Eyeglasses are the staple of vision care, but how do they exactly work at helping people see better and clearer? Glasses improve vision in a variety of ways but most eyeglass wearers have no idea how this process works. Eyeglasses work in different ways, depending on what vision issue you’re struggling with. Most vision problems occur when the eye cannot focus the image onto the retina but this can be corrected with prescription eyeglasses. The three main vision problems are categorized into:
Myopia (nearsightedness) – occurs when a distant object looks blurred because the image comes into focus before it reaches the retina. Myopia can be corrected with a minus lens, which moves the focus farther back.
Hyperopia (farsightedness) – occurs when a close object looks blurred because the image doesn’t come into focus before it gets to the retina. Hyperopia, which can also occur as we age, can be corrected with a plus lens. Bifocallenses, which have a small plus segment, can help a farsighted person read or do close work.
Astigmatism – caused by a distortion that results in a second focal point. It can be corrected with a cylinder curve.
Boca Raton Eye Exams
Our Boca Raton eye doctors conduct complete eye exams that determine the type of lenses a patient requires for his/her specific vision disorder. Each vision problem requires a different type of approach and eyeglass prescription that will improve the eyesight of an individual.
A licensed optometrist will determine the shape of the lens along with the strength of prescription required to improve vision. Our optometrists in Boca Raton, Florida, have years of experience in helping the Palm Beach County community with quality vision care. If you’re interested in improving your vision with glasses, don’t hesitate to contact us and visit our practice. We will conduct a full eye exam to determine the best course of action to improve your vision, at every angle.
Whether you’re in need of eyeglasses, new frames, or contact lenses, the Eye Doc of Boca is a one-stop-shop for all your eye care needs. Visit us for yourself and experience the difference in dealing with eye doctors that put your well-being first.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida: