Thinking about getting eyeglasses? You see eyeglasses every day when you are out and about, but when it is time to consider glasses for yourself, you may have a lot of questions. At Epic Vision Eye Centers, we get a lot of questions about glasses. Our expert eye doctor team spans across Kansas and Smithville, MO. If you do not see your questions answered below, then we would love to have a chat with you about your specific glasses needs.
Do I Need to See an Eye Doctor to Get Eyeglasses?
If you already have an eyeglasses prescription and have not noticed any recent vision changes, then you can order replacement glasses without an eye doctor visit. However, if you are getting glasses for the first time, or if you have noticed changes in your vision, then you'll need to schedule a visit with an eye doctor before you buy your frames.
After an eye exam, the doctor can give you a prescription, letting you know which lens strength your glasses will need.
Won't My Eyes Get Weaker if I Wear Glasses?
One common misconception about glasses is that they make the eyes "lazy" or that they make the wearer "rely" on them with overuse. However, that is just not the case. Eyeglasses do not weaken eyes any more than hearing aids weaken the ears. They simply allow the user to see more clearly when in use.
Can Glasses Help with Blurry Vision?
Glasses can help people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and several other eye conditions to see more clearly. One of those conditions is called astigmatism, or blurry vision. If you have astigmatism, you may notice times when your vision seems fuzzy, especially in low visibility conditions or when you feel tired. An eye doctor can absolutely prescribe eyeglasses for astigmatism, and those glasses can help you see more sharply.
Epic Vision Eye Centers in Kansas and Smithville
Have more questions about glasses? The eye doctor team at Epic Vision Eye Centers would love to help. We have several locations across Kansas and Smithville, MO. Contact your most convenient location today to learn more about your options or schedule a vision appointment.