Welcome to New City Eyes
Our mission at New City Eyes is to provide comprehensive eye care and vision care in a caring and professional manner.
Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, even if your vision is sharp.
Formerly located at the Nanuet Mall, our office relocated to the Town Plaza Shopping Center in New City. Drs. Garbowitz and Eckstein have been serving Rockland County’s eye care needs for more than 20 years.
Book an appointment with us today to see how we could help you, and your family.
Q&A | Eye Allergies with Dr. Garbowitz and Dr. Eckstein
Chronic allergies may lead to permanent damage to the tissue of your eye and eyelids. If left untreated, it may even cause scarring of the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the inner eyelid that extends to the whites of the eyes. Ocular allergies can make contact lens wear almost impossible and is one of the many causes of contact lens drop-out. Most common allergy medications will tend to dry out the eyes, and relying on nasal sprays containing corticosteroids can increase the pressure inside your eyes, causing other complications such as glaucoma.
Excessive tearing, frequent eye rubbing, constant irritation especially in the corners of your eyes closest to the nose, lid swelling or puffy eyes, and red or pink eyes are some of the most common ocular allergy symptoms.
It’s that time of the year for allergies, and for those who suffer, it’s more than just sneezing. It can mean months of itchy, watery, and puffy eyes. Because many of the allergens are in the air, they easily get into the eyes and cause problems. For many people, a sudden case of red and watery eyes can feel like an infection when really it’s just allergies. Eye allergies, known as “allergic conjunctivitis”, can often be treated with over the counter medication, but for some, it is not enough. Let us help you manage your allergies this season.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. If we are not available please contact the nearest emergency room.
Please call our office for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.