Design, material, and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription glasses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.
The knowledgeable staff at Roberstdale Eye Care will consider style, features, function, and long-term wearing comfort when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses will be as unique as the person taking them home.
When choosing a frame, it’s important to consider shape and size. The shape and size of a frame should enhance the color of your eyes, compliment your skin tone, and play up the best features of your face shape.
Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses more fun.
At Robertsdale Eye Care, we believe a pair of eyeglasses is an essential accessory that provides the best visual function to help you live your life to the fullest!
Selecting the right eyeglass lens depends largely on its function. From single vision lenses to progressive polycarbonate lenses, we are happy to help you find what best suits your needs. Regardless of your situation, Dr. Ashley Ott and staff can help determine what types of lenses will work best for you in terms of comfort, function, and design.
Those who wear prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter reflections/glare caused by light bouncing off of their lenses. This glare makes it difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective (AR) lenses reduce these reflections, allowing more light to pass through to your eyes.
With the wide variety of lens options available, you can customize your sunglasses to meet your visual, protection, performance, and comfort needs. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days.
If your eyes are exposed to excessive amounts of UV radiation over a short period of time, you are likely to experience a painful effect called photokeratitis. To provide adequate protection for your eyes, sunglasses should block out 99 to 100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation and screen out 75 to 90% of visible light.
Glare, an issue that makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details, can be reduced by polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, you’ll notice that the details are clearer and more distinct and the colors are deeper, richer, and bolder. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension, and eyestrain.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunglasses and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Our doctor can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
Multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction, similar to a pair of bifocal glasses. It is important to understand that soft multifocal contact lenses create a small sacrifice in clarity due to the design of how they work. Multifocal contact lenses are best suited for the individual who is happy to function without having to wear reading glasses, but understands vision will not be “perfect”.
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes. Just remember, you cannot sleep in your colored contact lenses!