Valuvision is a locally owned and operated chain of vision centers in Jacksonville Florida and Orange Park Florida. This final installment of the four part series on eyeglasses will cover eyeglasses from a optometrists and optical perspective, as well as some of the newest eyeglass innovations.
Many people use generic reading glasses to aid in the correction of presbyopia and hyperopia or farsightedness(both condition result in blurriness at close distances). Often, these generic reading glasses do not result in proper and accurate vision correction. While the lesser cost of such shelf bought spectacles may be appealing, a proper set of prescription eyeglasses from your optometrist or eye care professional at your local vision center will result in better vision correction and less occurrence of headaches and visual discomfort.
Many optical or vision center patients have a single vision disorder that primarily affects them. For instance, many patients will have only myopia or nearsightedness. The refractive focus of the eye is affected usually because of the eyes shape and results in blurry appearance of the distant objects. Because the patient has only one vision disorder, the optometrist needs only prescribe eye glasses with only one corrective lens prescription also know as a single vision lens or single vision eyeglasses. Single vision eyeglasses are common and in many cases can be dispensed to the patient in the same day. If you need same day service for eyeglasses, call the nearest Valuvision location in Jacksonville Florida or Orange Park Florida for details on same day eyeglass services.
While single vision glasses are excellent in correcting a single vision disorders, many patients eyes have two or more disorders. For instance, a patient may have myopia and presbyopia. This causes them to have blurriness BOTH in the near and far fields of vision. In other words, patients vision is blurry far away and close up. But because this is caused by two specific eye conditions that affects the patients vision, the optometrist can correct their vision with one pair of eyeglasses which holds two corrective lens prescription within them. The two prescription eyeglasses are also know as bifocals, bifocal glasses, bifocal eyeglasses or bifocal lenses. This corrective eyeglasses was invented by the famous american inventor, Benjamin Franklin. No doubt part of the reason he is on the 100 dollar bill. Thanks, Ben. Recent innovation in the vision care industry have enabled the advent of “no line” bifocal. This bifocal has one prescription smoothly blend into the next as opposed to having a clear divergence in the lens between the two prescriptions.
Unfortunately, some eye care patients have more than two disorders. They have unfocused vision at the near, middle and far fields of vision. Thus, the optometrist must utilize three corrective prescriptions within the eyeglass lens. Again, because of the recent innovations in eye care industry, trifocals have made way for the progressive lens. The “progressive” lens in a no line” trifocal. Much like the no line bifocal the progressive lens smoothly blends one prescription to the next to next. This is by far the most complex corrective lens on the market today. This is not a purchase you want to go to the low cost provider to get. Valuvision Eyecare uses only the highest quality lenses including the new Essilor Varilux progressive lens. Essilor is renown for its high quality lenses and the Varilux progressive lens set the standard for no line trifocals. Many patients express concern about the vision correction experienced in progressive lenses. Valuvision always advises that there is an “adaptation” period for the eye to be accustomed to looking though 3 different prescriptions. Once the eye adapts, even patients with severe vision problems can experience clear vision.
Whether a patients needs are single vision eyeglasses, line or no line bifocals, trifocal or progressive lens eyeglasses with the new Essilor Varilux lens, Valuvision Eye Care has vision center in Jacksonville Florida and Orange Park Florida nearby to provide any eyeglass and medical needs. For further information on eyeglasses and eye health visit www.valuvision.com