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Are things a little blurry recently? It may be time to change your eyeglass prescription or get glasses for the first time. The optometrists at Linsey Eyecare & Dental Health Services in Wyomissing, PA, and serving the Reading area, share a few reasons that you may need glasses.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, affects 30 percent of people in the U.S., according to the American Optometric Association. If you're nearsighted, you can see close objects clearly, but objects in the distance look blurry. Reading probably won't be a problem if you're myopic, but when you attempt to view a distant street sign, you may not be able to make out the words. Myopia can occur if your eyeball is a little too long, or your cornea curves too much. In some cases, your vision problem may caused by a combination of these two issues.
Nearsightedness is often diagnosed in childhood and tends to be inherited. If your child reports difficulties seeing the whiteboard at school or complains of eyestrain, it's a good idea to schedule an examination in our Reading area office. Although many cases of myopia develop in childhood, adults can also be diagnosed with it.
Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is the opposite condition of myopia. Objects close to you are blurry, while those far away are clear if you're farsighted. Hyperopia is caused by a short eyeball or a flat cornea. If farsightedness develops during childhood, it may be possible to outgrow it eventually, unlike nearsightedness.
Signs of hyperopia including difficulty reading or viewing close objects, eyestrain and headaches. If your child is farsighted, you may notice that he or she squints often.
You have astigmatism
Astigmatism causes blurry vision whether you look at items nearby or in the distance. It's caused by a cornea that isn't perfectly rounded. It's not unusual to have astigmatism and either nearsightedness or farsightedness.
You're over 40 and suddenly having trouble seeing things close up
Aging doesn't just cause wrinkles and aching joints, but can also affect your ability to see close objects. The problem can occur whether you have myopia, hyperopia or perfect vision. Presbyopia symptoms occur when the clear lens inside your eye becomes stiff, which affects your ability to focus. In addition to difficulty reading the small print, you may also notice eyestrain, headaches and fatigue when you try to read.
No matter what type of vision problem you have, eyeglasses can help you see more clearly. If you or your children have been experiencing vision difficulties, the call optometrists at Linsey Eyecare in Wyomissing, PA, and serving the Reading area, at (610) 373-2300 to schedule an appointment.
Are you starting to notice some changes to your eyesight whenever you put on your glasses? If so, then it might be time to get a new pair.
Many people go years and years wearing the same glasses. Perhaps it’s because they haven’t even noticed that their prescription has gotten weaker over the years or perhaps because they just don’t want to face the fact that they may need to get new glasses. Maybe you just love your glasses and don’t wish to part with them, but, whether you know it or not, your eyeglasses may no longer be doing what they should for your eyesight. Learn more from Linsey Eyecare & Dental Health Services in Wyomissing, PA.
You should be visiting one of our Wyomissing optometrists at least once a year for a checkup. This includes children over the age of 6 to adults. However, those with certain risk factors, as well as seniors, may need to visit us more than once a year, which is something we will be able to determine at your next checkup.
It’s during these annual exams that you should find out whether you need to have your glasses swapped out with a brand new pair. Always bring your glasses with you on the visit so we can check them to make sure there aren’t any issues with them.
There are many scenarios in which we will recommend that you get new glasses:
- You have changes to your vision and you now have an outdated prescription
- We are offering glasses with special features and technologies that could benefit you (e.g. lenses that reduce screen glare, which can reduce strain on the eyes if you work long hours on the computer)
- There is damage to your glasses, particularly the lenses (glasses that are older are also more likely to have damage to them)
If you need to schedule your next eye exam, turn to the leading eye care professionals at Linsey Eyecare & Dental Health Services in Wyomissing, PA. Nothing is more important than the health of your eyes.
Common signs your child might need eyeglasses
You do everything you can to take care of your child’s health, and that includes their visual health. Your optometrist at Linsey Eyecare in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania wants you to be able to recognize common signs your child might need eyeglasses.
To help you discover if your child might need eyeglasses, you should watch for:
- Holding a book close up to read
- Squinting or closing one eye
- Headaches and dizziness
- Tilting the head from side to side
- Rubbing the eyes
Your child might also appear to be clumsy and may daydream frequently. Learning can become a problem, leading to a low performance in school. In fact, it is estimated that 70% of children with reading difficulties actually have vision problems.
Your optometrist at Linsey Eyecare wants you to know that a full range of services are available to diagnose and treat your child’s vision issues. Your child can definitely benefit from a vision screening performed at the office. Common pediatric vision problems corrected at Linsey Eyecare include:
Nearsightedness- your child can see close up easier than far away; young children can be nearsighted but more often nearsightedness shows up at ages 8 to 9 and can increase through the teen years.
Farsightedness- your child may see things far away easier than those up close, or images can be blurry at any distance. People experience farsightedness differently, and not all children who are farsighted need glasses. Children who need glasses are those whose eyes are crossed or children who have more farsightedness in one eye than the other.
Astigmatism occurs when there is a non-sphere curvature of the cornea to the point where images are not clear close-up or far away. Part of an image comes into focus at different places in the eye.
Your child deserves the best treatment available; don’t settle for less. Stop in and visit your optometrist at Linsey Eyecare in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Don’t wait when it comes to your child’s vision. Find out if eyeglasses can help your child see better and learn better. Call today!
If you've ever spent a few hours choosing new eyeglasses frames, you're not alone. With so many choices available, selecting the perfect pair of glasses isn't always easy. Linsey EyeCare optometrists offer eye exams eyeglasses in Wyomissing, PA. They are here to share a few tips that will help you during the shopping process.
Choose frames that will work with your prescription
You can rule out some eyeglass frames if they won't work with your prescription. If you wear progressive lenses, you'll need a larger frame to fully accommodate every viewing zone. Rimless glasses are a good choice if you don't like the look of plastic or wire frames, but these frames might not be the best option if you have a particularly strong prescription. The heavier the lens, the more likely that rimless lenses will twist or break.
Make comfort a priority
It doesn't matter how stylish frames look on the rack. If your new glasses aren't comfortable, you won't want to wear them for very long. Glasses should fit comfortably on your nose without rubbing or pinching and shouldn't feel tight at your temples. Pay attention to the way that the temple tips at the ends of the frames fit over your ears. If the tips are tight or rub against your ears, the frames aren't a good choice.
Think twice before buying online or choosing drugstore glasses
The Internet makes it so easy to buy everything you need, from shoes to groceries to tires for your car. Internet shopping isn't always the best option for buying glasses, particularly when you have a complicated prescription. In fact, online eyeglass sites may not even be able to handle these prescriptions. If there's a problem with your new glasses, you'll have to ship them back to the website and wait days or weeks for a replacement - with no guarantee that the new pair will be any better.
Although drugstore reading glasses may seem like a good choice if you only have a mild vision problem, buying these glasses might not be a good decision. Although you may not realize it if you don't visit your optometrist in Wyomissing, your visual acuity can be slightly different in each eye. In this case, wearing drugstore readers that contain the same prescription in each eye can lead to headaches and eyestrain.
Does the world look blurry? Call your Wyomissing, PA, optometrist at Linsey EyeCare at (610) 373-2300 and make an appointment for an eye examination today. Enjoy clearer vision with a brand new pair of glasses!
Find out if glasses could improve your vision.
Sometimes it sneaks up on us—vision issues. Things that were once easy to read or see may now be a bit blurry. Could you need glasses? Find out the three classic signs that it might be time to see your Wyomissing, PA optometrist for a vision exam.
Eyestrain or eye fatigue
While eyestrain or eye fatigue is certainly a common condition, it doesn’t make it any less annoying. Tired, itching and burning eyes can be a downright nuisance, particularly if you are still trying to get through your workday. While this is rarely a serious problem, eye fatigue is often one of the first symptoms that there are changes to your vision. If you find that you are experiencing eye fatigue more often then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Wyomissing optometrist.
Blurry vision up close or afar
Have things that are close to you or far away become blurry? This is a telltale sign that you may need glasses or a new prescription. Monitor your vision routinely so you are better able to distinguish when changes have occurred. Not sure if your vision has changed? Then try this little exercise: Throughout the day look at something you can just make out, such as words on a book, and check your eyesight (one eye at a time) to see if you can still see it. If you are having problems seeing something that you once could, then it’s time to see us about glasses.
Problems seeing at night
Have you found that your drive home from work, particularly in the winter hours when it’s already dark, is difficult on your eyes? Not seeing as well while on the road? This is the first sign that you could be dealing with night blindness. This vision impairment only affects people at night or in dimly light areas. While the term night blindness may make it seem as if you can’t see anything at night, this is simply not true. If you are having problems seeing at night then it’s time to talk to your Wyomissing, PA optometrist about glasses.
Are you experiencing any of these vision problems? Then glasses may just solve your problem! Call Linsey Eyecare today and get the clearer vision you need.