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Contact Lens

Contact lenses are thin plastic or silicone lenses that may be placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct vision, enhance cosmetic appeal, or as an adjunct to a therapeutic regimen. At the Manhattan Ophthalmology Associates in Manhattan, New York, Dr. Spencer Sherman will give you expert advise on what contact lenses would suit you best, how to use it, and give you professional tips on proper care when using them. There are more options now than ever before for contact lenses and Dr. Sherman is the contact lens expert who will decide which ones are the most suitable for your condition, your lifestyle, and even your budget, to make certain that you have the best contact lenses for yourselves.

There are different types of contact lenses that are being used in the market today, all of them specifically designed to address a patient’s individual needs. Soft contact lenses, the most common type, are mostly known for their unique ability to conform to the shape of the patient’s cornea, making them comfortable and convenient to use. These types of contacts can be used to help correct vision in patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or age-related presbyopia. Soft contact lenses are further classified into Daily Wear lenses that are the most common type and may be used all day and night. It is removed at night for disinfecting. Extended Wear lenses that are suitable even for extended use, do not require to be removed regularly and only call for disinfecting at least once a week; and the daily disposable soft contact lenses that can be used during the day and evening and be discarded at any time during the day. Hard contact lenses, on the other hand, are more rigid and more oxygen permeable than soft contacts, and therefore considered to be superior because they significantly reduce the risk of eye infections and, with proper care, they can be used for up to three years. Other types of contact lenses include Hybrid lenses that are a clever combination of both soft and hard types, Bifocal or Multifocal lenses for special acuity issues, and Tinted contact lenses for cosmetic reason.

The eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of human body and extra precautions have to be taken in order to keep them healthy. Using contact lenses directly on the surfaces of the eyes may lead to irritation and infection, unless appropriate care is taken to prevent it. Coupled with good hygiene, it always important to remember to remove your contact lenses before bed, prevent them getting wet with water and never saliva, never forget your contact lens solutions for cleaning, and observe the expiration dates so that they could be replaced whenever necessary. Making good use of these tips should keep you covered, but in case anything goes wrong, it is always best to consult Dr. Sherman.


Dr. Spencer Sherman

Dr. Sherman is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been serving the Upper East Side community for over 40 years. Kind and compassionate, Dr. Sherman dedicates his time to his patients needs, making sure all each feels calm and comfortable through all aspects of care. Throughout his esteemed career Dr. Sherman has studied all aspects of Ophthalmic care and has dedicated his practice to his passion, the treatment of Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Contact Lenses.

Dr. Sherman has been a guest professor and lecturer at many leading medical institutions in the United States and around the world. He has published textbooks and scientific articles in numerous major medical journals. Dr. Sherman continues to be active in ophthalmic research and has given many courses of cataract, implant laser surgery and contact lenses.

Learn more about Dr. Sherman, Curriculum Vitae

B.A. Cum Laude: Princeton University
M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Diplomate American Board of Opthalmology
Fellow, American Academy of Surgeons
Fellow International College of Surgeons
Attending Eye Surgeon

Dr. Spencer Sherman is affiliated with the following Hospitals:
Lenox Hill - North Shore LIJ - MEETH

And the following Insurance Companies:
Medicare - United Healthcare - Oxford - Aetna
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (PPO/HMO) - GEHA - GHI
Magnacare - UMR - CIGNA


"Dr. Sherman and his staff were exceptionally kind, thorough and professional. The office and equipment are clean and organized. I am very happy I decided to try an appointment with him."

"Dr. Sherman was a very professional and intelligent doctor.  What made the visit great was his staff.  Mai and Cecillia were fantastic and so friendly.  I look forward to getting my eyes checked again!"

"I have been going to Dr. Sherman for MANY years.  I am 69 years old and he has the BEST bedside manner of any doctor I have ever used.  Always treated well by staff and always got the appointment I wished.  I dread the day he retires."

"Amazing human & professional , I highly recommend! I did see Dr Sherman for a consultation today : best choice ever coming from very far to see him , great advice , very good listener he pointed my eye condition and oriented me , he probably saved my eyes , all was amazing the staff as well was perfect! Thanks a lot! Merci!"

"Dr Sherman was polite, efficient and explained everything about the examination. He had a lovely manner and I had total confidence in his diagnosis. I will definitely go back to Dr. Sherman. I feel fortunate to have found him on ZocDoc."

"Dr. Sherman was fantastic. I came in rather afraid but he really helped ease my mind about my situation. I have never had eye or eyelid related issues before, so this was a new experience for me. He did a thorough exam of me and I felt so happy after leaving his office."


Spencer Sherman, MD
Manhattan Ophthalmology Associates
166 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

P: 212-753-8300
E: manhattanophthalmology