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Vision Center in Long Island

Long Island Sunglasses

If you live on Long Island there is no better, more convenient place to go to get your eye exams, contact lenses, and designer glasses than Long Island Vision Center. No other eye care practice has as many locations spread across Long Island as we do. Not matter where on Long Island you are, we have a location close to you. We feature offices in Moriches, Bayshore, Farmingdale, Greenlawn, and Whitestone. We span the entire length of Long Island and Queens. Our family owned and operated practice knows how to take care of your precious eyes and we take every precaution to ensure that we give you the best eye care possible.

We offer comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, and have many designer frames to choose from. Whatever your needs may be, we can accommodate you and your eyes at our practice. We like to offer our customers unparalleled service, first of which is by offering five Vision Center Locations that span the length of Long Island. Secondly, we are open six days a week for our customers convenience. Third, we accept most union and insurance plans. We carry a large selection of affordable glasses as well as designer frames and sunglasses offered at each and every one of our stores. Contact lenses are also available at each of our optical stores. Come in today at any one of our locations and get the eye care you deserve!

Greenlawn Eye Doctor

751 Pulaski Road,
Greenlawn, NY 11740
631) 261-3900

Whitestone Eye Care

150-12 14th Avenue,
Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 746-3937

Bayshore Vision Care

2044 Sunrise Highway,
Bayshore, NY 11706
(631) 328-2475

Farmingdale Contact Lens

199 Merritt Road,
Farmingdale, NY 11753
(631) 830-3811

Moriches Eyeglasses

225 Montauk Highway,
Moriches, NY 11955
(631) 878-0606

Bayshore Sunglasses

Bayshore Eye Wear

Bayshore Sunglasses

Bayshore Sunglasses

As we squint while driving and try to dodge behind the protection of our vehicle’s sun visor, when the sun is high in the sky, the air conditioner or fan is running at maximum capacity and the thermometer has reached the top of the marker, is the most common time we remember to wear our sunglasses. However, we forget the sun’s damaging UV rays are present regardless of the time of year, season or temperature. Or perhaps you have lost, misplaced or broken your beloved pair of sunglasses and need a fashionable upgrade. At Vision Center, your next perfect pair of Bayshore sunglasses are currently among the vast inventory of contemporary and traditional frames in our optical store.

Our well trained and extensively experienced professional staff at Vision Center can offer guidance regarding the selection of your sunglasses in the areas of style, size, shape, designer, comfort and fit. We can provide information regarding the correct amount of tint for maximum eye protection as well as the benefits of the various shades of tint used on sunglasses. Our optical store can also be utilized to accommodate your prescription sunglass needs to allow you the crystal clear sight you need in addition to stylishly safeguarding you from the harmful glare of the sun. Whether you are seeking a classic or modern look, sleek design or a bold and large lens area, we are confident that we carry your next pair of Bayshore sunglasses.

In addition to offering a wide selection of Bayshore sunglasses in our well stocked optical store, Vision Center can also provide eyeglass repair as well as meet the vision and eye care needs of you and your family. To schedule an eye exam, please feel free to contact a friendly and knowledgeable member of our professional staff and keep in mind we are open six days per week to allow appointment options for even the busiest family. We can also address many of your new patient concerns including participating insurance providers, additional eye care services we offer and accepted methods of payment. We look forward to meeting with you soon to determine how we can best protect your eyes from the sun as well as maintain your crisp, razor sharp vision in style.

Bayshore Optical Store
2044 Sunrise Highway
Bayshore, NY 11706
(631) 666-9595

Moriches eyeglass store

Eyeglass Store Moriches

Are you looking for a change in the way you correct your vision? While eyeglasses can be a comfortable and simple way to achieve clear vision, these frames can often get in the way of the lives which many of us seek to live. The latest advances in optical technology have led to great strides in prescription contact lenses, allowing for more optical conditions and greater severity of problems to be corrected than ever before. If you are curious about whether ophthalmic eyeglass frames or prescription contact lenses are right for you, you need only to visit your neighborhood Moriches eyeglass store at the welcoming and advanced offices of the Vision Center.

Despite these advances, some of us may simply find better sight correction through prescription contact lenses. While many of us believe that contact lenses can only be used to correct common optical conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, the truth is that those with severe astigmatism and keratoconus often report clearer vision than ever with the use of rigid or gas permeable lenses. If you are tired of the look of eyeglasses, today’s contact lenses can give you a more youthful appearance with bifocal and multifocal contact lenses to effectively treat presbyopia and replace your bifocal eyeglasses. At your professional Moriches eyeglass store you can find a wide selection of soft and rigid contact lenses to give you clear vision without eyeglasses.While eyeglasses can be a troublesome hindrance to some, many of these problems can simply be solved by customizing your frames and lenses to meet your unique needs. Today’s eyeglass frames can be made from many fashionable materials, as well as durable ones. Plastic reinforced frames can resist impact, while Memory Metal can truly roll with the punches to simply return to its original shape unscathed. Polycarbonate lenses can resist greater forces of impact than any other, and can be coated with photochromic material to protect your eyes in any light. You can find coatings today from your trusted Moriches eyeglass store to stop glare and even fog from impeding your sight.

Contact lenses and eyeglasses have numerous advantages and disadvantages between them, and the question on which is right for you truly depends on the life you lead and your own personal and optical needs. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff at your local Moriches eyeglass store at the Vision Center can help you find out which is right for you. We can also assist you in understanding your flex spending and insure you use these valuable dollars before the end of the year, which may just allow you to afford both options for your convenience. At the Vision Center our opticians work for you to help you find the perfect path to clear vision.

Opticians Moriches
225 Montauk Highway
Moriches, NY 11955
(631) 878-0606

Bayshore Optical Store

Eye Care in Bayshore

Bayshore Optical Store

Bayshore Optical Store

Vision Center’s Bayshore Optical Store offers patients thorough examinations which include evaluation with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and retinal exam. Regular visits ensure the early detection of any problems and may increase the number of available treatment options should a need arise. While many thorough examinations may take place in an hour or less, individual needs may vary.

We are also proud to offer an advanced digital retinal exam called EyeScreen from Canon. This exam allows us to address concerns that may cause a decrease in vision or potential blindness including; macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes, detachments, and diabetic retinopathy, by producing a high resolution image which may be documented, reviewed and compared with other exams over time. Our pediatric patients will receive the same level of care as adults, but in a lighthearted and fun atmosphere. The staff at the Vision Center’s Bayshore Optical Store will work closely with your child’s pediatrician or primary physician to ensure their eyes are healthy. Being able to meet the visual demands of the classroom and school environment are especially critical for our pediatric patients and we realize the importance of your child’s eye care.

Whether patients need contact lenses following our exam or eyewear in the form of high fashion or designer frames, Vision Center’s Bayshore Optical Store has a number of options. Our optical department offers a wide range of lenses, frames and sunglasses. We also offer eyeglass repair. Walk-in customers are welcome, but to make an appointment, please call 631-666-9595. Our office is open Monday through Saturday with day and evening hours available.

Bayshore Opticians
2044 Sunrise Highway
Bayshore, NY 11706
(631) 666-9595

Long Island Vision Insurance

Long Island Vision Insurance

Make the most of your eye care benefits at the Long Island and Queens Vision Centers. We accept most insurance and union plans, below is a partial list of some of the vision insurance plans we accept: Block Vision, CPS, Carpenters, Con Edison, Court Officers, Davis, EyeMed, GVS, National Optical, Sanitation, Spectera, UFA, and Vision Screening. Visit Vision Center and get the most of your vision insurance. Our licensed opticians at Vision Center are available to help you understand your insurance options, how to save on designer eyeglasses and contact lenses, and use your coverage for eye exams with our optometrists. If you don’t have eye insurance, you can still get great savings by shopping at our five Vision Center locations in Bayshore, Moriches, Farmingdale, Whitestone, and Greenlawn.

East Islip Optical Store

East Islip Optical Store

Our Greenlawn Optical Store serves the communities of East Northport, Elwood, Commack, and Northport with the latest styles in eyeglass frames for men, women, and children. Receive amazing one-on-one assistance when you visit any of our optical stores in Long Island. Picking out your eyeglass frames or designer sunglasses will be a breeze with the aid of our trusted and friendly opticians. Start the summer off right with a new look at Long Island Vision Centers! Our full-service optical shops with five convenient locations provide unparalleled service.

From our Bay Shore location, we provide comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams and fittings, and a large selection of quality designer eyewear to our customers from Bay Shore, Islip, East Islip, North Bay Shore, Oakdale, West Sayville, and Sayville.

Islip Optical Store
2044 Sunrise Highway
Bayshore, NY 11706
(631) 328-2475

East Northport Eyewear
751 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740
631) 261-3900

Contact Lenses Long Island

Contact Lenses Long Island

For millions, contact lenses provide a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses. Like the proper fit of shoes, contacts must be expertly fitted for cornea health and comfort with a Contact Lens Exam at one of our 5 Vision Center locations in Long Island. It’s important to remember: one contact lens size doesn’t fit all, which is why you should visit your Long Island eye doctor for a proper examination and fitting. If the curvature of a contact lens is too flat or too steep for your eye’s shape, you could experience corneal discomfort or even eye damage.

Long Island Contact Lenses

Long Island Contact Lenses

During an eye exam fitting at a Long Island Vision Center, you will be asked general questions about your lifestyle and preferences regarding contact lenses, such as whether you’re involved in sports or if you’re interested in options such as daily disposable lenses or overnight (extended) wear. Your Greenlawn eye doctor may also discuss the option of rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses. Although most people today are fitted with soft lenses, some patients with high amounts of astigmatism or other irregular corneal conditions benefit from the high degree of vision correction offered by GP lenses.

Your eye doctor may ask you about how you might want to correct vision problems related to aging. At about age 40 or maybe older, you may develop a condition known as presbyopia that decreases your ability to see clearly at close distances. To correct presbyopia, your eye doctor at Moriches Vision Center may offer you the choice of multifocal or bifocal contact lenses or monovision. With monovision one contact lens corrects for near vision and the other contact lens corrects for distance vision.

To fit your contacts, the doctor or contact lens technician will use an instrument called a keratometer to measure the curvature of your eye’s clear front surface called the cornea. These measurements or K-readings help your eye professional determine the proper curve and size for your contact lenses. Some types of contact lens fitting require that your Whitestone eye doctor knows the size of your pupils in different lighting conditions as well as the diameter of your cornea. Pupil and iris measurements help achieve a proper sizing and orientation of your contact lens.

For the last part of your Long Island contact lens exam, the health of your cornea will be evaluated using a biomicroscope or slit lamp. This information is critical for determining the type of contact lens & wear schedule, as well as establish a baseline for your doctor to evaluate any future changes to your eyes related to contact lens wear.

Greenlawn Eye Doctor 631) 261-3900
Whitestone Contact Lenses (718) 746-3937
Bayshore Designer Eyewear (631) 328-2475
Farmingdale Optometrist (516) 420-9595
Moriches Eye Exams (631) 878-0606

Long Island Optometrists

Long Island Optometrists

Protect Your Eyes From Digital Devices with Vision Centers in Long Island and Queens New York

With all the advances in technology over the past decade, it seems that you don’t go anywhere without carrying some kind of device to keep you connected. Whether its a new tablet, a smartphone, or a laptop, we are constantly looking and becoming absorbed in screens. But many people don’t think about the impact it can have on our eye health and vision. Your Long Island and Queens optometrists at Vision Center are not suggesting you forget about this technology, but we offer a few tips for digital device usage that is both healthy and necessary for your vision health.

Eye strain is a common occurrence with digital devices, but many consumer forget that technology is meant to be ergonomic and conform to our standards. Just because the default setting of your smartphone or tablet has small text, doesn’t mean you can’t change it! Adjust your environment to suit your needs and promote healthier eyes. If possible, use a large screen or magnify the screen to reduce eye strain. For chair positioning, be sure to have a chair with excellent lower-back support and keep it close to your computer.

Prevent Eye Strain with Your Long Island Eye Doctors

Lighting is another environmental adjustment that can be made. Not only can you change your monitor settings to a reflective lighting scheme, you should make sure you have good room lighting. Keep the bright lighting overhead to a minimum because it can overexpose and irritate the eyes. But don’t keep it too dim, because too little light causes the eyes to strain in order to see. Vision Center Optometry Long Island suggest that you keep a desk lamp shining on your desk. have window light off to the side rather than in front of in back of you. Position your computer screen to reduce window glare and reflections from overhead lights.

The perfect reading angle is at a slightly downward angle and roughly two feet away from your face. The center of your computer screen or smart phone should be four to six inches below your eyes. Don’t forget that you can adjust the screening setting for optimal brightness and contrast.

As we said before, magnifying the text and images on your device will prevent squinting. Almost every device can be adjusted to display with larger text, which will make reading easier and your eyes will thank you.

Vision Correction at Queens Optometry

Lastly, it seems simple, but don’t forget to blink! Blinking washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears, which is a nice refresher for those of you wearing contact lenses. Digital devices are set up for non-stop work, but you don’t have to work non-stop too! Our Queens optometrists suggest you take a break every twenty minutes and look away from your screen for twenty seconds at something farther than ten feet away.

The most common effects of digital overuse are eyestrain, double vision, temporary short-sightedness and visual fatigue. The term eyestrain alone can cover a range of symptoms, including irritation, soreness, photosensitivity and general tiredness. If you suspect that your eyesight is suffering from constant technological use, you may need eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our five optical stores in New York provide comprehensive eye examinations, a large selection of designer eyewear and contact lenses exams and fittings. We have five convenient locations in New York including Bayshore, Farmingdale, Moriches, Greenlawn and Whitestone.