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Dr. Shereen Hakki, PHD OD

Optometrist

Dr. Shereen Hakki is an optometrist practicing in Phillipsburg, NJ. Dr. Hakki specializing in providing eye care services to patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Hakki performs eye exams, tests vision, corrects vision by prescribing eye glasses or contacts, detects certain eye disorders and manages and treats vision problems. Optometrists often work closely with ophthalmologists who may need to further treat patients with surgical procedures.
Dr. Shereen Hakki, PHD OD
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Accepting new patients

What causes keratoconus?

It runs in families. Thinking of the cornea. Call a corneal specialist to do a collagen interlace treatment to stop the progression of the condition. Must use RGP lenses for better READ MORE
It runs in families. Thinking of the cornea. Call a corneal specialist to do a collagen interlace treatment to stop the progression of the condition. Must use RGP lenses for better vision.

Dr. Hakki

What could be the cause of my hazy vision?

Check your sugar level and get checked for glaucoma.

Can the UV rays make someone blind?

No but it ages the eye
Use polarized sun glasses

My nephew is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with cataract. What should we do?

Remove the cataract and start the child on contact lenses. Daily contact applied and removed every day by the parents until patient is old enough 21-23 to get a permanent implant READ MORE
Remove the cataract and start the child on contact lenses. Daily contact applied and removed every day by the parents until patient is old enough 21-23 to get a permanent implant

After a LASIK surgery when can I expect my vision to become normal?

Full recovery and results in three months.

Can my mother be operator for both cataract and glaucoma at the same time?

She needs to be in control of both her diabetes and hypertension before the operation to enhance recovery. Yes, both procedures can be done together.

I am getting a headache from my glasses. Please help.

If your headaches are getting worse or more frequent you need to see a neurologist for an MRI.

Left eye starts watering when I see bright light. Why is it?

Possible inflammation. Need to see an optometrist to role out blepharitis or chronic dry eyes more prevalent in left than right eye.

Dr. Hakki

I am getting headache due to eye power. How to manage?

Check the prescription and measurements first. If all is good, then ask your PCP to refer you to a neurologist. Headaches, can be very simple or serious.

What are the best foods for healthy eyes?

Kyle, spinach, salmon, halibut, vitamin C. Blue filter on any digital device and a clear blue IQ lens in glasses even if she doesn’t have a script. Definitely polarized sun glasses READ MORE
Kyle, spinach, salmon, halibut, vitamin C.
Blue filter on any digital device and a clear blue IQ lens in glasses even if she doesn’t have a script. Definitely polarized sun glasses when outside.

Dr. Hakki

What is the chance of transmission of eye problem to next generation?

Having a prescription is not a problem. It’s the shape of your eye, either steep which means nearsightedness or flat which means farsightedness. Mostly with astigmatism, which READ MORE
Having a prescription is not a problem. It’s the shape of your eye, either steep which means nearsightedness or flat which means farsightedness. Mostly with astigmatism, which means the eye is shaped like a football, not a basketball. Most of us should have some astigmatism.

Why are my eyes so sensitive to light?

If you have blue or green eyes then it is sensitivity to UV light. Otherwise, dry eyes water to protect the eyes, but these tears are formed very quickly therefore, not healthy READ MORE
If you have blue or green eyes then it is sensitivity to UV light. Otherwise, dry eyes water to protect the eyes, but these tears are formed very quickly therefore, not healthy enough for the eyes. Use sunglasses and artificial tears.
Dr. Hakki

Why are my eyes sore after contacts?

Try a new brand and reduce wear time to 12 hrs. Stick to dr regimen don’t extend cl wear more than recommended to save money. It is a polymer and should be removed every nite.

Why does my eyesight get worse every year?

As we physically keep changing , due to age, career, health... etc. , so will our vision. It's normal. We all do.

I can't stand to wear contacts

We have to check the lid lining, in case you have a chronic inflammation which can heal with steroid drops. Daily contacts would be more appropriate for you. Dr. Shereen Hakki READ MORE
We have to check the lid lining, in case you have a chronic inflammation which can heal with steroid drops. Daily contacts would be more appropriate for you.

Dr. Shereen Hakki