Eyeglasses FAQs

Many people in the developed world wear some kind of corrective lenses. Some estimates put the percentage as high as 75 percent. However, if you are just getting glasses for the first time, you might have a few questions. Here are some of the common questions that people have about their corrective lenses from our team at Littlefield Optometry in Kansas City.


Will Eyeglasses Hurt My Eyes?

When you first start wearing glasses, you might have a short period where your eyes adjust to the prescription. During this time, you may experience some sensitivity to light, mild eye discomfort, or headaches. This should not last more than a day or two. If it does, contact our optometrist.

What Kind of Specialty Glasses Can I Find?

There are many types of glasses our eye doctor can recommend. Some of these depend on your unique vision needs, while others are dependent on your lifestyle. For example, if your job requires you to spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you may want to invest in a pair of blue light glasses. These glasses reduce the eye strain that is related to digital screens. Some glasses are suited for sports, reading, bright sunlight, and more. These glasses are in addition to condition-specific eyeglasses such as bifocals.

What Is The Difference Between Reading Glasses and Prescription Glasses?

You may have seen racks of reading glasses in a store and wondered if you could simply buy a pair instead of getting prescription glasses. Reading glasses are well-suited for people with simple vision needs. They work by magnifying the text on a page a certain number of times. However, if you have more complex vision issues, you will need a pair of prescription glasses. These will ensure that you can see properly for everyday tasks and do not strain your eyes.

What Do I Need To Do To Take Care of My Glasses?

Glasses are an investment and it is important to take care of them properly. Make sure to clean them regularly to rid them of any harmful dirt and grit. This could be as simple as running them under a faucet. Never leave your glasses laying out of their case, as this exposes them to substances that could scratch them. Wipe them regularly with a soft, clean cloth made specifically for cleaning eyeglasses.

Contact Our Eye Doctor In Kansas City, MO

If you are looking for glasses or an eye doctor in Kansas City, Dr. Littlefield at Littlefield Optometry is here to answer all of your questions. Call us today at (816) 888-5400 to learn more about our eye care services or to schedule an appointment.

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