Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

Eyeglasses and contact lenses enable people with vision problems to see clearly. LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn, New York City, offers a comprehensive range of eyeglasses and contact lenses, including specialized ones for astigmatism, keratoconus, and dry eye. To find the perfect glasses or lenses for your needs, call LaSante Health Center or book an appointment online today.

Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Q & A

What are eyeglasses and contact lenses?

Eyeglasses are a simple, straightforward solution to vision problems. The designer styles available at LaSante Health Center can also enhance your appearance.

Contact lenses offer an alternative way to correct your vision. The lenses fit over your cornea, iris, and pupil in the center of the eye.

How do I choose between eyeglasses and contact lenses?

Eyeglasses are the easiest and safest option for vision correction, but many people prefer contact lenses. They provide more natural vision, as you don’t look through a frame, and some find them more comfortable because there’s no pressure on their nose or the sides of their head.

On the other hand, you must be confident taking the lenses in and out of your eyes and ensure you care for them correctly to prevent infection.

Many opt to have both eyeglasses and contact lenses to cover every situation rather than choosing one over the other.

LaSante Health Center’s experienced optometrists can help you choose a solution that fits your needs and lifestyle. They complete a thorough sight test and discuss your options to help you make the best choice.

What types of contact lenses and eyeglasses are available?

LaSante Health Center’s contact lens range includes:

Soft contact lenses

Soft contact lenses have a gel-like consistency that molds to the eye’s shape. They offer comfortable vision improvement for people with common problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia (age-related lens hardening). Many are single use for convenience.

Gas-permeable contact lenses

Unlike soft lenses, gas-permeable lenses are rigid. They suit people with dry eye or astigmatism (poor vision caused by a distorted cornea).

Hybrid lenses

Hybrid contact lenses have a rigid, gas-permeable center and soft edges. Hybrid lenses serve the same functions as soft contact lenses but also treat keratoconus, where your cornea bulges and becomes cone-shaped.

Multifocal lenses

Multifocal contact lenses have varying strengths in one lens. They work like bifocal or varifocal eyeglasses for people with nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Toric lenses

Toric lenses are for people with astigmatism. These soft contact lenses mold closely to abnormally shaped corneas.

Eyeglasses correct all the same problems; for example, varifocal lenses enable you to see at a distance and close up, or you could have separate glasses for driving, reading, and playing sports.

To schedule an eye care appointment, call LaSante Health Center or book an appointment online today.