Contact Lenses


Ophthalmologists located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

When it comes to correcting vision, many patients prefer contact lenses to glasses. Barbara Lee is a specialist at KLM Eye MDs who helps residents in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn and Greater New York areas see more clearly with contact lenses. From problematic astigmatism to routine lenses, Ms. Lee works to find the best solution for each of her patients. To learn more about contact lenses, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Contact Lenses Q & A

Which vision problems can contact lenses correct?

Contact lenses can correct almost every eyesight problem that traditional glasses can, including:

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia: an age-related condition that affects close vision (reading and computer use). Bifocal contact lenses are available.

What types of contact lenses are offered?

Barbara. Lee offers specialized fittings to find the right type of lens to correct your vision problems and align with your lifestyle. To accomplish this, She offers:

Soft contact lenses

These lenses are malleable and fit snugly over your eyes, while still allowing oxygen to get through. Soft contact lenses come in several versions to best suit your needs, including:

  • Disposable: daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly
  • Daily wear lenses: need to be removed at night before going to bed

Rigid contact lenses

Rigid lenses offer a great solution if you have moderate to severe astigmatism because they hold their shape over irregularly shaped corneas. They’re also an excellent option for allergy sufferers because the lenses allow more oxygen to flow around your eyes, and they resist allergens better than soft contact lenses.

Toric lenses

If you have moderate to severe astigmatism, Barbara Lee may recommend toric lenses, which come in both soft and hard varieties. These lenses are specifically designed to help people with astigmatism, rotating to give you the best vision possible.

What about contact lenses for complicated cases?

From tough astigmatism to dry eyes, Barbara Lee understands most eye problems and works with your doctor at KLM Eye MDs to find the best lenses for your eyes. These services are usually not covered by insurance, but if you’ve been sacrificing clear vision because of an eye problem, she can often provide a solution.

To learn more about expert contact lens fitting and solutions, call Barbara Lee at KLM Eye MDs or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.