Red eye typically occurs due to minor irritation of the white part of the eye that causes blood vessels to become inflamed. There are many possible causes of red eye, and it is important to identify the underlying cause to ensure proper treatment. Five of the most notable causes of red eye are infection, trauma,…
Facts You Should Know About Corrective Lenses
When a person's vision is not as good as it should be, corective lenses are oftentimes used. These lenses are ideal for adolescents and adults of all ages. It can improve eyesight, correct vision problems and even help to improve health issues that are inside of the eyes.
There are several types of corrective lenses available
The type the person chooses should be based on their specific diagnosis, as well as their preference.
Glasses or spectacles are worn on the face, over the eyes. Frames come in multiple style and colors, including fashion frames. As for the lenses, the type and prescription will be determined after the eye exam.
Contact lenses go in the eye and sit directly on the surface area of the eye. There are multiple types of contacts, from ones that are replaced daily to those that last for months.
#3 Intraocular lenses
Intraocular lenses are surgically implanted into the eye and help a person see after cataract surgery. This option is less common.
After an exam, eye doctors prescribe the specific type of lens that a person requires based on their vision and any other eye problems. Patients can then choose whether spectacles or contact lenses are something that they want. Some people choose to use both. Just remember that a prescription is required to wear any of these types of lenses and that prescriptions should be updated annually.
How corrective lenses can help
Corrective lenses are able to help people in a few different ways. Not only can they help a person see better, making their vision closer to 20/20, but they can also help other health issues related to the eyes. Astigmatism, myopia, presbyopia and hypermetropia are all common problems that these lenses can help adjust and correct. These conditions have to be diagnosed and addressed by a professional eye doctor in order to be accurately treated.
Choose a lens based on lifestyle, in addition to vision needs
There are many types of lenses that can be chosen from depending on how well a person can see. Personal preference is also considered. Some of the more common types of lenses include, but are not limited to:
- Adjustable focus
- Single vision
The type of lens that is provided may be made from different materials. It is important to consider what the lens is made from since that can influence factors like weight and how comfortable they will be.
Visit our office for an eye exam
Speak with an eye doctor in our office about wearing corrective lenses. We can provide more information about your eyes after completing a thorough exam. During that time we will also make recommendations regarding the best or most comfortable way to improve your vision.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Pear Eyewear, request an appointment in our Dallas eye office here: https://www.peareyewear.com. Or call us at (469) 393-0464.
Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.
Eye doctors are very skilled at what they do. Although they primarily work on the eyes, they are able to help detect conditions that not only put the eyes at risk but affect the whole body. Diabetes is hard to diagnose because it typically affects the internal organs of the body, as opposed to producing…
Want to see an optometrists so you can understand the current health of your eyes? If you are between the ages of 20 and 39, you need to make appointments every five years. Between the ages of 40 and 54? Every two to four years. Between the ages of 55 and 64? Every one to…
If it has been a while since your last eye exam, you should call an optometrist today. Regular exams help to ensure you will maintain good vision and proper eye health. This also gives the doctor the chance to identify any developing concerns. The doctor might even diagnose conditions and prescribe appropriate treatments. It is…