Eyeglasses assessment & fitting – Toronto
If you are looking for glasses assessment and fitting, Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Toronto can help. The right glasses for you will feel comfortable, fit properly, and blend into your style and personality. Moreover, when you choose the right pair with the help of one of our Opticians, Optometrists, and Optometrist assistants, you can be sure to enjoy a healthy vision that helps you See The Colours of Life.
Wearing glasses is an effective way to improve your vision and correct refractive errors1. Since glasses do not touch your eyes directly, they reduce the risk of eye infections. They also provide protection against winds, dust, and other external objects, all of which can cause irritation to the eyes. If you’re thinking about getting corrective eyewear, then our eyeglasses at Kodak Lens are perfect for you. There are many common signs that you may need eyeglasses, but the only way to know for certain is by having an eye health examination. This is the first step in the glasses assessment process and one that you can take by contacting our Optometrists at Kodak Lens Vision Centre.
Symptoms You Might Need Eyeglasses
Your vision changes over time, and getting corrective eyewear is only a natural step in that process. Some people might experience common symptoms, while others none at all.
Some common symptoms that you may need eyeglasses include:
- Blurry vision
- Distorted vision
- Eyestrain: which means your eyes feel tired or irritated
- Double vision: which occurs when you see two images of one object
- Fuzziness: objects are undefined with no clear lines around them2.
Eye Health Examination in Toronto
During an eye health examination in our Toronto location, one of our Optometrists will begin by checking your eye movement, eye pressure, how your pupils respond to light, the front part of your eye, and more. You will then undergo a visual analysis that can include visual acuity evaluation, computerized eye pressure measurements, computerized keratectomy, computerized and subjective refraction, binocular vision assessment, and more.
Let’s take a closer look at what an eye health examination process is like3:
1. Your Medical History
The Optometrist will ask you questions relating to your medical history and general health, specifically about your family’s medical history, the medications you take, and whether you wear corrective lenses.
2. Visual Acuity Test
You will be given an eye exercise that involves reading an eye chart. This test is used to determine how well you can see from different distances including the smallest letter you can read from the chart. It is also used to determine whether you have 20/20 vision4.
Retinoscopy (also called skiascopy) is a technique to objectively determine the refractive error of the eye (farsighted, nearsighted, astigmatism) and the need for glasses5.
4. Refraction test
Your Optometrist will conduct refraction, which uses equipment called a phoropter. It is a device with different lenses you gaze through in order to assess your vision. During the refraction process, the phoropter is used to help determine your optimal and accurate lens prescription for eyeglasses.
5. Keratometry test
A keratometry test is used to determine the shape of your cornea, which affects how the eyes perceive and reflect light. A keratometry test is used to detect astigmatism, a condition where the cornea has elongated or steep curves.
6. Peripheral Visual Field Test
We are able to see objects that are right in front of us, while also seeing objects on the sides of our field vision. This side area is known as our peripheral vision. A peripheral visual field test allows you to discover vision problems that might go unnoticed, such as glaucoma6. Advanced visual field testing might be recommended by our Optometrist depending on your visual conditions and needs.
7. Intraocular Pressure
This test measures your intraocular eye pressure, which is caused by the fluid in your eyes. An abnormal level of intraocular eye pressure may indicate glaucoma.
Types of Prescription Lenses
During your eye health examination, one of our expert Optometrists will determine which prescription lenses you need. These lenses will then be specially designed and dispensed for your glasses by our Opticians or Optometric Assistants.
Here are the most common prescription lenses available7:
- Single Vision Lenses
These lenses work to correct a single field of vision which could be either farsightedness, nearsightedness, or intermediate vision. It is also the recommended prescription lens for people who need help with reading, driving or using the computer. Single vision lenses can also correct astigmatism.
- Progressive Lenses
These lenses have multiple focuses, thereby providing vision assistance for different distances including far distance, intermediate, or near. They remove the need to change eyeglasses all the time if you need vision correction with multiple distances. This visual solution helps correct people with presbyopia.
These lenses provide near and far-distance vision correction, but no intermediate distances unless a trifocal is dispensed. Bifocals work well for people who cannot see up close or at far distances but who have no problem with their intermediate vision. This visual solution is great for people who can not adapt to progressive lenses and prefer single vision for near and far.
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How to Make Sure Your Glasses Fit Properly
After your eye health examination and you receive your final eyeglasses prescription, you will need to choose and make your glasses best fit the shape of your face. Take into account the following aspects8:
- Ideally, the frames of your glasses should be balanced across the bridge of your nose and should sit securely around your ears.
- The center of your pupils should align with the optical center of your lenses.
- The distance between the edge of your lenses and the corner of your eyes should be the same on both sides.
- You want to be able to move around comfortably without the glasses slipping off or sliding down your nose. Our team can make proper adjustments to ensure your eyeglasses are fitted well.
Our Opticians and Optometric Assistants can help you choose the best eyewear suitable for you, accurately provide optical measurements, ensure the eyewear is well-fitted and comfortable and recommend the best lenses to meet all your visual needs.
What to Look For When Choosing Eyeglasses
Your glasses should feel comfortable while still being stylish. Our wide eyewear selection from Smart Savings to Designer and Luxury frame models means you can choose glasses that match your face, lifestyle, and personality. We recommend that you work with our Opticians and team to find something that is a good fit. Our team will review your prescription with you to offer the best recommendations. For example, if you are given a higher prescription, you should look for smaller and rectangular eyeglass shapes and use high index lenses to help manage the lens thickness and overall eyeglasses aesthetic. Our team of experts at Kodak Lens in Toronto will be happy to help provide advice during your eyeglass selection and fitting. Check out our blog post for more tips!
Contact Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Toronto for Eyeglasses Assessment and Fitting Services
Contact us for all your eyeglasses and advanced eye care needs. We have experienced optometrists to help manage your eye health and determine visual solutions specifically for you. For further inquiries, you can reach us at 416-901-9088 or click here to ask us a question. We will be happy to help you with all your advanced eye care needs and visual solutions.
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