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Eyeglasses remain a highly popular option for correcting refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia -- and for good reason. These tried-and-true devices not only provide superb vision correction, but they also come in an extraordinary variety of styles, lens types and helpful add-on options. Here at Eyes of Texas Vision Care, you can get the latest styles of glasses to suit your specific needs from our optometrist in Austin.
Glasses are the oldest reliable form of vision correction, going back hundreds of years to Medieval Europe. These pairs of lenses are shaped so that they refract incoming light in a specific way, compensating in advance for refractive errors within the eyes themselves. Benjamin Franklin created bifocal lenses to cope with a condition called presbyopia, in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to shift between near focus and distance focus. Bifocals, trifocals, and modern blended or "progressive" multifocal provide multiple corrective fields, allowing older eyes to use these different zones as needed.
Somewhere in their evolution, glasses went from being a mere utility to serving as a fashion statement as well. Today, glasses provide an elegant enhancement to any look, with different styles complementing different facial shapes, with frames created by the world's leading fashion designers.
Our Austin optometrist can offer a variety of options when you need a new pair of glasses. Modern plastics are generally used for lenses these days, due to their combination of strength, optical quality, and light weight. If you lead a high-impact lifestyle or you're selecting eyeglasses for your child, polycarbonate is the most shatter-proof material for this purpose. Or you might go with the affordable optical quality of CR-39 plastic or the unparalleled lightness of super-thin high-index lenses.
We can also provide a variety of coatings to enhance specific properties of your lenses, from glare and scratch resistance to lenses that grow darker or brighter in response to ambient light. If you spend most of your days in front of a computer, you may benefit from corrective lenses that are specially designed to filter out the high-energy visible (HEV) light emitted by LED monitors, protecting your eyes from the fatigue and strain of computer vision syndrome as well as potential eye damage. Our Austin optometrist can also fit you with prescription sunglasses, sports glasses or high-impact work glasses that offer both great vision correction and full protection against UV radiation. Whatever lenses you decide on, you'll enjoy picking out the perfect frames for your taste and budget from our stylish range of products.
If you're searching for eyeglasses that will look and work just the way you want, you'll find them right here at Eyes of Texas Vision Care. Contact our Austin optometrist at 512-454-5117 today!