Eye Glasses Specialist

Vision Corner

Located in Uptown Plaza, Uptown, River Oaks, River Oaks District, Afton Oaks, Highland Village, Upper Kirby, Houston TX

If you’re in the market for a new pair of eye glasses, make an appointment with Sophia Barnes, OD, at Vision Corner in Houston, Texas. Dr. Barnes offers comprehensive eye exams to ensure you get the corrective lenses you need to see clearly. You can choose from a wide range of stylish frames to suit every style and budget. Call Vision Corner or schedule a consultation online today.

Eye Glasses Q & A

What are the signs I need new eye glasses?

Refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism usually develop slowly, and you might not notice a change in your vision right away. 

However, you might notice that you get frequent headaches or that you have to squint to see your computer screen or phone clearly. As you age, you might find that you need to hold your phone or book at arm’s length to see the text. 

If your child needs eye glasses, they might start to sit closer to the television. They might also hold books close to their face, close one eye, or tilt their head to read. Your child’s academic performance could even start to decline if they’re struggling to see the board or their work. 

How often do I need new eye glasses?

A prescription for corrective lenses is valid for a year, and the team recommends having an eye exam every year to make sure it’s still the best prescription to correct your vision. However, you can get new glasses as frequently as you like. 

If you wear glasses every day, you might want to have a few pairs on hand to go with different looks. You might also want to have a spare pair of eye glasses in case you break or lose a pair. 

What do I need to consider when choosing new eye glasses?

When you select a new pair of eye glasses, you need to think about your frames, lenses, and lens coatings. 

Frames

When you are considering frames, you need to choose frames that flatter your facial shape, your style, and make sure they work with your prescription. 

For example, if you have multifocal lenses, your lenses need to be tall enough to accommodate the different prescriptions. Also, if you have a strong prescription, your lenses are thicker, and you might want to choose a frame that surrounds them. 

Vision Corner carries a variety of attractive frames including:

  • MODO®
  • Cartier®
  • Tom Ford®
  • Maui Jim®
  • Oliver Peoples®
  • Ray-Ban®
  • Chloé™
  • Salvatore Ferragamo®
  • Draper James
  • Life Is Good®
  • Dragon®
  • Gucci®
  • Lightec®
  • Silhouette
  • Flexon®
  • Kate Spade®
  • Calvin Klein
  • Jaguar®

The friendly and experienced office staff can help you choose flattering frames that suit your prescription.

Lenses

Lenses are made from a wide range of materials. You can choose from traditional plastic lenses, polycarbonate lenses, and high-index plastic lenses. Vision Corner also offers bifocal and multifocal lenses to accommodate patients who need multiple prescriptions to see far away and close up. 

Lens coating

Vision Corner offers several lens coatings to protect your glasses from scratches and your eyes from blue light and glare. Talk to your optician about your lifestyle and what coatings are best for you. 

Call Vision Corner or make an appointment online today if you or a family member are in the market for new eye glasses.