Eyeglasses Specialist

Great Neck Opticians

Optometry located in Great Neck, NY

Eyeglasses are an effective, reliable option for correcting refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Great Neck Opticians in Great Neck, New York, has a wide selection of frames and lenses for every preference and lifestyle, including fashion frames, sunglasses, sports glasses, and pediatric glasses. To schedule an eye exam with on-site expert optometrists Yelena Pinkhasova, OD, and Eleonora Tamayeva, OD, call or use the online scheduling tool. If you already have an eyeglass prescription, feel free to come in and browse.

Eyeglasses Q & A

What kind of vision problems require eyeglasses?

The most common reason people wear eyeglasses is to correct refractive errors. A refractive error means the eye has trouble focusing light, which leaves you with a blurry image. The most common refractive errors are:


Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, means that you can clearly see objects that are close by, but objects that are far away appear blurry.


Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, means you can clearly see objects that are far away, while objects that are close by appear blurry.


Astigmatism is a problem with the way the eye focuses light onto the retina because of the eye’s shape. Astigmatism causes objects at all distances to appear blurry or distorted.


Presbyopia is a normal vision change that usually begins around age 40. It affects your ability to focus on things that are close up, especially text. Presbyopia is usually the reason people get reading glasses.

Eyeglasses can easily correct these refractive errors, allowing you to see clearly.


What are the advantages of eyeglasses?

You may wonder if there are advantages to wearing eyeglasses, especially with many people choosing to wear contact lenses or undergo laser eye surgery. There are several good reasons to choose glasses to treat your refractive errors, including:

  • Just about any adult or child can wear glasses
  • Glasses are a more affordable option than contacts or surgery
  • Glasses require less daily care than contacts
  • Unlike contacts, glasses don’t directly touch your eyeball, so there’s minimal potential for side effects
  • Glasses may be easier to tolerate than contacts if you have dry or sensitive eyes
  • Glasses can protect your eyes from wind, dust, and debris

Thanks to advances in technology and design, there are eyeglass frames and lenses that can suit just about any personality, fashion sense, and lifestyle.


What kinds of eyeglasses are available?

Great Neck Opticians offers a full selection of designer frames. Your glasses are an extension of your personality. Whether you like basic frames or want to make a bold fashion statement, Great Neck Opticians has you covered.

The practice also has a selection of specialty frames and lenses for any lifestyle or optical need, including:

  • Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses
  • Prescription and non-prescription sports goggles, including durable, sport-specific lenses
  • Children’s glasses
  • Light-adaptive or photochromic lenses that change tint in different lighting conditions
  • Computer glasses
  • Reading glasses
  • Bifocals and progressive lenses
  • Coated lenses, including anti-reflective, scratch resistant, anti-fog, and UV protection

For high-quality glasses and customer service, schedule an appointment at Great Neck Opticians online or over the phone, or just walk in.