Meriden Eye Care, LLC

Eye Glasses

Eye Glasses

Eye Glasses services offered in Meriden and Fairfield, CT

More than 166 million Americans wear eyeglasses to correct vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. At Meriden Eye Care, LLC, with offices in Meriden and Fairfield, Connecticut, skilled optometrist Luiza Youssefi, DO, and the team regularly prescribe eyeglasses to people of all ages. Whether you need prescription safety glasses for work, prescription sunglasses for time outside, or need to update your regular eyeglass prescription, the team can help. Call the nearest Meriden Eye Care, LLC, office to schedule an eyeglasses appointment, or book your visit online today.

Eye Glasses Q&A

What do eyeglasses do?

Eyeglasses correct vision problems so you can see more clearly. Specifically, they improve your ability to see objects close up and/or far away.

Most vision problems, like farsightedness (difficulty seeing objects up close) and nearsightedness (difficulty seeing objects far away) occur because of problems with the way light bounces off your retina.

The retina is at the back of your eye and converts light into electrical signals that your brain interprets into images. Eyeglasses help focus the light on your retina, so you see more sharply.

What types of vision problems do eyeglasses correct?

The Meriden Eye Care, LLC, team prescribes eyeglasses to correct various vision problems, including:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism (having an abnormally shaped cornea that causes blurry vision)
  • Presbyopia (an age-related condition that affects your eyes’ ability to focus)

If you have any of these problems, eyeglasses can help you see more clearly. Likewise, the team makes prescription safety glasses and prescription sunglasses for people who need eye protection at work and/or outside. You can even get fashionable sunglasses with prescription lenses.

What type of eyeglasses will I need?

The type of eyeglasses you need depends on various things, including the type of vision problem you have and its severity. 

Some people only need to wear eyeglasses when reading or using a computer, while others have different vision problems in both eyes, requiring different lenses for each. If you have trouble seeing up close and far away, bifocals may be a great choice, or even multifocals.

Your Meriden Eye Care, LLC, provider completes a comprehensive eye exam before making any recommendations. After determining the correct lens prescription for each eye, they make personalized eyeglass suggestions.

The team carries designer frames from various eyeglass brands, including:

  • Vera Bradley
  • FYSH
  • Scott Harris
  • Kate Spade
  • Oakley®
  • Ray-Ban®
  • Rec Specs
  • Superflex

The team also prescribes contact lenses. So, if you need glasses and contacts, they can provide everything you need to keep your vision crystal clear.

How often should I change my eyeglasses?

Eyeglasses prescriptions are good for a full year. The Meriden Eye Care, LLC, team encourages everyone who wears glasses or contact lenses to schedule eye exams annually.

Some people wear the same glasses for several years, but if you have an underlying eye problem, like cataracts or diabetic retinopathy, you may need to change your prescription frequently. Routine eye exams make it easy to update your eyeglasses prescription as needed.

Call the nearest Meriden Eye Care, LLC, office to schedule an eyeglass appointment, or book your visit online today.