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Contact Lens Specialist

Center for Sight of New York

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Specialists located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

When you’re ready to try contact lenses, it’s important to see an eye care team with extensive background and experience with custom contact lens fitting. That’s where the Center for Sight of New York can come in. They’re a leading contact lens provider in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, offering a wide range of lenses for all refractive errors and specialty needs. Call the office or request an appointment using the online scheduler today.

Contact Lens Q&A

Why do I need a contact lens exam?

comprehensive eye exam checks for eye diseases and conditions, assesses your overall eye health, and checks how well you can see up close and far away to determine your need for corrective lenses, such as glasses.

A contact lens exam goes a step further. Center for Sight of New York focuses on your ideal contact lens fitting, so you receive the most comfortable contact lens for each eye to correct your vision and protect your eye health.

What does a contact lens exam include?

The Center for Sight of New York team performs a variety of tests and checks during a contact lens exam, including:

Eye health exam

The Center for Sight of New York team uses a high-magnification lens to look at the inside and back of your eyes, including your retina and optic nerve, to check for signs of diabetic eye disease and other serious eye disease, as well as glaucoma and cataracts.

Visual acuity and refraction

Visual acuity checks vision sharpness using the Snellen chart. This is the measurement in which 20/20 is normal vision sharpness. Your refraction tests determine the correct lens strength. 

Lens fitting

The Center for Sight of New York team uses advanced testing and imaging to map your eye, which is very important to ensure that your new contacts fit perfectly. Because the team is so experienced with contact lens fitting, you can be sure of getting lenses that are uniquely suited for your particular needs — even if you have more than one refractive error, such as myopia and astigmatism at the same time. 

Your contact lens exam also evaluates how your eyes work together, how your eye muscles function, and all other aspects of your eye health and visual function. 

What kind of lenses are best for me?

Center for Sight of New York offers all types of contact lenses, including daily disposables, monthly lenses, extended wear lenses you can wear overnight, and hard lenses for long-term daily use. Most of these lenses come in a variety of types, including:

  • Spherical - lenses that correct one refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, or presbyopia)
  • Toric - lenses that correct astigmatism, and another refractive error
  • Bifocal - lenses that contain two prescriptions
  • Multifocal - lenses with two or three prescriptions shifting throughout
  • Monovision - two different prescriptions, one in each eye

If you have specific eye health issues, for example, dry eyes, you can get contacts to enhance comfort and boost eye moisture. 

Center for Sight of New York offers one of the widest selections of contact lenses. Call the office or request your contact lens fitting online now.