Most people experience some degree of vision trouble, often attributed to refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. If you find yourself working harder to see clearly these days, you may be an ideal candidate for eyeglasses. At the office of Lisa M McDevitt OD in Reading, we can determine the type of vision correction you need and assist you in selecting the perfect glasses for your vision issues and personal style.
Your Essential First Step: An Eye and Vision Exam
Refractive errors can distort your vision in various ways. Nearsightedness causes distant objects to appear blurry, while farsightedness does the opposite. Astigmatism, resulting from irregular corneal contours, can make your vision blurry at all distances. As you age and the lenses of your eyes become less flexible, you may develop presbyopia, which interferes with your near focus.
To identify the nature of your vision issues, you'll need a vision evaluation. You'll read the lines of a standard eye chart while looking through a phoropter, a viewing machine with multiple lenses. Our eye doctor will test various lens options until you can see clearly, determining your corrective prescription.
Choosing the Right Lenses and Frames for Your Glasses
Single-vision lenses are suitable for people with simple farsightedness, nearsightedness, and/or astigmatism. If you have presbyopia, bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses can optimize your vision at multiple distance levels. Lens materials include affordable CR-39 plastic, shatter-resistant polycarbonate, and special lightweight options such as Trivex or high-index lenses. Ask our eye doctor about other options such as tints, polarization, and scratch-resistant coatings.
Part of the enjoyment of getting new glasses revolves around choosing your frames. We offer a wide range of frame styles, sizes, and materials to choose from. In addition to selecting the right combination of color and style to suit your individual look, you should choose a lens shape that flatters your facial structure. For instance, round frames complement an angular face, and vice versa. Our team can also ensure you get the right frame size to fit your nose, facial width, and the distance between your pupils.
Contact Our Eye Care Center in Reading, PA
The right pair of eyeglasses can serve as both a fashion statement and an effective means of enjoying clear everyday eyesight. Are you looking for an eye doctor near you? If you think you might benefit from this time-tested form of vision correction, contact Lisa M McDevitt OD today at (610) 796-1300 to schedule an eye and vision exam.