Do you have questions about eye exams or choosing prescription glasses to correct your vision? Our team at Cheek's Optical in Columbia, TN has gathered a few questions that we run into regarding eyeglasses.
Why should I get prescription eyewear when I can buy cheap readers at my local pharmacy?
Not all visual problems can be corrected by drugstore readers. If you have astigmatism, for example, cheap readers will only strain your eyes and cause headaches. Eye checkups allow you to get an accurate prescription for eyewear that provides optimal vision. Eye checkups are also necessary to detect eye conditions and diseases that can cause permanent vision loss.
How do I choose glasses that look good on me?
Match the shape, color, and size of your frame to the shape of your face and the color of your eyes, skin, and hair so that your eyewear complements these features. Try on different styles and designs to see which appeals to you most. Remember these glasses are for you, so choose something that suits your taste, personality, and lifestyle.
How long do eyeglasses last?
A quality pair of glasses can last up to three years or more, depending on how well you take care of them. If you start having trouble with your vision or develop headaches, contact our optometry specialist for a checkup to see if you need a new prescription.
Can I put new prescription lenses in my old frames?
If your new lenses are compatible with your old frames and your old frames are in good condition, they can be used for your new lenses. In general, however, we recommend updating your eyeglass frames when you update your lenses.
Why does my eyeglasses prescription keep changing?
Age and eye health issues are the two reasons why eyeglass prescriptions change more frequently than normal. A comprehensive vision exam from our eye care specialist will determine if you have an eye condition or disease affecting your vision.
How do I know if I need bifocals or progressive lenses?
Bifocals and progressive lenses are generally used by people over the age of 40 who have presbyopia, a condition that affects near and distance vision. After an eye exam, our eye care specialist will determine if bifocals or progressive lenses are a good fit for you.
Contact Our Eye Care Specialist in Columbia, TN
Dr. Cheek and our staff at Cheek's Optical are here to answer your questions and provide the quality eye care that you need for optimal vision. Call our team today at (931) 388-2061 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.