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Glasses Specialist

Perspective Family Eyecare

Optometry located in Crown Heights & Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

In addition to correcting your vision, eyeglasses have become a fashion accessory. Perspective Family Eyecare in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, under the leadership of experienced optometrist, Benjamin Arthur, OD, is a full-service optometry office that includes an in-office optical laboratory, as well as a large selection of frames to fit any style or budget. To get your new pair of glasses from a team of eye experts, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Glasses Q & A

What is the process for getting glasses?

While some people are able to fix their vision issues with a pair of “readers” they pick up at the local pharmacy, most people aren’t so lucky. To get a pair of glasses that provide you with the best possible vision requires a comprehensive eye exam from Dr. Arthur. 


During the exam, Dr. Arthur checks many aspects of your vision, including your acuity and perspective. He also closely evaluates your eyes to determine the cause of your vision changes, which may include a refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism) or an underlying eye condition such as cataracts.  


For your specific eyeglass prescription, Dr. Arthur performs a refraction test. During this test, he uses a phoropter to place different lens strengths in front of your eyes to see which lens provides the clearest vision. 

What are the different eyeglass lenses?

While you may be most concerned about your eyeglass frames, the type of lens you choose for your glasses is just as important, if not more so. Dr. Arthur and his optical team can help you determine the type of lens best suited for you based on your vision needs and lifestyle. 


Lens options include:


  • Glass lenses
  • Poly-carbonate lenses
  • Plastic lenses
  • High-index plastic lenses


Once you’ve decided on the type of lens, Dr. Arthur and his team can discuss any special treatments you may want for your lenses, such as an anti-scratch or an anti-glare coat.

How do I pick out frames for my glasses?

The optical team at Perspective Family Eyecare can help you find the perfect frames to fit your face, style, and needs. The full-service optometry practice offers a great selection of frames to fit any budget.

How often should I get new glasses?

If you need corrective eyewear, Dr. Arthur recommends you come in every one to two years for a comprehensive eye exam. During this exam, he re-evaluates your vision. You should get a new pair of glasses whenever your eye prescription needs change. 

Don’t let cost stop you from getting the glasses you need to fix your vision. Perspective Family Eyecare is a full-service optometry practice that can provide the glasses you need no matter your budget. Call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.