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By Linsey EyeCare
June 11, 2021
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Eyeglasses  

Replacing your glasses periodically will help you continue to enjoy clear vision. Your Wyomissing, PA, optometrists, also serving Reading, PA, Dr. Darryl Greenwood, Dr. Mervet Hachem, and Dr. Rachel Simpson of Linsey Eyecare, can help you decide if it's time for a new pair of eyeglasses.

When you should replace your eyeglasses

Eyeglasses should usually be replaced every one to three years. Your personal replacement schedule will depend on several factors, including:

  • Prescription Changes: Even small changes in your prescription can make a big difference if you're nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. If things aren't quite as crisp and clear as they once were, or you've noticed that you've started to squint when reading, it's time to pay a visit to your Wyomissing, PA, eye doctor. During yearly comprehensive eye examinations, your eye doctor will check your vision and give you a prescription for new eyeglasses if needed.
  • Comfort: Wear and tear may have an impact on the way your eyeglasses fit and feel. If you're glasses no longer feel comfortable, you might avoid wearing them, which can lead to headaches and eyestrain. Choosing a new pair of frames that fit your face perfectly will make wearing glasses a much more pleasant experience.
  • Lifestyle: If you spend a lot of time in the sun, it may make sense to upgrade to transition lenses. The lenses darken outdoors and lighten when you return indoors. Computer glasses may make working on the computer more comfortable. The glasses reduce glare, improve contrast, and are designed to offer clear vision at 22" to 26", the recommended distance between the eyes and a computer screen.
  • Changing Styles or Tastes: Frame styles change quickly. In fact, frames that were trendy just a year or two ago could quickly become unpopular. Whether your frames are outdated or you're ready for a change, replacing your eyeglasses can help you enhance your appearance.

Do you need a new pair of eyeglasses? Call your Reading area optometrists, Dr. Greenwood, Dr. Hachem, and Dr. Simpson of Linsey Eyecare in Wyomissing, PA, at (610) 373-2300 to schedule your appointment.

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.

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
December 20, 2018
Category: Optometry
Tags: Eyeglasses  

How your optometrist in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania can help you see better

Are you having trouble with your vision? Are you finding it difficult to read the books or magazines you enjoy? If so, you may need eyeglasses! There are many different functions of eyeglasses. You may just need reading glasses, which help to magnify words and text, or you may need help to see further away. Whatever your vision problems are, your optometrist at Linsey Eyecare & Dental Health Services in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania can help you find the perfect pair of glasses to help you see better.

People of all ages need eyeglasses. You may need glasses for the first time, or you may need an update on glasses which you’ve worn for years. Linsey EyeCare offers a full range of frames and lenses to give you the best possible vision.

We know you are busy, and what makes Linsey EyeCare different is their in-office lab which can create your new glasses in less than one hour. You can see better immediately, on the same day, without having to wait for your new glasses!

You can choose from a wide variety of name brand glasses which are stylish to help you look great. No matter what your style preferences are, Linsey EyeCare has a pair of eyeglasses to enhance your face and your own individual style.

You can choose from name brand glasses like these:

  • Gucci
  • Michael Kors
  • Rayban
  • Nike
  • Harley Davidson
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Juicy Couture
  • And many more…

Your optometrist can determine your exact prescription to help you see clearly. Getting the right prescription can keep you from suffering needless headaches and eye strain. You can leave the office with your new pair of glasses, created just for you!

For more information about vision testing and eyeglasses, or to learn more about our state-of-the-art, in-office eyeglass lab, call your optometrist at Linsey Eyecare & Dental Health Services in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Get back to seeing clearly by calling today!

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