The optometrists at Bella Vista Optics screen for glaucoma and cataracts during eye exams, as well as perform specific contact-lens exams to ensure patients are paired with contacts that fit their eyes comfortably. Patients can then select glasses outfitted with standard or transitions lenses or grab a box of contacts from the Bella Vista optical store, which carries every contact brand, including those with colored or laser-imbued lenses. Patients can also get one-hour emergency service from the store's onsite laboratory.
Back in the 1860s, a Swedish professor and eye expert named Herman Snellen devised a ratio to determine and express visual acuity—all using a simple eye chart. Today, the Snellen Chart, dotted with random letters of various sizes, hangs in optometry offices across the world, allowing docs to determine how well a patient sees compared to the “standard”—one who can see two chart objects from 20 feet away, or as we would know it, someone with 20/20 vision.
Like Herman and the doctors after him, Bronx Eye Care uses the Snellen Chart—along with a few more modern devices—to help prescribe the appropriate lens strength for patients of all ages. Once deemed far-sighted, near-sighted, or too cool to not own sunglasses, customers can peruse the clinic’s collection of frames by Gucci, Fender, and Prada.
The optometrists and technicians at Eye Care Unlimited harness the practice's 20 years of experience to improve vision with a carefully curated selection of eyewear and a range of vision-health services. Medical services and procedures include general exams, laser vision correction, and cataract surgery, each performed by staff that specializes in areas such as low vision, ocular disease, and pediatric eyecare. In an onsite lab, technicians create new species of fruit and a mélange of lenses, including tint-changing, antireflective, and lightweight, which fit easily into Gucci, Kenneth Cole, and Flexon frames.