Hayder Eye Care in El Paso can help you find the right pair of eyeglasses.
Did you know that if you’re spending up to five hours a day staring at a computer screen, you should be tested for prescription glasses?
With a countless number of styles and designs available today, prescription glasses are as fun and unique as you. This means correcting your vision does not have to be a dreaded task. At Hayder Eye Care in El Paso we perform comprehensive eye exams to give you the most precise prescription for glasses.
What Do We Test For?
Visual acuity. We take a look at how sharp numbers and letters appear to you at a distance.
Refractive analysis. We will test your eyes to see if you require surgery for cataracts or any other vision correction treatment.
Keratometry. Measuring the shape and curve of your eyes will allow us to see how light enters into the eye. This portion of the exam determines if you have the condition known as astigmatism, which means your cornea (front part of the eye) is not as rounded, requiring specific lenses.
Intraocular pressure. Any signs of abnormal pressure in the eyes will be tested for signs of glaucoma.
Different Types of Glasses
Aspheric. On average this type of lense is thinner and more curved than others, which means the prescription is not as strong.
Bifocal. For patients with nearsightedness and farsightedness, bifocals split the two types of vision needs: the top is used for distance viewing and the bottom is to see close up.
Trifocals. One step further than bifocals are trifocals which add a section to the glasses to help see objects that are located feet away.
Hi-Index. People requiring a stronger prescription can wear hi-index lens for correcting vision that requires more aid but with less material. Lens are lighter and more pleasing in appearance.
Photochromic. If you have a sensitivity to light, photochromatic lens are a two-in-one lens that will automatically darken when exposed to sunlight.
Polarized. Too much glare is not good for the eyes. Polarized lenses will eliminate glare and make images appear clearer and much sharper. Even people without prescriptions can benefit from this type of lens.
Polycarbonate. For parents concerned about how their child might mishandle expensive glasses, polycarbonate lenses are an excellent choice given their durability and impact-resistant material.
Progressive. Style-conscious individuals are a big fan of progressive lenses. Unlike bifocal and trifocal lenses, there are no lines separating the different sections of lens and still offers assistance to see near and far.
When’s the Last Time You had an Eye Exam?
If you haven’t had an eye exam in over a year, you may be putting your eyes at risk. Our eyes go through several changes over the course of time. Changes in our job, environment, and lifestyle all play a role in our vision.
Whether you presently wear eyeglasses or haven’t had an eye exam in a while, schedule an appointment today by calling 915-592-4600 and find out more about prescription glasses.