New glasses are an extremely important purchase. The right glasses will fit well, look attractive and help you attain the clear vision you need for everyday life. The wrong glasses may be uncomfortable, cause eyestrain or headaches or lead to buyer’s remorse.
You don’t have to make this crucial decision alone. Working with a trusted optometrist at Vista Eye Specialists can help ensure you find the glasses prescription that is perfectly tailored to your individual needs.
Eyeglasses Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I go to the eye doctor instead of simply picking out a pair of glasses at the drugstore?
Visiting an eye doctor to determine your prescription ensures your glasses will work well for your unique visual needs. The one-size-fits-all reading glasses that you see at the drugstore are not likely to provide the clear, comfortable vision you want for day-to-day life. We have heard from patients that say that wearing drugstore reading glasses gives them headaches or eye strain.
How do I know if my child needs glasses?
You should have your child evaluated for vision problems if you notice any of the following:
- Sitting too close to the television
- Holding a book or handheld device close to the eyes when reading
- Squinting or tilting the head back regularly
- Rubbing the eyes excessively
- Complaining regularly of headaches or eye pain
What are my sun protection options if I wear prescription lenses?
You can choose from prescription sunglasses, clip-on or magnetic sunglasses that attach to your regular glasses or photochromic lenses that automatically darken on exposure to ultraviolet light. Try to buy sunglasses that protect you from both UVA and UVB rays if possible.
Who Should Wear Sports or Safety Goggles?
If you or your child play sports like basketball, hockey or baseball, you should protect your eyes with quality sports goggles. Safety goggles are recommended when performing yard work and working on household projects (particularly those with chemicals or projectiles).
You don’t have to spend a lot to get a quality pair of sports or safety glasses. The important thing is that you wear them regularly to avoid eye injuries.
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If you would like to know more , please contact the team at Vista Eye Specialists today.