Do I Need Glasses?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology®, more than 150 million Americans wear corrective lenses. If your vision has grown worse and objects look a little blurry, join the crowd and consult one of our qualified optometrists, Mital Patel, OD, Mark Machen, OD, or Ashley Swalla, OD, at Classic Vision Care in Kennesaw and Marietta, Georgia.

Signs you may need glasses

Our board-certified optometrists can determine if glasses are right for you. Signs include:

We perform a comprehensive eye exam using state-of-the-art vision technology to decide if glasses can correct your vision. We also see if any underlying health issues, such as glaucoma or cataracts, may be at fault. Options such as surgery may be necessary to correct these.

See the writing on the wall

Dr. Patel and our team can discuss whether you should correct your vision with glasses, contact lenses, or a combination of both. Glasses provide additional support for contact lens wearers. They give your eyes a much-needed rest from contacts, which can become uncomfortable over time, causing dryness. Whichever path you choose, take the first step and let one of our trusted optometrists check your vision.

Vision issues requiring correction include:

Nearsightedness. The most common cause of distorted vision, over 34 million Americans over 40 suffer from myopia, or nearsightedness. Simple tests pinpoint your level of myopia. 

Farsightedness. Hyperopia, or farsightedness, makes it more difficult to see close objects clearly. Less common than nearsightedness, which is shared by about 30% of people in the United States, hyperopia affects fewer than 10% of the population. 

Astigmatism. When light fails to be distributed evenly onto your retina, objects may look blurry or distorted. This occurs when your cornea or lens grows more elongated than round.

Our team  can generally correct these issues with glasses and/or contact lenses.

How aging affects vision

As we age, our eyes become less flexible. It takes longer to go from viewing things at a distance to close-up, or from light to dark. Bifocal lenses may help, since you can view both near and far within the same pair of glasses. Your night vision may also worsen, possibly due to cataracts. Dr. Patel and our team determine the cause of your difficulties and offer options to help you see more clearly.

Zoom with confidence

These days, we spend even more time on our computers and mobile devices, whether attending Zoom conference calls or catching up on the latest news. Your face is frequently front and center, and your vision is challenged more than ever. We can help choose one or more glasses for your particular circumstances, while deciding which shape best complements your face. For instance: 

You’ll be amazed how much better the world looks with the right lenses. Get regular checkups to help prevent problems. If you notice any vision changes or issues, give us a call or book an appointment online with Classic Vision Care today.

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