It’s not unusual for people to need prescription eyewear as they get older. If you’ve never worn eyeglasses before, you’ll probably have questions about their use and care. These FAQs from Optometric Vision Experience in Wildomar provide the answers you need to choose the right eyewear for you.
How do I know if I need prescription eyewear?
After testing your vision, your optometrist will let you know if you need prescription eyeglasses to improve your sight. An eye exam will reveal visual problems like myopia, farsightedness, and astigmatism, so you can get corrective lenses to improve your vision.
How do I choose prescription eyeglasses?
Various factors should be considered when choosing prescription eyewear. Your eyeglasses should be comfortable to wear, especially if you're using them all the time. They should be functional and suited to your lifestyle. You should look for frames that match your facial features, skin tone, hair color, and enhance your personal appearance.
At Optometric Vision Experience, we carry a wide selection of designer frames in all shapes, colors, sizes, and styles at affordable prices. This makes it easier for you to find eyewear that suits your personality and budget. We’ll then match your frames with the right lenses for your prescription to give you the quality glasses you need to optimize your vision.
How often should I upgrade my eyeglasses?
That depends on changes to your vision. Through annual eye checkups, your Wildomar optometrist can monitor your vision to see if you need to upgrade your eyewear to compensate for major changes in your sight. If so, we’ll write you a prescription for new lenses to improve the quality of your vision.
If I only need eyeglasses to read, can I just buy readers at my local pharmacy?
If you have refractive errors in your vision, drugstore readers aren't the best solution to improving your sight. Readers may magnify the words on the page, but they won't provide you with the same visual clarity as prescription eyeglasses. For optimal vision, we recommend sitting for an eye exam and getting a prescription for eyewear that's suited to your unique visual needs. Eye exams also reveal early warning signs of eye diseases, so you can get treatment to manage symptoms before they cause permanent vision loss.
Should I get photochromic lenses?
Photochromic lenses darken in sunlight, transforming your prescription eyewear into sunglasses when you’re outside. The lenses become clear again when you go indoors. If you spend a lot of your time outdoors, photochromic lenses offer an alternative to buying separate sunglasses to protect your eyes.
See Our Optometrist for Prescription Eyewear in Wildomar, CA
For quality prescription eyeglasses at affordable costs, contact Optometric Vision Experience at 951-304-9733 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.