Have difficulties with reading text on your phone, seeing the drive-thru menu, or seeing road signs from a distance? A refractive error may be causing the problem, but eyeglasses may correct the problem.

At Pointe Vision Care, we help you determine if you need glasses, and then make sure you get access to the top-quality frames and lenses you need to help you see clearly.


how to determine if you need eyeglasses

To determine if you need glasses, the eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam. During this exam, you will undergo a visual acuity test or field test, and the doctor will examine the structures and surface of the eye.

The most common reason patients need eyeglasses is if they have refractive errors. Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, are errors in the way light bends through the eye due to corneal curvature issues. Equipment will then be used to see which lens power gives you the clearest vision possible.

choosing frames, lens types, and coatings

Once the lens power you need is determined, you will take your prescription to the optics professional to find the right eyeglasses for you.

During this process, you will be trying on different types of frames, discussing lens types, and choosing certain types of lens coatings. For example, you may need bifocal lenses if you have problems seeing text on a page but also need help seeing things from a distance.

If you spend a lot of time in the sun, transitional lenses may be a good option. These lenses automatically darken when you step into the sun.

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facial measurements

Once you have decided on the style of your eyeglass frames and what lens options you prefer, measurements are taken of your face. We get measurements of your face, so your glasses can be specifically designed to fit your face comfortably. For example, the bridge of the nose and the distance across the eyes can be different from one person to the next. Therefore, it is important to take measurements of each individual before their eyeglasses are created.

find the right eyeglasses for you

When you need to see the world around you clearly, your eyeglasses can be an important part of your daily life. Always work with a skilled eye doctor to get the glasses that will be the best fit for you. Ready to find out if you need eyeglasses? Reach out to our team at Pointe Vision Care to schedule an appointment.

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