empire Blue Cross
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
- and many more...
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- Sep 9, 2014 - Eyecare Radio Show, September 7, 2014: Computer Vision Syndrome
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- Mar 21, 2014 - Listen to Dr. Schlussel's next Eyecare Radio Show, Monday March 31 @ 8:00 pm
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200 E 33rd St
New York NY 10016
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