Eye Q Optometrist
Abraham Zlatin O.D., F.I.A.O.
Dr. Zlatin is the owner and founder of Eye Q Optometrist. He holds a Doctorate from the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Zlatin is a longstanding member of the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association. Dr. Zlatin is also a proud member of the AmericanAcademy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC). He is New York States first Fellowship trained Orthokeratologist. In 2002 he became one of the first doctors to be FDA Certified in the procedure of Corneal Refractive Therapy. Dr. Zlatin’s patient care interests include specialty contact lenses and pediatric eye care. He is a provider for the InfantSee program, which affords all infants between the ages of 6 and 12 months a comprehensive eye examination at no charge to the family. Dr. Zlatin provides for the Treatment and Management of Eye Disease and Visual Disorders for patients of all ages. He is fluent in Hebrew and English.
Aya Egger O.D.
Dr. Egger received a Bachelors of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. Her clinical training included rotations at the US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan, Indian Health Services in New Mexico, and an ophthalmology group in Arizona. Dr. Egger strives to improve her patient's day-to-day life with comprehensive eye care including individually tailored glasses and contact lens evaluations. She is a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Egger is also herself a successful Advanced Orthokeratology patient who continues to benefit from the clear vision and myopia control effects the program provides.
Your Child’s Myopia May Depend on What You Do Now
The percentage of adults and children that develop myopia is increasing sharply. This site is about the science of myopia with the goal of stopping or slowing its progression. Myopia is getting worse around the world, even to the point of being called an epidemic by some. In some parts of Asia, 80% of the girls in high school are myopic. In the United States, myopia has increased 66% in thirty years so that now 42% of people aged 12-54 are myopic. It has become an issue of monumental importance affecting over a billion people around the world and it is getting worse.
Stop my eyes from getting worse
Research is showing that there are methods to slow or prevent the progression of myopia, but the actions work best when the child is younger. Myopic changes are generally permanent; they don’t get better with treatment.
Treatment should, therefore, be designed to prevent the development and progression of myopia and to do that requires eye examinations to start at a young age, approximately five years old for yearly exams. There are no guarantees that any specific treatment will work for an individual person but the lack of early care prevents any potential benefit from starting early.
If you are interested in myopia control and in managing your vision or the vision of a loved one with nearsightedness, please contact Eye Q Optometrist and request an appointment with Dr. Abraham Zlatin. Manhattan (212) 724-8855 / Scarsdale, N.Y. (914) 472-5932