Eyeglasses FAQs

Modern eyeglasses come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. This can make it difficult to choose a pair that's right for you. At Granite Pointe Eye Inc., we can help you find eyewear to suit your personality and lifestyle. These FAQs from your Roseville optometrist can help you make wise eyeglass choices that you’ll be happy with.


Do I really need eyeglasses?

Prescription eyeglasses are designed to correct vision problems to improve your sight. After a comprehensive eye exam, our Roseville optometrist will let you know if you have refractive errors that are affecting your vision. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are some of the most common problems that can be corrected by eyeglasses.

If I only need glasses for reading, why can’t I buy readers from the local store and forgo an eye exam?

One size fits all readers may be okay for some people, but not for everyone. If you have astigmatism, for example, generic readers could worsen your problem. It’s also important that you have regular eye exams to ensure you don’t have eye conditions or diseases that can cause vision loss. Some diseases don’t show symptoms right away, but your eye doctor can detect them during an eye exam. Catching diseases early can help preserve your sight.

How do I choose eyeglasses that look good on me?

Try numerous pairs of glasses with designer frames in different shapes, colors, and sizes to see which matches best with the shape of your face and color of your hair and skin. Choose glasses you feel comfortable with and that suit your lifestyle. Your glasses should also match your prescription and budget.

What are photo chromic lenses?

Photo chromic lenses are lenses that turn dark in the sun. If you wear glasses full-time and spend a lot of time outdoors, you may prefer these lenses as they allow your prescription eyewear to double as sunglasses.

How can I avoid glare on my eyeglasses?

Adding anti-reflective coating to your lenses will keep glare at bay and give you greater visual clarity, even when you’re out in the sun. With this coating, other people will be able to see your eyes through the lens which can make them feel more comfortable around you.

How often should I change my glasses?   

At Granite Pointe Eye Inc., we recommend you have annual eye exams. At that time, our optometrist can determine if you need new eyeglasses to correct changes in your sight. To save on money, you can keep your designer frames and get new lenses, if you want.

See Our Roseville Optometrist for Quality Eyewear

To schedule an eye exam to see if you need glasses, contact Granite Pointe Eye Inc. in Roseville at 916-797-6747 today.


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