Glasses Specialist

Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona -  - Ophthalmologist

Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek, AZ

Around 75% of Americans need corrective lenses to see clearly, and 64% of them wear glasses exclusively. Kianoush Kian, MD, and Scott Wayment, OD, provide comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses prescriptions at the Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona, home of MyEyesToday.com, with offices in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek, Arizona. You can choose from a variety of stylish frames to suit every budget, and receive expert advice on the best lenses for your vision needs. If you’re in the market for a new pair of glasses, call Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona at 480-632-2020 or make an appointment online today at MyEyesToday.com.

Glasses Q & A

How often do I need to get new eyeglasses?

If you wear glasses, your prescription is valid for 12 months, so you need to have an annual eye exam to keep your prescription up-to-date. However, you can get new eyeglasses as frequently as you like. If you wear glasses every day, you might like to have a couple of different styles to complement various looks or to have a little variety. You might also want prescription sunglasses.

What are the signs that I need eyeglasses?

When you need new glasses, you might not notice that your vision isn’t as clear or crisp. However, you might notice:

  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Squinting
  • Objects or lights have halos
  • Reduced night vision

Also, as you age, you might notice that you need to hold your phone, tablet, or book at arm’s length to see it clearly. This is a sign of presbyopia, an age-related condition that makes it hard for you to focus on close objects.

What do I need to think about when choosing glasses?

When you choose new glasses, you need to select lenses and frames, and there are a few details you need to keep in mind for both decisions.

Lenses

When it comes to lenses for eyeglasses, you need to think about lens design, material, and treatment. Your prescription often determines the lens design, such as needing bifocals or progressive lenses. 

Most lenses are made of plastic, which makes them more durable, lighter, and safer than old-fashioned glass lenses. You can also consider polycarbonate and hi-index lenses for even safer, lighter, or thinner lenses. 

Finally, you need to choose coatings for your lenses, such as anti-glare, anti-scratch, and UV and blue light blocking options. 

Frames

Choosing new frames is the fun part of getting new glasses. Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona offers a wide range of stylish frames for every budget. The optical team can help you select the right frame shape and color to suit your face and to best support your prescription. For example, if you need bifocal or progressive lenses, your frames need to be tall enough to accommodate the different prescriptions.

If you need or want a new pair of eyeglasses, call Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona at 480-632-2020 or schedule a comprehensive eye exam online today at MyEyesToday.com.