Eyeglasses are a practical means of correcting many problems people have with their sight. If you’re nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, corrective lenses can help improve your vision. If you’ve never worn glasses before, you probably have some questions about choosing, using, and taking care of the prescription eyewear you need. These frequently asked questions are compiled by Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Springs to provide the answers you need to make wise eye care decisions.
If I have good sight, why do I need an annual eye exam?
Eye exams aren’t only for detecting problems with your vision. Your optometry specialist can also detect eye diseases through eye exams. Many eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration don’t have symptoms in the early stages. Left unchecked, these diseases can cause permanent vision loss. Through an eye exam, our Chapel Hills optometrist can catch and treat these diseases early to help preserve your sight.
How can I tell if I need eyeglasses?
If you have refractions in your vision, they will show up in an eye exam. After testing your visual acuity, our optometry specialist will let you know if you need eyeglasses to correct refractions and improve your sight. We’ll test your vision for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and write you a prescription for eyewear that can help maximize your vision.
What kind of glasses do I need?
People who have never worn eyeglasses before may need help in selecting eyeglasses. We can guide you in making wise eyewear choices, taking into consideration your budget, personal taste, and lifestyle. We carry an extensive inventory of name-brand frames and lenses to meet your unique eyewear needs.
How often should I change my eyeglasses?
Over time, your vision may change, requiring that you update your eyewear to maintain good sight. Through annual eye exams, you can stay informed of any vision changes that require a new prescription. You can also change your eyewear for variety or to suit changes in your lifestyle. If you’re having problems with your vision in between visits to our eye doctor, see us for a checkup as vision problems could be an indication that you need a new prescription.
Who needs bifocals?
If you’re over the age of 40 and having a hard time reading or focusing clearly on objects nearby, you may have presbyopia which is a condition that affects your near sight. Our eye doctor may recommend bifocals to improve your near vision after an eye examination.
See Our Chapel Hills Optometrist for the Eye Care Services You Need
For quality eye care services for your entire family, contact Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Springs at (719) 599-5083 today. We’re here to meet all your eye care needs.