How Do I Know If I Need Prescription Eyeglasses?

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The majority of Americans have some form of visual issues. These come in varying types and degrees, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and others. Some individuals find it challenging to complete daily activities, such as driving, reading, or work-related tasks. Others do not even know they have an ocular condition, as not all are obvious.

Therefore, we can’t help but stress the importance of seeking routine, professional care through regular eye exams or follow-ups. One of the most common services we offer is prescription glasses (or contact lenses) to help you gain newfound clarity and get you back to excelling at the things you do every day.

Clarity can change your life. And to find out how Rothchild Eye Institute has helped patients throughout the Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton, FL communities, contact us today.

Visual and ocular issues are increasingly common

According to various institutes, including the Vision Council of America, a surprisingly large proportion of Americans rely on vision correction. Around 75% of individuals in the United States use visual aids, and it’s projected that more than 160 million wear glasses. The global numbers are just as staggering, with approximately 1.4 billion people affected by myopia or nearsightedness. These figures will rise dramatically, potentially increasing to a whopping 4 billion by 2050.

Many ocular conditions are the result of refractive errors. Refraction is the bending of light as it enters the eye. And as incoming light passes through the various parts of the eye, it must ultimately be focused on the retina.

The retina contains the photoreceptor cells and converts that incoming light into an electrical signal. The electrical signal travels to the brain through the optic nerve, and the brain turns it into the picture that you see when you view the world.

How do I know if I need prescription eyeglasses?

An improperly shaped cornea or faulty lens can interfere with this delicate process, producing numerous visual disturbances. These refractive errors are present in more than 150 million Americans in the form of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, age-related loss of sight. Therefore, if you’re dealing with visual disturbances or loss of vision, it’s vital that you seek a professional appointment.

  • Do you have trouble seeing clearly at certain ranges or overall?

  • Have you noticed your visual field or acuity growing more limited?

  • Do you struggle with fuzziness, glare, double vision, or any other symptom?

  • Are you squinting more and more?

If you said yes to any of the above, then you may need prescription eyeglasses. Fortunately, modern ophthalmological medicine offers many possible solutions, including one of the most time-tested of all: glasses. Glasses have experienced significant advancements throughout history, especially in recent history. And at Rothchild Eye Institute, our team would love to help select the most effective option based on your specific needs and lifestyle considerations.

Glasses can give you a life-changing advantage

An eyeglass prescription can improve your life in untold ways. If you’re dealing with visual disturbances, there’s no reason to wait any longer. With a friendly, easy consultation and an on-site optical shop, our expert eye doctors at Rothchild Eye Institute would love to help you enjoy crisp, vivid vision as soon as possible. So, get in touch with us to see the world in a dazzling new light.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.