Eyeglasses are so common that many people who have worn about them for a long time don't spend a lot of time thinking about them. That is until the glasses they are wearing are no longer serving them well. If this is happening to you, it is time to see an optometrist. It is widely thought that glasses have existed in some form since the 13th century, but they have changed a lot since then. They correct a large variety of vision abnormalities and can help people see better both at near and far distances, as well as doing their part to protect a person's eye health. But in order to assure that you are wearing the right eyeglasses, it is important to see an optometrist regularly.
Signs You May Need New Eyeglasses
Many people have vision that levels out, more or less, after several years of wearing glasses and it is tempting to forgo a trip to the eye doctor if it seems like your old glasses are working just fine. But changes in your eyesight can be subtle, and sometimes those changes are a sign that something more serious is going on, such as early signs of cataracts, glaucoma, or even diabetes. With regular eye exams, our optometrists can pick up on changes to your eye health even before vision changes are noticeable to you. This is important for getting you a more accurate prescription for your glasses and making sure that you get on the right road to maintain or improve your vision going forward. If you are experiencing signs such as headaches, the appearance of floaters, or a decreased ability to see clearly from the sides of your eyes, it is important that you mention these changes to our optometrist when you have your appointment.
The Right Glasses Are About More Than Vision Correction
When you are in the middle of an eye exam, our optometrist will present you with many different strengths of lenses before they settle on the prescription that will help you to see your best. Once the process is finished, there is more to getting your new eyeglasses than popping those lenses into any old frames. At Shippee Family Eye Care, we will look at various factors in order to help you choose the right frames and lenses.
Frames are important as well. Depending on your lifestyle, designer frames might be a must, and we are prepared to accommodate your sense of style while helping you stay within your budget. We can also help with tips on choosing the right shape of frame in order to compliment your own face shape. To learn more, contact us at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. at any of our three locations in Lancaster, NH at 603-788-3561 or St. Johnsbury, VT at 802-748-3536 or Montpelier, VT at 802-223-7723 to schedule an appointment.