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Your Trusted Eye Doctor in New Rochelle, NY

Coastal Eye Surgeons has proudly served the New Rochelle community since being founded in 2017 and we’re extremely excited for what the future holds. Our modern and unique approach to eye care makes us the highest-rated eye doctor New Rochelle has to offer -- something we take great pride in. If you’re experiencing vision problems that are affecting your ability to lead a normal and healthy life, a trip to your ophthalmologist is just what you need. They have the proper knowledge, experience, and equipment to diagnose the issue and determine the best treatment plan to reduce your symptoms. You can count on us for all your eye care needs, whether you’re interested in a comprehensive eye exam, a surgical procedure, or simply need an expert’s opinion. We care about our New Rochelle community and that’s something that’ll never change!

When Is It Time to Visit Your Ophthalmologist?

At Coastal Eye Surgeons, Dr. Shakir recommends visiting your ophthalmologist every 1-2 years for preventative eye care. Outside of that, you should always contact your ophthalmologist the moment you experience any symptoms or have any doubt in your eye health. Here are some of the most prominent signs you should visit your New Rochelle eye doctor:

  • Difficulty removing foreign objects from your eye (including dirt, chemicals, glass, plastic, and debris)
  • Intense pain in either one of your eyes that persists for a long period of time
  • Chronic eye fatigue when staring at a computer screen for a long period of time
  • Swollen, puffy, dry, itchy, or red eyes could indicate an eye infection
  • Blurred or cloudy vision, or even double vision
  • Sensitivity to light that causes discomfort when in well-lit areas
  • The presence of floaters, halos, flashes, and/or spots in your field of vision
  • Frequent headaches could be a result of poor eye health, as well as diabetes

A regular trip to their office is extremely important when detecting, diagnosing, and treating eye conditions -- even the ones you don’t know you’re suffering from. Whether or not you have symptoms, don’t forget to book a comprehensive eye exam soon with the best eye doctor New Rochelle has to offer!

About Our Laser Eye Surgery in New Rochelle

Dr. Omar Shakir, MD MBA specializes in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. Cataracts develop as a result of protein buildup on the eye’s natural lens, which prevents the lens from sending a clear image to the retina. Many people with cataracts experience blurred or clouded vision. Thanks to the advancements in science and technology, your ophthalmologist can perform a surgical procedure to remove the clouded lens with a clear artificial lens. This not only improves and preserves your vision, but it reduces the amount of outside stress your symptoms were causing. In addition to laser cataract surgery, Dr. Shakir specializes in a wide range of eye diseases and eye conditions -- including laser floater removal, glaucoma, dry eyes, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and much more. If your vision isn’t meeting your standards, we can help you figure out why and find an effective solution.

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What Are the Main Causes of Eye Damage?

There are a variety of reasons why someone might experience vision problems and there’s no telling how extreme the damage will be. While it’s different for everyone, a trip to your ophthalmology office can do a lot for your eye health moving forward. Here’s a list of some of the most common causes of eye damage:

  • Age & Time - Every single one of us will experience some level of vision loss or impairment at some point in our life. The goal is to reduce the rate of vision loss as much as possible. 
  • Injury & Trauma - Whether you’re playing sports or are working with dangerous materials, any injury to the eye can result in vision loss or impairment. That’s why eyewear is so important.
  • Diet & Nutrition - Much like every other organ in the body, your eyes require certain nutrients to function properly. Ensuring your body receives the right diet can do a lot for your eyes.
  • Carelessness - Not paying attention when handling dangerous materials or chemicals, as well as not maintaining your eye health long-term, is always a recipe for failure when protecting the eyes.
  • Unwanted Exposure - Always use eye protection throughout the day, even when walking outside in the sunlight. There are a lot of things that can damage your eyes when exposed to it.

When patients visit Coastal Eye Surgeons, our job is to not only determine what’s causing the eye or vision damage, but also what we can do to fix it -- or at least reduce it. We understand how important vision and eyesight are to a fulfilling life, which is why we do everything in our power to preserve it. See our other ny locations like Rye.

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