Various vision issues could be affecting your eyesight. Eyeglasses can help rectify the problems with your vision and help you see clearly. Dr. Civia McCaffrey at Summerlin Vision in the Las Vegas area will perform a complete exam to determine the cause of your vision problems. Then, a personalized treatment plan can be planned to help you enjoy improved vision and select lenses that will work best for you. Based on your vision problems, you may need bifocals or progressive lenses.
What Are eyeglasses?
Eyeglasses are framed lenses worn over the eyes to help correct vision problems. They can be helpful if you have difficulty in seeing clearly, either closely or at a distance. Eyeglasses assist you in seeing objects more clearly and sharply at any distance.
Most vision problems are connected to how light will focus on the retina of an eye. The retina is present in the back of the eye, near the optic nerve. The eye’s lens sends light to the retina, which converts the light into signals to the brain. This process creates the images we see. Eyeglasses help focus the light appropriately on the retina.
Who Should Wear eyeglasses?
People of all age groups may have to wear eyeglasses. Adults who previously didn’t use vision correction lenses in their youth may also need eyeglasses in the later years of life. Age causes the eye to lose flexibility, making it harder to focus on close objects, such as words on a page. This condition is inevitable and cannot be prevented with lifestyle changes related to vision. But, glasses can be used to rectify vision problems.
What Vision Problems Can Eyeglasses Correct?
You may need glasses for problems such as:
- Myopia: Also referred to as near-sightedness, myopia is the condition in which you can see near objects clearly but distant ones appear blurry.
- Hyperopia:Far-sightedness, a condition in which distant objects appear clearly while the nearer things look blurry.
- Astigmatism: It is a situation in which the shape of your cornea causes blurry or distorted vision.
- Presbyopia: It is an age-related condition in which your eyes begin to lose the ability to focus on nearby objects.
Which Are the Correct Eyeglasses for You?
The shape of the eyeglass lenses will be determined by your prescription. But you can select the frames that match your preferences. Work with our experienced team at Summerlin Vision to choose frames that look good with the shape of your face. We offer various styles and products to give you many options for your selection.
Finally, don’t ignore other lifestyle factors that will impact the use of your glasses. If you are an active sportsperson, it might be wise to buy a pair of prescription goggles for use on the sports field.
To get a comprehensive eye exam and eyeglasses of your choice, visit us at Summerlin Vision in the Las Vegas area or call at (702) 243-8788 to schedule your appointment.