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Opthalmic Frames & Lenses Specialist

James Leonard Opticians -  - Optometrist

James Leonard Opticians

Optometrist located in Midtown, New York City, NY & Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

We are a trusted provider of ophthalmic frames and lenses for patients in Midtown Manhattan and Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, offering the highest-quality products for patients from throughout New York City. At James Leonard Opticians, we provide custom solutions for patients of all ages.

Opthalmic Frames & Lenses

What kinds of vision issues can eyeglasses correct?

Today's precise technology means ophthalmic lenses are more effective than ever in correcting a wide array of vision issue. Including refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (age-related focusing problems) and astigmatism, as well as issues like problems seeing at night or while using a computer, and other types of vision issues. Plus, some lenses are specifically designed for sports and other activities where added eye protection is needed. During the office consultation, patients will have a chance to discuss their needs and preferences to ensure their lenses are ideally suited to their lifestyles.

Can I correct vision issues with glasses from the drugstore?

Also called readers or reading glasses, over-the-counter glasses may seem like a good idea to help you focus on near work, but wearing them as a long-term solution is not a good idea. First, glasses from the store offer the same magnification in both eyes, and because most people have different vision needs in each eye, store-bought glasses provide inferior vision. Plus, the lens material they use is inferior to the precision-ground lenses that are available through an eye doctor. As a result, while these lenses may appear to provide an improvement in vision, they can be causing many issues to become worse. Finally, any vision change, including age-related vision changes – can be a sign of serious underlying vision problems. Choosing to wear lenses instead of having a professional eye exam may result in permanent vision loss or other serious complications over time.

How can I tell which ophthalmic lenses and frames are right for my needs?

Once glasses have been prescribed, the optical team at James Leonard Opticians can help patients select just the right frames and lenses for their vision needs, lifestyle, face shape and other factors to ensure the lenses and frames they receive are suited to their specific needs and tastes.

We offer a large variety of brands that includes:

  • 2.5 Eyephorics
  • Alain Mikli
  • Barton Perreira
  • Bevel
  • Blake Kuwahara
  • Claire Goldsmith
  • Cutler and Gross
  • Dita
  • Etnia Barcelona
  • Face a Face
  • ic! Berlin
  • iGreen
  • James Leonard
  • Lindberg
  • Mykita
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • Oliver Peoples
  • Orgreen
  • Persol
  • ProDesign
  • Ray-Ban
  • SwissFlex
  • Tom Ford
  • Thom Browne
  • Woow

James Leonard Opticians accepts most insurance plans available in the US, including Cigna, Guardian, United Healthcare, NVA, UFT, VSP, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Davis Vision, Eye Med Vision Care, Medicare, Oxford Health Plans. Additionally, to find out how you can benefit from our JLO Corporate Plan or if we accept your union plan, please call our office. We will be happy to answer all of your insurance questions.

Davis Vision
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
National Vision Administrators
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
Oxford Freedom
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