Contacts & Glasses Specialist

Diana Zabarko, OD -  - Optometrist

Avant Garde Vision Center

Diana Zabarko, OD

Optometrist located in Wayne, NJ

Glasses or contacts: which are best for you? Dr. Diana Zabarko, optometrist with Avant Garde Vision Center in Wayne, New Jersey, has advanced training in new lens technology. She can help you decide exactly which type of glasses or contacts would be best for your lifestyle. Call the office or go online to book an appointment today.

Contacts & Glasses Q & A

by Diana Zabarko, OD

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Contact Lenses versus Eyeglasses?

Contact lenses go right on your cornea, so they give you the most accurate vision possible. You don’t have to worry about glare, and there’s no distortion around the edges, as with glasses. You no longer have to take glasses off and on during the day. Contact lenses can also change your eye color.

Glasses appeal to those who don’t like the feel of putting lenses in their eyes. They’ve become a fashion accessory, and there are many good-looking options from which to choose. While cleaning your glasses is quick and easy, contact lenses require special a cleaning solution. Proper care of contact lenses is essential to avoid infection and other complications.

What Types of Eyeglass Lenses are Available?  

Along with the frames of your eyeglasses, which have become a fashion statement, the quality of lenses has advanced by leaps and bounds. Most lenses today are high-grade plastic. They don’t break or scratch easily, they’re lighter and can be adapted to shade your eyes from sunlight. Dr. Zabarko specializes in lens technology and advises you about which lens will serve you best.

There are numerous types of lenses:

  • Photochromic: These lenses darken when exposed to sunlight, so you may no longer need a pair of sunglasses.
  • Trivex: These lenses are very thin, light, and resist impact well. They’re great if you work with moving parts or construction.
  • Polycarbonate: A good choice for those who play sports, these lenses are tough and offer UV protection.
  • High-Index Plastic: Those who need a strong prescription will love these lenses because they’re thin and light. You can toss your old thick glasses.
  • Aspheric: These lenses allow your eyes to use a larger portion of the surface of the lens than others.

Can Contact Lenses Correct Both Nearsightedness and Farsightedness?

Nearsightedness, called myopia, is difficulty seeing objects far away. Farsightedness, called presbyopia, is difficulty seeing objects that are close by. Thanks to new technology, now Dr. Zabarko can correct both conditions with one set of multifocal contact lenses. These lenses correct your vision for most daily living activities, but it’s possible you might need glasses for reading or driving.

For those who can’t wear multifocal lenses, Dr. Zabarko can fit you with monovision contact lenses. You’ll have a different prescription for each eye: one lens corrects your nearsightedness and the other corrects farsightedness. You may prefer to have both glasses and contacts, and if so, Dr. Zabarko gives you a prescription for each.

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