Eyeglasses are more than just useful pieces of medical equipment. Eyeglasses are essential to helping you see clearly, experience the world fully, and be able to visualize everything around you. With the help of prescription eyeglasses, you can begin to see better almost immediately without so much as a simple eye exam!
If you've never worn glasses or are looking to purchase prescription eyeglasses for someone else, it's important to familiarize yourself with the process of obtaining prescription eyewear. At West Village Eyecare Associates in Manhattan, we make it easy for you to choose between prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses and get the help you need from our optometrist.
Do I Need Prescription Eyeglasses?
Even if you think you can see well, you might still be experiencing symptoms that point to the possibility of a vision disorder. Signs you need to be wearing glasses include:
- Blurry vision
- Inability to focus
- Double vision
- Needing to squint
- Trouble seeing at night
All of these symptoms can be an indicator that you need prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to help you see better.
Will Glasses or Contact Lenses Help Me?
Prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses work to correct refractive errors of the eyes. These are errors caused by misshapen corneas and lenses of the eye. These cause light to be unable to focus properly in the eye, leading to distorted images.
Prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses are designed to reshape the lens of the eye by being placed directly over it, helping you see better almost instantly. Refractive errors corrected by eyeglasses include:
- Myopia, also known as nearsightedness
- Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness
How Our Optometrist Can Help
Our optometrist will conduct a thorough eye exam and vision test to determine if you need a prescription to help you see clearly. We might also recommend alternatives to eyewear and contact lenses, such as specialty contact lenses or even surgery for more serious eye disorders.
Visit Our NYC Optometry Specialist Today
At West Village Eyecare Associates in Manhattan, we want to help your community members see clearly and look good while doing so! We are ready to help you find your next pair of prescription eyeglasses. Call us today at (212)242-6592 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.