Hi there! Dr. Eye here, just want to do a quick
introduction of myself and my partners at Luxeye.
LUXEYE OPTICAL is a modern optical shop providing best vision care service and the coolest frames to the colorful personalities of Brooklyn. We have been the primary eyecare provider and eyewear central in Williamsburg since it opened in 2009. With two locations conveniently located on Bedford Ave., and one near Union Square (just 2 stops away on the L train), we have exam availability 7-days a week, and late hours to accommodate your hectic work schedule. We specialize in latest lens technology, and independent niche brands that capture the uniqueness of Brooklyn fashion style.
We accept most major vision insurances, including:
If you are not sure which Vision Plan your insurance is under, please email us at 171@LuxeyeOptical.com, we’re happy to check for you.
EXAM HOURS AND LOCATIONS
171 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY, 11211
S. Williamsburg (SHINE OPTIQUE)
291 Bedford Ave. (S1 St.) Brooklyn, NY, 1121
147 3rd Ave.,(15th St.) New York, NY, 10003
72 Mott St., New York, NY, 10013 Exam Hours:
Sunday 10:30am - 6:00pm
Tues. Wed. Fri. 11:30am – 7:30pm
Sat. 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sun. 11:30am – 6:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:30-6:30pm
Tues. Thurs. Sat. 10:30am – 6:30pm
Don’t wait till last-minute to renew your prescription.
EMAIL OR CALL US TODAY FOR AN EXAM APPOINTMENT.
GLASSES AND CONTACTS
EYE EXAM FOR GLASSES
During a comprehensive eye exam, our Optometrist does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses. We will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. That’s why annual routine eye exams are important, even if you don’t feel your eyeglass prescription has changed.
EYE EXAM FOR CONTACTS
This is a comprehensive eye exam that determines the parameters and curvature measurements of your eyes, the fit of the contact lenses, and the health of your cornea. It’s a more complicated exam and often requires at least one follow-up visit. Our contact lens exam fee includes all necessary follow-up visits AND the glasses prescription.
Due to FDA regulations, contact lens prescriptions expire after one year.
Why Does a Contact Lens Prescription Expire?
I need to buy more lenses, but my contact lens prescription has expired. My eyes feel fine, and my contacts are working well. I don’t think I should have to pay for a new prescription if my vision hasn’t changed. Why do contact lens prescriptions expire?
It’s true — when your contact lens prescription expires, you’ll have to make an appointment with your optometrist in order to obtain an updated one. You won’t be able to buy more contact lenses until you do, even if you buy them online. Contact lens prescriptions expire for the same reasons that medical prescriptions expire. Any time you are using a medical product, you should follow up with your doctor at least once per year to identify possible complications. The FDA considers contact lenses medical devices. In 2004, a law was passed that set the expiration date of contact lens prescriptions at one year, or the minimum required by state law, whichever is greater.
RETINAL PHOTO EXAM
• A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease
• An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctors a more detailed view than he or she can achieve by other means
• The retina image will be kept in your record and will be used as a baseline to compare with future photos to monitor for any changes or abnormalities.
• Everyone, including children, should have baseline retinal photos taken.
• It’s a procedure where optometrist instills dilating drops to enlarge your pupils, once the drops have taken effect, optometrist will look inside your eyes to obtain a better view of the eyes’ internal structure.
• Pupil dilation is very important for people with risk factors for eye disease, because it allows for the
most thorough evaluation of the health of the inside
of your eyes.
• When your pupils are dilated, you will be sensitive
to light and you may notice difficulty focusing on objects up close.
VISUAL FIELD TESTING
• A visual field testing can help determine the full horizontal and vertical range of what you are about to see peripherally. This range is commonly referred to as “side vision.”
• Visual field tests assess the potential presence of blind spots (scotomas), which could indicate eye diseases.
• Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision loss and visual field abnormalities. For example, optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma creates a
very specific visual field defect. Brain abnormalities
such as those caused by strokes or tumors can affect the visual field.
• Early testing can help evaluate such problems.
PEDIATRIC EYE EXAM
Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury, and disease. Early detection allows for treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulty in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage has been done to the eyes. Exams test visual acuity, eye tracking, focusing skills, and detects problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, amblyopia, crossed eyes, and color blindness.
Many children experience the same vision problems as adults including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as congenital vision conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes), which can significantly affect proper vision development. Young children may be unaware of the fact that they are experiencing abnormal vision which is why regular exams and early detection are essential in maintaining healthy eyes for your child. We provide specialized pediatric eye care services that focus on ensuring that your child maintains clear, strong vision as they grow.
Did you know?
Clear vision and healthy eyes are important are directly related to your child's academic performance in school. While vision is likely tested at your child's school each year, these exams only evaluate eyesight and do not test the overall health of the eyes.
During your child's eye exam, the doctor will evaluate:
• Near vision
• Distance vision
• Eye coordination
• Focusing skills
• Peripheral awareness
These vision aspects are assessed through traditional eye charts, including charts that use special symbols instead of letters for young children; ophthalmoscopy, which shines a light into the eye to examine the optic nerve and retina; and random dot stereopsis, which uses dot patterns to detect any differences between the two eyes.
Older children undergo testing very similar to those used for adults, including a visual field test, dilation, slit-lam examination, cover test, and refraction. After the exam is completed and an accurate diagnosis has been made, your child's doctor will develop a treatment plan that may include an eyeglasses prescription, medication, or vision therapy