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Candria E. Krywko, OD -  - Optometry

Eyes on Hayden

Candria E. Krywko, OD

Optometry located in Scottsdale, AZ

There’s a reason eyeglasses remain popular, even through countless advances in optical technology and eye care. Glasses are a reliable and effective option to correct vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The optical shop at Eyes on Hayden in Scottsdale, Arizona, has frames and lenses to fit anyone’s needs and preferences. To get an eyeglass prescription, schedule an eye exam online or over the phone today.

Glasses Q & A

Why do people wear eyeglasses?

Usually, people wear eyeglasses to correct refractive errors. Refractive errors aren’t diseases and don’t mean there’s anything wrong with your eye health. If you have a refractive error, your eye doesn’t focus light properly, so your uncorrected vision is blurry.

The most common refractive errors are:

Nearsightedness (myopia)

If you’re nearsighted, your near vision is clear, but your far vision is blurry.

Farsightedness (hyperopia)

If you’re farsighted, your far vision is clear, but your near vision is blurry.

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Astigmatism means the corneas or lenses of your eyes are irregularly shaped. As a result, your eyes don’t focus light onto your retinas properly. When you have astigmatism, your close and far vision is distorted and blurry.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a drop in your eye’s ability to focus on things up close, including text on a page. It’s normal to develop presbyopia starting around age 40. Usually, if people need reading glasses, it’s because they have presbyopia.

Glasses allow you to see clearly when you have these refractive errors.

What are the advantages of eyeglasses?

Contact lenses and laser eye surgery are increasingly popular options for people with refractive errors. However, that doesn’t mean they’re right for you. Many people prefer to wear eyeglasses.

Advantages of eyeglasses include:

  • Almost anyone can safely wear glasses
  • They’re more affordable than contacts or surgery
  • You don’t have to replace them as often as contacts
  • Glasses are less work to take care of than contacts
  • Glasses don’t directly touch your eyeballs, so they’re far less likely to cause side effects
  • You may find glasses more comfortable than contacts if you have dry eyes, sensitive eyes, or allergies
  • Your glasses can protect your eyes from wind, dust, and debris

With advances in optical technology and design, there’s sure to be a pair of glasses for you at Eyes on Hayden.

What kinds of eyeglasses are available?

The optical shop at Eyes on Hayden offers a wide selection of designer frames. The staff helps you pick out a pair that fits your personality, lifestyle, and vision needs. Specialty frames and lenses in stock include:

  • Prescription and nonprescription sunglasses
  • Prescription and nonprescription sports goggles
  • Light-adaptive lenses
  • Computer glasses
  • Reading glasses
  • Multifocal and progressive lenses
  • Coated lenses, including anti-reflective, scratch resistant, anti-fog, and UV protection

If you need a new pair of glasses or are overdue for an eye exam, call Eyes on Hayden or schedule an appointment online today.