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Are Drooping Eyelids Impairing Your Vision?

Are Drooping Eyelids Impairing Your Vision?

When you think about the way your face will change over time, you probably brace for things like more gray hairs and wrinkles. But over the years, the muscle that holds up your eyelids can get weaker. That means that you might start to experience drooping eyelids as you get older, too. 

Some people are bothered by drooping eyelids because of the way they look, but they can pose an even bigger problem: vision impairment. 

If you’re having trouble seeing because of your eyelids, Dr. Norman J. Pastorek, Janice Pastorek, BSN, RN, and our team can help. At our offices on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City and in Madison, Connecticut, Dr. Pastorek offers eyelid surgery to correct drooping eyelids and restore your full field of vision. 

Ptosis 101

If you live with droopy eyelids, you have a condition called ptosis. Age-related ptosis often worsens through the years. In fact, one or both eyelids can droop to the point that they block part of your pupil, making it impossible for you to see clearly. You might need to tilt your head back in order to get a full field of vision, making things like driving or reading much more challenging. 

There’s no way to reverse the muscle weakness and loss of skin elasticity that leads to age-related ptosis. But that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with your impaired vision. To help you see clearly again, Dr. Pastorek offers blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.

Blepharoplasty to fix drooping eyelids

During blepharoplasty, Dr. Pastorek removes excess skin and repositions tissue to give you younger-looking eyes. More importantly, he ensures that nothing will be in the way, helping you regain your full field of vision.

Dr. Pastorek can perform a blepharoplasty to correct drooping eyelids on one or both eyes. He performs this procedure under local anesthetic and IV sedation so you can relax comfortably but still head home the same day. 

With more than 5,000 blepharoplasty procedures under his belt, Dr. Pastork is extremely skilled in delivering natural-looking results. He places any required incisions so they’re invisible or nearly invisible. Plus, with his expertise in facial aesthetics, he can ensure that your results fit your face and leave you looking your best. 

Drooping eyelids that interfere with your ability to see clearly will probably get worse over time. Don’t leave yourself in a situation where your vision is dangerously impaired. To learn more about your surgical options to correct drooping eyelids, call one of our offices or schedule your appointment online today.

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