Valdez Eye Center

Eye Physician & Surgeons located in Apple Valley, CA

Eyeglasses are an effective, reliable option for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Valdez Eye Center in Apple Valley, California, offers a wide selection of frames and lenses for every preference and lifestyle, including fashion frames, sunglasses, sports glasses, and pediatric glasses. To schedule a 15-minute eye exam and get a new prescription, call or use the online scheduling tool today. If you already have an eyeglass prescription, feel free to come in and browse.

Glasses Q & A

What kind of vision problems require eyeglasses?

The most common reason people wear eyeglasses is to correct refractive errors. A refractive error means the eye has trouble focusing light, creating a blurry image. The most common refractive errors are:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia) is where close objects are clear but far away objects are blurry
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia) is where faraway objects are clear but close objects are blurry
  • Astigmatism is where the light has difficulty focusing light onto the retina, causing blurred or distorted vision
  • Presbyopia is an age-related vision change that makes it difficult to focus up close, especially while reading

Eyeglasses can easily correct these refractive errors, allowing you to see clearly.

What are the advantages of eyeglasses?

You might wonder if there are advantages to wearing eyeglasses, especially with many people choosing to wear contact lenses or to undergo laser eye surgery. There are several good reasons to choose glasses to treat your refractive errors, including:

  • Just about any adult or child can wear glasses
  • Glasses are a more affordable option than contacts or surgery
  • Glasses require less work to care for than contacts
  • Unlike contacts, glasses don’t directly touch your eyeball, so there’s minimal potential for side effects
  • Glasses can be easier to tolerate than contacts if you have dry or sensitive eyes
  • Glasses can protect your eyes from wind, dust, and debris

Thanks to advances in technology and design, eyeglass frames and lenses can suit just about any personality, fashion sense, and lifestyle.

What kinds of eyeglasses are available?

Valdez Eye Center offers a full selection of designer frames. Whether you’d like basic frames or you want to make a bold fashion statement, Valdez Eye Center has you covered.

The practice also offers a selection of specialty frames and lenses for any lifestyle or optical need, including:

  • Prescription and nonprescription sunglasses
  • Prescription and nonprescription sports goggles, including durable, sport-specific lenses
  • Children’s glasses
  • Transition lenses
  • Lenses for reading and computer use
  • Bifocals and progressive lenses
  • Coated lenses, including anti-reflective, scratch resistant, anti-fog, and UV protection

If you need a new eyeglass prescription, Valdez Eye Center offers 15-minute eye exams for your convenience.

After you pick out your frame and lenses, the technicians at the practice’s in-house eye lab manufacture your new glasses. The practice offers consistently fast turnaround, so you can expect to pick up your glasses within three days of your appointment.

For a wide selection of lenses and frames, along with top-of-the-line service, schedule an appointment at Valdez Eye Center online or over the phone or just walk in.