Introduction: At Park Slope Family Eye Care, we believe that knowledge about common eye conditions empowers individuals to take charge of their eye health. In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve into three prevalent eye conditions: myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

By understanding their causes, recognizing their symptoms, and exploring available treatments, you can make informed decisions about your eye care. Dr. Arthur Bukhatetsky, our experienced optometrist, is always available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Let's get started on the journey to better eye health!

  1. Myopia (Nearsightedness): Causes: Myopia is primarily caused by genetic factors, but environmental factors such as excessive near work and lack of outdoor activities can contribute. Symptoms: Blurred distance vision, squinting, headaches, and eyestrain are common indicators of myopia. Treatments: Corrective measures include eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery options like LASIK. Dr. Arthur Bukhatetsky can guide you in selecting the most suitable treatment for your needs.

  2. Astigmatism: Causes: Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens has an irregular shape, leading to distorted vision. Symptoms: Blurred or distorted vision, eye discomfort, and difficulty with night vision are typical signs of astigmatism. Treatments: Eyeglasses, contact lenses (including toric lenses specifically designed for astigmatism), and refractive surgery are viable options. Dr. Arthur Bukhatetsky can provide personalized recommendations based on your specific requirements.

  3. Presbyopia: Causes: Presbyopia is an age-related condition caused by the natural stiffening of the lens, resulting in difficulty focusing on close objects. Symptoms: The inability to read small print, eyestrain when performing near tasks, and the need to hold reading material at arm’s length are common signs of presbyopia. Treatments: Reading glasses, multifocal contact lenses, progressive lenses, and monovision contact lenses are popular solutions. Dr. Arthur Bukhatetsky can assess your vision and prescribe the most appropriate option for your lifestyle and preferences.



Understanding common eye conditions such as myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia empowers you to take proactive steps in caring for your vision. By recognizing the causes, identifying the symptoms, and exploring available treatments, you can make informed decisions about your eye health. Remember, Dr. Arthur Bukhatetsky at Park Slope Family Eye Care is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding these conditions or any other eye-related matters. Schedule an appointment today and embark on the path to clear, healthy vision under the guidance of our trusted optometry practice.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional advice from an optometrist. Consult with an eye care professional at Park Slope Family Eye Care for personalized recommendations and guidance specific to your child’s vision needs.