Category Archives: Digitally Designed Eyeglass Lenses

Las Vegas Optometrist

Get Contact Lenses in Las Vegas

Have you been thinking about getting contact lenses? Or, are you in need of a new contact lens prescription? If so, you will need to visit an expert eye doctor to receive a contact lens exam. Our Las Vegas optometrist, at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, is highly-skilled and able to provide you with a comprehensive eye exam, including a contact lens fitting and exam.

When you see our Las Vegas optometrist for a contact lens fitting, he will need to do many of the same tests that are done during a regular eye exam. This is because in order to wear contacts, your eyes need to be healthy. Our optometrist also wants to be sure to look for any hidden eye diseases or conditions that may be present in your eyes. Along with eye tests and screenings being performed for conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts, your visual acuity will also be checked. When preparing to write a contact lens prescription, other procedures will need to be done as well. The optometrist will measure the curve of your cornea as well as take measurements of your iris. He may even test your eyes for Dry Eye, to make sure you can safely and comfortably wear contact lenses.

Once your examination is complete, our Las Vegas optometrist will discuss the different contact lens options available. Hard contact lenses are generally less popular as they are more difficult to get used to and may not be as comfortable as soft lenses. However, in some vision situations, such as in the case of astigmatism, hard lenses may provide sharper vision for the patient. Soft lenses are a more popular choice as they are very comfortable and easy to get used to. They also come in a variety of options – however, each option may not be available for each prescription need. The different types of soft lenses include: daily wear lenses that are worn for about 14 hours a day and then removed for cleaning and to rest the eye; disposable lenses that are worn once and then thrown away; and extended wear lenses that can be worn for several days in a row before they need to be cleaned, or before the eye needs a break from the lens. Soft lenses also come as color-changing lenses which gives the wearer the ability to appear as though their eye color has changed. If you would like to visit our optometrist to get a prescription for contact lenses, contact us for an appointment at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas.

Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma Testing

Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our optometrists can provide you with the comprehensive eye care you need. Taking care of your eyes is incredibly important, which is why you should be scheduling regular visit with your eye doctor. These routine visits can help monitor your eye health, keep track of any irritations or allergies, make sure that your vision is up to speed and can help screen your eyes for any signs and symptoms of conditions or diseases. Many people forget that visiting their eye doctor is just as important as scheduling their annual physicals with their general physicians, and while your general practitioner can test your general vision, they cannot examine the inner workings of your eyes or provide you with the proper testing for glaucoma.

opticalheaderblog.jpgThere are plenty of eye conditions that can occur to anyone. While those with a family history of eye diseases have a greater chance of developing those diseases, it does not mean that others cannot develop them as well. For patients with a family history of conditions such as glaucoma it is more imperative that they visit their eye doctor once a year, especially as they grow older and their risk for developing the diseases grows exponentially. For others, it is still possible to develop glaucoma, especially if you have diabetes. Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our optometrists can provide you with the proper glaucoma testing needed to make sure that your eyes are healthy or that glaucoma is detected and treated properly. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve is damaged, typically due to increased intraocular pressure. This pressure usually builds when the fluid in the eye is not properly drained and instead builds up. As the pressure in the eye builds, the more damage is done to the optic nerve. If glaucoma is left untreated, it can cause permanent vision loss.

Our optometrists here the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas can provide you with the glaucoma testing you need. Comprehensive eye exams can help monitor your eye health from year to year, making it easier to detect any minute changes and catch diseases before they get too serious and cause permanent damage.

 

Eyeglass Store Vegas

Eyeglass Store Vegas

In the 21st century, there is virtually no aspect of daily life that hasn’t be touched in some way by computer technology. From the books we read and the movies we watch, to the cars we drive and the food we eat, the precision and efficiency of digital revolution are omnipresent. Believe it or not, eyeglasses have also been greatly improved thanks to new computerized lens crafting methods. Not all lenses are made with these methods, however. In fact, chances are that if you haven’t specifically asked for digitally designed glasses, you’re not seeing as well as you could be. What difference does technology make exactly? If you have a moment to spare, we here at the Vegas eyeglass store, Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, would like to fill you in on some of details.

WaveFront Lenses Vegas

WaveFront Lenses Vegas

First off, we should review how glasses work in general. Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, the reason for your blurred is basically the same: eyes that are misshapen is such a way that incoming light is not focused directly on the retina. What glasses do, then, is bend light before it enters your eye, so that the refraction your eye does on its own will properly focus images on the backs of your eyes. Now, although non-digital glasses are certainly able to help you see things more clearly, chances are they still distort your vision, especially as you look away from the center of the lenses. This is where computer-designed WaveFront, Zeiss and Varilux lenses from our Vegas eyeglass store come to the rescue. Not only are Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art eyeglass lenses more durable and glare-resistant, they’re also custom-made according to extremely precise measurements of each patient’s eyes.

Honestly, it’s impossible to capture in words just how much better digitally designed glasses from our Vegas eyeglass store are compared to conventional lenses. You really have to come down to Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas and try out a pair for yourself. Are you ready to ditch your old, distorted glasses for a pair of modern spectacles? Give us a call or use our online scheduler to set up an appointment with us today!