Glasses & Contact Lenses

Cooper Eye Care -  - Optometry

Cooper Eye Care

Optometry located in Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY & Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Glasses and contact lenses are easily the two most popular non-surgical corrective methods used to address common vision issues such as myopia and binocular vision problems. At Cooper Eye Care in Upper East Side, and Dyker Heights, New York City, the skilled team of providers offers eye exams and prescriptions for glasses and contacts. Their offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn are home to a wide selection of stylish eyeglass frames, as well as an assortment of different types of contact lenses to best suit your lifestyle needs. Call or use online booking to schedule your appointment today.

Glasses & Contact Lenses Q & A

What are Signs That I Might Need Glasses or Contact Lenses?

Some of the most common signs that you might need glasses or contact lenses include:

  • Recurring headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Subpar distance vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Eye strain
  • Trouble reading
  • Frequent squinting
  • A difficulty with bright light (for example, seeing halos around light)


Some of these symptoms could be caused by other health problems and don’t necessarily mean that you have poor vision. Still, if you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to come in and see one of the highly skilled optometrists at Cooper Eye Care.

Which Eye Conditions Can Glasses and Contact Lenses Correct?

A variety of different types of glasses and contact lenses can be used to address a wide range of vision issues, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

For other vision problems, such as amblyopia (lazy eye), convergence insufficiency, and strabismus, corrective lenses may help improve your vision, but additional services like vision therapy may be needed.

When you have your eye exam, your optometrist at Cooper Eye Exam will discuss your results and your lens prescription with you. They’ll then make recommendations as to what will best serve your vision needs.

What are the Benefits of Glasses and Contact Lenses?

One of the key benefits of either glasses or contact lenses is that they can vastly improve your vision without surgery. As long as you take good care of your glasses or contact lenses and come in regularly for checkups and prescription updates, they can help provide a lifetime of clear vision.

Corrective eyewear also offers lifestyle benefits for different individuals. If you’re active and play sports frequently, contact lenses can enhance your vision, and perhaps even your performance, without getting in the way.

Glasses can provide a stylish accessory that simultaneously improves your vision. Cooper Eye Care is home to a one-of-a-kind eyewear boutique featuring an exciting collection of frames, including:

  • Face a Face
  • Lafont
  • Lindberg
  • SALT
  • Freudenhaus


Cooper Eye Care also has classic American styles you can choose from.

Is the Prescription for Glasses and Contact Lenses the Same?

The short answer is no, your prescription for glasses is not the same as your prescription for contact lenses. You do need two separate prescriptions. But, getting a prescription for either glasses or contact lenses is as simple as coming in for an eye exam.

Call Cooper Eye Care today or use online booking to schedule your eye exam.