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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

Optometrist New York

Optometrist New York

At Vision Center in New York we serve all your vision needs. The optometrists and staff of Vision Center are dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care for your entire family. Browse through our site to learn more about eye exams, the treatment of eye diseases and conditions, contact lens fitting and much more.  We have multiple locations:

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

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

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

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

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

Optometrist Eye Exam New York

From eye exams and contact lens fittings, to laser vision correction and corneal mapping, our optometrists provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. We also treat a range of conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, dry eye and macular degeneration.

Our services include:

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Eye Emergencies

Eye injuries range from the very minor such as getting soap in your eye, to the catastrophic such as chemical exposures or lacerations, which could result in permanent loss of vision. Find out when to seek immediate medical care.

Low Vision

Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.

Eyeglass lens options

Look Great, and See Better

Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma testing involves measuring internal eye pressure and a detailed scan of the retina for signs of disease.

Treatment of Dry Eyes

Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.