Glasses Specialist

Bainbridge Eye Care

Optometry located in Bronx, NY

With advances in medical knowledge and technology, modern glasses not only correct vision problems but also treat eye conditions. Bainbridge Eye Care, located in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City, is a state-of-the-art optometry practice. They have the latest equipment and tools to find the right glasses that address your vision and eye health needs. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Glasses Q & A

Who needs glasses?

Anyone experiencing vision problems may need glasses. Common vision conditions that benefit from glasses include:

  • Astigmatism (imperfection of curvature of the eye)
  • Presbyopia (farsightedness that develops with age)
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Cataracts (clouding of the lens)

You may also need glasses if you’re suffering from computer vision syndrome.

Like most people, you may spend many hours of your day staring at your computer screen, smartphone, or tablet. This can affect eye health and vision, causing dry eyes, blurry vision, and headaches. 

How do I know what type of glasses I need?

When you visit Bainbridge Eye Care with concerns about vision changes and a need for glasses, your optometrist conducts a comprehensive eye exam to measure your vision and assess eye health.

To determine your eyeglass prescription, your provider uses an autorefractor. This tool provides an objective measurement of your refractive error and eyeglass prescription needs. 

What are lens options for my glasses?

Bainbridge Eye Care offers many lens options for your glasses. The types of lenses you need may depend on your vision impairment, as well as your lifestyle.

Single-vision and multifocal lenses

Single-vision and multifocal lenses address specific vision needs. For example, a single-vision lens may improve your near or far vision, while a multifocal lens improves both near and far vision. 

Lens material

Lens material options are no longer limited to glass or plastic. Bainbridge Eye Care offers many lens material options, including high-index lenses that are up to 50% thinner than regular glass or plastic lenses.

Bainbridge Eye Care also offers lenses made from polycarbonate and Trivex® materials. They recommend these durable lens materials for people who live an active lifestyle and need impact-resistant lenses. 

Protective coatings

Protective coatings improve vision and appearance. Options include anti-reflective coating to reduce lens reflections, scratch-resistant coatings, and ultraviolet (UV) blocking treatment.

Photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses are convenient indoor-outdoor eyeglass lenses. They automatically darken when exposed to sunlight and quickly return to clear when indoors. 

How do I choose frames for my glasses?

Frames for glasses are a fashion statement and, for many, as important as the lenses themselves. Bainbridge Eye Care offers a wide selection of frames, and the eyewear specialists work with you to find frames that suit your lifestyle and budget. 

To schedule your eye exam and get your new glasses, call Bainbridge Eye Care or book an appointment online today.