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Glasses & Contacts Specialist

Littzi Eye Care

Jacqueline J. Littzi, MD

Ophthalmology & Laser Cataract & Glaucoma Surgeon located in Greenwich, CT & New Canaan, CT

If you’re nearsighted or farsighted, optical appliances like glasses and contacts can help sharpen your vision and improve your quality of life. At Littzi Eye Care in New Canaan and Greenwich, Connecticut, Jacqueline Littzi, MD, regularly prescribes glasses and contacts for men, women, and children. Whether you’ve recently experienced a change in your vision or it’s simply time to update your prescription, Dr. Littzi can help. Request your appointment today by calling the office nearest you or by using the online booking tool.

Glasses & Contacts Q&A

What are glasses and contacts?

Glasses and contacts are optical appliances that correct common vision problems like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. 

Glasses feature a pair of lenses set inside of a frame of metal or plastic that rests on your nose and ears. Contact lenses are lenses that you place directly on the surface of your eyes. Like glasses, contacts can correct several different vision problems. If you are unhappy with the color of your eyes, you can also use cosmetic contacts to change their appearance. 

What type of eyewear is right for me: glasses or contacts?

No two people are exactly alike. Before you make your decision, it’s important to remember that neither is better than the other. Really, it’s a  matter of personal preference.

Eyeglasses offer many benefits. For example, they don’t touch your eyes when you wear them, and they require very little cleaning and maintenance. Glasses are also cheaper than contact lenses, and they don’t need to be replaced as often. 

Contact lenses have advantages as well. Because they sit directly on your eye, contacts magnify your peripheral vision, helping you see the world around you. Contacts also allow you to participate in physical activities like playing sports or going hiking without having to worry about damaging your frames or lenses. Contact lenses also enable you to change your eye color.

How do I get a prescription for eyeglasses or contacts?

To get a prescription for eyeglasses or contacts, you must first have an eye exam. Following a series of vision tests, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, Dr. Littzi can write a prescription that caters to your individual needs.

Dr. Littzi doesn’t sell eyeglasses at her office, but she can write you a glasses prescription. Dr. Littzi does sell contact lenses at her clinic and online as well.

Are there different types of contact lenses?

Yes. There are several different types of contacts. At Littzi Eye Care, Dr. Littzi offers:

  • Single-vision contacts
  • Soft contacts
  • Multifocal contacts
  • Cosmetic contacts
  • Transition lens contacts that block the sun’s UV rays
  • Keratoconus lenses
  • MiSight® lenses for children to slow myopia

Dr. Littzi also offers gas-permeable contacts, which are rigid and made of durable plastic. These contacts’ unique design allows your eye to access more oxygen.

If you regularly experience blurry vision or you find yourself squinting throughout the day, you might need glasses or contacts. Make an appointment at Littzi Eye Care today by calling the office nearest you or by using the online booking tool.