Glasses Specialist

Michael's Optical

Optometry & Optician located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Though you may be able to find glasses that improve your vision at the drugstore, these glasses may not provide the right type of vision correction you need. The optometry professionals at Michael's Optical, located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood in Manhattan, can help you get the right prescription and right glasses quickly. If you need new eyeglasses or you’re experiencing vision changes, call the New York City office or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment today.

Glasses Q & A

How do I know if I need eyeglasses?

The optometry team at Michael's Optical determines if you need eyeglasses during your comprehensive eye exam. The team recommends routine eye exams to assess your vision and eye health at least every two years, or every year if you wear glasses or have an eye condition.

You should also schedule an appointment if you’re experiencing changes in vision, such as:

  • Difficulty reading fine print
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Trouble reading highway signs 
  • Blurry vision
  • Dark spots in your central vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes

You should also schedule an appointment if your prescription eyeglasses, or your drugstore glasses, aren’t providing the crisp, clear vision you expect. 

What happens during an exam for glasses?

The experienced team at Michael's Optical conducts comprehensive eye exams when you come to the office in need of glasses. During your exam, the team reviews your medical and vision history, as well as your vision changes.

To determine your specific eyeglass prescription needs, the team performs a number of vision tests, such as:

  • Visual acuity
  • Visual field test
  • Refraction assessment
  • Color vision testing

The team also assesses eye health, evaluating the internal and external structures of your eyes, which may help determine the underlying cause of your vision changes. 

What type of glasses is best for me?

The optometry professionals at Michael's Optical specialize in eyeglasses and can help you find the pair that works best for you. 

The team offers a variety of lens options, including Zeiss and Varilux® lenses. The team also offers blue filtered lenses and blue blocker lenses to protect your eyes from computer vision syndrome, as well as the ultraviolet rays from the sun. 

The team can also help you find frames that match your look and lifestyle. In addition to prescription glasses to improve your vision, the optometry experts also specialize in contact lenses, including hard-to-fit contact lenses for people with astigmatism and keratoconus. 

For affordable prescription glasses from a team that puts your needs and time above all else, contact Michael's Optical by calling the office or by using the online booking tool.