Linsey EyeCare Blog
By Linsey EyeCare
December 11, 2020
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Eyeglasses  

Once you have your prescription for eyeglasses, how do choose the ones right for you? Today's options are so numerous. At Linsey EyeCare in Reading, PA, our three optometrists, Dr. Greenwood, Dr. Simpson, and Dr. Hachem, perform comprehensive exams to evaluate your ocular health and write you the proper lens prescription. Our design team will help you choose the perfect frame. Here's more.

The right eyeglasses for vision, purpose, and appearance

You wear eyeglasses so you can see properly. Whether your vision needs correction for distance (hyperopia), close-up (myopia), reading (presbyopia), astigmatism (corneal distortions), or something else, the experts at Linsey Eyecare in Reading, PA, will help.

Our state of the art lab is on-site, and our technicians create most prescriptions, including bifocals and progressive lenses, in about an hour. Plus, our design consultants guide you through the amazing range of designer frames, helping you maximize your appearance and the functionality of your eyeglasses.

Factors to consider

Modern eyeglasses feature lenses custom-crafted from high-tech materials. Gone are the days when the average person wore heavy, glass lenses. Today's materials include:

  • Very lightweight plastic
  • Polycarbonate, also lightweight and impact-resistant, making it the material of choice for sports glasses and certain occupational applications, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Trivex, known for its clarity and durability
  • High index, appropriate for more extensive vision correction

Also, our lenses feature UV and scratch-resistance coatings, and for maximum sun protection, we offer sunglasses and photochromatic lenses which darken and lighten according to available light.

What about frames?

Our design experts understand which frames complement facial shape, eye color, and hair color. Whether you have blue eyes or brown, a heart-shaped or round face, or dark, medium to light skin tone, we can recommend a variety of frames you'll love and other people will really notice.

Let us help you

Your vision is important, and so are the right eyeglasses. In Reading, PA, why not stop by Linsey Eyecare for an eye exam with Drs. Greenwood, Simpson, or Hachem? You'll get an accurate prescription. Plus, you'll receive eyeglasses that optimize your eyesight and make you look--and feel--great. Make an appointment today by calling (610) 373-2300.

By Linsey EyeCare
June 23, 2020
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Annual Eye Exams  

How yearly eye exams with your eye doctors in Wyomissing PA can help you see the world clearly

We know how important our vision is, yet a large number of adults don't schedule an annual eye exam to protect their vision. The truth is, many people take their vision for granted. Don’t be one of them!

The eye doctors at Linsey Eyecare in Wyomissing PA offer a wide range of eye care services, including annual eye exams, to make sure you are seeing the world.

Why You Need an Annual Wyomissing Eye Exam

So, what’s so important about your Wyomissing eye exam? They are an excellent way to prevent eye problems. Your eye doctors can diagnose problems early when they are easily treatable. This helps you protect your vision so you can enjoy your life.

These are just a few of the common eye conditions your eye doctor can diagnose and treat:

  • Pink eye
  • Cataracts
  • Eye allergies
  • Glaucoma
  • Lazy eye
  • Removal of a foreign body
  • Macular degeneration
  • Corneal ulcers

An annual eye exam screens and checks for a lot of different eye issues. At Linsey Eyecare, your eye doctors will screen and measure:

  • Peripheral vision
  • Depth perception
  • Eye muscle balance
  • Your ability to distinguish color
  • Your focus and tracking ability
  • Your eye pressure to diagnose glaucoma
  • Hypertension symptoms in your eyes
  • Biomicroscopic evaluation of the structures in your eyes

Once you have had your Wyomissing eye exam, your eye doctor will determine your prescription and recommend contact lenses, glasses, or other vision correction treatment.

You deserve to see the world clearly, and that may mean you need vision correction, but you will never know unless you schedule an eye exam every year.

If you take care of your eyes, your eyes will take care of you. To find out more about annual eye exams and other vision services, call the eye doctors of Linsey Eyecare in Wyomissing PA at (610) 373-2300. Call now!

April 14, 2020
Category: Optometry
Tags: Eyeglasses  

Here are some helpful tips for how to handle and care for eyeglasses.

You just spent a pretty penny to get a beautiful new set of prescription eyeglasses, and our Reading, PA, optometrists know that you want to get the most wear out of them. The last thing you want to deal with is a broken frame or cracked lenses. Here are some easy, everyday habits and tips for how to protect, clean and preserve your cool, new specs.

Cleaning Them

Just as you shower daily and brush your teeth every day you should also clean your glasses every day. Keeping them clean can cut down on wear and tear as your glasses age. In order to clean your lenses here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Whenever you are cleaning or handling your glasses always make sure it is with clean hands. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling or cleaning your glasses.
  • Use lukewarm water to rinse off your glasses and remove any grim or debris.
  • Apply a very small drop of dishwashing liquid to your lenses and lather the lenses with the soap and warm water.
  • Dry each lens off with a soft, clean cloth (never use paper towels or your t-shirt).

You can also talk to our Reading, PA, optometrists to find out what special lens cleaners or microfiber cloths may work best for your eyeglasses. We are happy to offer recommendations and suggestions.

Handling Them

Yes, we work very hard to create glasses from long-lasting and resilient material, but that doesn’t mean that they are impervious to damage. Everything from lying your glasses down lens-first on a table to taking them off with one hand can misalign them or scratch the lenses. When you aren’t wearing your glasses, they don’t belong out and about (where they can easily get knocked off a countertop or table); they should be safely stored in their appropriate case.

Has your vision started to get a bit blurry? Is your prescription a year old (or more)? You should be visiting your Reading, PA, every year to make sure your eyeglasses prescription is up to date. Call Linsey EyeCare at (610) 373-2300 to schedule your next eye exam.

By Linsey EyeCare
March 19, 2020
Category: Optometry
Tags: Eyeglasses  

Do you need new eyeglasses but aren't sure which type is right for you? Drs. Darryl Greenwood, Merret Hachem and Rachel Simpson, your optometrists at Linsey Eye Care in Wyomissing, PA, can help you find the perfect pair.

Narrowing your frame choices

With so many frames to choose from, selecting new eyeglasses can be overwhelming. Luckily, it's easy to streamline the process by:

  • Considering Color: Which colors complement your complexion and hair?
  • Choosing a Frame Style and Material: Do you want plastic or metal frames? Would you prefer small or large styles? Do certain shapes look better than others?
  • Thinking About Comfort: It doesn't matter what type of eyeglasses are popular if they're not comfortable. Choose frames that don't pinch or slip when you bend or move your head.
  • Evaluating Price: Cost is an important consideration for most people. Fortunately, your optometrist's office offers attractive frames in a variety of price ranges.

You'll need to decide what type of lenses to add to your new frames. Lens types include:

  • Single Vision: The lenses contain a single prescription and are used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
  • Bifocals: Bifocals contain two different prescriptions separated by a visible line. The bottom half of the lens provides clear vision close up while the upper half contains the prescription you need to see objects in the distance clearly.
  • Trifocals: Similar to bifocals, trifocals contain three different prescriptions separated by visible lines.
  • Progressive Lenses: Progressive lenses contain two or three prescriptions but eliminate the lines.
  • Photochromic Lenses: It can be a hassle to constantly switch between prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Luckily, photochromic lenses offer a simple solution. The prescription lenses darken when you're in the sunlight and become lighter when you return indoors.

Thanks to our in-office eye lab, you can have brand new glasses in just about an hour.

Are you ready for a new pair of eyeglasses? If your vision has become blurry, or it's been a year or more since you've visited Drs. Greenwood, Hachem and Simpson at Linsey Eye Care, call the Wyomissing, PA, office at (610) 373-2300 to schedule your appointment.

By Linsey EyeCare
September 05, 2019
Category: Optometry
Tags: Eye Exam  

Everyone, no matter how great their eyesight is, should still visit our Wyomissing, PA, optometrist every year for a checkup. After all, you may be surprised to discover how drastically your vision can change from year-to-year! However, there are a number of telltale signs that it’s time to schedule an eye exam, regardless of when your last one was. Some of these include:

Your night vision has changed

If you suddenly notice that it isn’t as easy to see certain road signs or cars at night, then it’s time to see your eye doctor. Often time, it isn’t until someone notices increased difficulty driving at night that they realize their vision has changed.

Signs of an infection

Another reason to visit an eye doctor may have nothing to do with your vision but more to do with certain other symptoms you are experiencing. If you are noticing redness, itching, or discharge emitting from your eye, you could be dealing with an infection. Don’t wait out an eye infection to clear up on its own—see your Wyomissing, PA, eye doctor as soon as possible for treatment.

Your eyes often feel tired

When you aren’t wearing the proper corrective vision, your eyes have to strain throughout the day to be able to read and process information. If you notice that your eyes feel fatigued for more than four days straight, there could be something more going on that requires immediate attention.

Things look fuzzy

This is probably the most obvious sign that your vision isn’t what it used to be. If you find yourself having trouble suddenly reading the words on a menu or in a book, it might be time for a new prescription.

Concerned? Schedule an appointment

If you are squinting to read signs and make out objects, then it’s certainly time to schedule your eye exam in Wyomissing, PA. Call Linsey Eyecare today at (919) 787-0266 to book your next vision checkup.

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