Glasses and Contact Lenses
Over 140 million people in the U.S. wear eyeglasses, and over 30 million wear contact lenses. Glasses and contact lenses improve vision by adjusting the way the eyes bend and focus light. Ideally, light rays are refracted (bent) as they pass through the cornea so that they focus on the retina in the back of the eye. In a healthy eye, this means that objects can be seen clearly. However, many people’s corneas have a shallow or steep curvature which causes light rays to focus in front of or behind the retina. Objects may then appear blurry at certain distances or at all distances.
Glasses and contact lenses correct these refractive errors. Prescriptions are measured for each eye so patients can enjoy optimal vision clarity, usually 20/20. Eyewear may be used for certain activities, such as reading for farsighted (hyperopic) patients and driving or watching television for nearsighted (myopic) patients, or may be worn at all times.
Dr. Brodak & Associates works in conjunction with our optical retail store – FOR EYES Optical. We have a large selection of name brand and designer frames to keep our patients seeing well and looking good! Our lens options include Transitions, Anti-reflective, High Index, Polycarbonate, Progressives, and more.
In addition, we carry all major contact lens brands, including Silicone hydrogels – newer technology that keeps the eyes from drying out, while providing maximum oxygen transmission for superior health benefits.