Glasses & Sunglasses Specialist

Friedberg Eye Associates P.A.

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Woodbury, NJ

Patients who need glasses and sunglasses can count on Friedberg Eye Associates to provide the right prescription. The experienced doctors at Friedberg Eye Associates, located in Woodbury, NJ, diagnose vision deficits accurately and help patients find the best pair of eyeglasses for their needs.

Glasses and Sunglasses Q & A

Glasses

Patients who need eyeglasses can count on Friedberg Eye Associates to provide the right prescription. The experienced doctors at Friedberg Eye Associates diagnose vision deficits accurately and help patients find the best pair of eyeglasses for their needs.

When are glasses necessary?

Eyeglasses are a necessary tool for patients who have vision deficits. Glasses correct various problems with the patient’s vision, allowing them to see more clearly. The doctors at Friedberg Eye Associates may prescribe eyeglasses to treat a number of different problems with vision, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

How do patients get a prescription for glasses?

Patients can get a prescription for glasses by making an appointment for an eye exam with one of the doctors at Friedberg Eye Associates. During this exam, the doctor will evaluate the patient’s vision to determine whether glasses are necessary. If the doctor determines that the patient needs glasses, they will also spend time identifying the prescription that will work best to correct the patient’s vision.

What types of lenses are available?

Many different types of lenses are available to meet the needs of each individual patient. For example, patients with strong prescriptions may benefit from aspheric lenses, which are flatter and thinner than standard lenses. Patients with specific types of vision problems may require bifocal or multifocal lenses. Most types of lenses can also be enhanced with scratch-resistant coatings, anti-reflective coating, anti-fog coating, and/or UV lens treatment.

Single Vision Lenses

The single vision lenses are used when one needs correction for one field of vision, either for distance or up close. Woodbury Eyewear offers a number of options for the single vision lens wearer. To find out more about our selection, ask about our High Index lenses, Polycarbonate lenses, Transitions lenses, Polarized lenses, Crizal lenses and Industrial Safety lenses.

Aspheric Lenses

Aspherics are ideal for strong prescriptions, because they are flatter and thinner. They also provide better vision than ordinary lenses and look better because they lessen farsighted eye magnification and nearsighted eye minification.

Multifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses and trifocal lenses come in many configurations, depending on whether you sit at the computer all day, play golf, work on automobiles, etc. Ask about what you need to know to choose the right bifocal lens or trifocal lens for your presbyopia.

Progressive Lenses

The Progressive lens can do everything a bifocal or trifocal can do but without the lines. Contact us to find out how they work and why you should consider them if you have presbyopia.

What options are available for patients who need glasses?

Patients who need glasses can choose from a variety of fashionable and functional frames. Woodbury Eyewear at Friedberg Eye Associates can help each individual patient find the glasses that are best for their needs and preferences.

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How much do glasses cost?

The cost of eyeglasses varies considerably based on the prescription, type of lenses, and the options the patient chooses. In addition, patients with insurance may not need to pay the entire cost of their eyeglasses out-of-pocket.  Woodbury Eyewear at Friedberg Eye Associates has quality glasses for every budget and accepts most insurances.

How often should Friedberg Eye Associates re-evaluate a prescription?

In general, healthy adults should see an eye doctor at least once every 2 years. However, adults and children who have prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses should schedule an appointment with a doctor at Friedberg Eye Associates once a year. In some cases, patients may need more frequent appointments, which will be determined by the examining eye doctor.

Sunglasses

Woodbury Eyewear at Friedberg Eye Associates provides a wide range of fashionable and functional choices for patients who need prescription or non prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses correct the patient’s vision while allowing the patient to see clearly even in bright sunlight.

What are prescription sunglasses?

Prescription sunglasses are sunglasses that block harmful rays from the patient’s eyes while also correcting visual impairment. They differ from non-prescription sunglasses in that the lenses are customized to correct the vision of the patient.

Who can benefit from prescription sunglasses?

Everyone can benefit from prescription sunglasses. However, some patients with prescription glasses simply opt for a transition lens to help them see in bright sunlight. These lenses darken automatically in response to UV light. However, other patients prefer prescription sunglasses because they’re more like traditional sunglasses. Non-prescription sunglasses are also an ideal choice for patients who wear contacts. Sunglasses with specialized lenses can be additionally helpful to patients who fish or play golf.

What are the benefits of prescription sunglasses?

Prescription eyeglasses offer several benefits for patients. For example, these glasses protect the patient’s eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. They also allow the patient to see more clearly on sunny days, which can be especially important while driving or walking outside. In addition, prescription sunglasses are beneficial to patients who don’t want to wear their contacts to the beach and other such locations where the eyes might be subjected to sand and debris.

How does Friedberg Eye Associates determine the prescription for sunglasses?

Friedberg Eye Associates determines the prescription for sunglasses in the same way that they determine the prescription for standard eyeglasses. Prescription sunglasses are customized to correct the vision of each individual patient.

What options are available?

As with regular sunglasses, one of the most important concerns for patients selecting prescription sunglasses is the percentage of protection from UV rays. Patients will also be able to choose from a variety of designers and frame styles, as well as different lens shapes and colors.

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How much do prescription sunglasses cost?

The cost of prescription sunglasses varies. While some insurance policies may cover a portion of the cost of prescription sunglasses, others may not. In addition, the style and options chosen will also have an impact on the cost of the sunglasses. Woodbury Eyewear at Friedberg Eye Associates can help patients compare different prescription sunglasses to make the choice that's best for them. Patients will have access to detailed information about cost before making a purchase.

Recreational spectacles are the law in New Jersey for children who play sports. Woodbury Eyewear at Friedberg Eye Associates carries many types of protective Eyewear for this purpose.