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Prescription Glasses & Contact Lenses

Optoid Print3d Eyewear & Primary Eyecare

James Kim, OD, FAAO

Optometrist located in East Willamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

It is important to be able to choose corrective eyewear that not only improves vision but also provides comfort. At Optoid Print3d Eyewear & Primary Care, Dr. Kim offers patients in E. Williamsburg of Brooklyn, NY his expertise in choosing eyewear to suit your needs including glasses or contact lenses.

Glasses & Contact Lenses Q & A

How Do I Know Which Eyeglasses to Choose?

Rx GlassesChoosing the right eyeglasses starts with the type of vision correction you need. This will make a big difference when choosing the lenses and the surrounding frame. Personal preference on design is also a component when choosing eyeglasses. The unique structures of your face, for instance having a wider face or a smaller face, will be a factor when choosing frames. Besides complementing your features, you should take into account your lifestyle and activities. Active people will need eyeglasses far different from a more sedentary individual. Optoid Print 3D Eyewear & Primary Care has the unique option of being the first eye care practice in the country that uses 3D printing to create custom prescription eyewear on site.

What Types of Eyeglass Lenses Are Available?

The advancement of technology has provided a vast array of options when it comes to eyeglass lenses. Today‚Äôs lenses are lighter, thinner, and more scratch and shatter resistant than the standard glass they used to be made of. They can also be treated with a filter to shield the eyes from ultraviolet light.  

What Are Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are small plastic or silicone discs shaped to correct vision problems. They also have advanced to the point where specialty contact lenses can be used for people with advanced conditions such as keratoconus, astigmatism, dry eyes, presbyopia, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), and post-refractive surgery. Contact lenses also have been used by some who have had cataract surgery or damage to the cornea caused by an injury or infection. Most people choose contacts because of their convenience, or because they prefer the way they look without eyeglasses. Improvements to lens materials, fittings, and types which have been developed over the years have made them more comfortable and easier to wear.