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Glasses and Contacts

The Eyewear Center at the University Eye Center is a state-of-the-art facility that serves the needs of UEC patients, providing the highest quality glasses and contact lenses for your visual and physical comfort.

Being fitted for new glasses requires knowledge and experience in both frame and lens design. Our courteous and experienced staff is composed of New York State licensed ophthalmic dispensers (opticians) who are experts in fitting glasses for infants, seniors and everyone in between. Many factors must be taken into account, including cosmetics, the nature and strength of your prescription, available lens materials and your lifestyle (hobbies, occupation, etc.).

We provide every type of available lenses, including:
  • Progressive lenses
  • Special computer glasses
  • Binocular assessment
  • Polaroid lenses (for sun and snow)
  • Polycarbonate lenses (the most impact resistant material for all children, sports and/or safety use)
  • Anti-reflection coatings (designed to reduce reflections and enhance the wearer’s appearance)
  • Tints and ultraviolet protective coatings.

In addition, the UEC Eyewear Center has more than 1,200 frames, in styles to suit any budget. Approximately 85% of all our glasses are fabricated on site, in our finishing laboratory, ensuring the highest degree of quality control.

When you come to collect your finished glasses, we will professionally adjust them for your comfort. Instructions regarding care, maintenance and usage will be reviewed with you at that time.

The Eyewear Center does not work by scheduled appointment. We fill only those prescriptions written by doctors for patients examined at the Center.

Contact Lenses
Many patients enjoy the freedom and visual appeal of contact lenses, and the experts at the UEC Eyewear Center can help you decide what kind of lenses will work best for you. Some of the options we provide include:
  • Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Daily-wear soft lenses
  • Extended-wear RGP lenses
  • Extended-wear disposable lenses
  • Planned replacement lenses