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Eyeglasses FAQs

If you have to wear prescription eyeglasses, make sure you get the best. Your eyes are too important to settle for less. The right eyewear will look and feel good and, most importantly of all, will improve your sight. These FAQs from Shippee Family Eye Care, serving residents in Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, and Littleton can help you make wise decisions concerning the eyeglasses you buy.

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How do I know I need eyeglasses?

Through routine eye exams, you can keep track of your eye health and visual clarity. If you have refractive vision errors, they will show up in an eye exam and your eye doctor will recommend corrective lenses to improve your sight.

What should I look for in eyeglasses?

If you’ll be wearing eyeglasses full-time, it’s important to choose eyewear you feel comfortable with and that provides you with optimal sight. Look for frames that match your facial features, skin tone, and personality. Try on different frame sizes, colors, and styles to get an idea of how you appear in each. Your eyewear should also suit your lifestyle and be priced within your budget.

What type of lens should I choose?

Choosing the right lens is just as important as choosing the right frames. Eyeglass lenses will affect the way your glasses look and function. Lenses are available in plastic polymer, glass, polycarbonate, and Trivex materials. Our Lancaster optometrist can help you determine which would be the best choice for you.

What do lens coatings do?

If you don’t want to deal with glare or reflections on your eyeglasses, you can put anti-reflective coating on your lens. A scratch resistant coating can help keep your lenses looking nicer longer. Photo chromatic lenses grow dark in the sun, so you can use your prescription eyewear as sunglasses.

Should I get bifocals?

Bifocals are used to treat presbyopia, an eye condition that generally affects people over the age of 40. Presbyopia reduces your eyes’ ability to focus. Bifocals compensate for your eyes’ focusing power, so you can see well up close and at a distance. Ask our optometrist if bifocals can benefit you.

I don’t have vision problems. Do I still need an annual exam?  

Through routine eye exams, our optometry specialist can detect signs of “silent” diseases like glaucoma or macular degeneration which cause no symptoms in their early stages. Catching and treating these diseases early can help prevent future vision loss.

See Our Optometry Specialist for Eyeglasses

From routine eye exams to quality eyewear to treatment of eye diseases, Shippee Family Eye Care is your one-stop location for all your eye care needs. To schedule an appointment in Lancaster, call 603-788-3561. For our St. Johnsbury branch, call 802-748-3536. To talk to your Montpelier optometrist, call 802-223-7723.  To talk to your Littleton optometrist, call 603-444-2484.

Office Hours

Lancaster | 150 Main St Lancaster, NH 03584

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

St. Johnsbury | 468 Hospital Dr. St. Johnsbury, VT

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Montpelier | 114 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Littleton | 580 St Johnsbury Road, Littleton NH

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

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