Eye Glasses

Benjamin Optical -  - Eye Center

Benjamin Optical

Eye Center & Optometrists located in Harlem, New York, NY, Inwood, NY & Staten Island, NY

Eye glasses allow you to correct your vision and add a fashionable accessory to your look. At Benjamin Optical in Staten Island, Inwood, Brooklyn, and Harlem, New York, you receive expert eye exams and a choice of hundreds of stylish frames to suit every face shape, skin tone, and budget. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Eye Glasses Q & A

What are the signs I need eyeglasses?

Many signs could indicate that you need eyeglasses. For example, you might notice that street signs aren’t easy to read or that you need to hold your book or phone closer to or further from your face to see it clearly. Other signs that you might need eyeglasses include:

  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Squinting

Fortunately, Benjamin Optical offers comprehensive eye exams to assess the sharpness of your vision and identify the correct prescription for corrective lenses.

How often should I get new eyeglasses?

You can get new eyeglasses as frequently as you like, although you should get new eyeglasses if your prescription changes. Your prescription for eyeglass lenses is valid for a year, so you should have an exam annually to ensure your prescription is correct.

However, you can choose to get new eyeglasses at any time if you want to update your look or have different pairs of glasses.

What types of lenses are available?

Benjamin Optical offers a wide range of lenses for eyeglasses. In addition to prescription lenses for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, they also offer multifocal lenses if you need different prescriptions to see far away and close up.

You can also choose high-index lenses to reduce the thickness and weight of your lenses if you have a strong prescription.

You can also opt for anti-glare coating and photochromic lenses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light. Benjamin Optical also offers a wide selection of sunglasses.

What types of frames are available?

Benjamin Optical offers a wide range of designer frames as well as stylish options for all budgets. Designer options include:

  • Cazal
  • Bulgari®
  • Burberry®
  • Versace®
  • Ray-Ban®
  • Tiffany & Co.®
  • Prada
  • Ralph Lauren®
  • Fendi®
  • Gucci®
  • Givenchy
  • Oakley®
  • Dolce & Gabbana®
  • Celine
  • Coach®
  • Hugo Boss®
  • Michael Kors®
  • Dior®
  • Emporio Armani
  • Giorgio Armani®
  • Marc Jacobs®
  • Carrera
  • DKNY®
  • Tom Ford®

When you’re considering frames, think about the shape of your face, your coloring, and the strength of your prescription. For example, if you have a strong prescription, your lenses will be thick, but the right type of frames can disguise the thickness.

The team at Benjamin Optical can help you choose flattering frames and answer any questions you have about different lens types and coating options.

Are you looking for a new pair of glasses? Then call or schedule an appointment online today.