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Prescription Sunglasses Specialist

James Leonard Opticians -  - Optometrist

James Leonard Opticians

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

Prescription sunglasses protect the eyes without the need for annoying clip-ons or transitional lenses. At James Leonard Opticians in Midtown Manhattan and Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, we help patients from throughout New York City find the best, most stylish prescription eyeglasses to protect their eyes and provide crisp, clear vision.

Prescription Sunglasses

Are prescription sunglasses better than clip-on or magnetic sunglasses?

Prescription sunglasses are a far superior alternative to over-the-counter solutions like clip-on or magnetic lenses designed to be worn over a “normal” pair of eyeglasses. Like other types of prescription lenses, prescription sunglasses use the highest-quality materials to help ensure the best fit and the clearest vision while eliminating the issues of glare and other problems caused by inferior lenses or lenses that rest on top of glasses. Plus, prescription lenses can be a much more convenient option for people who wear contacts or who wear glasses only occasionally, such as for reading and other near work. For contact lens wearers, prescription sunglasses are excellent options for the beach or swimming pool when wearing contact lenses can increase the risk of irritation and even infection. And finally, buying prescription sunglasses means patients can feel confident the UV protection provided by the lenses is truly effective in preventing damage to the retina and other parts of the eye.

What happens during a prescription sunglasses fitting?

Prescription sunglasses are fitted using the same basic techniques as indoor lenses, but with additional attention paid to the lifestyle habits of the patient which can determine the style of frames and the lens material that are most suitable for correcting vision and protecting the eyes in bright sunlight. Patients who have problems with glare or are bothered by light entering the sides of sunglasses may benefit from wraparound frame styles designed to eliminate light from entering at the tops or sides of lenses, and there are other styles of frames for different issues as well.

How can I make sure the lenses and frames I choose are right for me?

James Leonard Opticians is a leading supplier of prescription lenses and eyeglass frames to suit all types of vision needs and lifestyle considerations, including lenses and frames for sports and outdoor activities. Patients will receive one-on-one guidance to help ensure the frames, lens tint, and other variables are ideally suited to their needs and preferences for optimal results.

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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