March: What are my options with glasses?
So you have been to your annual comprehensive eye exam and have been told that you need glasses. This part can be a bit overwhelming especially if this isn't something that had crossed your mind. First we suggest starting by picking a frame but the type of frame will depend on your prescription and type of lens you will need/want. We are going to break this down in two series of blogs. This blog will break down prescriptions and why that determines the type of frame we suggest you pick.
Anytime we are dealing with a high myopia or hyperopia RX is will be better in a complete frame: meaning all metal or all plastic. With a high hyperopia RX especially the smaller the frame, the better it will look and lighter it will be. If you have a RX between +/- 1.25 and +/- 4.50 you can pretty much pick any type of frame you want. If a patient is wanting or needing a multifocal type lens we do suggest picking a frame that is a little deeper to accommodate the near, mid and far range technology in the lens. We always look at the fit of a frame to ensure it fits well and will be comfortable. If we don't have to correct size or preferred color we can always order it in for you. If the frame doesn't quite feel right it may be better to look at other options. All of our frames come with a one year warranty and free adjustments for life. In our mid month post we will talk lens and upgrade options!