Corrective Lenses

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Corrective lenses are used to correct deviations, adjust focal points or neutralize other anomalies that impact the eyes’ ability to focus an image on the retina. To do this, the lenses must be the correct type and of the right power. Strength – which is expressed as diopeters – relies on the material of the lens, as well as the slope of the curve that is grounded into the lens. For instance, if the person is nearsighted and has trouble viewing objects far away, the lens will be concave, or thicker at the edges than in the middle, to allow for distant objects to come closer to the eyes. On the other hand, if the individual is farsighted and has a problem seeing objects up close, the lens will be convex, or thinner at the edges and thicker in the center. Convex lenses, unlike concave ones, bend toward the focal point, which makes the image appear larger than the object actually being seen.

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Office Hours

Open One Saturday Each Month

Current Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

  • "Waitkus Eye Center is the best at what they do and make you feel right at home."
    Tiffany R. / Beckley, WV
  • "Everything explained, friendly, every question answered, very pleased with the care."
    Shirley
  • "I have been going to Waitkus Eye Center for many years. I have been treated very well at all times with friendly professionals. I think the world of Dr. Waitkus."
    Leal
  • "Staff is super friendly and helpful. Helped me choose some great glasses and were very helpful and supportive with making my decision."
    Jami