Nearly 75% of American adults need vision correction at some point in their lives. About 64% of those adults wear eyeglasses to address vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At Whitlow Family Vision Centers in Glasgow and Edmonton, Kentucky, Dr. Robert N. Whitlow and Dr. Cheryl G. Whitlow offer comprehensive vision examinations to determine your prescription strength. They also have an extensive line of designer eyeglass frames in-office and help you choose the right frame for your features and personal style. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more.
Eyeglasses Q & A
What eyeglass options are available?
At Whitlow Family Vision Centers, the doctors strive to offer the latest in designer eyeglass frames, as well as prescription and nonprescription sunglasses.
Following a comprehensive eye exam and vision test, Dr. Whitlow determines your prescription, and you can select one of the many available frames in the inventory. Whitlow Family Vision Centers also offer specialty eyeglasses, including:
- Flexon® frames
- No line progressive lenses
- Ray-ban® ophthalmic frames and sunglasses
- Oakley® ophthalmic frames and sunglasses
The experienced staff can help you select the right eyeglass frame to flatter your features and ensure good vision.
What are Flexon frames?
Flexon frames are feather-light and flexible metal eyeglass frames that you can bend, twist, and flex without causing damage. The frames return to their original shape, providing you with a superior fit and long-term wear guarantee.
Dr. Whitlow can fine-tune the nose pads and earpieces to ensure a custom fit for your face, and there's a large selection of fashionable frames you can choose from to suit your preferences.
What are no-line progressive lenses?
Progressive no-line lenses provide you with clearer vision in three ranges:
Close up: for activities like reading
Intermediate: for activities like computer use
Distance: for activities like driving
They differ from bifocal and trifocal lenses in that there are no lines that disrupt your vision. You can enjoy clearer vision in all ranges with the same lens.
How often do I need my eyeglass prescription changed?
If you don’t have an advanced eye disease, you can expect a visit with Dr. Whitlow every two years. During your exam, Dr. Whitlow assesses the capabilities of your vision to determine if you need a change in your prescription for your eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses.
What are the benefits of prescription sunglasses?
If you prefer wearing eyeglasses or can’t tolerate contact lenses, you should consider investing in a pair of prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses make it easy and convenient to protect your eyes from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun.
You won’t have to wear clip-on sunglasses or wear non-prescription glasses that don’t correct your vision.
Whitlow Family Vision Centers offers several prescription sunglass frames to suit your tastes and your natural features.
To learn more about the designer options available in eyeglass frames, schedule a consultation online or by phone.