Lancaster | 603-788-3561
St. Johnsbury | 802-748-3536
Montpelier | 802-223-7723

Eyeglasses FAQs

Your vision is a gift too precious to neglect. Regular optometry services from Shippee Family Eye Care in Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, and Montpelier can ensure you’re seeing as well as you should. If you need glasses, we’ll provide you with an accurate prescription to enhance your sight. These FAQs from our optometry specialist explain more about the importance of eye exams and eyeglasses for good vision.    


Why Are Eye Exams So Important?

Through eye exams, your Lancaster/St. Johnsbury/ Montpelier optometrist can detect changes in your vision so you can get proper eyewear to correct your sight. Eye exams also reveal early warning signs of eye diseases and conditions that can lead to vision loss. Detected early enough, many eye conditions can be treated to preserve your sight.

What Factors Should I Consider When Selecting Eyeglasses?

In addition to having an attractive appearance, your eyeglasses should be comfortable, functional, and conducive to your lifestyle. If you’re an active person, select frames and lenses that are durable, so they don’t break easily. Frames that complement the shape of your face and the color of your skin, hair, and eyes will enhance your appearance. By choosing glasses you feel comfortable with, you’re more likely to wear them.  

How Can I Prevent Reflections on My Eyeglasses?

An anti-reflective (AR) coating on your glass lens will eliminate annoying reflections on your eyeglasses and give you clearer vision. AR coatings also enable others to see your eyes when speaking to you up close.

How Can I Extend the Lifespan of My Eyeglasses to Save Money?

Investing in a quality set of eyeglasses will give you longer lasting wear. Frames with spring hinges offer greater flexibility to avoid easy breakage. You can also request that a scratch-resistant coating be put on your lenses to protect them from scratches. When not in use, store your glasses in a safe location where they won’t suffer damage. When you play sports, wear protective goggles over your glasses to protect them from harm.      

How Often Should I Change My Eyeglasses?

After an eye exam, your optometrist will inform you if you need to update your glasses to correct changes in your sight. If you’re experiencing headaches or vision problems in between optometry visits, contact your optometrist for a checkup to see if new glasses are in order. You can also change glasses for variety, to meet lifestyle changes, or to upgrade to a more modern, efficient style.

See Your Lancaster/St. Johnsbury/Montpelier Optometrist for Quality Eye Care

To schedule an eye exam or purchase quality eyewear for you or your family, contact Shippee Family Eye Care in Lancaster at 603-788-3561, St. Johnsbury at 802-748-3536 or Montpelier at 802-223-7723 today.




Office Hours

Lancaster | 150 Main St Lancaster, NH 03584

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8:00 am - 4:30 pm


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

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Montpelier | 114 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602

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