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Eye Glasses Specialist

Negrey Eye Associates

Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in Havertown, PA & Media, PA

Is it time for new eyeglasses? Led by Michael Negrey MD, Negrey Eye Associates makes it easy with an integrated team of eye care experts and an on-site optical shop. At their two locations in Havertown and Media, Pennsylvania, you can have a comprehensive eye exam and then choose the ideal frames and lenses for your new eyeglasses. Call either office or book an appointment with the online scheduler now.

Eye Glasses Q & A

Will generic eyeglasses work for minor vision correction?

Many patients wonder whether the reading glasses available over-the-counter at drugstores and supermarkets will work for them. In general, the answer is no. 

Those generic glasses are strictly for the mildest of close-up focusing, an issue called presbyopia that affects most adults starting at around the age of 40.

In most cases, generic reading glasses are right only for adults who have excellent vision, apart from very mild presbyopia. If you need glasses, even a fairly mild prescription, it's important to get lenses customized for your unique issues. 

For example, if you have astigmatism as well as myopia, you need lenses tailored for both issues. Many people also have slightly different prescriptions in each eye, something that you need custom eyeglasses to correct. 

Many people also need more than one prescription, and the only way to get bifocal or multifocal lenses is through custom eyeglasses. 

Getting custom eyeglasses at Negrey Eye Associates also allows you to tailor your frames and lenses for your lifestyle and personal needs. 

How do I get a new eyeglasses prescription?

To get a new eyeglasses prescription, you simply need to schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Negrey Eye Associates. Eye exams check your eyesight and test your vision using a variety of lenses so your eye doctor can give you the perfect prescription. 

Eye exams offer the additional benefits of screening for a number of eye conditions and diseases, including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. With early-stage diagnosis of serious eye issues, you can start preventive treatments and management right away.

How long does it take to get new glasses?

Negrey Eye Associates streamlines the process with their on-site optical lab, so it’s remarkably quick. In fact, you visit the optical shop immediately following your comprehensive eye exam. 

The experienced opticians can help you choose the lens type, frame type, and unique variations of each that best fit your needs. Depending on the different options you choose, you could have your new glasses on the same day or within just a few days. 

What kind of eyeglasses lens treatments are available?

At Negrey Eye Associates, you can choose special lens treatments such as:

  • UV protection
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Polarized (anti-glare)
  • Photochromic (light to dark)
  • Blue light blocking

Tell your eye care provider what you expect from your glasses so they can help you find options that are up to the task. 

For the best eyeglasses options in southeastern Pennsylvania, call Negrey Eye Associates or use the online scheduler now.