Your eyeglasses say as much about your personal style as your clothes – maybe even more. Glasses are the first accessory others see when they greet you, so Dr. Burrell and Dr. Vrotsos of Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates and her team of optical professionals in Aurora, Colorado, offer the latest designs in frames. With Dr. Burrell and Dr. Vrotsos‘s ophthalmology expertise and eyeglass frames to fit your lifestyle, you can be sure your glasses are the best in both function and form. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Eye Glasses Q & A
What should I look for in eyeglasses?
First and foremost, you need to know that you’re fitted with the most accurate lens prescription, so you can see clearly with your new glasses. Dr. Burrell and Dr. Vrotsos are experts in the field of ophthalmology, so you can be sure after an exam, she prescribes the most precise lenses for your needs. Next, the experienced team helps you select lenses made from quality materials that match your unique style.
The Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates team is highly trained when it comes to helping men, women, and children find the right fit and the right style for the shape of your face and vision requirements. The better the quality of materials in a frame, the longer they will last. The optical team takes into account your occupation, hobbies, and recreational needs so they can help you select eyeglasses that will serve you until your next eye exam.
Choose from hundreds of styles and options like lightweight, flexible, strong, and hypoallergenic frames.
How should I clean my eyeglasses?
You just invested in a beautiful pair of high-quality eyeglasses, and the first time you get a smudge on them, you untuck your shirt and rub it on your glasses. That’s one of the best ways to scratch your new lenses! Resist the urge to clean your lenses with a t-shirt and instead, use lens solution and a soft cleaning cloth that is only meant for your glasses.
You can also run your glasses under warm water to rinse off dust and debris, and then dry them with the cleaning cloth. If your lenses have anti-reflective coating, be sure to use only an eyeglass cleaner that won’t damage the coating. The experienced eyeglass professionals at Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates explain how to best care for your glasses at your appointment.
How often should I get new glasses?
You should get new eyeglasses anytime your prescription changes. Dr. Burrell and Dr. Vrotsos will advise you of any changes to your current prescription when you come in for an exam. Or, if you’re having trouble seeing with your current glasses or contacts, call the Aurora office to schedule an eye exam as soon as you can. As a general rule, plan to visit Dr. Burrell and Dr. Vrotsos for an eye exam once a year or once every two years.
You can also get new glasses anytime you want to update your frames, or add a second pair for convenience or as an accessory. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Sunglasses have been an iconic fashion statement for decades. Dr. Burrell and Dr. Vrotsos of Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates and her team of optical professionals in Aurora, Colorado, can help you make a fashion statement and improve your vision with all the latest styles. Find out about the many benefits of prescription sunglasses. Call or schedule an appointment online.
Sunglasses Q & A
What types of sunglasses are available?
Sunglasses come in a variety of styles to fit every personality and lifestyle. Whether you need prescription sunglasses to improve your vision, or nonprescription sunglasses to reduce glare and protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, there’s a pair for your specific needs. Some of the options you can choose from include:
- Performance sunglasses for sports or rugged outdoor activities
- Polarized sunglasses to filter glare while driving or out on the water
- Different colored lenses for darkness preference
Do darker lenses mean better protection from UV rays?
The color of the lenses in your sunglasses doesn’t determine how protected your eyes are from the sun’s UV rays. Gray, brown, or black equally protect your eyes, so it’s just a matter of personal preference. However, some lens colors are better for certain activities.
For example, mirrored sunglasses provide additional light reduction over colored lenses, so they’re a good choice for bright conditions like winter sports or other outdoor activities.
What are polarized lenses?
Polarized lenses contain a special filter to reduce glare that reflects off horizontal surfaces – especially water. Boaters, fishermen, and anyone who enjoys being out on the water can benefit from wearing polarized sunglasses, both prescription and non-prescription. Polarized lenses are also a great choice for golfers and bikers.
Another reason you might choose to get polarized sunglasses is if you have cataracts and your eyes are extra sensitive to bright light. Polarized lenses are helpful after eye surgery as well, to protect your eyes from bright light as they heal. You can also pair polarized sunglasses with prescription progressive lenses, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Dr. Burrell and Dr. Vrotsos and the expert team at Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates advises patients of all ages which combination of prescription lenses and sunglasses will provide you with the vision, comfort, and style you need. They have hundreds of stylish and functional frames to choose from for every lifestyle and vision requirement.
Ultimately, sunglasses can make a positive difference in your eye comfort and health. If you need new sunglasses, call or schedule an appointment online to learn about the numerous options available.