Our Services & Specialties
Dry Eye Clinic
Dry eye is a condition caused by lack of oil or tears in the outer layer of the eye. Our office offers a full range of testing and treatment options for our dry eye patients. From testing to nutritional supplements and hygiene counselling to the LipiFlow treatment, we offer a variety of choices to best serve our patients.
Laser Vision Correction
Dr. Farbowitz is very proud that as our LASIK patient, you will have the care and attention of Dr. Farbowitz from the consultation, to the pre-operative work-up, to surgery, and finally to post-operative care. This continuity of care ensures that each patient receives the high standards that Dr. Farbowitz can provide.
Dr. Farbowitz offers a full range of cataract surgery options and IOL implant options. During your pre-surgical evaluations, our team will guide you and assist you in making the best decisions for your lifestyle. Dr. Farbowitz is proud to offer laser-assisted surgical options, premium IOL implants, and iStent glaucoma management options. Learn more about cataracts here.
Routine Eye Exams
Any of our doctors are available for routine eye exams, contact lens exams, and driver’s exams. We have a contact lens dispensary for your convenience.
We offer this state-of-the-art treatment to our MGD patients in our Short Hills Office. Call our Surgical Coordinator today for more information on this exciting treatment.
Our experienced optician will assist you in choosing glasses to suit your style, price range, lifestyle, and visual needs.
We offer PRN clinically tested supplements to our patient. Call our Surgical Coordinator at the Short Hills Office for more information about office pick-up or home delivery options.
Latisse® Eyelash Treatment
Forget about extensions that damage your natural lashes. Ask your doctor about Latisse Eyelash Treatment and see the difference a few weeks can make!
Presbyopia is a natural change in our eyes’ ability to focus. It occurs when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, causing objects to appear blurry. Symptoms take years to develop and typically begin to show in the early- to mid-40s.The effects of presbyopia can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, including multifocal and progressive lenses; monovision; and conventional or laser surgery, such as PRK, monovision LASIK, and intraocular lenses (IOLs).
Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation – a long-term swelling – of the eyelids and eyelash follicles. It may be caused by seborrheic dermatitis, acne, bacterial infection, allergic reaction or poor eyelid hygiene. The eyes may become red or blurry, as well as tear frequently. The eyelids crust, flake, scale or redden, and the smooth inside lining of the lids may become rough. In more serious cases, sores can form when the crusting skin is removed, the eyelashes may fall out, the eyelids can deform, the infection can spread to the cornea, and patients often suffer from excessive tearing. Blepharitis can also cause styes, chalazions and problems with the tear film
The macula is a part of the retina in the back of the eye that ensures that our central vision is clear and sharp. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the arteries that nourish the retina harden. Deprived of nutrients, the retinal tissues begin to weaken and die, causing vision loss. Patients may experience anything from a blurry, gray or distorted area to a blind spot in the center of vision.AMD is the number-one cause of vision loss in the U.S. Macular degeneration doesn’t cause total blindness because it doesn’t affect the peripheral vision. Possible risk factors include genetics, age, diet, smoking and sunlight exposure. Regular eye exams are highly recommended to detect macular degeneration early and prevent permanent vision loss.
A cataract is a common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, and affects millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65. Cloudiness develops as a result of a buildup of protein in the lens. Cataracts cause a progressive, painless loss of vision. The lens clouds naturally as we age, causing people over the age of 65 to see a gradual reduction of vision. However, cataracts are not considered part of the natural aging process and are a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention. If visual impairment begins to interfere with your ability to read, work or do the things you enjoy, you may want to consider cataract surgery to restore your vision. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the US, and can be performed quickly and easily with a success rate of over 90 percent and a minimal risk of complications.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. The length of time a patient has diabetes will determine the likelihood of developing diabetic retinopathy. Over 40 percent of patients in the United States, diagnosed with diabetes, have a form of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye complication and a leading cause of blindness in American adults.Diabetic retinopathy causes the blood vessels that supply nourishment to the retina, the light-sensitive lining in the back of the eye where vision is focused, to weaken. These weakened vessels can leak, swell or develop thin branches, causing a loss of vision.During any stage of diabetic retinopathy a condition known as macular edema can develop. Macular edema is the buildup of fluid in the macula, the light-sensitive part of the retina that allows us to see objects with great detail. As the macula swells vision becomes blurred. About half of the people with proliferative retinopathy are diagnosed with macular edema.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the US, and can affect patients of all ages, many of who do not experience any symptoms and may not be aware that they have the disease. Glaucoma actually refers to a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve as a result of increased pressure within the eye, but can also be caused by a severe eye infection, injury, blocked blood vessels or inflammatory conditions of the eye. Once glaucoma has been diagnosed, treatment should begin as soon as possible to help minimize the risk of permanent vision loss. There is no cure for glaucoma, so treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing further damage from occurring. Most cases of glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, laser surgery or microsurgery. The best treatment for your individual case depends on the type and severity of the disease, and can be discussed with your doctor