When you go in for your comprehensive eye exam, you may be told that you need glasses. How do you get them and how do you know what type of glasses are right for you? Each patient will be different with their vision needs and the style of glasses they want. We have a wide selection of frames and lenses that you can choose from to fit your vision needs for the home, office or the outdoors.
Millions of people have vision problems that require them to have glasses or contact lenses because there is a “refractive eye error”. This means that light focuses in the wrong area of the eye, causing blurry vision. 34 million Americans have nearsightedness, meaning distant objects are blurry. 14.2 million Americans have farsightedness, which is when close objects are blurry. These conditions happen when light focuses in front of or behind the retina tissue of your eye. That retina tissue is the one that interprets light and tells your brain what you see.
Astigmatism happens to about 1 in 3 people and is when light focuses at two different points instead of one, causing blurry vision. Even though refractive errors of the eyes are so common, they thankfully are not hard to correct. Simply investing in glasses or contact lenses will make your vision clear again.
You don’t want to simply walk into a store and buy a pair of glasses. You want to know that your frame and lenses will feel comfortable, look great and will help you to see with 20/20 (perfect) vision. That is why you start the process of choosing glasses by working with an ophthalmologist that can find your specific glasses prescription according to how well your eyes see. There are over 100 tests we can perform on your eyes to test color vision, depth perception, eye coordination, specific vision in each eye and more. We use these tests to determine where your vision is and calculate the vision prescription you need to see perfectly. Using that prescription, you then meet with our optical consultants to find a pair of glasses fit to your prescription.
Choosing glasses for yourself can be hard, but only because there are so many options to choose from! Once you have chosen one you like, it also comes with various types of frames as well as lens options for your needs. All of our glasses can be made with your unique prescription and will be fitted to the shape of your face so they rest comfortably. Choosing glasses is exciting, especially because you have a consultant working with you to find your perfect pair.
There are endless possibilities for choosing glasses both for the indoors and outdoors:
No matter what type of glasses you choose, they should meet these qualifications for fit and comfort:
Regular prescription glasses are made of clear lenses in the prescription your eyes need to see clearly. Sunglasses (prescription and store-bought) are tinted with material that blocks out harmful UV rays. Transitions lenses are a combination of the two. These are photochromic lenses that are clear until dangerous ultraviolet radiation (UV) is present.
Once outdoors, the brighter the sun, the darker Transitions Lenses become. They automatically react to the intensity of UV radiation, which determines how dark the lenses become. They even adjust when you are driving or in the shade. These lenses are actually quite cool, because they will change color anytime you are exposed to UV radiation.
Just like there are many different types of glasses and sunglasses, there are also many options for Transitions Lenses such as:
There is a pair (or two) of glasses that can fit your indoor and outdoor needs. There are endless possibilities when choosing glasses from brands, frames, colors, sunglasses, Transitions Lenses and more. We can custom-make glasses that fit your lifestyle and your needs. That includes creating bifocal and multifocal glasses and glasses for children with vision needs. If you or your child need an eye exam or want to check out our assortment of glasses, call Peepers Optical today at (303) 333-2800 for your consultation.