In addition to correcting your vision, glasses are a great way to accessorize your look and express your personality. The optometrists at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates, in Beverly Hills, California, provide a variety of eyeglasses, including stylish, designer frames and state-of-the-art lenses, and advice to help you select the best options for your needs. Call Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates or make an appointment online today.
Changes to your vision including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, develop slowly, meaning you might not notice right away that you don’t see as clearly as you once did. Some of the signs that indicate you might need glasses or a new lens prescription include:
You should have an eye exam at least once every two years so your optometrist can monitor your eye health and visual acuity. If you use corrective lenses, your prescription is valid for a year, and you need an annual exam to keep your prescription current.
When you're in the market for new glasses, you need to think about two things: lenses and frames. While your lens selection will ultimately be determined by your prescription strength, you may have options to choose from when it comes to material type and coating.
Frames allow for more customization. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you have plenty of options when seeking glasses that suit your facial shape and coloring.
For example, if you have a round face, rectangular or square frames that are slightly wider than your face are often flattering. Or, if you have a diamond-shaped face, frames that sweep up at the outer corners, such as cat-eye shaped frames, can accentuate your cheekbones.
You also should consider the strength of your prescription when you choose frames, as the stronger your prescription, the thicker your lenses will be, and some frames are better at disguising thick lenses than others.
At Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates, you can choose from a variety of designer frames, including:
The team of talented optometrists at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates can help you choose frames that suit your facial shape and lenses that match your prescription strength. Call the Beverly Hills, California, office today or schedule an appointment online.