FAQs About Eyeglasses
Eyeglasses are an important visual device that helps millions of people see better each day. If you’re considering eyeglasses or curious about ones you already have, the following are some of the common questions answered by our team at Optometric Specialty Group.
How can I pick the right eyeglasses?
One of the first steps to choosing the right pair is understanding your face shape. Doing so will help you choose a pair that complements your natural appearance. Our eye care specialists can help with this.
My glasses hurt the back of my ears. Do I need a new pair?
Probably not. In most cases, all you need is to visit our optometrists for an adjustment. Depending on the frames, though, it might be necessary to get a new pair made.
Do I need a separate set of prescription sunglasses?
This is entirely up to you. Some people enjoy having a separate pair dedicated to sun exposure so that they can keep them in their vehicle or with their outdoor equipment. However, you can choose to have photochromic lenses on your regular eyeglasses. These will darken when exposed to UV rays and go back to normal when you’re indoors.
How are prescription eyeglasses different than the reading glasses available in a retail store?
The glasses available at your local retailer are very generalized – they are not catered to any individual. Most people don’t have the same exact prescription for both eyes. Sometimes, you might have a condition like astigmatism in one eye and not the other. In any case, an optometrist ensures that you have the right prescription and treatment for your eyes and any vision problems you might have.
What do I do about the glare and reflections on my glasses?
If you’re dealing with glare and reflections, there’s a pretty simple fix. You can have an anti-reflective coating added to your eyeglasses to eliminate these issues.
Visit Our Optometrists in Simsbury, Wethersfield, and West Hartford, CT
Do you have any additional questions about glasses or would like to schedule an appointment at Optometric Specialty Group? You can reach our Simsbury location at (860) 658-1620, our Wethersfield location at (860) 296-1700, or our West Hartford location at (860) 236-1218. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.