If you have visual refractions, the right pair of eyeglasses can improve the quality of your sight. At Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center in Lewiston, you’ll find an extensive selection of quality eyewear conducive to your wants and needs. The answers to the following FAQs from our Lewiston/Lisbon/Sabattus/Greene optometrist can help you learn more about eyeglass use, care and selection to help you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses for you.
If I Have No Vision Problems, Do I Still Need an Annual Eye Exam?
Through regular eye exams, our Lewiston optometrist can monitor your vision and check for early warning signs of eye disorders and diseases to prevent vision loss. During an eye exam, we may even detect signs of medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes so you can get early treatment.
What Signs Indicate I May Need Eyeglasses?
If you suffer from frequent headaches or are frequently squinting or closing one eye to see better, you may need glasses. Blurred vision or inability to read fine print or road signs at distances may also indicate the need for eyeglasses. Eye strain, eye fatigue, double vision, and other visual problems can often be corrected with eyeglasses.
How Do I Choose Eyeglasses That Look Good on Me?
Eyeglass frames and lenses come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. When choosing a pair of eyeglasses, try to match your frames to the shape of your face and the color of your skin, hair, and eyes. If you’re going to be wearing your glasses fulltime, choose a pair that’s comfortable, attractive, and functional so you will get the most from your investment.
Will Wearing Old Glasses Damage My Eyes?
Wearing glasses with an outdated prescription can give you headaches and can strain your eyes. For optimal sight, make sure your glasses are up to date and that your prescription is right. Glasses that are too weak or too strong won’t give you the visual clarity you need for everyday tasks.
How Can I Prolong the Lifespan of My Eyewear?
If you're buying just one pair of glasses, take measures to protect them from getting damaged or lost. Wear safety glasses over your prescription eyewear when playing sports to protect your frames and lenses. When you’re not wearing your glasses, make sure they’re stored in a safe spot to avoid getting damaged.
Follow your optometrist’s instructions for eyeglass cleaning and care. Keep prescription eyewear away from children and pets. Adding scratch-resistant coating to your lenses can also extend their use.
Need Eyeglasses? Talk to Our Lewiston Optometrist
For functional, attractive eyewear that you can’t do without, contact Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center at 207-782-9501 today. For your convenience, we serve residents in Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, and Greene.