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Glasses And Contact Lenses Specialists

Fuerst Eye Center

Board-Certified Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in West Covina, CA & Glendale / La Canada, CA

Nearly three out of four Americans need vision correction with glasses or contacts, so if you have trouble seeing, you’re in good company. Thankfully, Nicole Fuerst, MD, David Fuerst, MD, and their staff make vision correction as exciting and painless as possible. From designer frames to extended-wear contacts, the eyewear experts in Glendale and West Covina, California can help you find the look that suits your lifestyle. Call the office nearest you, or use the online booking tool to request an appointment at Fuerst Eye Center today.

Glasses and Contact Lenses Q & A

How do I know if I need glasses?

You need to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to find out if you need corrective lenses. During an eye exam at Fuerst Eye Center, your ophthalmologist performs several tests to check your vision and eye health.

One of those tests is a visual acuity test where you cover one eye and read an eye chart with the other. Your physician may also use a phoropter, which is a mechanism with a series of lenses your doctor cycles through to pinpoint the best prescription for your eyes.

Your ophthalmologist uses a variety of other tests to check your peripheral vision, eye movements, pupil function, and structural appearance during a comprehensive eye exam as well. The findings from your exam determine whether your doctor recommends corrective lenses.

What are the symptoms of vision problems?

You may notice changes in your vision that prompt you to see an eye doctor and ask about glasses. The symptoms are different depending on what type of vision problem you have.

For example, if you experience nearsightedness (myopia), you may have trouble seeing objects that are far away. If you have farsightedness (hyperopia), you may not be able to focus on items that are close to your face.

Some signs that it might be time for glasses include: 

  • Inability to read road signs at a distance
  • Difficulty reading print in magazines or books
  • Problems focusing on close-up tasks like threading a needle or using a tweezer
  • Squinting to read what’s written on overheads or whiteboards 
  • Eyestrain or blurry vision

The signs of vision trouble may creep up on you slowly, but once you notice them, it’s important to make an appointment with an eye care specialist.

How do I choose glasses or contact lenses?

The expert eyeglass and contact lens specialists can help you make the right choice. The boutique-style optical center offers a wide selection of designer frames and contact lens options for all ages and every price point.

Some factors you may want to take into consideration when choosing corrective lenses include:

  • Price
  • Fit
  • Lifestyle
  • Style

You can find anything from designer-label frames with progressive lenses to contact lenses you can throw away after each use. To learn more about your options for prescription eyewear, request an appointment online, or call the office nearest you today.