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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

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As our community copes with the fast-moving spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus we hope you and yours are in good health during these stressful times. We have been tracking developments related to COVID-19 and following the relevant federal, state and local guidance. We truly appreciate your continued support during this...

This Contact Lens Can Actually Treat Dry Eye Syndrome!

Wearing traditional contact lenses is particularly uncomfortable when you have dry eye syndrome as it can further exacerbate itchy and irritated eyes. Fortunately, there is a lens that isn’t only comfortable but can also improve dry eye syndrome.

How Safe Are Overnight Contact Lenses?

Wearing lenses overnight has been shown to be safe and effective in slowing down myopia progression in children. That said, many parents believe orthokeratology involves a higher risk factor than other contact lens modalities. Let's take an open and honest look at some of the issues.

What Is the Shape of a Healthy Eye and How Does It Affect Vision?

Your vision depends on your eyeball shape. A perfectly shaped eye will provide crystal vision, whereas any deviation in size or irregularity in contour will cause distortion. Read on to learn the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy eye shape.  

Treating Your Non-Reader With Vision Therapy

Are you frustrated your bright child is not reading at the level you think they should be? They may actually be suffering from an issue in their visual system. Our practice can assess more than just 20/20 vision and use vision therapy to treat any vision-related learning issues that could be affecting your child.

Use Your Benefits in 2020 for Ortho-K

Use your new benefits to make 2020 your year of perfect vision. Ortho-k overnight lenses, which are particularly advantageous for myopic patients,  can be eligible for reimbursement with major savings accounts, such as HSA and FSA.

Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Vision Therapy

Vision therapy helps children with poor visual skills perform daily tasks more efficiently and with ease. This can lead to more success with school-work and sports, which, in turn, can have a positive effect on one's self-confidence.

What’s Worse For Your Vision: High Myopia (Nearsightedness) or Smoking?

Though many wouldn’t place “smoking” and “myopia” in the same sentence, the harmful effects they have on vision are comparable, as children with rapidly progressing myopia have a similar risk of developing eye disease later in life as smokers do.

A Short History of Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, practiced for over 150 years, has been helping patients with visual problems strengthen the eye-brain connection. Over the years, it has developed and expanded into a highly effective method for learning or improving visual skills.

Ever Wonder How People See Following a Corneal Transplant?

It is not uncommon for patients to experience post-surgery refractive errors, particularly following a corneal transplant. To achieve clear and comfortable vision, scleral lenses are often prescribed.
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Dear Valued Patient,

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, our office will be closed temporarily beginning 5:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Please call or text our office directly and disregard our hours listed on Google and our website for now.

We have been tracking developments related to COVID-19 and following the relevant federal, state and local guidance. We truly appreciate your continued support during this difficult time. In accordance with the government mandates and with the health and well-being of our community, patients, staff, and Doctors in mind, we will temporarily close our office effective 5 pm on Tuesday, March 17th.

When we feel it is safe to re-open our practice, you will be notified. We thank you for your patience during this interruption and very difficult time, please stay healthy.

Contact us by Text or email at 212-227-1268 or info@metropolitanvisionnyc.com if you have any questions, we will respond back as quickly as we can. If you call and get our voicemail please leave a detailed message including your name and call back number.

For fastest responses please text us for the following:

Placing contact lens orders. We will authorize contact lens renewals for 3 months if expired. We will waive all shipping fees.

Emergencies. Please describe your symptoms in detail and leave a contact phone number in the message. An on-call Doctor will reply or respond to you by phone.

Billing questions

Scheduling future appointments