Our mission at Legarreta Eye Center is to satisfy your visual needs. Our emphasis is providing our patients with quality products and excellent service. Legarreta Eye Center prides itself on first-class customer service and a reputation for accurate prescriptions.  In addition to the comprehensive eyecare services provided, we have an array of eyeglass frames and contact lenses to suit every budget.

We offer patients frames from many elite designers, as well as stylish yet affordable alternatives. We also carry a full line of frames for children and teens.

Once your eyeglass prescription has been determined, our New York State licensed and American Board of Opticianry certified opticians are ready to help guide you to your most beneficial lens design and options.

Our convenient onsite location also eliminates the hassle of having to take
your prescription to another location in order to fill your vision correction
needs. In addition to eyeglasses and contact lenses, we also provide sunglasses, sport glasses, and goggles in our optical shops.

Advances in lens and frame technology have given you, the eyeglass wearer, more choices than ever before. Our opticians will explain what products and processes are available today and how they work to give you the best vision possible.

Face Shape

In order to choose a pair of eyeglass frames that look attractive, it is important to consider each person’s appearance and face shape for the most cosmetically-pleasing results. Available in a wide array of shapes and sizes, frames are designed to enhance one’s natural appearance while also providing effective vision correction by determining whether the patient has an oval, square, round or heart-shaped face. For example, a round face looks best in wider frames that make the face look longer and thinner, as well as a clear bridge.

We are experienced in helping patients find a frame style that best matches their look and are more than happy to assist you in your search. Patients can often wear many different styles and can choose from a large selection of choices depending on their personal preferences.

Color Selection

To further guarantee eyeglass frames that work well with your appearance, patients can choose frames to complement their eye color. Before selecting your frames, you can evaluate your eye color to determine whether your eyes are cool or warm. For example, brown eyes can be light and almost honey-colored, which are warm, or may be darker and cool.

Warm eye colors tend to look best with frames that are camel, khaki, gold, peach, off-white, red, tortoise and warmer blues and greens. Eye colors that are cool can be accentuated with black, gray, plum, magenta, pink, blue and darker tortoise frames.

Our opticians will help you determine your coloring and then select frames to suit your appearance, whether your eyes are blue, brown, green or hazel.

Frame Materials

Depending on personal preference and the type and style of glasses desired, patients can choose from different frame materials that can further enhance the durability, lightness and appearance of their glasses. We offer several frame materials within our comprehensive optical shop so that patients can fully customize their eyeglasses.

Metal frames have been used for many years to create sleek and elegant frames, which are now available with the option of intricate designs as well. Although not available in as many colors as plastic frames, metal eyeglasses are strong and reliable.

Plastic frames are available in a wide range of colors and can be made in bolder styles for a more noticeable look. They are often used for patients with higher prescriptions, as they can easily conceal a thicker lens.

Metal/plastic hybrid frames combine the best of both options, as they are strong, sleek, durable, and available in many colors and styles. Many patients like the unique look of this combination.

Lens Options and Materials

In addition to a wide selection of stylish, budget-friendly and attractive frame options designed to fit your face shape and eye color for a cosmetically-pleasing result, we also provide our patients with a full selection of lenses to create a completely customized pair of eyeglasses with the most effective visual results for each patient’s individual needs.

Our opticians specialize in eye wear fitting to ensure that your new glasses fit properly and provide you with long-term vision correction. Patients are continually satisfied with their eyeglasses and are able to benefit from clear, comfortable and safe vision.

Types of refractive errors:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

Lens Options

Once your frames have been selected, we offer numerous
lens options, taking advantage of the latest technological advances to provide
our patients with clear vision at all times. Some of the unique lens styles we
offer include progressive lenses, anti-reflective lenses, transitions lenses,
and lenses with high definition wavefront technology. These specialty lenses
are designed to provide unmatched vision correction while eliminating sun
glare, low-light and other common vision problems.

  • Single Vision Lens
  • Bifocal Lenses
  • Computer Lenses
  • Progressive Lenses
  • Sunglasses Lenses
  • Variable Tinted Lenses
  • Anti-Reflective Lens Treatment
  • Polarized Lenses – Driving
  • Polarized Lenses – Water

Our experienced staff will help you choose the most appropriate lenses for you, taking into account your vision needs, budget, style and personal preferences. We take the time to fully discuss all options with you so that you receive the highest quality eye wear from a practice youtrust.

Some of the lenses we offer include:

  • Transitions
  • Crizal
  • Varilux
  • Drivewear
  • Younger Image
  • Essilor Adaptor
  • Zeiss Lenses
  • Hoya
  • Vannity 1.67
  • Trivex
  • Nu Polar

Lens Materials

The material of the lens is also important in ensuring
comfort, durability and long-term effectiveness for your new glasses. New
technology has allowed for the development of more advanced lens materials that provide more comfortable, sturdy and attractive eyeglasses, especially for
patients who require stronger vision correction.

In the past, these patients may have been limited in their selections and unable to wear some of the most stylish frames because of the need for thicker lenses. Today’s wide range of lens materials no longer limits these options for patients with higher prescriptions so that everyone can take advantage of cosmetically-appealing yet highly effective eyeglasses. Certain coatings may also be applied to the lens to help reduce scratches, glare, fog and UV rays in order to further protect your eyes and your glasses.

At the Legarreta Eye Center Optical Shop, we offer our patients many different lens materials, including:

  • Polycarbonate: Thinner and lighter than plastic lenses, polycarbonates are the ideal in safety and comfort. They offer full UV protection and can withstand more impact than plastic or glass lenses as well. They can also be used for sunglasses and sports eyewear.
  • Plastic: Plastic lenses remain the standard in today’s eyeglasses, as they provide clear vision, comfort, safety and long-term wear. Patients who choose plastic lenses will have the largest selection of frames and can easily tint and coat their lenses, although plastic is quickly becoming an outdated lens choice.
  • Hi-Index: Hi-index lenses refract light in a different way using less material than plastic lenes for a thinner product that produces more effective vision correction. It is often more comfortable and cosmetically-pleasing for patients with higher prescriptions.
  • Mid Index: Although not as thin as hi-index lenses, mid index materials are considered safer and more effective than plastic or glass lenses, and provide strong UV protection without the need for extra coating.
  • Trivex: Similar to polycarbonate, Trivex lenses produce clearer vision because of its higher-quality optics. It is also lighter yet more rigid, making it safer and more ideal for rimless frames, children’s lenses and sportswear.

Our experienced opticians will help you determine which type of lens material is best for you based on a thorough evaluation of your visual needs, as well as a discussion of your preferences and lifestyle habits.