Eyeglasses FAQ

If you have refractive errors in your vision, your eye doctor may recommend prescription eyeglasses to improve your vision. The right pair of glasses will enhance your visual clarity so you can enjoy optimal sight. Here at Warm Springs Optometric Group in Fremont, we carry an extensive inventory of quality eyeglasses. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions we get at our clinic to provide the answers you need to make wise decisions concerning the eyeglasses you buy.

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Do I Really Need a New Pair of Glasses?

An annual eye exam is essential to ensuring both your vision and the health of your eyes. Eye health testing may uncover early warning signs of major eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and or cataracts. An annual eye exam can also uncover changes in your vision that can result in a new pair of glasses. The average lifespan of a pair of glasses is about two years however depending on your lifestyle having a new pair of glasses yearly can be the best option.

What Kind of Glasses Do I Need?

When selecting new eyeglasses, take into consideration your prescription, lifestyle, personal preference, and budget. For durability, you may prefer polycarbonate lenses, especially for children, as they are more shatter resistant. For higher prescriptions, you may prefer Hi-index lenses since they can be lighter and thinner. If you live an active lifestyle, choosing a pair of durable frames and lenses that are flexible and strong is a good idea. If you need stylish glasses for the office, you can select a pair that enhances both your vision and business appearance. We carry many different styles and options here at Warm Springs Optometric Group.

Can My Prescription Be Used with Any Pair of Frames?

Some frames are more suited to certain prescriptions than others. For bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses, you’ll need frames that are big enough to support the different corrective fields of these lenses. We can help you select the appropriate frames to fit your prescription.

Which Lenses Are Best for Me?

Lenses come in many different materials. Some plastic lenses may be better suited to your needs when it comes to cost, durability, and longevity. For durability, you may prefer polycarbonate lenses, especially for children, as they’re more shatter resistant. At Warm Springs Optometric Group, our specialists can explain all your lens options and help you select the one that’s best suited to your needs.

Visit Us for Your Next Eyeglasses Prescription

If you’re new to wearing eyeglasses, you’ll appreciate working with our experienced opticians. We'll answer your questions and provide valuable guidance in selecting the eyeglasses you need. For eyewear services you can trust, contact our experienced opticians at Warm Springs Optometric Group today.