According to the National Eye Institute, by the time most Americans reach adulthood about half of them have vision that registers as worse than 20/20, due to refractive errors. With a refractive error, the eye does not bend correctly on its own to reflect light. One of the easiest and most common ways to correct this type of error and restore vision is with prescription eyeglasses. At Krisel Eyecare Center, we have provided residents of Davie, FL, with eyeglass fitting services for many years.
Types of Refractive Errors
Factors like heredity and eye shape play as significant a role as eye strain. The most common is myopia, which causes difficulty seeing distant objects. The next most common is hyperopia, the ability to see at a distance, but not up close. Astigmatism is another type of distortion that can occur with or without other refractive errors. Presbyopia is an age-related condition that has elements of nearsightedness and farsightedness. Glasses offer an easy way to change vision quickly without having to wear uncomfortable contact lenses or take on the expense of surgery.
Reasons to Choose Prescription Eyeglasses
Even those who wear contacts to correct their vision often get prescription eyeglasses as an alternative for times when wearing contacts is difficult. Eye health problems such as temporary dry eyes, conjunctivitis, or even a common cold dealing with contact lenses can become difficult. In addition to correcting vision, coatings can be added to glasses frames that help with eye strain due to excessive computer use. Glasses can also be worn to correct driving issues and optimize vision for sports participation.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Davie, FL
Call Krisel Eyecare Center today at (954) 961-1509 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.