Eyeglasses FAQs

Eyeglasses FAQs

Your eyesight is one of the five senses we rely on as human beings to navigate life. Taking care of eyes should be at the top of your list of health concerns and here is a list of FAQs about your eyesight and the importance of maintaining it. 

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Why visit the eye doctor if I can buy cheap reading glasses at the store?

Reading eyeglasses you can purchase over the counter can be beneficial, at least for a period of time. You need to visit your eye doctor for a yearly examination for two main reasons.

First of all, your eye doctor can test your eyes for silent diseases, such as glaucoma, in its early stages to you can be treated before it is too late and you lose some or all of your vision.

Secondly, the cheap readers you buy at the store can cause headaches and eye strain if you have astigmatism or eyes that are closer apparent than normal or farther apart than they are supposed to be. Your optometrist can catch the issues in time before they make more problems over time.

How Do I Choose the Best Pair of Eyeglasses for Me?

You first need to determine which of the seven basic face shapes fit your face along with which colors of frames go best with your eye, hair, and skin color.

How Do I Get Rid of Annoying Glare?

Many people who wear glasses are annoyed by the reflections that show up, making it harder to see clearly. You can request that your eyeglasses be coated with anti-reflective coating, also known as AR coating, that will help you see more clearly and eliminate those annoying glare spots for good. This also helps eliminate the glare that can occur when getting your photo taken.

How Often Do I Need a New Pair of Glasses?

It is best to visit your eye doctor every year so that he or she can check your prescription. It can change over time and you will want to ensure that your glasses are created with the correct prescription to provide you with the best vision possible.

Our staff will set up your appointments to guarantee that you are receiving the proper care for your eyesight based on your specific diagnosis and needs.

What Do the Numbers on my Eyeglass Prescription Mean?

Your optometrist writes your prescription in a standardized format so it can be interpreted worldwide. The first set of numbers indicates the power of the spherical lens to correct your nearsightedness or farsightedness. The minus sign is the lens power needed to correct your nearsightedness and the plus sign is the lens power needed to correct farsightedness.

Make an Appointment With Island Optics Today!

The optometrists and staff at Island Optics in Madeira Beach, Seminole are ready to provide you with a full examination and assist you in obtaining the best pair of eyeglasses for you and your beautiful eyes.

Contact us to request an appointment today.

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Madeira Beach Office

Monday
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Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Sunday
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