Eyeglasses FAQs

Buying and wearing eyeglasses is pretty simple. The only complicated part is the sheer number of options to choose from. Tran Vision Center in Laredo, TX,  can help you navigate these options, making the entire process as easy as possible.


Does Insurance Pay for These Things?

If you have vision insurance, yes, to an extent. You'll have yearly limits, such as new frames every other year and new lenses each year, and you'll want to max out your allowed costs each year because they don't roll over. In other words, even if your next exam shows no change in your prescription, you may still want to get new lenses if your insurance will pay for them.

Can I Buy Frames Online?

Yes, but it's not advisable when you're new to wearing glasses. You need to be able to see a human for adjustments, returns, and fittings.

Why Do They Keep Slipping Down My Nose?

This could be caused by the bridge of the frames being too wide, the pads aren't installed correctly, or the pads needing to be replaced. Glasses shouldn't regularly slide down your nose, although a little slippage as the day goes on, especially if you've been sweating or holding your head so your face is aimed down, isn't unusual.

Should I Get Multifocal Lenses?

When you're just starting with glasses, you might want to get separate frames and lenses for each prescription. While switching between the frames can be annoying at first, trying to get used to wearing glasses in general and trying to get used to tilting your head and looking in the right spots for multifocal may be overwhelming. However, it is up to you in the end, so discuss this with your optometrist.

Are Prescription Sunglasses Worth It?

They can be. If you plan to stick with glasses and not switch to contact lenses, prescription sunglasses are very convenient and allow you to see clearly while shading your eyes. If you're going to use contacts, however, you'll want a pair of non-prescription sunglasses to wear over those. Double-check with the optometrist about the effect of the darker sunglass lenses on the contact prescription if your night vision is worse than your day vision.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Laredo, TX

Call Tran Vision Center today at (956) 791-5967 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.

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