Have you been thinking about getting reading glasses? As people get older their eyes have problems adjusting to different distances. For this reason, patients often need to get reading glasses to help them see up close. Reading glasses are very important since they help people see clearly while reading or performing close tasks. What patients don’t like about getting reading glasses is that they feel they sometimes give away their age. The good news is when you come to our practice for Philadelphia reading glasses, we can offer several different reading glasses solutions.
At Eye Encounters patients are able to get both contact lenses and prescription glasses which have bifocal lenses. Our optometrist will be able to fit you for contact lenses which have bifocals built into them. These multifocal contact lenses allow a patient to easily alternate between distance and close-up vision. Most patients have absolutely no problems adjusting to these types of contact lenses. Some patients will want to get bifocal reading glasses. This means that the reading glasses contain two vision prescriptions; one for close-up reading and one for distance or middle vision. At our practice, patients are able to get glasses which obviously contain both types of lenses in them. These bifocal glasses are not liked by some people because they feel they are giving their age away. However, at our practice we also offer progressive lenses which are lenses that are able to have more than one vision prescription in them. Best of all, these lenses do not have any lines that show that the lenses accommodate more than one prescription. Progressive lenses are more expensive than standard bifocals, but many of our patients enjoy them so much that they do not mind paying a bit extra. Of course, we also offer regular Philadelphia reading glasses which are glasses that are simply used to help with close-up vision.
Whether you are getting progressive lenses, bifocal lenses, or really any type of lens, it is very important that you are getting the right prescription to help you with your vision needs. Our optometrist is an expert in fitting patients for contact lenses, as well as for writing a prescription that will have you seeing the very clearest. Our optician will also make sure that the prescription lenses fit perfectly within your new eyeglass frame selection. The eyeglasses will then be perfectly fitted to your face to make sure they do not pinch you at the temples nor slide down your nose. If you would like an appointment to see our optometrist, contact us. To simply get Philadelphia reading glasses at Eye Encounters, feel free to stop by anytime.