Whether you've been wearing glasses since you were a child or you were recently diagnosed with a refractive error in your eyesight, you may have questions about wearing your glasses. In fact, our team at Eyes on Hayden sees many patients in Scottsdale with questions. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about glasses that our optometrists often answer.
How Often Should You Have Your Eyes Examined?
If you wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, you should have a comprehensive eye exam at least once every year. During your eye exam, your optometrist will check your vision and update your eyeglass prescription as needed.
Why Should You Update Your Glasses Prescription?
Your eyeglass prescription changes over time because the shape of your eyes changes as you age. Additionally, if you develop a refractive error, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, the eye doctor will update your prescription to compensate.
Can You Just Order Glasses Online?
You can order glasses online, but we don't recommend it. When you have your eyes examined in person, your eye doctor can take measurements of your eyes that are specific to the type of eyeglasses you need. These measurements can't be taken accurately online, which means your glasses may not fit properly or provide you with the best vision possible.
How Often Should You Clean Your Glasses?
You should clean your glasses at least once a day, but more often if they tend to get dirty throughout the day. Use a mild soap and warm water to clean your glasses, and avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners as they can damage the lenses.
How Should You Store Your Glasses?
When you're not wearing your glasses, it's best to store them in a case to protect them from being scratched or damaged. Avoid setting them down on a hard surface, as this can also damage the lenses.
Is Wearing Glasses Uncomfortable?
Wearing glasses doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. If your glasses are properly fitted and adjusted, you shouldn't have any problems with them being uncomfortable to wear. If you do experience discomfort, make an appointment with our office so we can make the necessary adjustments.
Contact Our Eye Doctors in Scottsdale, AZ
If you have questions about your eyeglasses, contact Eyes on Hayden in Scottsdale, AZ. Our optometrists are happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the perfect pair of glasses. Call our team today at (480) 900-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.