Vision problems can be present from birth or develop over time due to factors in the outer environment. Improving your ability to see can open up new worlds for you in your daily personal and professional life. More importantly, having the right eyeglasses can make a significant positive impact on your quality of life. Consider these tips for finding the right eyeglasses with the help of Dr. Lan O’Donnell at O'Donnell Eye Institute in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Vision problems may not be immediately apparent–they sometimes happen gradually over time. Things may begin to get a bit blurrier when you’re reading, driving, looking at screens or just in a room socializing with loved ones. When you get to a point where your vision is causing you to make mistakes or not be able to navigate your day properly, it may be time to get prescription eyeglasses from an eye doctor.
Tips for Finding the Right Eyeglasses
When you get a new pair of eyeglasses they should last for up to three years or longer before you get a replacement. Remember these tips to ensure that you find the right eyeglasses for you when you visit your Santa Rosa Beach, FL eye doctor:
- Understand the different types of lenses (single vision for nearsightedness or farsightedness, progressive with blended prescription zones, bifocals and trifocals with divided prescription zones, and photochromic to darken when outdoors) to find the one that meets your lifestyle needs.
- Identify your face shape (oval, round, square, diamond, or heart) to determine the type of glasses that will be most comfortable and flattering.
- One of the challenges of being motivated to wear your glasses consistently is aesthetic concerns. Pick a pair of glass frames that are shaped and colored to match your personal style and that you’d be proud to wear every day.
The Process of Getting Your New Glasses
If this is your first time getting eyeglasses, you may be curious about the process for receiving them. First, you will complete a vision exam so that your doctor can determine the right prescription for your glasses. With the prescription, you can then proceed to choose your lenses and frames with the help of the team at O’Donnell Eye Institute. You may also opt to receive prescription contact lenses as well.
Seeing Things Clearly
If you're ready to finally start to see things more clearly with the right eyeglasses, visit the O'Donnell Eye Institute in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Call (850) 622-4000 today to schedule an eye exam with Dr. O’Donnell.