If you’re new to eyewear, you may have dozens of questions about selecting, using, and caring for your first pair of eyeglasses. You may even wonder whether you need corrective lenses at all. The following FAQ compiled by Shippee Family Eye Care can provide the answers you seek about prescription eyewear and give you greater confidence that eyeglasses can improve your sight.
If I Currently Have Good Vision, Why Do I Need an Annual Eye Exam?
Through routine eye exams, our optometrist can monitor your eye health and vision to ensure you’re seeing as well as you should. Over the years, you may develop refractive errors that change your vision, making it necessary to get glasses or contacts to correct your sight. You may also develop eye conditions or diseases that can impair your vision if not treated soon enough. Early detection of these diseases can save your sight.
How Do I Know I Need Prescription Eyeglasses?
After an eye exam, our optometrist will inform you if you have refractive errors that are impairing your vision. Common refractions include myopia, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These can be corrected with prescription eyeglasses to optimize your sight.
How Do I Choose the Right Eyeglasses?
At Urban Eyes, we carry a wide selection of name-brand eyeglass frames and lenses to choose from, making it easy to find a pair of glasses you like. We’ll help you select glasses that match your prescription and suit your facial features, personal taste, lifestyle, and budget.
How Often Should I Change or Upgrade My Eyeglasses?
By scheduling annual eye exams, you can stay abreast of changes in your vision that require upgrading your prescription. If you need stronger lenses, you can buy a new pair of eyeglasses or use the same frames with new lenses. A change in lifestyle or personal taste may prompt you to change your eyeglasses as well, so you can have variety in your life.
What Are Photochromic Lenses?
Photochromic lenses are special lenses that darken when exposed to sunlight, transforming your prescription eyeglasses into sunglasses. When you go back indoors, the lenses return to their clear state. Photochromic lenses are convenient for people who wear glasses all the time or spend a lot of time outdoors, as they eliminate the need for separate sunglasses.
How Do I Avoid Reflections on My Eyeglasses?
By requesting lenses with anti-reflective coating, you can avoid annoying reflections on your glasses and eliminate glare spots on photos shot with a flash.
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