Marina Kotlyar, OD
Optometrist located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY
At Grand Vision Center, Dr. Kotlyar offers the largest selection of contacts and glasses for patients from throughout the Brooklyn, NY, area, helping patients with all sorts of vision issues see more clearly and feel more confident in their appearance.
How can I tell if glasses or contacts are a better choice for me?
To a large degree, the decision between wearing contact lenses or glasses is one of personal preference. While contacts may offer a more convenient options for some people, especially those who feel self-conscious about wearing glasses or those who require contacts for better job performance, eye glasses can be a much better option for those who don't want to deal with the regular routine of lens cleaning or who don't care for the experience of placing an object in their eyes. But in some patients, contact lenses may be precluded by the eye condition or vision issue they're experiencing. You'll have a chance to learn the pros and cons of each during your eye exam.
How long does it take for contact lenses to feel comfortable?
Some people are able to adjust to contacts within a couple or a few days of wear, but people with more sensitive eyes or more significant vision issues may take a little longer to adjust. When you receive your lenses, it's important to wear them as directed, increasing the amount of time you wear them each day to allow your eyes to adjust. Wearing them for more time than prescribed can result in irritation that can result in a longer overall period of adjustment.
Will contact lenses cause infection?
People who develop eye infections as a result of contact lens wear typically develop those infections because they don't clean their lenses properly. Contact lenses require rigorous adherence to the cleaning routine to prevent a buildup of pathogens that can cause very serious infections which may even result in a loss of vision. Cleaning your lenses as often as prescribed and never using saliva to moisten your lenses can help keep you free of potentially dangerous eye infections.
Major Insurance Accepted
Please take a look at the following list of plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
Words from our patients
"The Doctor there gave him an EXCELLENT exam, very thorough, and was extremely patient."
"Excellent service! Marina was very knowledgeable, accommodating. In my experience this was the most comprehensive eyes examination and consultation I've got so far."
I have been going here for years for my eyewear. The girls who work here are always so nice. "