Purchasing prescription eyeglasses for the first time can be a challenge. You want to make sure you buy the right frames and lens to match your prescription, budget, and lifestyle. The answers to the following FAQs from Insight Eyecare & Eyewear provide valuable tips on buying quality eyewear to meet your needs.
How Do I Know I Need Glasses?
Our Chandler optometrist will detect any refractive errors during an eye exam and recommend eyeglasses or contacts to correct your vision. Even before your exam, however, you may notice signs that something is off with your vision. You may have difficulty focusing or seeing objects close up or at a distance. Routine eye checkups will confirm changes in your sight so you can take steps to correct your vision.
If I Just Need Eyeglasses for Reading, Can I Bypass the Exam and Buy an Economical Pair at the Store?
While drugstore reading glasses may work well for some people, you still need routine eye exams. During an eye exam, our Chandler optometrist can detect early warning signs of eye diseases so you can get treatment before they permanently impair your vision. You may also have refractive errors that can’t be resolved with cheap readers. Proper eyewear will ensure you have optimal vision.
How Do I Choose Eyeglasses That Look Good on Me?
When selecting a pair of eyeglasses, look for a frame that matches the shape of your face. Try on various types, shapes, and colors to see what suits your eyes, skin, and hair. Rather than going for the latest style or what’s appealing to your friend, select eyeglasses you feel comfortable wearing and that suit your personal taste and preference.
How Can I Avoid Glare on My Glasses?
By adding anti reflective coatings to your prescription, you’ll be able to see through your lens more clearly, without any annoying glare. This same coating makes it easier for others to see your eyes as well, which will make them more comfortable when having personal conversations.
Can My Prescription Eyeglasses Double as Sunglasses?
If you get photochromic lenses on your eyeglasses, they will darken in the sun, enabling you to use them as sunglasses as well. Photochromic glasses are convenient for people who wear glasses all the time and spend quite a bit of time in the sun.
How Often Should I Buy New Glasses?
Your Chandler optometrist can inform you of vision changes during your annual eye exam. If your vision has changed substantially and you need a new prescription, we’ll recommend a change of glasses at that time.
See Your Chandler Eye Doctor Today!
To schedule an eye exam to see if you need prescription eyeglasses, contact Insight Eyecare & Eyewear in Chandler at 480-883-0900 today.