Eye Express is your place to go to get an eye exam to update your old prescription or to determine if you need an optical prescription for the first time. Our South Bronx eye doctor, Alan Vilinsky, OD will give you a comprehensive eye exam that will not only figure out if you need corrective lenses but will also screen you for common eye diseases and concerns. It is important to remember that many eye problems begin and advance without any symptoms, so a yearly eye exam is essential to your continued eye health.
Optical prescriptions can be either for eyeglasses or for contact lenses. Each has distinct advantages and our South Bronx eye doctor can work with you to decide which option is the best for you. Contact lenses give you the benefit of maintaining a more natural vision as well as not hindering your peripheral vision at all. You can get them in a variety of colors or just clear ones so as not to alter your appearance at all. Of course, not everyone feels comfortable wearing contact lenses. They can also give you red, dry, or itchy eyes and there is the chance of your cornea becoming infected with contact lenses.
Eyeglasses prescribed by our South Bronx eye doctor give you ease of maintenance. Unlike contact lenses, they do not require daily care nor frequent replacement. With designer frames, you can choose a look that is uniquely yours, also. Choose among well known names such as Marc Jacobs, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace, and SeanJohn just to name a few. Eyeglasses do have their drawbacks too, however. It can be difficult to engage in athletic activities with glasses; they can rest uncomfortably on the nose for some people; and they can break if dropped. They are also subject to fogging and glare unlike contact lenses.
It is also advisable to update your old prescription. Whether you have eyeglasses or contact lenses, your vision needs do change over time and having the most up to date optical prescription gives you the clearest and sharpest vision possible. Come in yearly for an eye exam with our South Bronx eye doctor.