People all over the world wear glasses to help them see better. Eyeglasses are a simple solution to bad eyesight, but you need the right prescription and quality frames to ensure the glasses are helping you see and not hindering your vision. An eye exam at Novel Eyes in Everett, Washington, will determine what type of prescription glasses your eyes need.
What are Prescription Eyeglasses?
Prescription eyeglasses are glasses with corrective lenses prescribed to you by an optometrist. They are intended to allow you to see clearly.
What is the Process for Getting Prescription Glasses?
If you believe you need corrective lenses to see better, you first need to schedule an eye exam with an optometrist. The doctor will carefully examine your eyes using various methods and tools. You may be asked to read a line of letters through different lenses until the doctor determines which prescription is right for you.
If you need new glasses, you will then pick out the frames you want. Someone from our staff can help you choose. Once the frames are picked out, we can order your prescription lenses to fit those frames. At Novel Eyes, you will try on your new eyeglasses, and we will make any necessary adjustments to the frames or nosepieces to ensure a comfortable fit before we use Zeiss Visufit technology to measure your glasses on your face so that our high-quality Nikon Lenses are created with the best clarity and sharpness.
After the glasses are made and ready to pick up, we’ll contact you so you can come to the office to pick them up. Since we fit them before ordering your new glasses are ready to wear out of the box.
Types of Eyeglasses Prescriptions
People need eyeglasses for various reasons, which means there are a few different types of prescriptions you could get.
- Single vision: Single-vision prescription lenses correct vision problems like hyperopia (far-sightedness), myopia (near-sightedness), and astigmatism. The entire lens has one prescription in it.
- Lined Bifocal: Bifocals consist of one lens with two prescriptions in it. For instance, there may be an upper part of the lens for seeing far away and a lower section for reading or close-up vision.
- Progressive: Progressive lenses have three fields of vision for seeing close up, seeing something not too far away, and seeing something in the distance. The prescriptions are seamless, so you don’t see lines between the three sections.