Prescription eyeglasses are the fulfillment of an optical prescription to treat refractive errors like myopia and hyperopia and astigmatism and presbyopia. Spectacle prescriptions are available only following an examination by an Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist. For best optical results, eyeglasses must be properly fit and adjusted. Eyeglasses are not only a solution for vision correction but also fashionable accessories for people of all ages. In most cases, the Optician helps patients select a frame based on the prescription and use for the glasses. The fitting of the frame is important to the proper optics of the spectacle prescription. Frames can be made from many types of metals such as titanium, beta-titanium and plastics such as zyl. Exotic materials have been used in frame designs such as buffalo bone.
Did you know…
that eye glasses have been used to treat refractive errors for more than 700 years? They were once hand-held but eventually evolved into the wearable lenses we have today. Of the 143 million Americans who wear prescriptive eyewear, more than 90 million of them choose eyeglasses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to wear eyeglasses?
You may need to wear corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses, if you experience difficulty seeing clearly at a distance, up close, or while reading a book. The only way of knowing the type of glasses you may need is by scheduling an eye examination with your eye doctor. For children, a comprehensive eye examination is important for evaluating the binocular visual system and detecting refractive errors that may impact the development of the visual cortex and visual processing. Sometimes glasses are prescribed for children to ensure both eyes are seeing clearly and comfortably during the critical period of visual development.
What should I expect when selecting a frame for my prescription?
If your eye doctor prescribes eyeglasses, one of our Opticians can help you with a personalized frame selection. Our Opticians understand that not every frame works with every prescription. Once your frame fit and frame style is finalized, our Opticians customize the fit of the frame for your facial features for the purpose of taking optical measurements which are important for the clarity of your prescription. When your prescription glasses are dispensed, you will wear the glasses according to the recommendations of your eye doctor, for such activities as for driving or while working on the computer. Keep in mind that it may take some time to adjust to a new prescription eyeglass, as some patients experience mild optical distortion during the first few days or hours of initial wear.
How do I care for my glasses?
You will need to care for your eyeglasses in order to reap the maximum benefits from your corrective lenses. If possible, only clean your prescription lenses using a microfiber cloth and lens cleaning solution. Using paper towels or other cleaning materials can cause scratches on the lens which will degrade the clarity of the prescription lenses. When you purchase your eyeglass frame from us, we offer free frame fitting, free frame adjustments, minor repairs and ultrasonic cleaning for the life of your prescription. Prescription lenses purchased from Moderne Eye are warranted for one free redo should your prescription need to be adjusted within the first 60 days of purchase.