Refractive Errors

Focusing on Your Needs to Improve the Quality of Your Life

Refractive Errors Erie

Refractive Errors ErieAs we age, glasses and contact lenses become necessities for most of us. When patients come into our office, our team wants to hear their story - what brought them to the point of deciding they didn’t want the hassle of depending on corrective lenses? For many patients, losing their reading glasses, misplacing their bifocals, or using irritating contacts pushes them to find an alternative solution to permanently fix their refractive errors. With the assistance of new cutting-edge treatments, our Erie, Pennsylvania eye care professionals can quickly improve your vision, eliminating your need for bothersome reading glasses. If you are near sighted, farsighted, or suffer from astigmatism our Erie, Pennsylvania vision correction team can help you achieve nearly perfect eyesight, improving the quality of your life.

About Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an optical condition in which the curvature of your eye is distorted. Instead of your cornea being smooth and symmetrical, the surface may be flatter in some areas and curvier in others. If you suffer from astigmatism, your vision may be blurred, making focusing at all distances difficult.


At Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie, we offer several treatment options for astigmatism, including corrective lenses and surgery using AcrySof® TORIC® intraocular lens implantation. Dr. Sabherwal specializes in the treatment of ocular diseases and refractive disorders including astigmatism. He provides patients with effective treatments and personalized plans after meeting with them to discuss their concerns and evaluate their eyes. The talent of our team and quality of our work cannot be matched in Erie.

Our doctors offer custom contacts that are designed to securely fit your eyes and are comfortable to wear. Our vision center is fully equipped with corrective lenses that are both practical and fashionable. If you are interested in permanently correcting your astigmatism, we provide a range of surgical options that can correct your refractive error. For well over 30 years, our doctors have been using revolutionary techniques to restore vision to thousands of patients. Dr. Levin can place an AcrySof® TORIC® intraocular lens into your eye to restore your vision. The surgically implanted lens is placed below the cornea, acting as a permanent corrective lens over the retina of the eye.

If You Are Far Sighted

Are you forced to use reading glasses because the fine print on the morning newspaper, restaurant menu, or computer is too small and blurry? Reduce your need for glasses by improving your near vision with FDA approved NearVision CK® surgical technology or corrective lenses.


NearVision CK® is a safe, simple, quick, and virtually painless procedure that uses radiofrequency energy, instead of a laser, to reshape your cornea. After the alteration on the surface of your eye, light is able to properly focus on your retina, improving near vision. This surgical treatment is not for everyone, in fact, it is designed for people over the age of 40. You will need to consult with Dr. Sabherwal and Levin if you have been experiencing changes in your eyesight or if you are interested in NearVision CK®. Our Erie, Pennsylvania team will properly identify your refractive errors, evaluate your condition, and recommend the most effective course of treatment that will be fulfill your optical needs.

If You Are Near Sighted

Do you see well up close but objects in the distance seem to be blurry? If so, you may have severe nearsightedness. By performing a basic optical examination, Dr. Sabherwal can determine your degree of nearsightedness. This condition is thought to be hereditary and it can be easily corrected.


Glasses, contacts, and surgery can correct your condition making you capable of seeing clearer at all distances. If you want to permanently correct your refractive error, Dr. Levin in Erie can surgically reshape the curvature of your cornea, dramatically improving your vision. We offer several refractive surgery methods that are safe, convenient, and successful at doing just that. LASIK, PRK, and IOL implantation can correct nearsightedness.

Contact Us about Refractive Errors

We encourage you to contact Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie, Pennsylvania is you have a refractive error like being near sighted, far sighted, or have astigmatism and desire clearer, crisper, and more defined vision. We have your best interest in mind, which is why we won’t let anyone of our patients undergo a surgical treatment unless they understand how the procedure works, what to expect before and after surgery, and the risks, benefits, and complications that involved with the procedure. We urge our patients to ask questions and voice their concerns so we can give you peace of mind throughout the course of your treatment.