Eyeglasses FAQs

The more you learn about eye care and the use of prescription eyeglasses, the better choices you can make in caring for your vision. These FAQs from Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Springs provide valuable information about eyeglasses and how to protect your sight.  


Why Do I Need Regular Eye Health and Vision Exams?

Regular eye care is important to protect your eye health and sight. It’s through eye exams that your Colorado Springs optometrist can detect signs of eye diseases that can threaten your vision. Eye exams also reveal whether you have refractive errors that need to be corrected with prescription eyewear.

How Often Should I Schedule Eye Exams?

Eye checkups can be scheduled to correspond with your age, medical health, eye health, and visual acuity. People with good vision can generally get away with only having an eye checkup every other year. If you have vision problems, it’s best to schedule annual eye exams. Seniors also benefit from annual exams, as they’re more prone to eye disease. Annual exams are also best for individuals who have a history of eye diseases. 

How Do I Choose the Best Prescription Eyeglasses for Me?

When it comes to eyewear, people vary in taste, preference, and need. For this reason, we carry an extensive lineup of brands and styles of eyeglasses to choose from. Our eyeglass frames come in diverse shapes, materials, and colors to complement the shape of your face, skin color, and hair color. We also carry a wide variety of lenses to include lightweight, impact resistant, anti-glare, and photo chromic lenses to suit your prescription and lifestyle.

Impact resistant frames are more resilient, and are ideal for people who live an active lifestyle. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, photo chromic lenses may be a good choice for you as they darken in sunlight, enabling your glasses to double as sunglasses. Your eye care specialist can help you select the best lens for you.

How Often Do I Need to Change My Eyeglasses?

Your optometrist will determine whether you need to upgrade your eyeglasses after your annual eye exam. Vision changes dictate whether or not you need a new prescription. Depending on your prescription, you may be able to use the same frames and only change lenses to save money. You can also choose new glasses for variety if you want.

How Do I Keep My Glasses Clean?

We recommend cleaning your lenses with special eyeglass lens cleaner and a microfiber cloth to avoid scratches.

See Your Colorado Springs Optometrist for Quality Eyewear

By choosing high-quality prescription eyeglasses, you can get the most from your investment. For quality eyewear you can trust, contact Chapel Hills Vision Clinic at 719-599-5083 or visit our clinic in Colorado Springs.

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