Hawthorne Eye Exams

Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Examinations

Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and a retinal exam.

Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be at risk of losing your vision since your body does not utilize sugar properly and, when the sugar levels rise, damage to the retinal blood vessels may occur. This injury to the retinal vessels is known as Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. It is very important to manage your eye health care when you have diabetes, in order to lessen your risk of vision loss due to eye disease.

Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management

Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. We provide all diagnostic and treatment options for glaucoma care. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam. We utilize the latest and most advanced computerized tests to diagnose glaucoma. For those who require treatment options, there are many, including topical eye drop self-administration, laser treatment, which can be utilized for precise, quick healing, and more advanced surgical options, for those difficult and advanced cases of glaucoma.

LASIK and Laser Vision Correction

LASIK is one of the most popular, eye care choices for treating low-to-high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Our practice is the among the most experienced Refractive/LASIK surgical practice in the area.

The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) on the other hand, is a lens that is permanently implanted in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The lens is intended to correct moderate to severe nearsightedness (myopia) for those patients who do not qualify for LASIK.


A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car, especially at night, or see the expression on a friend's face.


The ACRYSOF® ReSTOR® lens is a new (approved by the FDA in 2005) artificial lens that is surgically implanted in the eye to restore vision after a cataract, or clouded natural lens, is removed.

Using technology similar to that used in telescopes and microscopes, insertion of the lens will provide good near, middle and distance vision after treatment and greatly reduces or eliminates reliance upon prescription eye glasses. Prior to the ACRYSOF ReSTOR, life without glasses or bifocals was not an option for patients.

Always on the leading edge of technology, Hudson Valley Eye Associates is pleased to provide this breakthrough in vision care at our office.

Acrysof Toric

Traditional intraocular lens implants had the ability to succcessfully correct nearsightedness and farsightedness but have been unable to correct astigmatism. The Acrysof Toric is a new implant that can correct significant amounts of corneal astigmatism thereby optimizing a patient’s distance vision after cataract treatment. Hudson Valley Eye Associates offers this new and exciting technology. As with all cataract patients, the appropriate choice of intraocular lens is made after examination and consultation with the surgeon.


We offer quick, painless and non-invasive Botox medical treatment to remove wrinkles from all parts of the face and body. Our Botox treatment can get rid of all signs of ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles, facial folds and creases. When you choose Botox, you do not face the complications of invasive procedures that are often attributed for prolonged recovery time, reaction with medication, etc.

Botox® Cosmetics is an FDA approved treatment used to temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as to prevent lines from forming. Common treatments areas include the forehead, between the eyebrows, the corners of the eye and chin.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)

Suffering from dry eye can be more than just mildly annoying. It is often a chronic condition that can result in significant discomfort and cause visual disturbances that interfere with your daily activities.

While in the past, dry eye syndrome was chiefly considered to be a result of not producing enough tears, the leading cause of evaporative dry eye disease is actually a problem known as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. This condition inhibits the normal secretion of the topmost layer of tear film. At Hudson Valley Eye Associates we provide an advanced treatment called Intense Pulsed Light therapy, which targets the Meibomian Glands and offers the promise of immediate relief and improvement to many individuals suffering with dry eye.

By administering specific calibrated pulses of light to the affected areas, the involved cells and glands are stimulated to once again function more normally. IPL therapy can in some ways be compared to an extremely targeted and effective warm compress. In essence, the treatment liquefies obstructions in the glands that can then be expressed, thereby allowing the oily layer of the tear film to flow freely, as it should.

IPL for dry eye is most effective for patients suffering from moderate to severe dry eye, or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Providing immediate improvement and long lasting relief, the procedure may be repeated over a designated period of months for maximum results. It is a painless procedure, with patients able to return to normal activities following their eye care visit.

Optical Shop

Hudson Valley Eye Associates conveniently offers a full-service optical shop for our patients or anyone seeking both quality service and selection for prescription eyeglasses.

Our Optician is Sharon Usdan (NYS licensed, 1998)
who can be reached a (914) 600-4506, Option 6.

Optical Shop Office Hours are Monday-Friday,
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.