Refractive Errors

Focusing on Your Needs to Improve the Quality of Your Life

father and son readingAs 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 nearsighted, 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 premium intraocular lens implantation. Our doctors specializes in the treatment of ocular diseases and refractive disorders including astigmatism. They 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. 

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, our doctors 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 and Dr. Imbrogno 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 and  PRK can correct nearsightedness.

Contact Us about Refractive Errors

We encourage you to contact Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie, Pennsylvania if 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.

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Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie

Drs. Howard M. Levin, Vincent M. Imbrogno, Ravinder Sabherwal, and Emily Washek provide state-of-the-art eye care in a friendly and comfortable setting. They are affiliated with leading vision organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The American Osteopathic Association

To book a visit with us, call us at (814) 838-9555 or request an appointment online.

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