Glasses And Contact Lenses

Bronx Eye Associates -  - Optometrist

Bronx Eye Associates

Optometrists located in Pelham Gardens, Bronx, NY

Whether you love expressing your style with eyeglasses or you prefer to wear contact lenses, you’ll find exactly what you envision at Bronx Eye Associates, where the optometrists provide in-depth comprehensive eye exams and help you find the perfect corrective lenses. At the first sign of blurry vision, call the office in the Bronx in New York City, or use the online booking feature to schedule an eye exam.

Glasses and Contact Lenses Q & A

Bronx Eye Associates

Which Vision Problems are Corrected with Glasses and Contact Lenses?

Whether you choose eyeglasses or prefer contact lenses, both can correct the same refractive vision problems:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia), when nearby objects are clear but distant vision is blurry
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia), when distant objects are clear but close-up vision is blurry
  • Astigmatism, when your vision is blurry at any or every distance
  • Presbyopia, when age-related changes in the lens make it hard to focus on close objects


Presbyopia, which typically occurs after the age of 40, can also occur together with myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism.

What Should You Consider When Choosing Eyeglasses?

You can choose from many brands and styles of eyeglasses at Bronx Eye Associates, so you can find frames that perfectly express your personality.

Whether you want frames that are whimsical or a style that exudes confidence at work, they help you find the right eyeglass style. Your doctor at Bronx Eye Associates also takes time to explain other choices beyond the appearance of your frames, such as:

  • Materials: Most frames are made of plastic or metal, but you can also get frames made from hypoallergenic materials, flexible frames to reduce the risk of breakage, and blended nylon frames to wear during sports or other activities.
  • Complementing Your Face Shape: You may be automatically drawn to a specific frame shape, but your optometrist can also help you choose frames that make your face appear thinner, longer, shorter, or more curved.
  • Specialty Glasses: Eyeglasses can be customized with anti-stress lenses or lenses that deflect harmful blue-violet light that’s emitted from computer screens.


What Types of Contact Lenses are Available?

After examining your eyes, your optometrist at Bronx Eye Associates recommends contact lenses that will keep your eyes healthy while correcting your vision.

These are a few examples of the types of contact lenses available:

  • Soft contact lenses: Comfortable and allow oxygen to reach your eye
  • Gas permeable lenses: Rigid like hard contacts with healthy oxygen flow
  • Hybrid contacts: Gas-permeable center surrounded by soft materials
  • Disposable contact lenses: Discarded and replaced daily, every two weeks, or monthly
  • Extended wear lenses: Wear the lenses continuously (even while you sleep) for 7-30 days
  • Bifocal contact lenses: Correct for distance and close-up vision


You can also get specialized toric contact lenses, which correct the nearsightedness and farsightedness found in astigmatism.

When you develop vision problems, call Bronx Eye Associates or book an appointment online.