Eyeglasses FAQs

There are a wide variety of eyeglasses available to fit the needs and style of people with vision disorders. But, how exactly do eyeglasses work? Do they work for everyone? And when should I visit my eye doctor get eyeglasses? These are just some of the many questions you might have as someone who is interested in glasses or as the parent of a child who needs them.


Our Barry P August O.D., P.C. has is dedicated to helping residents of Bloomfield Hills, MI, get the help they need for eye care, and is here to answer all questions about eyeglasses. If you need to look for an "Eye doctor near me," Barry P August O.D., P.C. has you covered.

Do I Need Eyeglasses?

Not everyone needs eyeglasses. If you have perfect 20/20 vision, you're one of the lucky individuals who do not need eyeglasses in order to correct your vision and see clearly. However, an estimated a lot of adults in the world need them to help see!

You should consider eyeglasses if you begin to develop any symptoms of a vision disorder. These symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Glare
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Inability to focus
  • Needing to constantly squint

These are all signs that you might need the help of eyeglasses to correct your vision.

How Do Eyeglasses Work?

Eyeglasses work by correcting the shape of the lens of your eye. Unlike contact lenses, eyeglasses are designed so you can look directly into their lenses and fix any refractive errors of the eye. Refractive errors are caused by misshapen corneas and lenses. This causes light to not be filtered properly to the retina of the eye, leading to blurry vision.

Examples of refractive errors may include:

  • Astigmatism
  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Presbyopia

Will I Need to Wear Eyeglasses Forever?

Our optometrist will determine if you're eligible for corrective eye surgery, such as LASIK. Surgeries such as these correct refractive errors, meaning you don't have to wear glasses forever. However, many people enjoy the simplicity of wearing glasses, and choose them over contacts or surgery.

If you plan on wearing eyeglasses, visit our optometrist every one or two years so they can continue to update your prescription, as your eyesight can get worse over time.

Contact Us to Find the Right Eyeglasses Today from an “Eye Doctor Near Me”

If you want help finding the right pair of eyeglasses, Barry P August O.D., P.C. is here to help you look, see, and feel your best! Call us today to get started and book an appointment in Bloomfield Hills, MI, at (248) 858-2535.

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