If you struggle to see clearly up close or at a distance, you may need eyeglasses. Experienced optometrists Alaina Lavine, OD, Tiffany Nguyen, OD, and the team at Optic Gallery The District in the District neighborhood of Henderson, Nevada, can help determine whether you need glasses and the right prescription for you. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about glasses.
Glasses are devices you wear to correct vision problems. Most vision concerns stem from the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. The retina transports light to the optic nerve, which sends information to the brain. Any light that reaches your eye must focus on the retina for you to see clearly.
Refractive errors can interfere with your vision, making it hard to see clearly. Glasses intercept these problems and focus light toward your retina to improve your vision.
Glasses can correct many types of refractive eye concerns, including:
Myopia causes objects in the distance to appear blurry, though you can see clearly up close.
If you have hyperopia, objects in the distance are clear, but you may need glasses to read and see at near distances.
Astigmatism causes the structures on the eye’s surface — either the cornea or lens — to curve at an abnormal angle. Objects up close or at a distance can appear blurry.
Presbyopia is a type of farsightedness that can occur as you get older. The lens inside the eye may become rigid and lose its elasticity.
The Optic Gallery The District team may recommend multiple types of glasses for your vision concern, budget, and lifestyle:
Bifocals include two sections. The top portion allows you to see long distances, while the section below the line helps you see objects up close.
Trifocals are similar to bifocals, but they include three sections instead of two. The third area allows you to see clearly at arm’s length.
Progressive lenses have no visible lines and adjust at various distances to help you see clearly, though images may appear more distorted than with bifocals or trifocals.
The Optic Gallery The District team performs a wide range of tests before evaluating your prescription and recommending the appropriate glasses for you. These tests may include:
The team also uses a microscope to check your corneas, lenses, and irises for signs of scratches or scarring.
Call Optic Gallery The District or schedule an appointment online to learn more about glasses.