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11735 Eyeglasses

11735 Eyeglasses

If you are looking for a new pair of eyeglasses in 11735, you have found the right place. Here at Long Island Vision Center, we have prided ourselves on providing the best in eye exams and eye wear for many years. We are familiar with the residents on Long Island and understand their needs for everything that related to eye wear. Sunglasses for those beach days are paramount in protecting your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun, especially important while driving to improve visibility during the hours the sun is setting. If everyone got their sunglasses 11735 from Vision Center, we would be able to avoid all of that annoying sun traffic on our highways.

111735 Eyeglasses

111735 Eyeglasses

When you come into our 11735 eyeglasses store, you can rest assured that we offer the widest range of designer frames and affordable frames for all styles and needs. At all of our five stores across Long Island and Queens we offer the following brands to our customers: Bvlgari, Coach, Prada, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabana, Ray Ban, Carrera, Dior, Silhouette, Guess, and Versace. For those of you that don’t wear traditional eye glasses, we also do offer contact lenses. In addition, we offer some of the best and most comprehesive eye exams in all of 11735. Come in today to browse our store and have your eyes checked out by one of our skilled opticians.

11735 Eyeglasses

Farmingdale Vision Center
199 Merritt Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(516) 420-9595

Farmingdale Eyeglasses

Farmingdale Eyeglasses

When you choose eyeglass from Farmingdale Vision Center there are several points to think about before you decide on a pair or even a spare pair of high-quality designer frames. Our Farmingdale eyeglasses store eye doctors suggest that if you wear contact lenses, you also have a spare pair of glasses that fit you properly and are your most updated prescription. In case you lose a lens or your contact lenses are irritating your eyes, it’s good to have glasses on hand.

Farmingdale Eyeglasses

Farmingdale Eyeglasses

When you search for new glasses at Farmingdale Vision Center, there are some things to consider: Do the glasses fit well? Are they resting too heavily on the bridge of your nose, or do they slide down your nose? Do you like them enough to wear them everyday? Are they rimless or fragile frames that you might “beat-up” too quickly? Will you be playing sports with your glasses? What about the shape of the frame? Consider the shape of your face, is it an oval, round or square? This should help you decide what shape the frame should be. If you try on many different frames at our Farmingdale eyeglasses store, you’ll notice that certain shapes do look better on you than others.

Be aware of the color of your eyeglasses. Remember if you’re going to be wearing your glasses a lot, you might prefer a look that will go with all your clothing. Choose a neutral shade like beige, gray, steel, tortoise-shell or brown, which can match anything you wear. Some people even like to match their hair color for added style. If you can afford to buy more than one pair, you can go for a different look for different occasions. You might want an everyday pair for school and a different one for other times. If you want unique and affordable eyewear, visit Farmingdale Vision Center in Farmingdale, Long Island.

Farmingdale Eyeglasses

Farmingdale Vision Center
199 Merritt Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(516) 420-9595

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.