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While eye disorders are extremely common, they can also be a tremendous source of frustration for many patients. Fortunately, Upper West Side eye care and corrective lenses can make most problems manageable. Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or simply aging eyes, glasses and contacts can help correct a wide variety of common eye disorders.

Different Types Of Glasses

Glasses come in a range of colors, designs, and lenses to suit every patient’s unique needs and style.No matter what they look like, however, all glasses can help to correct refractive disorders like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.Some of the different options include:

  • Single vision lenses: One viewing area to correct a specific problem
  • Bifocal lenses: Two viewing areas to correct distance vision and near vision
  • Multi-focal lenses: Multiple strengths to correct reading vision and farsightedness
  • Progressive lenses: Multiple strengths and a smooth, seamless appearance

Each of these specialty lenses can also be customized, whether you want extra UV protection or anti-reflective benefits.

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Choice In Contacts

Contacts are an excellent alternative choice in eyewear, as they fit perfectly over the eye and are virtually unnoticeable. Most contacts are multi-focal, which means they contain varying strengths to improve both near and far vision.

Not all contacts are the same, however. There is a spectrum of options when it comes to customization. Some of the ways you can enhance your contacts are with:

  • Color tinting
  • Eye Definition
  • Light filtering
  • Visibility tints for easy removal

All contacts require proper and regular care in order to promote optimal eye health. Always follow the instructions for your contacts and cleaning solution, and do not forget to wash your hands first!

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Contact Us For More Information!

For more information on glasses and contacts, or to schedule a consultation with your Upper West Side and Chelsea eye doctor, please call us at (212) 874-2300 or fill out our convenient appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you see better soon!