Eyeglasses FAQs

Eyeglasses FAQs and Our Clinton, CT, Optometrist

Eyeglasses have been helping people see clearly for decades. Whether it’s time for a new pair of eyeglasses or your first pair, you likely have questions. Our team at Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT, are here to help. Visit us to get your questions answered.


Is It Normal for My Eyes to Feel Tired when I Get New Eyeglasses?

Eyeglasses help to correct your vision, so your eyes may have to adjust. Your eye muscles might be working hard during this time, which might lead to tired, sore eyes, and even headaches. However, these symptoms should go away after a week. If you continue to experience these symptoms after a week or so, you might need another optometry appointment to ensure your prescription is correct and that there are no other issues at play.

Why Do I Need to Visit an Optometrist for Eyeglasses?

Over-the-counter eyeglasses are made in a general format. Your eyes, on the other hand, are not. There is a chance that you have a different prescription for each eye, which is something eyeglasses at your local store without a prescription might not address. Additionally, there might be other conditions that need to be addressed, including astigmatism and glaucoma. By visiting an optometrist, you can receive treatment and diagnosis for such conditions while getting the right prescription for both eyes.

Can I Get Eyeglasses That Also Act as Sunglasses?

Yes, you actually have a couple of options. You can choose prescription sunglasses in addition to your regular eyeglasses. This gives you a pair for sunny days and driving and a pair for your everyday visual needs.

Is There a Way to Prevent My Eyeglasses from Breaking during Physical Activity?

Whether you love running, playing sports, or some other type of activity, you don’t have to sacrifice your vision for enjoyment. Special lenses and frames are available that are much more impact resistant than traditional ones, allowing you much more freedom in life.

How Often Will I Need a New Pair of Eyeglasses?

Basically, you’ll need new eyeglasses if your prescription changes or if your current ones are broken or damaged. Keep your regular eye appointments to ensure your prescription is still the same and no other eye conditions develop. These regular appointments are typically every once in a few years but the recommendation can vary depending on your eye health. 

Visit Our Clinton, CT, Optometry Specialist for Eyeglasses

From eye exams to eyeglasses and other treatment options, our team at Clinton Eye Associates is here to help. Call us at (860) 669-2020 to schedule your appointment today. 

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