Eyeglasses From Our Optometrist
Whether you currently wear glasses or think you may need them, you should schedule regular visits with an eye doctor. Only an optometrist can give you a precise prescription for eyeglasses that will best correct your vision. If you are looking for an optometrist who is experienced and professional, choose Harrington Vision in Florence, SC, for your exams and glasses. With 50 years in the eye care business, you can trust us with your vision.
Eye Exam for Glasses
An eye exam does more than determine whether you need to wear glasses. In fact, getting regular exams from an optometrist is key to the health of your eyes. During an exam, the eye doctor will also look for signs of problems developing in your eyes that could impact your vision. Cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma are serious problems that only eye exams can find. These conditions may also impact the prescription strength of your eyeglasses and how often you need new ones. The eye doctor will also make a recommendation on when you need to schedule your next visit based on your eye health.
During the refraction portion of the exam, the optometrist will place various lenses over your eyes and ask you to look at a line of letters and indicate which lens offers a clearer image. Your feedback on this test is crucial in helping the optometrist to calculate the prescription strength of your glasses.
If you currently wear glasses, our optometrist can compare your previous prescription to the new one determined during the eye exam. Major changes in your prescription over time could indicate a worsening condition with your eyes that may need more intensive treatment or surgical intervention.
Eyeglasses Versus Contact Lenses
The exam for eyeglasses differs from that used for contact lenses. A contact lens exam will also include a portion during which the optometrist will take measurements of your eyes for proper fitting of the lenses. An eye exam for glasses does not require this part. If you already know that you will continue to wear eyeglasses, let the office know that you only need a regular eye exam when scheduling your appointment. If you are not certain of whether you want contacts or glasses, you can let the eye doctor know during your exam.
Call Harrington Vision Today!
Getting a prescription for eyeglasses requires a thorough evaluation from a professional optometrist. If you have blurry vision or want to get an update to your current glasses, make an appointment with one of our two Harrington Vision clinics in Florence, SC. Call us at 843-662-0691 for our downtown location. To reach our West Florence site, phone 843-669-2020. We want to help you to see life clearly in your new eyeglasses.