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Glasses Specialist

Catonsville Eye Group

Optometrists located in Catonsville, MD

In addition to correcting vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, eyeglasses are also an attractive and flattering fashion accessory. At Catonsville Eye Group, the optometrists and opticians provide prescriptions for eyeglasses for patients of all ages. They can help you choose from a wide range of lenses and frames to suit any budget. If you live in or around Catonsville, Maryland, and need an eye exam or a new prescription or pair of glasses, call or schedule an exam online today.

Glasses Q & A

How do I know if I need new glasses?

Some of the signs that you need new glasses include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Squinting
  • Leaning toward your workstation or using the zoom function on the computer
  • Holding books, magazines, and mobile devices close to your face
  • Sensitivity to light

If your child needs glasses, you may notice that their performance at school declines, or you may see them squinting at books or computer screens. They might also complain of headaches or eye pain.

You should have an eye exam every year if you wear corrective lenses. It’s common for younger patients to have rapidly changing prescriptions during childhood and adolescence and for your vision to settle when you reach your early to mid-20s. However, as you get older, you may develop a condition called presbyopia, which is when the lenses in your eyes stiffen and cause a refractive error, which bifocals or reading glasses correct.

How often should I get new glasses?

You can get new eyeglasses as often as you like. You may choose to get new glasses when you need a new prescription. Or you might want to update your look more regularly. Catonsville Eye Group offers a wide range of frames to suit every budget including designer frames from:

  • Ray-Ban®
  • Oakley®
  • Gucci
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Oliver Peoples
  • Kate Spade
  • Michael Kors
  • Coach
  • Versace

The optometrists at Catonsville Eye Group provide lens prescriptions that are good for a year. You’ll need to have an eye exam at least once a year if you want to get new glasses annually.

What do I need to consider when choosing new glasses?

The opticians at Catonsville Eye Group discuss your options with you after your optometrist provides an exam and up-to-date prescription. Some of the details you need to consider include the strength of your prescription, facial shape, and skin and hair color.

Your prescription affects the thickness of your lenses. The stronger your prescription, the thicker your lenses will be, which can affect the style of frame you choose as well as the type of lenses. You can choose from a variety of high-quality lenses, including high-index lenses. When you’re considering your lenses, you can also decide whether you want extra features like anti-glare or UV-blocking coating.

When you’re choosing frames, you want to select a pair that will support your lenses and flatter your appearance. The team of opticians can help you select frames from the wide range of designer and budget-friendly options available at Catonsville Eye Group.

If you’re ready to update your look or if you need a new prescription, call or schedule an appointment online today with the experts at Catonsville Eye Group.