Many people wear eyeglasses to correct their vision. If you have never worn glasses and think you might need them, the prospect can be somewhat intimidating. However, our team at Wight Eye Care in Loves Park is here to make the process simple and comfortable. Here are some important things to know about eyeglasses.
How Do Eyeglasses Work?
Glasses are a vision correction tool that can be used for a variety of vision disorders. Among the most common of these disorders are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Glasses are made with prescription lenses that are customized to each eye. When you look through them, you can see clearly. Some people need to wear their glasses all of the time. Others only need them in certain situations, like reading or driving. Our optometrist will help you determine your own needs.
Signs of Needing Eyeglasses
If you find that your vision is getting blurrier over time, you need to get checked for eye problems. However, even if you don’t notice the changes in your vision, they could still be happening. Signs of this include things like headaches and eye strain. If you find yourself squinting to see things clearly, your vision could be worse than you think. So make sure you visit an eye doctor to get checked.
How Do You Get Eyeglasses?
Before you buy eyeglasses, you need to have an eye exam done by an optometrist. This will allow us to check for any severe problems, as well as determine exactly what level of vision correction you need. During the exam, Dr. Wight will check both your physical eyes, as well as your vision. We will then give you a prescription.
Often, you can buy your eyeglasses at our office during your appointment. You can choose from a variety of frames. So consider things like style, budget, and lifestyle needs as you select your frames. From there, you can buy the frames and have the prescription lenses put in. Then you will get your glasses when they are ready.
Contact Our Optometrist in Loves Park, IL
Getting glasses does not have to be a difficult process. However, it is important to address any vision changes with your eye doctor as soon as possible to eliminate any major issues. If you think you might need glasses, Wight Eye Care in Loves Park can help you get them. Call our team today at (815) 708-7083 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.