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Sound Vision Care, Inc.

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887 Old Country Road Suite K-L
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: 631-727-2858
Fax: 631-727-2866

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am6:00pm
Friday9:00am4:00pm
Saturday9:00am1:00pm
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Many patients with vision problems heartily embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not all of these patients, however, are good candidates for PRK or Lasik surgery, the two standard surgeries used to alter the way the cornea of the eye refracts light. If that describes you, don't fret -- because here at Sound Vision Care, Inc., we offer an advanced corneal reshaping technique known as Gentle Vision Shaping System, or GVSS. This non-surgical technique can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light.

To understand the benefits of GVSS, let us first consider how the cornea works. The cornea is a transparent, spherical bulge that sits over the lens of your eye. In addition to protecting the inner parts of the eye, the cornea also performs some lens-like tasks of its own. The shape of cornea causes incoming light rays to be refracted, or bent, in such a way that the lens can focus them into a clear, sharp image before they pass on to the retina and optic nerve. Ultimately, the optic nerve transmits the image to your brain.

Deformations in the shape of the cornea cause refraction to go wrong in various ways, producing the fuzzy images characteristic of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lens are curved to "pre-refract" incoming light to compensate for your personal degree of corneal deformation. Laser surgery actually corrects the shape of cornea itself, eliminating most of all of the visual errors that might otherwise call for corrective lenses.

Corneal Reshaping While You Sleep

While you might leap at the thought of permanently correcting vision problems, laser surgery isn't always the best eye care option. For instance, if you suffer from thin corneas, untreated cataracts, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, or a corneal disease called keratoconus, you should avoid laser eye surgery.

Some of our patients simply don't like the idea of any kind of surgery, or they want a reversible procedure. GVSS may be an ideal choice for these individuals. We will map the shape of your corneas precisely and then fabricate special contact lenses. Unlike standard contacts, you'll wear these lenses at night. The lenses perform a subtle corneal reshaping as you sleep, meaning that you can take them out the next morning and enjoy perfect or near-perfect vision.

GVSS can help you see clearly for one or two days at a time, or possibly even longer. By wearing them regularly at night, you can maintain your clarity of vision for as long as you decide to continue using them. If you decide to use another form of vision correction, simply stop wearing the GVSS lenses and your corneas will assume their previous shape once again. Talk to our knowledgeable staff to see whether GVSS makes sense for you.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Our Services

Meet The Optometrists Our doctors are Optometrists in Riverhead providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities. As licensed optometrists, our doctors provide exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, our doctors are also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, our doctors are trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension. Read More

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Riverhead, NY 11901
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