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Contact Lenses

TotalVision Eyecare Center Has the Best Contact Lens Staff in North Haven, CT

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Whether you require daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, Dr Lefland will in all likelyhood have a lens thats appropriate for your needs.

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

The professional staff at TotalVision Eyecare Center will then perform a Contact Lens Evaluation to determine the best type of lens to use based on your lifestyle needs, and the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam and evaluation. We will dispense trial lenses, and have you return for one or more additional visits to ensure that you’re going to be successful with your new lenses.

We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper eye health is maintained.

Eyeglass Basics

TotalVision Eyecare Center, Eye Glasses in North Haven,

Modern eyewear serves a dual purpose. In addition to being a vision-correcting medical device used to enhance your safety and quality of life, eyeglasses have become a major fashion accessory. Therefore, when it comes to selecting eyeglasses there are many important factors to consider.

The Frame

Frames are made from a large variety of materials ranging from acetates and hard plastics to metals and metal alloys. The quality of frame materials is very high nowadays with many cutting-edge manufacturers investing heavily in developing new innovations and materials to make stronger, more flexible, lighter and more beautiful frames.

In considering the optimal material for your eyeglass frame, your lifestyle plays a big role. Children and those with active lifestyles require durable and flexible frames that are resistant to breaks from hits and falls. Those who have skin allergies need to seek out frames made from hypoallergenic materials such as acetate, titanium or stainless steel. Other characteristics of frame materials to consider are the weight or flexibility of the material as well as the price. Many designers also use wood, bone or precious metals to adorn frames and add an extra .

Hinges and nosepads also play an important role in durability and comfort of your frames. Children in particular can benefit from spring hinges and nosepads which can keep the frames from slipping off. Rimless or semi-rimless glasses are also an option for those that durability is not a primary concern.

Frame size is a very important factor in frame selection. Frames should fit well and not slip off the nose or be too tight and press against the temples or the sides of the nose.

More and more top fashion design brands are coming out with designer eyewear collections to suit every taste and style. Frames come in all colors, sizes and shapes so the choices are endless in finding a frame that suits your personal style and looks good with your face shape and coloring.

Lenses

Even though people spend much more time focusing on frame selection, as a medical device, the lenses of your eyeglasses are the most important part. It is therefore very important that you obtain your lenses (and therefore your glasses) from a reputable source. It is always best to buy eyeglasses through an eye doctor who is able to check that the lenses are made and fitted properly to ensure your best possible vision.

There are a number of variables to consider in selecting lenses.

If you have a high prescription which may require thicker lenses, you may want to ask for aspheric lenses which are thinner than normal lenses.

There are lenses that are made from materials that are more durable and shatter-resistant such as polycarbonate or trivex, which can be useful for children or sports eyewear.

Photochromic lenses can serve as eyeglasses and sunglasses as the lenses darken when exposed to the sunlight to block out the sunlight and UV rays.

Polarized lenses create greater eye comfort by reducing glare specifically from the water or snow and are great for sunglasses for those that spend time outdoors.

TotalVision Eyecare Center, Eye Glasses, Connecticut

There are also a number of coating options that you can add onto lenses to enhance certain characteristics such as anti-reflective coatings, anti-scratch coatings or UV coatings to reduce exposure from the sun. Adding a coating may require special cleaning or treatment so ask your eye doctor or optician about special instructions.

Eyeglasses Over 40

Once you approach age 40 you are likely to begin to experience presbyopia which is the loss of the ability to focus on close objects. This happens as the eye begins to age and can easily be corrected with reading glasses. However, if you already have an eyeglass prescription for distance vision, you will need a solution that enables you to see your best both near and far.

There are a number of options available for presbyopes including bifocals, multifocals and progressive lenses with new technology improving the options all the time. You should speak to your eye doctor about the best solution for your individual needs.

Whether they are for a child’s first pair, a second pair of designer frames or a senior with a complicated prescription, you should always consult with your eye doctor for a new pair of glasses. Ultimately, your eyeglasses have a job and that it to help you to see your best to get the most out of every day.

Did you know that TotalVision Eyecare Center offers Dry Eye Treatment

Our Eye Care Practice

Welcome to our North Haven Eye Care Office!

Dr. Lefland and our team are here to care for all of your vision and eye Best Optometrists in North Haven - Call (203) 985-9000 | Optician in North Haven, Connecticuthealth needs. We provide adult and children's eye examinations, specialize in the fitting of contact lenses, accommodate immediate scheduling for eye emergencies, and provide medical treatment for various eye conditions and diseases. In addition, Dr. Lefland co-manages LASIK and cataract surgery with our affiliated surgeons.

A Team that Treats our Patients Like Family

It's our staff that makes our office exceptional. Our patients comment daily that our staff is a team of friendly, caring, and knowledgeable people who really enjoy their work and make their experience in our office a pleasant one.

State-of-the-Art Technology

By continually adding the latest instrument technology to our practice, we offer unsurpassed accuracy in prescribing your lenses and detecting and managing eye disease.

Full-Service Optical Department

We have over 1,000 frames on display for all budgets and tastes. Our Optical Frame and Lens Specialists will assist you in determining the most appropriate lenses, lens coatings, and frames that meet your lifestyle needs at a price point that's comfortable for you.

Our Mission Statement

The doctors and staff of TotalVision Eyecare Center are committed to providing our patients with outstanding eye health care and vision services through patient education and thorough, professional care. We strive to exceed our patients' expectations by delivering the highest level of service and dispensing the finest eyewear and contact lenses available.

Hours & Location – North Haven, CT

TotalVision Eyecare Optical Center in North Haven

Call TotalVision Eyecare Center or use one of the forms on the right to make an appointment with  Dr. Lefland for your the ultimate eye examination, contact lens fitting or an eye related medical concern.

If you have an urgent medical problem related to your eyes, we'll make every effort to see you immediately.

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You are also welcome to drop in anytime to browse through our large selection of designer eyeglass frames and sunglasses.

North Haven, CT

Contact Details
Address
81 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473
Emergencies

Emergency: TotalVision Eyecare Center has a 24 hour answering service for vision & eye emergencies

Hours
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  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Payment Information

We Accept:

  • visa
  • mastercard
  • americanexpress
  • discover
  • check
  • carecredit

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Meet Dr. Lefland

Having been in private practice for over 30 years, Dr. Lefland has the experience and knowledge to properly evaluate your eyes and detect and treat various visual and medical conditions  As a former educator, he will take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen and respond to any questions you may have regarding your eye care needs at TotalVision Eyecare Center in North Haven, CT.

Lawrence Lefland, M.S. Ed., O.D.

IMG_2498_0045_edited-1Dr. Lefland attended Queens College, City University of New York, where he majored in Biology and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and his Master of Science in Education degree in 1976. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he was granted the degree of Doctor of Optometry in 1981, and received the Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Dr. Lefland completed clinical externships in the areas of contact lenses, pediatric optometry and low vision. He has served as an Industrial Vision Consultant and has participated in several clinical research programs involving extended and daily wear contact lenses.

In 1982, he opened his private practice in Hamden, TotalVision Eyecare Center. In 1998 the practice relocated to a larger facility in North Haven, CT.

Dr. Lefland is a past President of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. He is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the international optometric honor society, the American Optometric Association, and the American Public Health Association. He is certified in Advanced Optometric Care, the highest level of licensure for optometrists in Connecticut.

He was honored in 2003 as "Optometrist of the Year" by the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, "for service to his profession, to his community, and to the visual welfare of the citizens of Connecticut." In 1999 he received the George E. Comstock, O.D. award for distinguished service to the profession. In 1996 and again in 2006 he received the President's Award for his continuing service to the Association.

He has served as adjunct faculty at Quinnipiac University and as a consultant with First-Insight, a leading optometric software developer, assisting in the development of their electronic medical record (EMR) software module. In 2012 he was appointed by Governor Dannel Malloy to serve on the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Optometrists.

Residing in North Haven with his wife Ilene and their two children, he enjoys tennis, skiing and classical music. For three years he served as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 41 in Woodbridge, CT.

North Haven Eye Care Services

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We at TotalVision Eyecare Center in North Haven, Connecticut are confident that our optometrists can provide the eye care you need. Below you’ll find a list of some of the key eye care services that our expert eye doctors practice offers.

Quality Eye Care in North Haven, CT

Comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, co-management of laser vision correction and cataract surgery, caring for eye emergencies and so much more. Dr Lefland provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages including treatment for a range of conditions including glaucoma, eye and lid infections, and dry eye.

Check Out Our Adult & Pediatric Eye Care Services

Insurance We Accept

TotalVision Eyecare Center, Vision Insurance in North Haven, Connecticut

Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs. Here are just some of the plans that we accept:

We participate with the following insurance plans:
(NOTE: If we do not participate in your plan we will assist you in receiving reimbursement by providing you with an itemized bill which you can submit to your insurance company.)

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • Vision Care Direct
  • VSP
  • AARP
  • Ghi
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Guardian
  • Meritain Health
  • Metlife
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • Vision Care Direct
  • VSP
  • AARP
  • Ghi
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Guardian
  • Meritain Health
  • Metlife
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care

We do not participate in the following plans:
(NOTE: Again, if we do not participate in your plan we will assist you in receiving reimbursement by providing you with an itemized bill which you can submit to your insurance company.)
Cole Vision (except Metro North Non-Management)
Davis Vision
Eye Care Plan of America –but we do offer 20% on eyeglasses and non-disposable CL materials
Horizon Healthcare
Integrated Health Plan
National Vision Administrators
Partner Provider Health-Vision Med
Pioneer Health Plan
Preferred One
Spectera
Vision One - but we do offer 20% discount on eyeglasses and non-disposable CL
materials to these patients
Vision Advantage
Waissau
Yale Health Plan

TotalVision Eyecare Center, Vision Insurance, Connecticut

The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses. A vision insurance policy is not the same as health insurance. Regular health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear, and other vision-related services at a reduced cost. To assist you in the complexities of insurance issues, our experienced team will attempt to determine your expected benefits before your examination. When making your appointment, be sure to have your insurance card available so we may assist you in pre-determining your benefits. Every patient, however, should be well versed in his/her particular policy and understand that regardless of what you or our office anticipates in reimbursed fees, you are ultimately responsible for any fees not reimbursed by your insurance company.

Find out what’s in Your Vision Insurance Plan

Eyeglasses & Contacts

Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Services in North Haven

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Making a decision about your eyewear goes beyond good vision and makes a statement about who you are. Your decision affects how you see and also how you want to be seen by others. But with so many different styles to choose from, getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming.

The team at TotalVision Eyecare Center will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. They will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear.

We offer a large selection of eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, and designer frames and sunglasses. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel, and plastic.