Patients often ask me if they can use dime store reading glasses, cheaters or magnifiers. And certainly they can, depending on the power. Powers under 200 are usually safe to wear for a length of time without causing eyestrain or headaches. However, since these glasses are mass-produced, the center of each lens may not be upon the center of each eye and this is very important. At powers greater than 200, it is important that the lenses are centered directly on the patient’s eye, and it’s difficult to find that. If you use these glasses and you find that you are getting headaches or eye strain, you should have a thorough eye exam and make sure that your reading glasses are made properly to fit your eyes.
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About Advanced Eyecare Optometry
At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. They utilize state-of-the art equipment such as the Zeiss OCT Optos Retinal Scanning Laser, and Humphrey Auto-Refractor and Visual Field Analyzer, which provides a higher level of care. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract which helps preserve your vision!Examinations also include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability, which are common problems among children and 40+ year olds.
When indicated, the doctors fit any contact lenses required, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, monovision, (simultaneous far and near vision), or bifocal needs, as well as colored contact lenses for those who desire a “different look”.
If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), the doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.
Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.
If you are looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs, then call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!