If you’ve never worn glasses before, it’s only natural to have questions concerning eyeglass purchase, use, and prescriptions. At Harrington Vision in Florence and Darlington, we want to provide you with the answers you need to make good eyewear decisions. The answers to the following FAQs explain more about eye glasses and the role they play in improving your vision.
Can’t I Just Use Drugstore Readers and Bypass an Eye Care Provider?
Drugstore readers aren’t for everyone. If you have strong refractive errors or astigmatism, readers won’t help in correcting your sight. An eye exam from your Florence/Darlington optometrist will give you an accurate prescription for your vision so you can obtain eyewear that provides optimal sight.
An eye exam will also reveal early warning signs of dangerous eye diseases that can impair your vision. Early detection will make it easier for you to manage the symptoms to preserve your vision.
How Often Should I Change My Glasses?
Through annual eye exams, your optometrist can monitor changes in your vision and prescribe new eyeglasses as needed. If you’re having problems with your vision, see your eye doctor for a checkup as you may need to upgrade your prescription.
How Do I Choose Glasses That Look Good on Me?
When choosing new eyeglasses, look for eyewear that complements the shape of your face, color of your eyes, skin tone, and hair. Try on glasses of different shapes, sizes, and colors to see what appeals to you most. A good pair of glasses will be comfortable, functional, and attractive.
When Do I Need Bifocals?
If you’re over the age of 40 and are having trouble with your distance and up close vision, particularly when reading, talk to your optometrist about getting bifocals. After an eye exam, your Florence/Darlington eye doctor can determine if bifocals are the best option for you.
Why Are the Lenses on My Glasses So Thick?
The strength of your prescription, the size of your frames, and your personal measurements all affect the thickness of your eyeglass lens. If you’re not happy with thick lenses, we can help you select different frames that will accommodate lenses that are thinner.
If I Have Refractive Errors, Will I Always Need Glasses?
Refractive errors in your vision can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and LASIK surgery. If the thought of wearing glasses or contacts years on end doesn’t appeal to you, talk to our optometrist about LASIK surgery. After evaluating your situation, an eye doctor can let you know if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
See Our Florence/Darlington Eye Doctor for Quality Eyewear
For help in selecting quality eyewear to optimize your vision, contact Harrington Vision in Florence at (843) 669-2020 today.