Prescription Lenses From Focus Eye Care in San Antonio, TX
One of the simplest ways to deal with vision correction needs is through the use of prescription lenses. Prescription lenses are fitted into a frame to create a pair of eyeglasses that are unique and meet your individual needs. Here at In Focus Eye Care in San Antonio & New Braunfels, we offer a variety of services and products to help you find the appropriate lenses.
How to Choose Lenses
There are a variety of types of lenses available now, including variation in the materials used to create the lenses, bifocal, trifocal, and multifocal designs, and more. Most modern lenses are made out of some form of plastic, as glass is heavier and can cause injury if it chips or breaks. High-index plastics allow for thinner lenses for people who have a strong prescription, and products such as polycarbonate and Trivex are more resistant to chipping or breaking.
Most people are familiar with bifocals, but that is not all that is available these days. While bifocals have a line showing where the up-close prescription area meets the distance-vision area, modern multifocal or progressive lenses do the same thing but have no lines. Some people find bifocal or progressive lenses extremely convenient, while others find them difficult to adjust to.
Aside from the base material, there are a number of things that can be done to enhance the functionality of prescription lenses. Anti-reflective coatings are popular and are used to reduce glare. Hydrophobic and oleophobic (water-repelling and oil-repelling) lenses help prevent moisture and skin oils from building up on the lenses. To create a pair of prescription sunglasses, we can tint lenses to a darker color.
Eye Exams for Prescription Lenses
In order to buy a pair of prescription eyeglasses, you need a prescription from a licensed optometrist. This prescription has information such as whether you are near- or far-sighted, how strong your prescription should be, whether you have any astigmatisms or higher-order aberrations of the eye, and more.
To obtain this information, our optometrist needs to give you a thorough eye exam. Eye exams also help rule out rarer but potentially serious conditions that can cause vision loss, especially if you have never needed eyeglasses before. Once our optometrist has examined your eyes, we can also give you advice about which of our prescription lens products would be best for your need. We offer a variety of choices.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To make an appointment with one of our San Antonio & New Braunfels locations, call In Focus Eye Care at (210) 590-3333 (San Antonio office) or (830) 302-3939 (New Braunfels office) today!