Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, eyeglasses can be used to correct your vision. At our vision practice, Contact Lens Associates, you can purchase new College Park eyeglasses or contact lenses, as well as learn more about how eyeglasses are able to correct your vision.
When you come to our eye care practice for a complete vision exam for College Park eyeglasses, you will be seen by our expert optometrist, Dr. Stuart D. Schatz. He will write the perfect lens prescription for you which will have you seeing clearly. Did you ever wonder how your eyeglasses help you to see better? They actually use the same principle whether you are nearsighted or farsighted. The eyeglass lens is curved so that it bends the rays of light as they hit your eyes, so that you will have clear vision. The retina is responsible for sending light images to the brain which are interpreted as vision. In order to see clearly, the light rays have to hit the retina at the right location. However, if you are nearsighted, or farsighted, the light rays will either Head in front of, or behind the retina. When you are nearsighted, you usually cannot clearly see things that are at a distance. This is because the light rays come into focus in front of the retina. If you are farsighted, you cannot see things close up, and the light rays come into focus behind the retina. The curved eyeglass lens bend the light rays as they approach your eyes. This allows the rays to focus precisely on the retina instead of behind it or in front of it. Convex lenses curve in and are used to correct the vision of people who are nearsighted. If you are farsighted, the lens used to correct your vision will be concave, which will move the focal point of the light forward. The degree that the lenses curved is determined by the prescription.
For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor for College Park eyeglasses that will have you seeing clearly, contact us today.