Eyewear solutions and prescription
Optometrists ensure your glasses and contact lenses properly correct your vision and attend to your eye health needs. They offer a wide variety of styles and brands, suiting your fashion needs. However, not all glasses or contact lenses are created equal. Some eyeglass lenses provide clearer vision while others are more scratch and impact resistant. On the other hand, contact lenses come in different sizes, shapes and materials. This provides greater comfort or a better fit and allows more oxygen to your eyes.
Buying eyewear from an optometrist ensures your glasses and contacts are professionally fitted to provide optimal vision, comfort and eye health. Contact lenses fitted incorrectly, or improperly used and cared for, can cause serious damage to your eyes.
The prescription provided by your optometrist is only one piece of information used to determine the final composition of, and how well you see with, your new eyewear. During the normal process of selecting and being properly fitted for your new eyeglasses, your optometrist will determine a number of things. This is to make sure your new purchase is properly custom made to give you clear and comfortable vision while suiting your fashion needs.
Please be aware of the many risks associated with purchasing contact lenses or glasses online. A study found almost half of eyewear ordered online failed at least one parameter of optical or impact testing. Working with your optometrist from the initial optometric eye exam to the final fitting ensures you receive accurate, quality-manufactured eyewear best suited for your eyes and your lifestyle.
Your Eyewear Prescription
The prescription provided by your optometrist is only one piece of information used to determine the final composition and how well you see with your new eyewear.
During the normal process of selecting and being properly fit for your new eyeglasses, your optometrist will determine a number of things. This is to make sure your new purchase is customized, giving you clear and comfortable vision while suiting your fashion needs. This includes:
• Accurately measuring the distance between your pupils. This ensures your new lenses will be properly located in the new frames relative to the center of your eyes
• Determining the height to place the optical centre of the lens in your frames
• Selecting the right size of frame for you
• Selecting the right shape of frame for you
• Determining what curvature of lens to use
• Determining what type of lens material to use
• Determining what coatings to use on your lenses that best suit your needs
• Measuring how high to place the multifocal (if you wear a multifocal lens)
• Properly adjusting the frame to your face.
If the above are not done correctly and specifically for you, it’s common to have problems with your glasses immediately or after an extended period of time. Common complaints include:
• Eye pulling sensation
• Pain or pressure marks on your nose or around your ears.
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