More than 50% of Americans over the age of 18 wear eyeglasses. Eyeglasses are affordable and stylish and provide an easy way to correct common vision problems, including farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. At Lake Orion Vision, the team of optometrists offers comprehensive eyeglass exams and a selection of brand-name frames in-office. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Orion, Michigan, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member, or book a consultation online today.
Eyeglasses are the most common type of eyewear. They’re used to correct or improve vision problems that make it difficult to read, drive, or use a computer.
Eyeglasses feature metal or plastic frames and two custom-crafted lenses. The lenses use a prescription to improve your vision, which allows you to see clearly.
Your vision changes as you get older. Not every vision change requires correction, but most do. Telltale signs that you might benefit from glasses include:
You might also benefit from wearing eyeglasses if you experience auras or halos around bright lights, or you have trouble driving at night.
At Lake Orion Vision, the team usually prescribes eyeglasses to treat refractive errors. Some of the most common refractive errors include:
Nearsightedness, or myopia, means you have trouble seeing objects that are far away. Nearsightedness occurs if you have an elongated eyeball or a curved cornea. It affects about 30% of the population.
Farsightedness, or hyperopia, occurs when you have trouble seeing objects up close. This can make it difficult to read a book, magazine, or computer screen. Farsightedness occurs if you have a short eyeball or an unusually shaped cornea. It affects 5-10% of the population.
Astigmatism distorts the way that light bounces off your retina, causing images to appear blurry or stretched out. Mild astigmatism rarely causes symptoms. Moderate or severe astigmatism often requires eyeglasses.
Presbyopia is a type of farsightedness that occurs due to changes in the shape of your eye’s lens. It’s a natural part of the aging process and especially common after the age of 38.
To determine if eyeglasses are right for you, the team at Lake Orion Vision conducts a comprehensive vision exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle.
If they suspect the change in your vision is due to underlying health problems like diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma, they might also order an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan.
If your Lake Orion Vision provider determines that you can benefit from eyeglasses, the team writes you a prescription. Afterward, you can try on frames in-office.
Lake Orion Vision carries a variety of brand name eyeglass frames from well-known designers, including Ralph Lauren®, HUGO BOSS®, Kate Spade New York®, Nike®, Converse, and Versace.
Schedule an eyeglasses appointment at Lake Orion Vision today. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member, or book a consultation online.