Eye glasses are more common than many accessories and share a common function. They correct refractive errors. While most people know this already, they might not know that glasses can also help keep dirt and dust at bay. We at Olson Optical in St. James, MN, provide eye glasses for your eye care needs. Before getting eye glasses, it is wise to consult a professional eye doctor for a vision exam or eye exam before deciding which type suits you best. Read on to learn more about eye glasses.
Which Eye Conditions Can Eyeglasses Correct?
Our eye doctor may recommend eye glasses if you are suffering from these problems:
- Myopia: Also known as nearsightedness, myopic patients can see close objects clearly, but farther objects appear blurry.
- Hyperopia: Also known as farsightedness. Farsighted people see farther objects clearer than closer objects.
- Astigmatism: Occurs when the cornea has an unusual shape, thus preventing light rays from meeting a common focus. This condition causes distorted or blurred vision.
- Presbyopia: This is a type of farsightedness the occurs with age. It can get worse as you get older so it can be important to check back with us routinely to get an updated prescription.
Types of Prescription lenses
Eyeglasses are categorized to help you find the best ones for your needs and our optometrist prescribes the type of lens a patient needs according to their condition. Some types of prescription lenses include:
Single Vision lenses
These glasses provide a wider field of vision and are specifically used to correct refractive issues, namely nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our optometrist can prescribe single-vision eyeglasses if you require farsightedness and nearsightedness vision correction.
Bifocal lenses are used to solve two vision problems and are an example of multifocal lenses.
Progressive lenses are advanced types of multifocal lenses designed to make up for the drawbacks of bifocal and trifocal lenses. These lenses can correct both near and far vision without a line dividing each section. They provide a smoother transition between the various aspects compared to the other multifocal lenses.
Get an Eye Exam or Vision Exam from Our Optometrist
We at Olson Optical, in St. James, MN, can provide eye care to help you improve and preserve your eye health. Contact us to book an appointment with our optometrist for consultation or an eye exam. Our team will gladly help you find the right glasses to improve or protect your vision. Call us at (507) 375-2020 for more information.